Porn film Deep Throat enters landmark list

MUMBAI: Cult porno movie Deep Throat has been selected as one of 100 landmark films of all time by the Radio Times Guide to Films 2007.


Deep Throat shares space with classics such as Citizen Kane. Radio Times film editor Andrew Collins was quoted in a media report as saying, “Deep Throat is not necessarily recommended for everyone – the film is quite badly made – but to deny its influence would be pure snobbery. This is not a list of the greatest movies ever made, this is a chronological journey through cinema history pinpointing those films that changed the course of the industry.”


The new edition of the Radio Times Guide to Films 2007 was published on 5 October 2006 on paperback.


The Guide features an introduction by Collins. He is also known for Collins & Maconie’s Movie Club and for presenting Radio 4’s weekly film programme Back Row.


New to this year’s edition is the inclusion of 100 Landmark Films, not the usual list of the greatest films ever, but rather a list of landmarks, watersheds, marker flags for either an art form or the film industry itself, plus pivotal movies for a star or director, compiled by the Radio Times’ film reviewers and staff.


The book is a compilation of over 21,000 in-depth film reviews, including 500 new entries. The new entries include all films released in UK cinemas over the last 12 months, a selection of straight-to-video titles, and movies made for television that have been screened during the year.


The Guide covers a wide range of cinema: as well as mainstream UK and US movies, it includes European films and significant and interesting works of world cinema, and even underground and experimental films.


Reviews include cast, character, writer and director credits, plus family viewing advice and BBFC classification, as well as UK video and DVD availability.

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