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Sleaze artists : cinema at the margins of taste, style, and politics

Author: Jeffrey Sconce
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2007.
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Continuing film lovers' ongoing conversation about the low, the bad, and the sleazy face of cinema, this book examines the ineffable quality of "sleaze" in relation to a range of issues, including  Read more...


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey Sconce
ISBN: 9780822390190 0822390191 9780822339533 0822339536 9780822339649 0822339641
OCLC Number: 1205339707
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. Durham, NC : Duke University Press, c[2015]. Available in HTML format. Mode of access: World Wide Web. Description based on contents viewed 11 August 2015.
Description: 340 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgments viiIntroduction 1Part 1: Sleazy Histories Pandering to the "Goon Trade": Framing the Sexploitation Audience through Advertising / Eric Schaefer 19Women's Cinema as Counterphobic Cinema: Doris Wishman as the Last Auteur / Tania Modleski 47Representing (Repressed) Homosexuality in the Pre-Stonewall Hollywood Homo-Military Film / Harry M. Benshoff 71Pornography and Documentary: Narrating the Alibi / Chuck Kleinhans 96El signo de la muerte and the Birth of a Genre: Origins and Anatomy of the Aztec Horror Film 121Art House or House of Exorcism? The Changing Distribution and Reception Contexts of Mario Bava's Lisa and the Devil / Kevin Heffernan 144Part 2: Sleazy Afterlives Troubling Synthesis: The Horrific Sights and Incompatible Sounds of Video Nasties / Kay Dickinson 167The Sleazy Pedigree of Todd Haynes / Joan Hawkins 189Para-Paracinema: The Friday the 13th Film Series as Other to Trash and Legitimate Film Cultures / Matt Hills 219Boredom, Spasmo, and the Italian System / Chris Fujiwara 240Pure Quidditas or Geek Chic? Cultism as Discernment / Greg Taylor 259Movies: A Century of Failure / Jeffrey Sconce 273Selected Bibliography 311Contributors 321Index 325
Responsibility: Jeffrey Sconce, ed.


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