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American Independent Cinema in the Age of the Conglomerates

Yannis Tzioumakis

in American Independent Cinema: An Introduction

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748618668
eISBN:
9780748670802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748618668.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

As the majors became one by one parts of multinational conglomerates in the late 1960s and 1970s, they gradually turned their attention to the production of fewer but considerably more expensive ... More


An Audience for the Independents: Exploitation Films for the Nation's Youth

Yannis Tzioumakis

in American Independent Cinema: An Introduction

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748618668
eISBN:
9780748670802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748618668.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

While top-rank independent filmmaking was absorbed by Hollywood and its major studios, low-end independent filmmaking persisted but it was reinvented, especially once exploitation cinema techniques ... More


Frightmares: A History of British Horror Cinema

Ian Cooper

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780993071737
eISBN:
9781800341937
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780993071737.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The horror film reveals as much, if not more, about the British psyche as the more respectable heritage film or the critically revered social realist drama. Yet, like a mad relative locked in the ... More


Introduction

Martyn Conterio

in Devil’s Advocates

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733834
eISBN:
9781800342156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733834.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter introduces Mario Bava, who made his officially credited directorial debut with Black Sunday, which took inspiration from a 19th-century short story, Viy, written by Ukrainian author ... More


Francis Ford Coppola and the Underground Corporation

Jeff Menne

in Francis Ford Coppola

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038822
eISBN:
9780252096785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038822.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introductory chapter provides an overview of Francis Ford Coppola's American Zoetrope. Taking a page from his mentor Roger Corman, Coppola gathered his film-school friends to form American ... More


Discovering Usher

Evert Jan van Leeuwen

in Devil’s Advocates

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325604
eISBN:
9781800342361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325604.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introductory chapter provides an overview of House of Usher (1960), which was a part of American International Pictures' TV series The Curse of Corman. This TV series introduced American ... More


The American Invasion – Camp and Cruelty

Ian Cooper

in Frightmares: A History of British Horror Cinema

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780993071737
eISBN:
9781800341937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780993071737.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses how British horror and American horror influenced each other. It talks about how the first wave of American horror in the 1930s was made possible by the input of British ... More


House of Usher

Evert van Leeuwen

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325604
eISBN:
9781800342361
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325604.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Despite being the product of Roger Corman's AIP exploitation studio, House of Usher enjoys a high standing. But while the impact and cult status of Corman's Edgar Allan Poe cycle is often discussed ... More


Production and Reception

Martyn Conterio

in Black Sunday

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733834
eISBN:
9781800342156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733834.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyses how Mario Bava's Black Sunday began production on 28 March at Scalera Film studios, which was considered an intense shoot that lasted six weeks and wrapped on 7 May. It ... More


Context, Production and Reception

Ian Cooper

in Witchfinder General

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733513
eISBN:
9781800342033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733513.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the context and production of Michael Reeves's Witchfinder General (1968). It first traces the history of British horror cinema, British gothics, and the American International ... More


Bava Goes Fashion

Roberto Curti and Roberto Curti

in Devil’s Advocates

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781911325932
eISBN:
9781800342538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325932.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter recounts Mario Bava's seventh official solo feature film as a director, a present-day thriller set in the world of high fashion titled The Atelier of Death (L'atelier della morte). It ... More


The Height of the Verne Cycle, 1960–1962

Brain Taves

in Hollywood Presents Jules Verne: The Father of Science Fiction on Screen

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780813161129
eISBN:
9780813165523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813161129.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The peak year of the Verne cycle was 1961, when four Hollywood Verne movies were released as well as several imports, along with television originals; never again would so many adaptations be ... More


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