Shockers!: The '70s Cinema Of Trash, Terror And Sexploitation by Xavier MendikShockers!: The '70s Cinema Of Trash, Terror And Sexploitation by Xavier Mendik

Shockers!: The '70s Cinema Of Trash, Terror And Sexploitation

EditorXavier Mendik, Julian Petley

Paperback | January 30, 2019

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Demonic teens, hillbilly horror, porno chic and rape-revenge: what spurred the radical, transgressive and often sadistic film of the '70s? Shockers! takes an unprecedented look at the mainstream and obscure films of this generation, from America and beyond, arguing that often disreputable genres and cycles best shed light on the turbulence of the decade. Cult film experts explain how contemporary fears of intergenerational conflict and criminality - as well as newly permissive attitudes towards sex on screen - allowed previously illicit filmic imagery to proliferate in American and British classics, such as The Exorcist and A Clockwork Orange, as well as films from Australia, East Asia, Latin America and Europe. Rich with cultural and political context, this book offers the first global perspective on the shocking cinema of the '70s.
Xavier Mendik is a researcher and lecturer at the University of Brighton, where he is also Director of the Cult Film Archive. He is also a filmmaker and Director of the Cine-Excess International Film Festival. Julian Petley is Professor of Screen Media at Brunel University, London, and Chair of the Campaign for Press and Broadcas...
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Title:Shockers!: The '70s Cinema Of Trash, Terror And SexploitationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 10 × 6.25 × 0.68 inPublished:January 30, 2019Publisher:I.B. Tauris & Co LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1784530336

ISBN - 13:9781784530334

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