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Author Stanfield, Peter, 1958-

Title Maximum movies--pulp fictions : film culture and the worlds of Samuel Fuller, Mickey Spillane, and Jim Thompson / Peter Stanfield
Published New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 227 pages) : illustrations
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
Summary Maximum Movies--Pulp Fictions describes two worlds. One of these worlds comprises a clutch of noisy, garish pulp movies, pumped out for the grind houses at the end of the urban exhibition chain by the studios' B-divisions and fly-by-night independents. The other is occupied by critics, intellectuals, cinephiles, and filmmakers who championed the cause of these movies. Against the legitimate, and in defense of the illegitimate, in an insolent and unruly manner, they agitated for the recognition of lurid sensational crime stories, war pictures, fast-paced Westerns, thrillers, and gangste
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Fuller, Samuel, 1912-1997 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Spillane, Mickey, 1918-2006 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Spillane, Mickey, 1918-2006 -- Film adaptations.
Thompson, Jim, 1906-1977 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Thompson, Jim, 1906-1977 -- Film adaptations.
Detective and mystery stories -- Film adaptations.
Detective and mystery stories, American -- History and criticism.
Film criticism -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Film criticism -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Film noir -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Film adaptations.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2010041968
ISBN 081355103X (electronic bk.)
9780813551036 (electronic bk.)