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

Waddell, Calum (2018) The Style of Sleaze: The American Exploitation Film, 1959 - 1977. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh. ISBN 1474431836

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Abstract

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 sexploitation - indicate a concurrent evolution of filmmaking that could be seen as an identifiable cinematic movement. Offering a fresh perspective on studies of marginal cinema, The Style of Sleaze maintains that defining exploitation cinema as a vaguely attributed 'excess' is unhelpful, and instead concludes that this period in American film history produced a number of the most transgressive, and yet morally complex, motion pictures ever made.

Keywords:Exploitation film, American cinema, Race, Sex, Gender, Horror film, Blaxploitation, Sexploitation, Urban cinema, Pornography
Subjects:P Mass Communications and Documentation > P303 Film studies
Divisions:College of Arts > Lincoln School of Film & Media > Lincoln School of Film & Media (Film)
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Deposited On:17 Apr 2020 15:38

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