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Not Quite Hollywood

Calum Waddell

in The Style of Sleaze: The American Exploitation Film, 1959–1977

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474409254
eISBN:
9781474449625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474409254.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

How to define an exploitation film – and what separates the exploitation cinema produced in America during the timeline of this book from that of the B-movie. The chapter also explores the aesthetic ... More


Home-Front Anxieties

Robert L. McLaughlin and Sally E. Parry

in We’ll Always Have the Movies: American Cinema during World War II

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813123868
eISBN:
9780813134840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813123868.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines Hollywood war films about the U.S. home front, particularly those that defied conventions and presented a version of American life at odds with the official depiction ... More


. The Spence Brothers: Amateur Sci-fi and Cine Culture in Northern Ireland

Ciara Chambers

in Small-Gauge Storytelling: Discovering the Amateur Fiction Film

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748656349
eISBN:
9780748684274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748656349.003.0014
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on a sustained body of such work by brothers Roy and Noel Spence. Former school teachers based in County Down, Roy and Noel have become celebrated figures throughout Ireland ... More


The Monster Mash: Sons of the House of Frankenstein

Robert Horton

in Frankenstein

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167437
eISBN:
9780231850568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167437.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter remarks on the enduring appeal of Frankenstein (1931) over the years, the film itself becoming a phenomenon independent from earlier cinematic portrayals of the novel, if not the novel ... More


Kiss the Blood Off My Hands: On Classic Film Noir

Robert Miklitsch (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038594
eISBN:
9780252096518
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038594.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Consider the usual view of film noir: endless rainy nights populated by down-at-the-heel boxers, writers, and private eyes stumbling toward inescapable doom while stalked by crooked cops and cheating ... More


Blow Out (1981)

Douglas Keesey

in Brian De Palma's Split-Screen: A Life in Film

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781628466973
eISBN:
9781628467024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628466973.003.0015
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines De Palma's distancing from his pigeonholed role as a “specialist in B-movie horror” in the film, Blow Out (1981). The film itself begins with a parody of a B-grade horror film, ... More


“Black Film” and the Bomb: Spies and “Cowboys,” Red Professors and Thieves

Robert Miklitsch

in The Red and the Black: American Film Noir in the 1950s

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040689
eISBN:
9780252099120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040689.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In the prototypical ‘50s nuclear noir, the protagonist is an elite scientist—a nuclear physicist, to be precise—who’s either overtly opposed to or intimately aligned with the nation state and its ... More


‘It’s Alive!’ The Birth of Home-Grown Horror

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/9780993071737.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The chapter discusses how the interest in British horror films grew at a slow pace. It mentions that there was an enormous popularity of imported American horror films and that this led to a certain ... More


Analysis

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/9781906733513.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter offers a detailed analysis of Michael Reeves's Witchfinder General (1968). Landscape and history are two of the key elements of Witchfinder General and they are used in such a way as to ... More


Modern times: the Victorian cave man’s long afterlife

Andrew Horrall

in Inventing the Cave Man: From Darwin to the Flintstones

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781526113849
eISBN:
9781526128225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526113849.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter shows that the war consolidated the cave man’s status as a global cultural character. Cave men have since been frequently depicted on stage, in films, in advertisements, literature, and ... More


The Crimson Kimono: Odds for Tomorrow

Robert Miklitsch

in The Red and the Black: American Film Noir in the 1950s

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040689
eISBN:
9780252099120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040689.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Samuel Fuller’s Crimson Kimono (1959) is, like Odds against Tomorrow (1959), a paradigmatic late ‘50s American noir. Part policier, part melodrama, part “art” film, part “B” or exploitation picture, ... More


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