Sleaze Artists: Cinema at the Margins of Taste, Style, and Politics

Sleaze Artists: Cinema at the Margins of Taste, Style, and Politics

by Jeffrey Sconce
     
 

Collection of essays on the impact that non-mainstream and middlebrow film genres have had on popular culture--including sexploitation, horror, cult, XXX, and indie films.

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Collection of essays on the impact that non-mainstream and middlebrow film genres have had on popular culture--including sexploitation, horror, cult, XXX, and indie films.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822339649
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
10/28/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
957,614
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction 1

Part 1: Sleazy Histories

Pandering to the “Goon Trade”: Framing the Sexploitation Audience through Advertising / Eric Schaefer 19

Women’s Cinema as Counterphobic Cinema: Doris Wishman as the Last Auteur / Tania Modleski 47

Representing (Repressed) Homosexuality in the Pre-Stonewall Hollywood Homo-Military Film / Harry M. Benshoff 71

Pornography and Documentary: Narrating the Alibi / Chuck Kleinhans 96

El signo de la muerte and the Birth of a Genre: Origins and Anatomy of the Aztec Horror Film 121

Art House or House of Exorcism? The Changing Distribution and Reception Contexts of Mario Bava’s Lisa and the Devil / Kevin Heffernan 144

Part 2: Sleazy Afterlives

Troubling Synthesis: The Horrific Sights and Incompatible Sounds of Video Nasties / Kay Dickinson 167

The Sleazy Pedigree of Todd Haynes / Joan Hawkins 189

Para-Paracinema: The Friday the 13th Film Series as Other to Trash and Legitimate Film Cultures / Matt Hills 219

Boredom, Spasmo, and the Italian System / Chris Fujiwara 240

Pure Quidditas or Geek Chic? Cultism as Discernment / Greg Taylor 259

Movies: A Century of Failure / Jeffrey Sconce 273

Selected Bibliography 311

Contributors 321

Index 325

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