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

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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.
LanguageEnglish
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
PublisherEdinburgh University Press
Number of pages220
ISBN (Electronic)978-1474409254
ISBN (Print)1474409253
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2018

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Exploitation
Sleaze
Cinema
History of Film
Aesthetics
Demarcation
Thematic
American Film
Motion pictures
Filmmaking
Excess

Keywords

  • Film Studies
  • Exploitation Film
  • American Film
  • Paracinema

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The Style of Sleaze : The American Exploitation Film 1959 - 1977. / Waddell, Calum.

Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2018. 220 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Waddell C. The Style of Sleaze: The American Exploitation Film 1959 - 1977. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2018. 220 p.
Waddell, Calum. / The Style of Sleaze : The American Exploitation Film 1959 - 1977. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2018. 220 p.
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