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By Eric Schaefer

ISBN-10: 0822323532

ISBN-13: 9780822323532

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Unashamed nudists, high-flying hopheads, brazen strippers, vicious vice lords, and highschool ladies who locate themselves “in difficulty” include the inhabitants of exploitation motion pictures. within the first full-scale heritage of those cost effective video clips of many years prior, Eric Schaefer unearths how this pioneering type of “trash movie” purveyed the forbidden thrills of particular sexual habit, drug use, and vice that the mainstream motion picture couldn't show.
Bold! bold! surprising! True! is a meticulously researched, interdisciplinary learn that's expert via quite a lot of sources—including either mainstream and newspapers and periodicals, archival money owed, own interviews, and the flicks themselves. Schaefer starts via exploring the original mode of construction of exploitation video clips, their distribution, and the outrageous exhibition practices that have been rooted within the traditions of sideshows and carnivals. His shut research of dozens of movies, similar to The street to Ruin, Modern Motherhood, One means price ticket to Hell, and The Wages of Sin demonstrates that those movies have been greater than easily “bad” video clips. by way of situating exploitation movies in a historic context and organizing them in response to the social difficulties they addressed, Schaefer exhibits how they developed in the course of a interval of 40 years and the way, in the course of that point, they formed public rules and attitudes. eventually, he makes a speciality of the alterations within the postwar American movie that resulted in the decline of the classical exploitation movie and set the level for the increase of “sexploitation” within the 1960s.
Engagingly written, illustrated with infrequent images, posters, creation stills, and advert slicks, and providing a whole filmography, Bold! bold! surprising! True! unearths a forgotten part of movie background and American tradition. it's going to pride and tell these attracted to movie heritage, cultural reviews, American reviews and background, and the various enthusiasts of exploitation films.

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