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What's to Love about European Cinema? The Sex, Baby, the Sex

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Let's be realistic. Artsy qualities aside, one of the biggest selling-points for European films in the US market are the sex scenes. The hot, steamy, sometimes seamy or wholly improbable sex scenes.

With that in mind, YouTube user EUTube released a montage called Film Lovers Will Love This!, in which a bunch of steamy moments from EU films (well, mainly Amelie) are knitted together to join in one harmonious slogan: "Let's come together."

Supporters call it a celebration of European cinema but British Conservative MEP Chris Heaton-Harris called it a "cobbling-together" of "44 seconds of soft porn" that wastes taxpayers' money and does nothing to solve the European film industry's "image problem."

We figure it's a little lopsided to glean quotes from a British publication when it's the Italians, Spaniards and French doing all the grunt work. After all, where do you find those racy PSAs we love so much? Not at the home of Big Ben.

Written by Angela Natividad    Comments (5)     File: Cause, Good, Online, Trends and Culture, Video, Viral     Jul- 3-07  

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Comments

Oh Angela...
As a fully paid up Brit I have to remind you that in order to save American football (the one you play with your feet without the benefit of a full suit of body armor) "Born-Again" Phil Anschutz coughed up a few hundred million to bring over sex symbol "Becks". Could have done without "Posh" though. You should also watch "Footballer's Wives" on BBC America. I'm surprised the bloody "Telly" doesn't catch fire with what goes on. Anyway, I still love ya, so, I'll forgive you this time. Fish & Chips and a pint of Boddington's later?
Cheers/George

Posted by: George Parker on July 3, 2007 02:13 PM

Oh Angela...
As a fully paid up Brit I have to remind you that in order to save American football (the one you play with your feet without the benefit of a full suit of body armor) "Born-Again" Phil Anschutz coughed up a few hundred million to bring over sex symbol "Becks". Could have done without "Posh" though. You should also watch "Footballer's Wives" on BBC America. I'm surprised the bloody "Telly" doesn't catch fire with what goes on. Anyway, I still love ya, so, I'll forgive you this time. Fish & Chips and a pint of Boddington's later?
Cheers/George

Posted by: George Parker on July 3, 2007 02:15 PM

Bloody Hell... Posted twice. What a wanker... I think FishnChimps threw in a monkey wrench!
Cheers/George

Posted by: George Parker on July 3, 2007 02:18 PM

George - are you sure you're a "fully paid up Brit" and not a Yank in disguise?

I only ask because of your curious spelling of armour...
And speaking, as a Brit, I'm bloody grateful to Phil Anschutz for dragging Posh across the pond. The less I see of that talentless stick insect, the happier I'll be.
Toodle pip and all that.

Posted by: Londoner on July 4, 2007 04:07 AM

Londoner...
I am a Brit, but have lived over here for a very long time. When I write for my American blog www.adscam.typepad.com I use American spelling. When I write for my UK one at BrandRepublic.com I used English... 'Cos if I don't, I get bollocked by my readers.
I'm with you on Posh... She must be wetting her knickers at the prospect of spending every day shopping on Rodeo Drive!!!
Anyway, as it's the Fourth... Time for a pint of Boddington's to drown my sorrows.
Cheers/George


Posted by: George Parker on July 4, 2007 09:59 AM

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