By Eric Schaefer
Unashamed nudists, high-flying hopheads, brazen strippers, vicious vice lords, and highschool women who locate themselves “in trouble” contain the inhabitants of exploitation motion pictures. within the first full-scale background of those low in cost video clips of many years prior, Eric Schaefer finds how this pioneering kind of “trash film” purveyed the forbidden thrills of specific sexual habit, drug use, and vice that the mainstream motion picture couldn't show.
Bold! bold! surprising! True! is a meticulously researched, interdisciplinary examine that's knowledgeable by way of quite a lot of sources—including either mainstream and newspapers and periodicals, archival debts, own interviews, and the movies themselves. Schaefer starts off by way of exploring the original mode of construction of exploitation videos, their distribution, and the outrageous exhibition practices that have been rooted within the traditions of sideshows and carnivals. His shut research of dozens of flicks, reminiscent of The street to Ruin, Modern Motherhood, One means price ticket to Hell, and The Wages of Sin demonstrates that those movies have been greater than easily “bad” videos. through situating exploitation motion pictures in a old context and organizing them based on the social difficulties they addressed, Schaefer indicates how they advanced in the course of a interval of 40 years and the way, in the course of that point, they formed public guidelines and attitudes. eventually, he specializes in the alterations within the postwar American movie that resulted in the decline of the classical exploitation movie and set the degree for the increase of “sexploitation” within the 1960s.
Engagingly written, illustrated with infrequent images, posters, creation stills, and advert slicks, and delivering an entire filmography, Bold! bold! stunning! True! unearths a forgotten facet of movie historical past and American tradition. it is going to pride and tell these drawn to movie heritage, cultural reports, American stories and heritage, and the various lovers of exploitation films.
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