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Sleazoid Express

Author : Bill Landis
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Warning: Watch your wallets and stay out of the bathroom! In a bygone era, when Times Square was crammed with porn shops, gun stores, and drug pushers, disenfranchised moviegoers flocked to the grindhouses along 42nd Street. If the gore epics, women-in-prison films, and shockumentaries showcased within their mildewed walls didn't live up to their outrageous billing, the audience shouted, threw food, and even vandalized the theaters. For dedicated lovers of extreme cinema, buying a movie ticket on the Deuce meant putting your life on the line. Authors Bill Landis and Michelle Clifford came to know those grindhouses better than anyone else, and although the theaters were gone by the mid-1980s, the films remained. In Sleazoid Express, Landis and Clifford reproduce what no home video can -- the experience of watching an exploitation film in its original fight-for-your-life Deuce setting. Both a travelogue of the infamous grindhouses of yore and a comprehensive overview of the sleaze canon, Sleazoid Express offers detailed reviews of landmark exploitation classics and paints intimate portraits of directors whose notorious creations played the back end of triple bills for years on end. With wit, intelligence, and an unflinching eye, Landis and Clifford offer the definitive document of cinema's most intense and shocking moments as they came to life at a legendary place.

Gutter Auteur

Author : Rob Craig
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"Working virtually alone, on infinitesimal budgets, Milligan crafted some unique melodramas of the 1960s and 1970s. Using costumes sewn by the filmmaker, Milligan's gritty, bizarre films come across as the random cinâema vâeritâe of a lunatic with a homemovie camera. Evident throughout are deconstruction of the heterosexual paradigm, and the family as breeder of dysfunction"--Provided by publisher.

Contemporary Authors

Author : Gale Group
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Your students and users will find biographical information on approximately 300 modern writers in this volume of Contemporary Authors® .

Captured

Author : Clayton Patterson
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Captured tells the story of film and video in the Lower East Side and the East Village in the artists' own words. It is part formal history and part inspirational text, to remind people on the outside looking in how often their contributions form the invisible pillars of American art and popular life. Movements such as No Wave and the Cinema of Transgression are covered, as is the story of Pull My Daisy, considered among the true progenitors of indie film. Captured is a must-have for fans of independent film and students of cinema everywhere.

Creeping Flesh

Author : David Kerekes
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Horror and fantasy cinema from around the world with a distinctive retro sensibility, "Creeping Flesh" focuses upon obscure and vilified horror movies, the discovery of "lost" films, and an appreciation of exploitation. Contents include: An interview with Alan Birkinshaw, director of the surreal drug and schoolgirl opus, "Killer's Moon"; The forgotten inspiration for "The Wicker Man," and Robin Hardy's disastrous follow-up "The Fantasist"; The lifting of the ban on Ray Brady's controversial "Boy Meets Girl"; Bill Landis and Michelle Clifford on the seminal film zine "Sleazoid Express," and the grindhouse theaters of old Times Square; plus an overview of BBC television fantasy of the '70s, now gaining cult popularity on both sides of the Atlantic.

Xerox Ferox

Author : John Szpunar
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A scene that influenced generations of writers, filmmakers and fans, XEROX FEROX is the first book to cover the horror film fanzine and the culture it spawned. From Famous Monsters of Filmland to Fangoria and everything in between, XEROX FEROX is much more than a book about monster magazines. It examines the home-grown DIY fanzines that dared to dig deeper than the slick and shiny newsstand mags ever would... or indeed even could. The titles are as lurid as the films that they covered. Gore Gazette. Deep Red. Sleazoid Express. Before message boards, before blogs, before the Internet itself, the fanzine reigned as the chief source of news and information for horror fans worldwide. Often printed on the cheap and sold for the price of postage, madcap and irreverent mags like Slimetime, Subhuman and Shock Xpress travelled the globe, creating a thriving network of fans and professionals alike. XEROX FEROX traces the rise of the horror film fanzine, from the Famous Monster-starved kids of the 1960s to the splatter-crazed gorehounds that followed. Featuring in-depth interviews with fifty writers, editors, and industry pros, XEROX FEROX is the final word on an era that changed the world of fandom forever.

Grindhouse

Author : Austin Fisher
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The pervasive image of New York's 42nd Street as a hub of sensational thrills, vice and excess, is from where “grindhouse cinema,” the focus of this volume, stemmed. It is, arguably, an image that has remained unchanged in the mind's eye of many exploitation film fans and academics alike. Whether in the pages of fanzines or scholarly works, it is often recounted how, should one have walked down this street between the 1960s and the 1980s, one would have undergone a kaleidoscopic encounter with an array of disparate “exploitation” films from all over the world that were being offered cheaply to urbanites by a swathe of vibrant movie theatres. The contributors to Grindhouse: Cultural Exchange on 42nd Street, and Beyond consider “grindhouse cinema” from a variety of cultural and methodological positions. Some seek to deconstruct the etymology of “grindhouse” itself, add flesh to the bones of its cadaverous history, or examine the term's contemporary relevance in the context of both media production and consumerism. Others offer new inroads into hitherto unexamined examples of exploitation film history, presenting snapshots of cultural moments that many of us thought we already knew.

Killing for Culture

Author : David Kerekes
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The Rough Guide to Horror Movies

Author : Alan Jones
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Traces the origins and history of horror motion pictures, identifies and reviews fifty essential movies, includes a look at key actors, actresses, and directors, and discusses related Web sites, festivals, and magazines.

Cinema Inferno

Author : Robert G. Weiner
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This is a provocative collection of essays that provide cutting edge, original research in film studies, discussing a number of 'transgressive' films that have never before had such in-depth analysis and treatment. From '70s Italian horror films and extreme European cinema to Nazi propaganda films and fundamentalist Christian 'scare' movies, these essays explore many different genres and themes.

Video Watchdog

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The Cult Film Reader

Author : Ernest Mathijs
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"A really impressive and comprehensive collection of the key writings in the field. The editors have done a terrific job in drawing together the various traditions and providing a clear sense of this rich and rewarding scholarly terrain. This collection is as wild and diverse as the films that it covers. Fascinating." .Mark Jancovich, Professor of Film and Television Studies, University of East Anglia, UK .."It's about time the lunatic fans and loyal theorists of cult movies were treated to a book they can call their own. The effort and knowledge contained in The Cult Film Reader will satisfy even the most ravenous zombie's desire for detail and insight. This book will gnaw, scratch and infect you just like the cult films themselves." .Brett Sullivan, Director of Ginger Snaps Unleashed and The Chair .."The Cult Film Reader is a great film text book and a fun read." .John Landis, Director of The Blues Brothers, An American Werewolf in London and Michael Jackson's Thriller ..Whether defined by horror, kung-fu, sci-fi, sexploitation, kitsch musical or �weird world cinema�, cult movies and their global followings are emerging as a distinct subject of film and media theory, dedicated to dissecting the world�s unruliest images. ..This book is the world�s first reader on cult film. It brings together key works in the field on the structure, form, status, and reception of cult cinema traditions. Including work from key established scholars in the field such as Umberto Eco, Janet Staiger, Jeffrey Sconce, Henry Jenkins, and Barry Keith Grant, as well as new perspectives on the gradually developing canon of cult cinema, the book not only presents an overview of ways in which cult cinema can be approached, it also re-assesses the methods used to study the cult text and its audiences. ..With editors� introductions to the volume and to each section, the book is divided into four clear thematic areas of study � The Conceptions of Cu..Written in a lively and accessible style, The Cult Film Reader dissects some of biggest trends, icons, auteurs and periods of global cult film production. Films discussed include Casablanca, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Eraserhead, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Showgirls and Ginger Snaps. ..Essays by: Jinsoo An; Jane Arthurs; Bruce Austin; Martin Barker; Walter Benjamin; Harry Benshoff; Pierre Bourdieu; Noel Carroll; Steve Chibnall; Umberto Eco; Nezih Erdogan; Welch Everman; John Fiske; Barry Keith Grant ; Joan Hawkins; Gary Hentzi; Matt Hills; Ramaswami Harindranath; J.Hoberman; Leon Hunt; I.Q. Hunter; Mark Jancovich; Henry Jenkins; Anne Jerslev; Siegfried Kracauer; Gina Marchetti; Tom Mes; Gary Needham; Sheila J. Nayar; Annalee Newitz; Lawrence O�Toole; Harry Allan Potamkin; Jonathan Rosenbaum; Andrew Ross; David Sanjek; Eric Schaefer; Steven Jay Schneider; Jeffrey Sconce; Janet Staiger; J.P. Telotte; Parker Tyler; Jean Vigo; Harmony Wu.

Remapping World Cinema

Author : Stephanie Dennison
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"Covering a broad scope, this collection examines the cinemas of Europe, East Asia, India, Africa and Latin America, and will be of interest to scholars and students of film studies, cultural studies and postcolonial studies, as well as to film enthusiasts keen to explore a wider range of world cinema."--Jacket.

International Directory of Little Magazines Small Presses

Author : Lenard V. Fulton
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International Directory of Little Magazines and Small Presses

Author : Len Fulton
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This 37th Edition will continue to be an essential reference, used worldwide by writers, librarians, students of modern literature, and readers every-where. Len Fulton's legendary directory now includes over 5,000 presses and journals listed with addresses, payment rates, manuscript requirements, and recent publications. Subject and regional indexes are also provided.

The Psychotronic Video Guide

Author : Michael Weldon
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The International Directory Of Little Magazines And Small Presses 2006 2007

Author : Len Fulton
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The biggest revision in ten years of the Bible of the business (Wall Street Journal). This essential reference for writers, librarians, students of modern literature, and readers worldwide was started in the 1960s during the initial phase of the small-press revolution. It is safe to say that, in its forty-first edition, the directory is a publishing legend. It includes information on over 5,000 presses and journals from around the world, listing addresses, manuscript requirements, payment rates, and recent publications. Subject and regional indexes are also provided.

Money Jungle

Author : Benjamin Chesluk
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For more than a century, Times Square has mesmerized the world with the spectacle of its dazzling supersigns, its theaters, and its often-seedy nightlife. New York City’s iconic crossroads has drawn crowds of revelers, thrill-seekers, and other urban denizens, not to mention lavish outpourings of advertising and development money. Many have hotly debated the recent transformation of this legendary intersection, with voices typically falling into two opposing camps. Some applaud a blighted red-light district becoming a big-budget, mainstream destination. Others lament an urban zone of lawless possibility being replaced by a Disneyfied, theme-park version of New York. In Money Jungle, Benjamin Chesluk shows that what is really at stake in Times Square are fundamental questions about city life—questions of power, pleasure, and what it means to be a citizen in contemporary urban space. Chesluk weaves together surprising stories of everyday life in and around the Times Square redevelopment, tracing the connections between people from every level of this grand project in social and spatial engineering: the developers, architects, and designers responsible for reshaping the urban public spaces of Times Square and Forty-second Street; the experimental Midtown Community Court and its Times Square Ink. job-training program for misdemeanor criminals; encounters between NYPD officers and residents of Hell’s Kitchen; and angry confrontations between city planners and neighborhood activists over the future of the area. With an eye for offbeat, telling details and a perspective that is at once sympathetic and critical, Chesluk documents how the redevelopment has tried, sometimes successfully and sometimes not, to reshape the people and places of Times Square. The result is a colorful and engaging portrait, illustrated by stunning photographs by long-time local photographer Maggie Hopp, of the street life, politics, economics, and cultural forces that mold America’s urban centers.

Sweet Savage

Author : Mark Goodall
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Sweet & Savage is the first English language book devoted exclusively to the Mondo documentary film. A study of Mondo as a global film phenomenon, it includes a detailed examination of the key films and exclusive interviews with J.G. Ballard and the "godfathers" of this cult genre.

Crime and the Media

Author : David Kidd-Hewitt
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'Courageous reporting - read this book!' Michael Moore_x000B_Original hardback edition of this New York Times bestseller.