Edgar G. Ulmer: Detour on Poverty Row
  • Edgar G. Ulmer: Detour on Poverty Row
  • Edgar G. Ulmer: Detour on Poverty Row

Edgar G. Ulmer: Detour on Poverty Row

by Gary D. Rhodes, Stephen Broomer, Steffen Hantke, Graeme Harper
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

Edgar G. Ulmer: Detour on Poverty Row examines the full scope of the career of this often overlooked film auteur, with essays exploring individual films, groups of films (such as his important work in film noir), repetitive themes appearing across the spectrum of his work, and a case study of three essays analyzing The Black Cat (1934).See more details below

Overview

Edgar G. Ulmer: Detour on Poverty Row examines the full scope of the career of this often overlooked film auteur, with essays exploring individual films, groups of films (such as his important work in film noir), repetitive themes appearing across the spectrum of his work, and a case study of three essays analyzing The Black Cat (1934).

Editorial Reviews

Cineaste
These authors have interesting and sometimes challenging ideas and write about them well. Rhode's volume shows the hand of a strong editor with strong convictions, which are laid out in his introduction.
— Bill Krohn
Michael H. Price
Gary D. Rhodes, a master at making out-of-the-way topics both accessible and appealing, performs a grand service with this savvy forum on the strange and necessary filmmaking career of Edgar G. Ulmer. From the martyred brilliance of The Black Cat through the unlikely finery of Bluebeard and Detour—with his own tangle of detours into ethnic cinema, symphonic soap opera, and drive-in schlockery—Ulmer comes into view for the first time as a compleat artist, perhaps the most influential forebear of the New Century's independent-cinema movement.
Tony Earnshaw
Few filmmakers have been as criminally underrated as Edgar G. Ulmer, doyen of Hollywood's more modest studios and an artist of rare, luminous talent. Four decades after his death his unique and idiosyncratic oeuvre receives proper and rightful consideration in Edgar G. Ulmer: Detour on Poverty Row—a book that probes into the genius behind Ulmer's shoestring offerings and finds it lurking there, in abundance.
Cineaste - Bill Krohn
These authors have interesting and sometimes challenging ideas and write about them well. Rhode's volume shows the hand of a strong editor with strong convictions, which are laid out in his introduction.
J. P. Telotte
This volume fills an important gap in film studies, offering many insights into the work of a key auteur, the understudied Edgar G. Ulmer. Using Ulmer's many contributions as a lens, it shows the roles of the small independent film company and independent filmmaker in the Hollywood studio era. By taking us through Ulmer's work directing ethnic and minority films, his creative producing practices, and his signature efforts at fashioning a visual style that invariably transcended low budgets and creaky narratives, Gary Rhodes and his contributors have provided one of the most revealing assessments to date of alternative film practices in an era largely dominated by a classical narrative aesthetic. Detour on Poverty Row is a significant contribution to film history.

Read More

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739144459
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
05/13/2008
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
350
File size:
1 MB

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >