B is for bad cinema : aesthetics, politics and cultural value / edited by Claire Perkins and Constantine Verevis
Albany, New York: State University of New York Press, c2014.
Call No: 730.2 BIS Author: Perkins, Claire; Verevis, Constantine Source: US Place: Albany, New York Publisher: State University of New York Press PubDate: c2014 PhysDes: xi, 262 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm Subject: AESTHETICS; AUTHORSHIP; B-MOVIES; CULT FILMS; CULTURE AND THE CINEMA; EXPLOITATION FILMS; POLITICS AND THE CINEMA; SUBTITLES; CANDY (AT, Neil Armfield, 2005); EVIL DEAD, THE (US, Sam Raimi, 1982 [prod. 1980]); MARNIE (US, Alfred Hitchcock, 1964) Summary: B Is For Bad Cinema continues and extends, but does not limit itself to, the trends in film scholarship that have made cult and exploitation films and other "low" genres increasingly acceptable objects for critical analysis. Springing from discussions of taste and value in film, these original essays mark out the broad contours of "bad" - that is, aesthetically, morally, or commercially disreputable - cinema. While some of the essays share a kinship with recent discussions of B movies and cult films, they do not describe a single aesthetic category or represent a single methodology or critical agenda, but variously approach badcinema in terms of aesthetics, politics and cultural value. The volume covers a range of issues, from the aesthetic and industrial mechanics of low-budget production through the terrain of audience responses and cinematic effect, and onto the broader moral and ethical implications of the material. As a result, B Is For Bad Cinema takes an interest in a variety of film examples - overblown Hollywood blockbusters, faux pornographic works, and European art house films - to consider those that lurk on the boundaries of acceptability." -- BOOK BLURB Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN: 9781438449951 Contents: Introduction: B for bad cinema / Claire Perkins and Constantine Verevis; Part 1: Aesthetics -- Explosive apathy / Jeffrey Sconce -- B-grade subtitles / Tessa Dwyer -- Being in two places at the same time: the forgotten geography of rear-projection / Adrian Danks -- Redeeming cruising: tendentiously offensive, coherently incoherent, strangely pleasurable / R. Barton Palmer -- The villain we love: notes on the dramaturgy of screen evil / Murray Pomerance -- From bad to good and back to bad again? cult cinema and its unstable trajectory / Jamie Sexton; Part 2: Authorship -- Coffee in paradise: the horn blows at midnight / Tom Conley -- The risible: on Jean-Claude Brisseau / Adrian Martin -- The evil dead DVD commentaries, amateurishness and "bad film" discourse / Kate Egan -- Liking The magus / I.Q. Hunter -- BADaptation: is candy faithful? / Constantine Verevis More info
"Bold! Daring! Shocking! True!" : a history of exploitation films, 1919-1959 / Eric Schaefer
Durham: Duke University Press, 1999.
Plympton, SA: Michael Helms,
Grindhouse : cultural exchange on 42nd street, and beyond / edited by Austin Fishers and Johnny Walker
New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2016.
Call No: 722.81 GRI Author: Fisher, Austin (ed.); Walker, Johnny (ed.) Source: US/UK Place: New York Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic PubDate: 2016 PhysDes: 266 pages ; 25 cm Series: Global exploitation cinemas Subject: EXPLOITATION FILMS; BLAXPLOITATION FILMS; HORROR FILMS; HISTORY OF CINEMA; HISTORY OF CINEMA. 1960's; HISTORY OF CINEMA. 1970's; HISTORY OF CINEMA. 1980's; EROTIC FILMS; MOVEMENTS AND STYLES IN FILM HISTORY; POPULAR CULTURE AND THE CINEMA; CRITICISM Summary: "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 understood." -- BOOK BACK COVER Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index ISBN: 9781628927498 Contents: -- Table of Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: 42nd Street, and Beyond -- Austin Fisher and Johnny Walker -- Chapter 1 -- Grinding out the Grindhouse: Exploitation, Myth and Memory / Glenn Ward -- Chapter 2 -- Where Did We Come In?: The Economics of Unruly Audiences, Their Cinemas and Tastes, From Serial Houses to Grind Houses / Phyll Smith -- Chapter 3 -- Temporary Fleapits and Scabs' Alley:The Theatrical Dissemination of Italian Cannibal Films in Melbourne, Australia / Dean Brandum -- Chapter 4 -- Run, Angel, Run: Serial Production and the Biker Movie, 1966-72 / Peter Stanfield -- Chapter 5 -- "The Smashing, Crashing, Pileup of the Century": The Carsploitation Film / Robert J Read -- Chapter 6 -- Cars and Girls (and Burgers and Weed): Branding, Mainstreaming, and Crown International Pictures' SoCal Drive-in Movies / Richard Nowell -- Chapter 7 -- From "Sex Entertainment for the Whole Family" to Mature Pictures: I Jomfruens Tegn and Transnational Erotic Cinema / Kevin Heffernan -- Chapter 8 -- 'Bigger Than A Payphone, Smaller Than A Cadillac': Porn Stardom in Exhausted: John C Holmes The Real Story / Neil Jackson -- Chapter 9 -- From Opera House to Grindhouse (And Back Again): Ozploitation In and Beyond Australia / Alexandra Heller-Nicholas -- Chapter 10 -- Go West, Brother: the Politics of Landscape in the Blaxploitation Western / Austin Fisher -- Chapter 11 -- Red Power, White Movies: Billy Jack, Johnny Firecloud, and the Cultural Politics of the "Indiansploitation" Cycle / David Church -- Chapter 12 -- Sleazy Strip-Joints and Perverse Porn Circuses: The Remediation of Grindhouse in the Porn Productions of Jack the Zipper / Clarissa Smith -- Select Bibliography -- Contributors -- index -- More info
Grindhouse nostalgia : memory, home video and exploitation film fandom / David Church
Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2015.
Call No: 722.81 CHU Author: Church, David Source: UK Place: Edinburgh Publisher: Edinburgh University Press PubDate: 2015 PhysDes: ix, 286 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm Subject: EXPLOITATION FILMS; DRIVE-IN CINEMAS. USA; FANS Summary: "Too often dismissed as nothing more than 'trash cinema', exploitation films have become both earnestly appreciated cult objects and home video items that are more accessible than ever. In this wide-ranging new study, David Church explores how the history of drive-in theatres and urban grind houses has descended to the home video formats that keep these lurid movies fondly alive today. Arguing for the importance of cultural memory in contemporary fan practices, Church focuses on both the re-release of archival exploitation films on DVD and the recent cycle of 'retrosploitation' films like Grindhouse, Machete, Viva, The Devil's Rejects, and Black Dynamite. At a time when older ideas of subcultural belonging have become increasingly subject to nostalgia, Grindhouse Nostalgia presents an indispensable study of exploitation cinema's continuing allure, and is a bold contribution to our understanding of fandom, taste politics, film distribution, and home video." - TAKEN FROM BACK OF THE BOOK Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index ISBN: 97800748699100 Donation: Senses of Cinema Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1.A Drive-in Theatre of the Mind: Nostalgic Populism and the Declasse Video Object -- 2.42nd Street Forever? Constructing `Grindhouse Cinema' from Exhibition to Genre to Transmedia Concept -- 3.Paratexts, Pastiche and the Direct-to-video Aesthetic: Towards a Retrosploitation Mediascape -- 4.Dressed to Regress? The Retributive Politics of the Retrosploitation Pastiche More info
Guerilla conditions : La folle epopee cinematographique d'Antony Balch avec William Burroughs, Richard Gordon et tous les autres / par Adrien Clerc
[Melbourne, Victoria]: LedaTape Organisation, c2014.
Call No: 81BAL CLE Author: Clerc, Adrien Source: AT Place: [Melbourne, Victoria] Publisher: LedaTape Organisation PubDate: c2014 PhysDes: 226 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm Subject: DISTRIBUTION. UK; EXPERIMENTAL FILMS; EXPLOITATION FILMS; BALCH, ANTONY; BURROUGHS, WILLIAM; CUT UPS, THE (UK, Antony Balch, 1967); TOWERS OPEN FIRE (UK, Antony Balch, 1963) Summary: "Here is an overview of one of the most adventurous and radical and overlooked producers of cinema, that of Antony Balch's.
Film director, distributor, programmer, editor, publicist and critic, the Abominable Showman worked among others with the writer William Burroughs and producer Richard Gordon.
Between experimental cinema and films explotation Antony Balch produced a singular work, iconoclastic, whose Guerilla Conditions summarizes the issues and describes the circumstances of establishment." -Book blurb, translation via Google Translate Notes: Avant-propos par Norman J. Warren ISBN: 9780992302122 Language: French Contents: Souvenirs d'Antony Balch par Narman J. Warren -- Nos officiers sont des poetes -- Towers Open Fire -- The Cut-Ups -- Lost St Hill movie -- Withcraft Through the Ages -- Secrets of Sex -- Bill and Tony -- Horror Hospital -- Ghosts at Number 9 -- Le Festin Nu qui n'eut jamais lieu -- Distribution et programmation -- Bibliographie More info
Immoral tales : European sex and horror movies 1956-1984 / Cathal Tohill and Pete Tombs
New York: St. Martin's Griffin, 1995.
Call No: 735.2 (4):749.0 (4) TOH Author: Tohill, Cathal; Tombs, Pete Edition: 1st St. Martin's Griffin ed. Source: US Place: New York Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin PubDate: 1995 PhysDes: 272 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm Subject: HORROR FILMS. GERMANY; HORROR FILMS. ITALY; HORROR FILMS. FRANCE; HORROR FILMS. SPAIN; EXPLOITATION FILMS; SEX IN FILMS; FRANCO, JESUS [JESS]; LARRAZ, JOSE; BENAZERAF, JOSE; BOROWCZYK, WALERIAN; ROLLIN, JEAN; ROBBE-GRILLET, ALAIN; NECRONOMICON - GETRAUMTE SUNDEN (GG/FR, Jesus Franco, 1968); FASCINATION (FR, Jean Rollin, 1979); VAMPYRES (UK, Jose Larraz, 1974); UN EPAIS MANTEAU DE SANG (FR/US, Jose Benazeraf, 1967); CONTES IMMORAUX (FR, Walerian Borowczyk, 1974); JEU AVEC LE FEU, LE (IT, FR, Alain Robbe-Grillet, 1975) Summary: 'From sexy thrillers to pulp surrealism, from decadent erotica to blood-soaker vampire epics, nothing could go too far'. Not so much a movie guide as an insightful critical overview of European horror/exploitation/sex films of the 1950s-1980s, this book is organised into a sequence of essays proceeding from general themes (the history of horrific art, the surgical metaphor), to regional styles (Italian, German, French, Spanish), to individual directors (Jesus Franco, Jean Rollin, José Larraz, José Bénazéraf, Walerian Borowczyk, Alain Robbe-Grillet), and provides a consice history covering this unique era. The book includes many photos, original poster art, and a useful appendix covering miscellaneous actors and directors from the genre. Notes: Includes index.
Bibliography: p. 269 ISBN: 031213519X More info
Maximum movies - pulp fictions : film culture and the worlds of Samuel Fuller, Mickey Spillane, and Jim Thompson / Peter Stanfield
New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 2011.
Call No: 408 STA Author: Stanfield, Peter Source: US Place: New Brunswick, N.J. Publisher: Rutgers University Press PubDate: 2011 PhysDes: xiii, 227 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Subject: ADAPTATIONS. THOMPSON, JIM; ADAPTATIONS. SPILLANE, MICKEY; FULLER, SAMUEL; EXPLOITATION FILMS; CULT FILMS; BEST FILMS; CULTURE AND THE CINEMA. USA; THEORY; AESTHETICS; POPULAR CULTURE AND THE CINEMA; POPULAR CULTURE AND THE CINEMA. USA; FILM CULTURE; GODARD, JEAN-LUC; FARBER, MANNY; KISS ME DEADLY (US, Robert Aldrich, 1955) Summary: A study on pulp movies (such as Kiss me Deadly, Shock Corridor, Fixed Bayonets!, I Walked with a Zombie, The Lineup, Terror in a Texas Town, Ride Lonesome) impacted upon and influenced the critics, cinephiles, and filmmakers of the day (people such as Jean-Luc Godard, Manny Farber, Lawerence Alloway, Paulene Kael). The critics 'championed the cause of these movies and incited the cultural guardians of the day by attacking a rigorously policed canon of tasteful, rareified, and ossified art objects.
Against the legitimate and in the defense of the illegitimate, in an insolent and unruly manner, these critics agitated for the recognition of lurid sensational crime stories. War pictures, fast-paced Westerns, thillers, and gangster melodramas were claimed as examples of the true, the real, and the authentic in contemporary culture - the foundation upon which modern film studies sits.' - taken from Back Cover ISBN: 9780813550626 Contents: Introduction : yours till the boys come home -- Position papers : in defense of pulp movies -- A genealogy of pulp : Black mask to Mickey Spillane -- A world of small insanities : the critical reception of Kiss me deadly -- American primitive : Samuel Fuller's pulp politics -- Authenticating pulp : Jim Thompson adaptations and neo-noir -- Conclusion : hiding out in cinemas More info
Men, women, and chainsaws : gender in the modern horror film / by Carol J. Clover
London: B.F.I. Publishing, 1992.
Call No: 735.2 CLO Author: Clover, Carol J., 1940 Place: London Publisher: B.F.I. Publishing PubDate: 1992 PhysDes: 260 p. : ill. ; 25 cm Subject: HORROR FILMS; SLASHER FILMS; CRIME IN FILMS; AUDIENCES; BISEXUALITY IN FILMS; DEVIL IN FILMS; ENDINGS OF FILMS; EXPLOITATION FILMS; FAMILY IN FILMS; LOOK IN FILMS; HOMOSEXUALITY IN FILMS; IDENTIFICATION; REPRODUCTION IN FILMS; SADISM / MASOCHISM IN FILMS; SUPERNATURAL IN FILMS; ACCUSED, THE (US, Jonathan Kaplan, 1988); ALIEN [...] (UK/US, 1979-92); DELIVERANCE (US, John Boorman, 1972); EXORCIST, THE (US, William Friedkin, 1973); FRIDAY THE 13TH [...] (US, 1980-); HALLOWEEN (US, John Carpenter, 1978); HILLS HAVE EYES, THE (US, Wes Craven, 1978); HUNTER'S BLOOD (US, Robert C. Hughes, 1986); MS. 45 (US, Abel Ferrara, 1981); PEEPING TOM (UK, Michael Powell, 1960); POLTERGEIST (US, Tobe Hooper, 1982); PSYCHO (US, Alfred Hitchcock, 1960); SCANNERS (CN, David Cronenberg, 1981); TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE, THE (US, Tobe Hooper, 1974); WITCHBOARD (US, Kevin S. Tenney, 1987) Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. -253) and index ISBN: 0851704190 (pbk.); 0851703313 LON: 8882059 More info
The Mexican cinema of darkness : a critical study of six landmark horror and exploitation films, 1969-1988 / Doyle Greene
Jefferson, N.C: McFarland & Co, 2007.
Call No: 722.81(72):735.2(72) GRE Author: Greene, Doyle Source: US Place: Jefferson, N.C Publisher: McFarland & Co PubDate: 2007 PhysDes: ix, 205 p. : ill. ; 26 cm Subject: HORROR FILMS; EXPLOITATION FILMS; HORROR FILMS. MEXICO; TOPO, EL (MX, Alexandro Jodorowsky, 1971); MANSION DE LA LOCURA (MX, Juan Lopes Moctezuma, 1973); MANSION OF MADNESS (MX, Juan Lopes Moctezuma, 1973); ALUCARDA, LA HIJA DE LAS TINIEBLAS (MX, Juan Lopes Moctezuma, 1978); GUYANA: CULT OF THE DAMNED (MX/SP/PN, Rene Cardona Jr, 1979); ATAQUE DE LOS PAJAROS, EL (MX/SP, Rene Cardona Jr, 1987); SANTA SANGRE (IT, Alexandro Jodorowsky, 1989); SANTA SANGRE (MX/IT, Alexandro Jodorowsky, 1989) Notes: Includes filmography (p. 175-177)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 195-197) and index ISBN: 9780786429998 Donation: donated by Senses of Cinema, 2010 Contents: 1. The Counterculture Cinema of Cruelty: El Topo (The Mole, 1969)
2. Madness and Modernity: La mansio´n de la locura (The Mansion of Madness, 1971)
3. The New Dark Ages: Alucarda, la hija de las tinieblas (Alucarda, Daughter of Darkness, 1975)
4. The Filming of the Disaster: Guyana, el cremin del siglo (Guyana, Crime of the Century, 1979)
5. Lines of Flight, or, Death from Above: Ataque de los p¿jaros (Attack of the Birds, 1986)
6. National Oedipus: Santa sangre (Holy Blood, 1988) More info
The studio system / edited, and with an introduction by Janet Staiger
New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 1995.
Call No: 210.1 STU Author: Staiger, Janet Place: New Brunswick, N.J. Publisher: Rutgers University Press PubDate: 1995 PhysDes: viii, 333 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Series: Rutgers depth of field series Subject: YOUNG PEOPLE IN FILMS; EXPLOITATION FILMS Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 317-320) and index ISBN: 0813521300 (cloth); 0813521319 (pbk.) LON: 94014489; 10917137 More info