Walerian Borowczyk (1923 – 2006) was Polish film director described by critics as a "genius who also happened to be a pornographer."
Melinda Camber Porter in conversation with Walerian Borowczyk:
"It is an artist’s privilege to shock and impose. If there is no shock there is no progression. If an artist does not shock (and the pornographic is merely anecdotal on this level) he is for the chopper.” - Walerian Borowczyk, from "Rebellion and change through three pairs of eyes." [PDF], Excerpted from: The Times [London]: 11 November, 1975.