Stanley Kubrick’s over 3-hour costume drama adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray’s 1844 novel was one of the director’s most underrated films. The gorgeously-filmed sex chamber documentary piece featured astonishing, gorgeous candlelit cinematography by John Alcott and oil painting-like tableaus. Among the nude scenes were her bathtime as a despondent newly-wed wife, and his own infidelities with his wife’s maids, as he kissed two topless ladies. One love-making scene between them was deleted from the final release.
Lacking historical accuracy, this crude and violent crime biopic was a Roger Corman-produced exploitation film, taking advantage of The Godfather mobster film craze at its time. Now, After 45 Years the True Story Can Be Told! Capone – The Man Who Made the Twenties Roar. Rocky Sylvester Stallone as his right-hand man Frank Nitti. First seen on the streets of Brooklyn, Capone was transferred to Chicago where he worked his way up the ranks, while dealing in rackets, bootlegging, gambling, and prostitution. Some of the footage was reused from Roger Corman’s own The St. American film was found in this film.
In the most notorious scene, Iris opened her legs in full view as she left Capone’s bed. Xaviera, and the real-life Madam serving as Narrator. A year later, a series of R-rated films in the sexually-revolutionary 1970s were inspired and loosely based on the novelized true accounts or raunchy memoirs of former call-girl and madam Xaviera Hollander, published in 1971 as The Happy Hooker: My Own Story. She was originally “Secretary of the Year” in her native Holland before moving to New York City and becoming notorious as a ‘high-class’ Madam who was arrested for running a bordello. The films were produced by the Cannon Group – the last film in the trilogy was overseen by its notorious new owners Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus.