Monday, 14 May 2012

Paul Willemen - RIP

One of my favourite film studies academics, Paul Willemen, has died. While I never met him, I did work briefly with his wife and discussed Jesus Franco with her; Paul was one of the few film academics to admit to a liking for bad cinema:

"I get many cinephiliac pleasures not only from some of the recognised masters but also from watching the films of Terence Fisher, Koji Wakamatsu, Jose Mojica Marins, 1950s and 60 German Edgar Wallace and Mabuse films or even downright sleaze movies like those of Jesus Franco" - Looks and Frictions, p. 256

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