Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream

Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream

Director: Stuart Samuels

Cast: Stuart Samuels, Alejandro Jodorowsky, George A. Romero, Perry Henzell

     
 

Stuart Samuels's popular documentary Midnight Movies: From Margin to Mainstream grounds itself in the thesis that six revolutionary American motion pictures - Night of the Living Dead (1968), El Topo (1970), Pink Flamingoes (1972), The Harder they Come (1972), The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) and Eraserhead (1976) -See more details below

Overview

Stuart Samuels's popular documentary Midnight Movies: From Margin to Mainstream grounds itself in the thesis that six revolutionary American motion pictures - Night of the Living Dead (1968), El Topo (1970), Pink Flamingoes (1972), The Harder they Come (1972), The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) and Eraserhead (1976) - invented the concept of "midnight movies" and thus permanently reshaped the American film industry per se and the composition of the average U.S. film audience, creating a new "brand" of viewer. Samuels and his team tell the story of this odd subgenre as it evolved, peaked in popularity, and then faded gradually from view. The bulk of the picture consists of a myriad of interviews with the directors of these films per se (John Waters, Alejandro Jodorowsky, David Lynch, Perry Henzel, George Romero - Jim Sharman appears in archive footage only), cast members, theater owners who found their business reinvigorated by this trend, critics such as Roger Ebert who reflect on the era, and of course the films' fans. The documentary also features extended clips from the movies and period news footage about the rise in popularity of the said titles.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/13/2007
UPC:
0013138300485
Original Release:
2005
Rating:
NR
Source:
Starz / Anchor Bay
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[stereo]
Time:
1:26:00
Sales rank:
38,237

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Alejandro Jodorowsky Participant
George A. Romero Participant
Perry Henzell Participant
John Waters Participant
Richard O'Brien Participant
David Lynch Participant
Ben Barenholtz Participant
Jonathan Rosenbaum Participant
J. Hoberman Participant
Larry Jackson Participant
Robert Shaye Participant
Roger Ebert Participant
Alan Douglas Participant
Bill Quigley Participant
Seth Willenson Participant
Chuck Zlatkin Participant
Lou Adler Participant
Mick Rock Participant
Peter Suschitzky Participant
Salvatore Paul Piro Participant

Technical Credits
Stuart Samuels Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Ben Barenholtz Consultant/advisor
Mike Bembenek Editor
Eric Cadesky Score Composer
Robert Coleman Editor
Ian Dimerman Executive Producer
Nick Dyer Score Composer
David M. Fox Executive Producer
Richard Fox Cinematographer
Euan Hunter Musical Direction/Supervision
Victor Kushmaniuk Associate Producer,Asst. Director
Lorenzo Massa Editor
Kevin Rollins Editor
Stephan Shelanski Executive Producer
Andrea Stewart Associate Producer
Andrew Stewart Associate Producer
Andrian Tucker Sound/Sound Designer
Seth M. Willenson Consultant/advisor

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Midnight Movies - From the Magin to the Mainstream
1. The Sensational Six (Main Titles) [2:22]
2. El Topo [2:12]
3. The Elgin to the Rescue [6:01]
4. Times Square Blow-Out [2:17]
5. Night of the Living Dead [4:23]
6. A Sign of the Times [6:52]
7. In the Midnight Hour [2:46]
8. Pink Flamingos [4:58]
9. New Line Steps Up [4:35]
10. Crown of Filth [5:18]
11. The Harder They Come [3:33]
12. Superfly Goes to Jamaica [3:22]
13. Raggae Comes to the States [2:44]
14. The Rocky Horror Picture Show [4:45]
15. The Show Becomes the Movie [4:10]
16. Audience Par-ti-ci-pa-tion [7:16]
17. Eraserhead [6:10]
18. Dark and Troubling Things [5:40]
19. Midnight Movies [4:18]
20. End Credits [2:02]

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