In , I moved to Los Angeles, eventually opening my own entertainment public relations business. I began writing professionally in the s, starting with books about movies and movie stars, and then graduated to stage plays, screenplays and novels. I've directed for both stage and screen, and also taught several college-level writing courses. My motto: Take all viable opportunities that come your way, because you never know where they will lead. Enhance your purchase. Actor Rex Harrison is having a dream from which he cannot awaken. Harrison is being haunted by the ghosts of four actresses, former wives Lilli Palmer, Kay Kendall and Rachel Roberts, as well as his late mistress, Carole Landis. Simple Open Set.
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Viggo Mortensen and Maria Bello melt from a marital fight into lustful, aggressive sex on a staircase in A History of Violence. Just three examples of red-hot desire on the big screen, out of the many throughout the whole of cinema history. Whether sexy exchanged glances or heavy petting, carefully framed in the sheets or full-frontal nudity, sexuality is an inherent part of the cinematic experience — because sex is an inherent part of our lives. To deny sex and sexuality in the cinema is to deny our own fully-fledged humanity. But are filmmakers increasingly shunning the erotic nonetheless? Paul Verhoeven's latest film Benedetta is typically sex-filled, but the filmmaker believes Hollywood is becoming more puritanical Credit: Alamy.