Eros + Massacre [Eros Plus Massacre]
Tokyo: Gendai Eigasha, 1969. Draft script for the 1969 film. Front wrapper notes a date of 1969 and credit as a Gendai Eigasha production.
The second page is a elegaic introduction to the film story: "On the erotology and insurrection of sugi Sakae, who wrote of dancing as flowers strangled and left in spring, and It Noe, who lived her entire life in confused beauty—we, the youth, and you and I, in our degenerate joy, which reaches an unbalanced complicity, are talking."
Based on the life of anarchist Sakae sugi and his relationship with three women.It is the first film in Yoshida's trilogy of Japanese radicalism, followed by "Heroic Purgatory" (1970) and "Coup d'Etat" (1973). Considered to be one of the most representative films from the Japanese New Wave movement.
Set in and shot on location in Japan.
White titled wrappers, dated 1969. Title page present. 86 leaves, with last page of text numbered d-44. Mechanical duplication. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus with mild foxing on rear wrapper, title on spine.
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