Down and Dirty: Hollywood's Exploitation Filmmakers and Their Movies

Down and Dirty: Hollywood's Exploitation Filmmakers and Their Movies

by Mike Quarles
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

Taboo breakers and trendsetters, shameless hucksters and famous directors. Exploitation filmmaking has seen it all. Fred Olen Ray made his first movie for $298. In 1936 Marijuana-Weed with Roots in Hell showed drug use and nudity on screen in an effort to "educate the public." Kroger Babb, the man behind Mom and Dad, spliced color medical footage of a baby's birth

See more details below

Overview

Taboo breakers and trendsetters, shameless hucksters and famous directors. Exploitation filmmaking has seen it all. Fred Olen Ray made his first movie for $298. In 1936 Marijuana-Weed with Roots in Hell showed drug use and nudity on screen in an effort to "educate the public." Kroger Babb, the man behind Mom and Dad, spliced color medical footage of a baby's birth into his black and white "classic."

Russ Meyer, John Waters, Andy Milligan, Doris Wishman, and many others are covered. "Classic" films such as The Immoral Mr. Teas, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and Nude on the Moon are examined. Production techniques and innovations are also discussed.

Editorial Reviews

Classic Images
A useful introduction to the subject.
Booknews
Low-budget sex and violence on the screen, examined not only for the thrill, especially in revealing the humble beginnings of some later famous filmmakers and stars, but also to explore how renegade films have broken ground that proved fertile for more serious works. No bibliography. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Booklist
provides a wealth of information...[the author] writes with verve and offers a spirited case for taking these films seriously

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786411429
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
05/01/2001
Edition description:
ALTERNATE
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >