Some of Hollywoods best sexy movies

Some of Hollywoods best sexy moviesThere are literally hundreds of sites to choose from if you’re looking for steamy scenes in the movies Hollywood has offered over the years. Everything from subtle seduction to blatant pornography and every variation imaginable – even by the most imaginative – has been filmed, and most everything has found an appreciative audience

Some movies, some scenes and some actors and actresses, however, have made a lasting impression on huge numbers of movie-goers. These are quite varied and the depth and longevity of the impression made also varies, depending to a large extent on whether you’re a fan of Playboy or of Cosmopolitan. Even that distinction is pretty vague; what it comes down to is what turns us on from Hollywood’s mainstream movies.

As a rather classic example of erotic fantasy, Stanley Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut (1999) is definitely made for adults, but it’s far from any definition of pornography.  In fact the main character, Tom Cruise as Dr. William Harford, never actually ‘gets it on’ in person, though he rubs up against the edges of many and varied opportunities. Other characters in the atmospheric drama do indeed get it on, but with artfully veiled body parts that strongly suggest rather than graphically display sexual actions.

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The scenes involving Cruise and his wife Alice (Nicole Kidman) are both sexually and emotionally intense, in a way setting us up for the quite enthralling intensity of the entire production. The movie’s R rating in the US has been scorched by leading critics, partly because the momentous orgy scene was digitally edited to allow a larger-audience rating. Eyes Wide Shut is a voyage in the beautiful but always dangerous seas of human sexuality and fantasy; not a cruise for the casual weekend sailor.

For a not-so-classic example of movie-from-book to remake of movie-from-book that unfortunately loses quite a bit in the translation, Endless Love with Brooke Shields and Martin Hewitt, directed by Franco  Zeffirelli (1981)  really lives up to billing as a romantic drama; it is extremely romantic and the drama is subtle but more effective for that.

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Most of the smoldering sensuality of this film is lost in the 2014 remake, so stick with the first one.

Never to be confused with Walk of Shame, which is basically a comedy, Shame is a dark and disturbing look at the other side of human sexual relations.  In the case of Michael Fassbender as Brandon in the 2011 film directed by Steve McQueen, it’s about a man who is obsessively driven to the physical relief of orgasm, however derived, at the expense of any real human contact.

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Fassbender won serious acclaim for his performance; there is nothing lighthearted about his various sexual encounters but that only enhances the emotional (and sensual) impact. Carey Mulligan as Brandon’s equally but differently damaged sister Sissy is also very impressive. Overall Shame is an unforgettable movie; the general consensus is that you can only stand to watch it once.

If Nymphomaniac Part I doesn’t get your attention don’t bother watching Part 11, but that’s an unlikely scenario. “I am a nymphomaniac and I love my filthy dirty lust,” declares Joe to a meeting of Sex Addicts Anonymous. Her actions. as portrayed by Stacy Martin from age 15 through 31 and by Charlotte Gainsbourg from age 35 to 50, certainly bear this out as she falls or dives into numerous and often violent sexual encounters.

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Directed by Lars von Trier, the film follows Joe’s adventures in sadomasochism – her addiction to sex extends to the dominating ‘K’ (Jamie Bell); she has lost the ability to feel physical pleasure but a severe beating with a cat o nine tails administered by K brings her to orgasm again. That’s only a minor taste of the two part, four hour odyssey of sex, guilt and general aberration, as described to the elderly and mostly asexual Seligman, played by Stellan Skarsgard.

Hard to believe that when Last Tango in Paris first came out in 1972 it was rated X, but that’s only if you’re comparing it to more recent films. In ’72 – and still today –  the infamous butter scene with Marlon Brando and Maria Schneider will send chills up your back and elsewhere. As Paul, a cynical widower who insists his relationship with the young Parisian Jeanne (Maria) is to be strictly for sex, Brando does the dark macho man almost too well.

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The film was cited by many as director Bernardo Bertolucci’s masterpiece, though at the time of its presentation many others complained about its lack of moral fiber – or words to that effect. The film was quite controversial in its day, tame by today’s ‘standards’ but powerfully erotic.

The very short synopsis of Bound tells you it’s about a woman who falls for a younger man, is introduced to B&D and S&M, an education that enables her to ‘take control of her life’.  So: the 2015 film directed by Jared Cohn, starring Charisma Carpenter as the novitiate Michelle and Daniel Baldwin as Ryan the instructor has enough steamy scenes to heat up the most blasé blood in the audience.

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Depending on your point of view, all that sadistic and masochistic acting out may be just the ticket, or  you may get off even more on the role reversal that takes place as Michelle eventually turns on her BDSM boyfriend after realizing that he’s really just a jerk with behavior issues. Bound has often been described as a ‘mockbuster’ of Fifty Shades of Grey, but see them both and decide for yourself.

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The story behind Gunnery Sergeant Hartman’s speech from Full Metal Jacket

The story behind Gunnery Sergeant Hartman’s speech from Full Metal Jacket

The story behind Gunnery Sergeant Hartman’s speech from Full Metal Jacket

I just changed my profile image to one of Gunnery Sergeant Hartman and after doing that I thought it would be interesting to tell the story behind arguably the best scene in this classic Kubrick war movie.

The average movie-goer is probably not familiar with the actual meaning of ‘full metal jacket’, but it’s also probable that anyone who see’s the movie of the same name will have a fuller understanding, not to mention a fairly harrowing virtual experience. Released in 1987, directed and co-written by Stanley Kubrick, Full Metal Jacket recieved some mixed reviews but nobody claimed it wasn’t a memorable flick.

In the opening scenes of the movie, a group of recruits gets an introduction to boot camp from Gunnery Sergeant Hartman, the Senior Drill Instructor. Hartman is played – if that’s the word – by R. Lee Ermey, and to this day it is doubtful if any actor past or present could have been more convincing in the role.

The story behind Gunnery Sergeant Hartman’s speech from Full Metal Jacket

The story behind Gunnery Sergeant Hartman’s speech from Full Metal Jacket

According to the record, Kubrick did not choose Ermey for the part. In fact the little-known actor was hired as a technical consultant based on his experience in the military, but his talent as a character actor went far beyond his technical expertise. Ermey submitted a video of himself as a drill sergeant, lambasting troops for 15 minutes straight without once hesitating or repeating himself. Kubrick was so impressed that he changed his mind and hired Ermey to replace Tim Colceri, who had originally been cast in the role.

*Another version of the story has Ermey watching the filming and deciding the actors and action were not authentic, so he went to Kubrick to ask for the part of Hartman. Kubrick declined, but Ermey, in full drill sergeant mode, snarled, “Stand up when you’re talking to me,” and the director reflexively stood up – and hired Ermey for the role.

The story behind Gunnery Sergeant Hartman’s speech from Full Metal Jacket

The story behind Gunnery Sergeant Hartman’s speech from Full Metal Jacket

After all, an 11-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Service with multiple decorations and honours plus actual drill sergeant experience had to be something of an expert on the subject. Add to that a real talent for acting and you have the ear-splitting, foul mouthed and fearsome drill sergeant of privates’ nightmares.

Stanley Kubrick is well known for meticulous, attention-to-detail perfectionism in his direction, so it was highly unusual for him to give Ermey almost free rein in many of his scenes, most notably his opening harangue to the hapless young men lined up before him at Parris Island. To watch and listen to Ermey-as-Hartman is shocking, scary and absolutely riveting; not for the squeamish, for sure.

The story behind Gunnery Sergeant Hartman’s speech from Full Metal Jacket

The story behind Gunnery Sergeant Hartman’s speech from Full Metal Jacket

Interviews after the film’s release revealed that not only did Ermey have considerable latitude in his choice of dialogue and action, Kubrick deliberately kept him away from the actors who played the roles of his trainees/victims before filming began. That incredible ‘induction speech’ with its wildly graphic, vulgar and politically incorrect lines was unrehearsed, and delivered with such raw venom and utter confidence that it’s a wonder those young men didn’t break and run.

Overall the filming of Full Metal Jacket was a gruelling experience for many of the cast members, but for Ermey there were further complications. During filming – after hours – he was in a Jeep accident and broke several ribs on his left side. Kubrick halted production of Ermey’s scenes until he recovered enough to work, but in several of those scenes he never moved his left arm.

If you haven’t seen it, knowing in advance that it’s almost entirely Ermey, not a pre-scripted speech, is more than impressive; it’s terrifying. As a character actor, R. Lee Ermey can truly be said to live the part.

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Selection of Vietnam War movies

Although initially the Vietnam War did not call attention to the cinema industry. In the eighties the production of films on the subject flourished with very prominent titles such as Apocalypse Now and Platoon. Hollywood’s attention contrasted with the lack of interest shown by French cinema.

Unlike the historical analysis and even American society itself, the film industry did not know how to assimilate the American defeat. Thus passed the patriotic and implausible Green Berets, which shows some members of U.S. Special Forces in their fight against the evil communists, sidestepping the terrible tortures recounted that the original book, to a more critical Apocalypse Now, which preferred to reach astronomical budgets rather than surrender to censorship of the Pentagon.

Selection of Vietnam War movies

Selection of Vietnam War movies

Meanwhile, Oliver Stone made between 1986 and 1993, three movies. Platoon,” “Born on the 4th of July” and “Heaven and Earth”. Platoon received four Academy Awards and upset some American veterans because they were not portrayed as heroes (appear on fragging, raping girls, killing, burning villages). “Born on the 4th of July,” just won two “Oscars” one for best director, but “Heaven and Earth” swept the Golden Globes.

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Born on the 4th of July

Based on the books by Le Ly Hayslip, it tried to approach the Vietnamese view of the conflict emphasizing the hardships endured by a young Vietnamese to which, in turn, became the film’s narrator in a version from the neutral point of view, recounting the horrors and atrocities committed by both sides.

Another classic on the subject is “Full Metal Jacket” by Stanley Kubrick. There was also Hamburger Hill by John Irvin.

Full Metal Jacket

Full Metal Jacket

Indeed various studies have created tapes of all kinds. Thus perhaps the most fictional cinematic vision to this conflict is given by Rambo, a hero who closely resembles a Vietnam veteran like Superman.

But other evidence provides analysis closer to reality as shown by Francis Ford Coppola in Gardens of Stone, where the mature veterans tell the impulsive boy that this war cannot be won and he replied that they forget their firepower and its high-tech bows and arrows against the Vietnamese, a clear metaphor for one of the causes of defeat, thinking you can beat an underdeveloped people based only bombs.

Gardens of Stone

Gardens of Stone

An absence in many of these films is the Vietnamese position, with few exceptions such as Vietnam showing the involvement of Australian and Vietnamese in the villages. We had to wait until the twenty-first century to see We Were Soldiers which delved a little more to life in the tunnels with northern soldiers.

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