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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


The Changing of the Guard

Barry Langford

in Post-Classical Hollywood: Film Industry, Style and Ideology since 1945

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638574
eISBN:
9780748671076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638574.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

During the mid-1960s, the Hollywood film industry seemed more becalmed than in crisis. Yet overall there was little sense of dynamism or innovation. The films of the European New Waves were causing ... More


Showman of the Screen: Joseph E. Levine and His Revolutions in Film Promotion

A. T. McKenna

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813168715
eISBN:
9780813168814
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168715.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Joseph E. Levine was one of the most recognizable figures in postwar American cinema; he pioneered saturation opening techniques, revolutionized art-film marketing, and was hugely successful as a ... More


‘This Was Never Meant to be a Game’: Rollerball’s Reception then and Now

Andrew Nette

in Rollerball

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325666
eISBN:
9781800342392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325666.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on Rollerball's reception, the immediate critical reaction and box office performance and more recent critical commentary. It studies how the publicity efforts of the film's ... More


An Unfettered Hustler

A. T. McKenna

in Showman of the Screen: Joseph E. Levine and His Revolutions in Film Promotion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813168715
eISBN:
9780813168814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168715.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter provides an overview of Levine’s life and career and introduces the concepts used throughout the book: showmanship, exploitation, and production. The chapter places Levine’s career in ... More


Investing, Exploiting, Saturating

A. T. McKenna

in Showman of the Screen: Joseph E. Levine and His Revolutions in Film Promotion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813168715
eISBN:
9780813168814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168715.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter details the various partnerships and business ventures Levine entered into in the immediate postwar era. He learned how to capitalize on current events at this time, with varying degrees ... More


Third Reel

Luke Aspell

in Shivers

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325970
eISBN:
9781800342545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325970.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter assesses how, in Shivers (1975), David Cronenberg uses image and sound as discrete channels to extend narrative space and alter the significance of the visual information with the ... More


Introduction

Murray Leeder and Murray Leeder

in Halloween

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781906733797
eISBN:
9781800342149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733797.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introductory chapter provides an overview and a synopsis of John Carpenter's Halloween (1978). Halloween is an acknowledged horror classic, and one of the relatively few horror films added to ... More


Barefoot Boston Boy Becomes Movie Man

A. T. McKenna

in Showman of the Screen: Joseph E. Levine and His Revolutions in Film Promotion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813168715
eISBN:
9780813168814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168715.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter details Levine’s early life, from his birth to his initial work as a film exhibitor, distributor, and promoter. Levine grew up in the horrible poverty of Boston’s West End, and the ... More


The Scattergun Approach

A. T. McKenna

in Showman of the Screen: Joseph E. Levine and His Revolutions in Film Promotion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813168715
eISBN:
9780813168814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168715.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter details Levine’s activities during the mid-1960s, a particularly frenetic period for him. It investigates his investments in British and European cinemas, which were largely successful, ... More


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