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Deadly Weapons

Ernest Mathijs

Ernest Mathijs is Associate Professor of Film Studies at the University of British Columbia, Canada. He is the author of The Cinema of David Cronenberg (2008), co-author of Cult Cinema (2011) and co-editor of The Cult Film Reader (2008). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 Cult Films : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2011

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...DIRECTOR Doris WishmanPRODUCER Doris WishmanWRITER Judy J. KushnerCINEMATOGRAPHY Juan FernándezEDITING Lou BurdiPRINCIPAL CAST Chesty Morgan, Harry Reems, Phillip StahlAs revenge films go, Deadly Weapons is perhaps one of the most bizarre...

She Killed in Ecstasy

Xavier Mendik

Xavier Mendik is Professor of Cult Cinema Studies within Birmingham School of Media at Birmingham City University, UK, from where he runs the Cine-Excess International Film Festival. He is editor of Shocking Cinema of the Seventies (2002) and co-editor of Alternative Europe (2004) and Underground USA (2002). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 Cult Films : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2011

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...DIRECTOR Jesús FrancoPRODUCER Artur BraunerWRITER Jesús FrancoCINEMATOGRAPHY Manuel MarinoEDITING Clarissa AmbachORIGINAL MUSIC Manfred Hübler, Sigi SwabPRINCIPAL CAST Soledad Miranda, Jesús Franco, Ewa StrömbergEven the relative luxury...

“The Smashing, Crashing, Pileup of the Century”: The Carsploitation Film

Grindhouse : Cultural Exchange on 42nd Street, and Beyond

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The term “carsploitation,” like other subgenres that fall within the parameters of the grindhouse mythos—such as blaxploitation, nunsploitation, nazisploitation, Canuxploitation, and Ozploitation—denotes a body of cinematic production...

“Bigger Than a Payphone, Smaller Than a Cadillac”: Porn Stardom in Exhausted: John C Holmes the Real Story

Neil Jackson

Neil Jackson teaches film at the University of Lincoln, UK, and has published on popular cinema in various books and journals. He is currently preparing a critical study of Hollywood’s representation of the adult film industry. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Grindhouse : Cultural Exchange on 42nd Street, and Beyond

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...With special thanks to Martin Brooks and Oliver Carter for the supply of research material, and Phil Marson, Sarah Thomas, and Thomas Joseph Watson for some valuable suggestions.Quoted in Wadd: The Life and Times of John C. Holmes (Cass...

Cars and Girls (and Burgers and Weed): Branding, Mainstreaming, and Crown International Pictures’ SoCal Drive-in Movies

Richard Nowell

Richard Nowell teaches American Cinema at the American Studies Department of Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. He has served as a guest editor of the journal Iluminace, and he has published articles in several journals including the New Review of Film & Television Studies, Post Script, the Journal of Film and Video, InMedia , and Cinema Journal. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Grindhouse : Cultural Exchange on 42nd Street, and Beyond

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...A scene from the youth-centered comedy Pick-Up Summer (George Mihalka, 1980) depicted moviegoers enjoying the leisure opportunities available at the drive-in: making out in cars, stocking up on snacks, imbibing intoxicants, watching...

Run, Angel, Run: Serial Production and the Biker Movie, 1966–1972

Grindhouse : Cultural Exchange on 42nd Street, and Beyond

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The novelist and essayist Joan Didion watched nine biker films in seven days before publishing an account of the experience in a May 1970 edition of her regular Life magazine column. In the manner of an anthropologist, she sets out...

Grinding Out the Grind House: Exploitation, Myth, and Memory

Grindhouse : Cultural Exchange on 42nd Street, and Beyond

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Grind houses once existed, but “grindhouse cinema” and “grindhouse films,” as they are imagined today, never did. To put it less starkly, the term “grindhouse” has been used in the United States at least since the 1930s, but its...
...Near the beginning of Finn Karlsson’s 1973 Danish hard-core film I Jomfruens Tegn (“In the Sign of the Virgin,” US title, Danish Pastries), Mr. Armand (Ole Søltof, star of major studio Palladium’s hugely popular Bedside series), a visiting...

Introduction: 42nd Street, and Beyond

Austin Fisher

Austin Fisher is Senior Lecturer in Film and Television Studies at Bournemouth University, author of Radical Frontiers in the Spaghetti Western (2011), founding co-editor of the “Global Exploitation Cinemas” book series and editor of Spaghetti Westerns at the Crossroads (2015). He serves on the Editorial Board of the Transnational Cinemas journal, is Co-Chair of the SCMS “Transnational Cinemas” Scholarly Interest Group, and founder of the “Spaghetti Cinema” festival. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Johnny Walker

Johnny Walker is a Lecturer in Media at Northumbria University, UK. His writing on horror and exploitation cinema can be read in journals such as Horror Studies, the Journal of British Cinema and Television, and in his forthcoming books Contemporary British Horror Cinema: Industry, Genre and Society (2015) and Snuff: Real Death and Screen Media (Bloomsbury, 2015). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Grindhouse : Cultural Exchange on 42nd Street, and Beyond

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...In the heart of little old New York,You’ll find a thoroughfare.It’s the part of little old New YorkThat runs into Times Square.Up until the release of Lloyd Bacon’s musical 42nd Street in 1933, the movie’s namesake had, for international...
...Between 1974 and 1981 a cycle of nine exploitation features, in which western protagonists encounter indigenous cannibalistic tribes in the rain forests of Asia and South America, were produced by Italian film companies. Such “cannibal...