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The Style of Sleaze: The American Exploitation Film, 1959-1977

Calum Waddell

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474409254
eISBN:
9781474449625
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474409254.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

What is an exploitation film? The Style of Sleaze reasons that the aesthetic and thematic approach of the key texts within three distinct exploitation demarcations - blaxploitation, horror and ... More


ReFocus: The Films of Doris Wishman

Alicia Kozma and Finley Freibert (eds)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781474482349
eISBN:
9781399501606
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474482349.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This volume—the first ever devoted to director Doris Wishman—covers her vast filmography, and is inclusive of her less discussed later films, hardcore films, and nudist films. By situating Wishman ... More


Introduction: Making Films in Hell

Alicia Kozma and Finley Freibert

in ReFocus: The Films of Doris Wishman

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781474482349
eISBN:
9781399501606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474482349.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introductory chapter traces Doris Wishman’s personal and professional biography. In doing so, the authors describe the archival and filmic instabilities found when research and writing about ... More


Recycled Footage, Plagiarism and Bad Art

Becky Bartlett

in Badfilm: Incompetence, Intention and Failure

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781474450423
eISBN:
9781399509053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474450423.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

With the vast majority of badfilms being low-budget productions, material poverty is recognised to contribute to their unavoidable incompetence and visible failure. This chapter draws on a range of ... More


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