Dwarfsploitation

Dwarfsploitation

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Dwarfsploitation is an entertaining and educational look into the world of dwarf cinema. From Freaks to Willow, Dwarfsploitaton analyzes a wide variety of both independent and mainstream films, chronicling the number of ways in which little people are exploited. It is a must have for any fan of little people or film itself.

"Dwarfish reviews about dwarf films seems an odd basis for a book, but it's surprisingly entertaining and enlightening and respectful about the little folk. A snappy, unique guide to all films Dwarf."
- Joe R. Lansdale, author of Bubba Ho-Tep

"This book is truly a one-of-a-kind. An inspired idea, and an equally-inspired book. Chris Watson and Brad Paulson have created something special with "Dwarfsploitation". In an age when there seems to be books about every aspect of cinema, these authors have discovered a niche that had yet to be explored. Kudos."
- Andrew J. Rausch, author of Turning Points in Film History

"The first time I went to the Library of Congress to do research on midgets in film, I was directed to a single tattered volume produced by the MGM publicist on "The Wizard of Oz." I was astounded. The literature was virtually non-existent. Later I had a special assignment involving dwarf-tossing, and I sought out any dwarf-tossing trade association that could possibly be of any assistance. Again, my exertions were frustrated. That's why, when I first heard that "Dwarfsploitation" was in the works, I was cautiously hopeful but still ready for a Billy Barty headbutt to the nuts. I'm happy to say that the resulting book is a resource that we've needed for 60 years, and should take up permanent residence on the Ikea children's-room book shelves of anyone shorter than 4-foot-4."
- Joe Bob Briggs, author of Joe Bob Goes to the Drive-In

"Brad and Chris's book stands head and shoulders above the run of the mill cinema book types. It makes little people everywhere stand a little."
- James Bryan, director of Don't Go in the Woods

"Paulson and Watson's book is a unique perspective to say the least. We seem to have books on everything these days, so, why not something that is entertaining, informative and celebrates our little friends in cinema."
- Robert Davi, actor from License to Kill

"It was a short read and I loved it. Don't overlook it!"
- Joe Estevez, actor from Soultaker

""Wow, I'm impressed! This has to be the most comprehensive guide to cinematic dwarves that you'll ever read. Meticulously researched, with hysterically funny yet genuinely fond comments by the authors, running the gamut from dwarfsploitation to 'normal' life. A must-have for any film-fan's library."
- scream queen Brinke Stevens

"A salute to Little People everywhere that belongs on every film aficionado's desk . Horror film makers: A demented dwarf is icing on the cake. I am working one into my next film. I'm the man that discovered both Luis Dejesus and Herve and can say without fear of contradiction what they lacked in height they made up in talent and length."
- Joel M. Reed, director of Bloodsucking Freaks

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781593932763
Publisher: BearManor Media
Publication date: 04/16/2012
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.67(d)

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Dwarfsploitation 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a must buy for fans of Dwarfs in Cinema. A very quick and fun read. Once I started reading it I couldn't put it down. You haven't lived until you've read a review of Star Wars, not about the story, directing or the camera work but from the brilliant angle of how many Dwarfs are in the movie, how long they were in it, exactly how many scenes they're in the movie and my favorite, how influential the movie is in the world of Dwarf Cinema. One of my favorite passages from 'Dwarfsploitation' - "I'm a firm believer that one of the main reasons 'STAR WARS' remains the classic it is today is because it instantly starts off with dwarf action as R2-D2 and C-3PO flee from the flying lasers of the imperial army to hop on-board an escape pod." This book freakin rocks!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Delightful insight into the world of "little people"!