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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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... westerns discussed here by Austin Fisher are cases in point of films that appear to have been overlooked in cult discourse. As Johannes Ferle argues, Quentin Tarantino’s claims of originality for Django Unchained (2012), which is clearly...

Go West, Brother: The Politics of Landscape in the Blaxploitation Western

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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Grindhouse : Cultural Exchange on 42nd Street, and Beyond

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...When The Legend of Nigger Charley (Martin Goldman, 1972) opened in downtown theaters across the United States in May 1972, its marketing campaign provided a clear indication of who its target audience was. The film’s tagline—“Somebody warn...

“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...

From “Sex Entertainment for the Whole Family” to Mature Pictures: I Jomfruens Tegn and Transnational Erotic Cinema

Grindhouse : Cultural Exchange on 42nd Street, and Beyond

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...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...

Temporary Fleapits and Scabs’ Alley: The Theatrical Dissemination of Italian Cannibal Films in Melbourne, Australia

Grindhouse : Cultural Exchange on 42nd Street, and Beyond

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...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...

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...

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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... Concept: Movies and Marketing in Hollywood (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1994). Mark Tenser later called his company’s one-time flagship “high concept exploitation.”Mark Tenser quoted in Anon., “Crown Int’l Pix to Peddle 3 Films at Mart,”...

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...

Red Power, White Movies: Billy Jack, Johnny Firecloud, and the Cultural Politics of the “Indiansploitation” Cycle

David Church

David Church is a film historian specializing in genre studies, taste cultures, and histories of film exhibition and distribution. He is a Lecturer in Comparative Cultural Studies at Northern Arizona University, USA, and is the author of Grindhouse Nostalgia: Memory, Home Video, and Exploitation Film Fandom (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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...As low-budget independents working outside or on the margins of corporate capital, the exploitation filmmakers who served grind houses had long sought short-term economic returns from sensationalized depictions of timely or controversial...