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lang thompson <[log in to unmask]>
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Film and TV Studies Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>
Sat, 16 Nov 1996 02:52:45 GMT
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***** During the past decade or so, there's been a phenomenal amount of
material published on exploitation films.  The catch is that most of it
has been in publications that are not only non-academic but are almost
non-commercial so you're not going to find them in many libraries.
Good magazines that you can easily locate (try hip record as well as
book stores, Tower is a particularly good source if you're near one)
are Psychotronic Video, Filmfax, Video Watchdog, and Cult Movies.  They
all have numerous ads for other magazines, video sources, book reviews,
As for books, try these (all except the Castle are in-print):
both volumes of Michael Weldon's Psychotronic Film Ency (absolutely
Dave Friedman's autobio (i forget the title but it's published by
William Castle's Step Right Up
Eddie Muller & Daniel Faris' Grindhouse: The Forbidden World of "Adults
Only" Cinema
Marshall Crenshaw's Hollywood Rock
Rudolph Grey's bio of Ed Wood, Nightmare of Ecstasy
Re/Search:  Incredibly Strange Films
McFarland Publishers has numerous books related to exploitation films
(such as studio histories of Monogram and AIP, interview collections
with B-movie stars, genre filmographies, etc) but they're priced for
libraries not individuals
and Variety actually reviewed a surprising number of these films:  i
ran across a review recently for a Thirties VD scare film that had a
script by Sinclair Lewis!
Best, Lang Thompson
In <[log in to unmask]> Sheila Brynjulfson
<[log in to unmask]> writes:
>Hello to all.
>I am a graduate student of history, and I am fishing around for source
>material which pertains to American exploitation cinema, ca. 1930 -
>1970.  Thus far I have uncovered appallingly little.  Does anyone on
>list have any suggestions for me?
>Thanks in advance,
>Sheila Brynjulfson
>Truman State University
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