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Title From the arthouse to the grindhouse : highbrow and lowbrow transgression in cinema's first century / edited by John Cline, Robert G. Weiner ; foreword by Chris Gore
Published Lanham : Scarecrow Press, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xxi, 340 pages)
Contents Introduction / by John Cline and Robert G. Weiner -- Early transgressions. Erotica in the service of social hygiene : "sexual enlightenment" melodramas in Austro-Hungarian and Weimer German cinema / Mel Gordon -- Kicking against the pricks : the perverseness of Erich Von Stroheim / William B. Parrill -- Two Helens and a host of tricks : Tod Browning's The thirteenth chair / Gary Don Rhodes -- The prince of exploitation : Dwain Esper / Robert G. Weiner -- Sexploitation. Fondling your eyeballs : watching Doris Wishman / Rebekah McKendry -- "The sunshine boys of smut" : exploring cinema's sordid side through the films of Sonney and Friedman / Cynthia J. Miller -- Waterpower : in celebration of going too far / Jack Sargeant -- The last film, the last book : Pasolini and Sade / Stephen Barber -- Exhibition. Horror at the crossroads : class, gender, and taste at the Rialto Cinema (Time Square) in the 1940s / Mark Jancovich and Tim Snelson -- Japanese grindhouse : the Tobita cinema in Osaka / Johannes Schonherr -- Grindhouse and beyond / Jack Stevenson -- Art and grind in Seattle / Dennis Nyback -- Transgressive stars. The humanist transgressions of Lon Chaney / Rene Searfos -- The perfect threat : Arch Hall Jr., The sadist, and the ideal teenager / John Cline and Robert G. Weiner -- Jamie Gillis : the history of a 20th century sexual revolutionary / Michelle Clifford -- Cult-ural learnings from Borat : a model for the new standardized cult film / Anna Siomopoulos -- Reality/Documentary. The transgressive toke : art and misdemeanor in deadhead imagery / Emily D. Edwards -- The real "faces of death" : art shock in des morts / Mark Goodall -- The small world of the snuff fetish custom video / David Kerekes -- There is nothing more objectionable than objectivity : the films of Peter Watkins / Nick Muntean -- It's only a movie? : reality as transgression in exploitation cinema / David Ray Carter
Summary While there are numerous books on art and exploitation cinema, very few attempt to examine both. Covering the first 100 years of cinematic transgressions, From the Arthouse to the Grindhouse is a collection of numerous essays representing key contributions to overlooked, forgotten, or under-analyzed parts of film history. From cult favorites like Arch Hall Jr. to revered but under-documented marquee names like Lon Chaney, filmmakers both major and minor are covered here. Starting with a section that pairs exploitation pioneers like Dwain Esper alongside cutting edge auteurs like Erich Von St
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Sensationalism in motion pictures.
Genre/Form Exploitation films.
Exploitation films.
Form Electronic book
Author Cline, John, 1981-
Weiner, Robert G., 1966-
ISBN 0810876558 (ebook)
9780810876552 (ebook)
(cloth ; alk. paper)
(cloth ; alk. paper)