Dad Made Dirty Movies

Strippers, zombies, fugitives and jewel thieves.

Author: Jordan Todorov

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476638775

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 336

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Strippers, zombies, fugitives and jewel thieves. These were just some of the characters who inhabited the weird, wild films of director Stephen C. Apostolof in the 1960s and 1970s. But Apostolof's own life was every bit as improbable as the plots of his lurid movies. Escaping the clutches of the communists in his native Bulgaria, he came to America in 1952 and decided on a whim to reinvent himself as a Hollywood filmmaker, right down to the cigars, sunglasses and Cadillacs. He produced a string of memorable sexploitation classics, including the infamous Orgy of the Dead. Along the way, he married three times, fathered five children and forged a personal and professional relationship with the notorious Ed Wood, Jr. Drawing on rare archival material and interviews with those who knew him best, this first biography of Apostolof chronicles the life and career of a cult film legend.

Grindhouse Nostalgia

American Stag (Benjamin Meade, 2006) Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film (J. Albert Bell, ... 2011) Dad Made Dirty Movies (Jordan Todorov, 2011) Films of Fury: The Kung Fu Movie Movie (Andrew Corvey and Andrew W.

Author: David Church

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474403542

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 296

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Too often dismissed as nothing more than 'trash cinema', exploitation films have become both earnestly appreciated cult objects and home video items that are more accessible than ever. In this wide-ranging new study, David Church explores how the history of drive-in theatres and urban grind houses has descended to the home video formats that keep these lurid movies fondly alive today. Arguing for the importance of cultural memory in contemporary fan practices, Church focuses on both the re-release of archival exploitation films on DVD and the recent cycle of retrosploitation films like Grindhouse, Machete, Viva, The Devils Rejects, and Black Dynamite. At a time when older ideas of subcultural belonging have become increasingly subject to nostalgia, Grindhouse Nostalgia presents an indispensable study of exploitation cinemas continuing allure, and is a bold contribution to our understanding of fandom, taste politics, film distribution, and home video.

Through the Roadblocks Curators Abroad

Lemesos International Documentary Film Festival This year, the 7th Lemesos International Documentary Film Festival, ... 89' / 2012, China, Canada Payback, Jennifer Baichwal, 86' / 2012, Canada Dad Made Dirty Movies, Jordan Todorov, ...

Author: Lara Khaldi

Publisher: NeMe

ISBN: 9789963969524

Category: Art

Page: 88

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A Thousand Cuts

“I grew up during the 1960s when LaughIn, all these things, made reference to dirty movies, the sexual revolution,” he recalls. “My father belonged to the Playboy Club in the 1960s, and we had Playboy magazines around the house.

Author: Dennis Bartok

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781496808608

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

View: 179


A Thousand Cuts is a candid exploration of one of America's strangest and most quickly vanishing subcultures. It is about the death of physical film in the digital era and about a paranoid, secretive, eccentric, and sometimes obsessive group of film-mad collectors who made movies and their projection a private religion in the time before DVDs and Blu-rays. The book includes the stories of film historian/critic Leonard Maltin, TCM host Robert Osborne discussing Rock Hudson's secret 1970s film vault, RoboCop producer Jon Davison dropping acid and screening King Kong with Jefferson Airplane at the Fillmore East, and Academy Award-winning film historian Kevin Brownlow recounting his decades-long quest to restore the 1927 Napoleon. Other lesser-known but equally fascinating subjects include one-legged former Broadway dancer Tony Turano, who lives in a Norma Desmond-like world of decaying movie memories, and notorious film pirate Al Beardsley, one of the men responsible for putting O. J. Simpson behind bars. Authors Dennis Bartok and Jeff Joseph examine one of the least-known episodes in modern legal history: the FBI's and Justice Department's campaign to harass, intimidate, and arrest film dealers and collectors in the early 1970s. Many of those persecuted were gay men. Victims included Planet of the Apes star Roddy McDowall, who was arrested in 1974 for film collecting and forced to name names of fellow collectors, including Rock Hudson and Mel Tormé. A Thousand Cuts explores the obsessions of the colorful individuals who created their own screening rooms, spent vast sums, negotiated underground networks, and even risked legal jeopardy to pursue their passion for real, physical film.

Xerox Ferox

I appear in the documentary dad made dirty movies, about producer/director stephen apostolof, and he did a good job of keeping wood in liquor towards the very end. Deep Red alumnus shane “Remo” Dallmann did a very thorough follow-up ...

Author: John Szpunar

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN: 9781909394117

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 800

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A scene that influenced generations of writers, filmmakers and fans, XEROX FEROX is the first book to cover the horror film fanzine and the culture it spawned. From Famous Monsters of Filmland to Fangoria and everything in between, XEROX FEROX is much more than a book about monster magazines. It examines the home-grown DIY fanzines that dared to dig deeper than the slick and shiny newsstand mags ever would... or indeed even could. The titles are as lurid as the films that they covered. Gore Gazette. Deep Red. Sleazoid Express. Before message boards, before blogs, before the Internet itself, the fanzine reigned as the chief source of news and information for horror fans worldwide. Often printed on the cheap and sold for the price of postage, madcap and irreverent mags like Slimetime, Subhuman and Shock Xpress travelled the globe, creating a thriving network of fans and professionals alike. XEROX FEROX traces the rise of the horror film fanzine, from the Famous Monster-starved kids of the 1960s to the splatter-crazed gorehounds that followed. Featuring in-depth interviews with fifty writers, editors, and industry pros, XEROX FEROX is the final word on an era that changed the world of fandom forever.

Cowboy Way

When going to the movies with their working cowboy fathers, the sons and daughters had to endure Dad criticizing the hero for having the wrong kind of horse's bit and for wearing dress boots for roundups. Dad made fun of the movie ...

Author: Paul H Carlson

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780752496474

Category: History

Page: 238

View: 742


The lives of American cowboys have been both real and mythic. This work explores cowboy music dress, humour, films and literature in sixteen essays and a bibliography. These essays demonstrate that the American cowboy is a knight of the road who, with a large hat, tall boots and a big gun, rode into legend and into the history books.


It seemed that the question made his father more uncomfortable. 'OCause bastards keep showing these fucking dirty movies all the time. Fagots keep fucking each other over and over again,” he said, rubbing his wrinkled forehead, ...

Author: Ali Al Saeed

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595327614

Category: Fiction

Page: 190

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Guy Kelton is a young man with a troubled mind. His shattered dream and the relentless mundane life he's been living, alone and broken away from his family, takes an unexpected toll on him, driving him to violent, reckless extremes. He falls deeper and deeper into a bloody abyss; through extremes that would eventually lead him to the most devastating discovery about his existence. Going through his mid-twenties, Patrick Roymint, lost and confused, still struggles to come to terms with the loss of his whole family many years ago. But soon as he decides to change all that and try to rebuild the future he's not had, he is dragged into the unseen, disturbing and filthy underworld of the little, diminishing Okay County. As both men go through a series of mysterious and bizarre events, their lives take dramatic turns that lead them to new revelations about their past, present and future. They somehow find their fates connected by some mystic, unfathomable power. QuixotiQ is a story about hate, love, dark secrets and self-realization, one in which hope and despair are found in the remains of shattered dreams.

Crude Awakening

The next minute, I was wearing them. It made me feel good for some reason. I found my dad's Playboy magazines, his dirty movies, and a drawer full of sex toys. I was going through puberty and one thing just led to another.

Author: Christine Holly

Publisher: Archway Publishing

ISBN: 9781480895553

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 188

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Christine Holly is a small-town girl from Maryland’s Eastern Shore, raised in a conservative home in a family deeply affected by the death of her sister at a young age. She meets and falls in love with a younger man, an Oklahoma farm boy whose prominent family owns substantial land and oil wells. She marries, CJ, her “Prince Farming,” and moves to the Plains to become a devoted farm wife. Her fantasies of an all-American agrarian life soon become nightmares when she discovers her new relatives are not the wholesome crowd she perceived. She finds herself thrust into a twisted drama of dysfunction, aberration, and shocking revelations that make her question her future—and her own sanity. In Crude Awakening, Holly narrates a fictionalized account of her experiences as she’s extracted from her staid and stable environs and moves into a crazy and chaotic environment with her new family. She tells of mustering the courage to leave her marriage and her dreams behind.

Talks Your Dad Never Had With You

Some people may callyou square for not watching every dirty movie that comes out, but Isay that you are wise not to pollute ... God placed this desire in males when He made man, as described in Genesis 1:28, "God blessed them and said, ...

Author: Dr. Harold D. Davis

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 9781575673929

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 134

View: 780


God created fathers to love, protect, support and encourage their daughters to live a life of integrity and purity. However, many fathers have failed in their responsibility. The father/daughter relationship is especially crucial in today's society. Across the country, many young ladies suffer from the lack of a loving father, whether present or distant. Every young lady longs to know and be close to her father- to chat with him, to laugh with him, and receive the assurance from a needed hug or talk. Talks Your Dad Never Had with You gives us a loving father's voice. Dr. Harold D. Davis's biblical knowledge, practical advice and "telling it like it is" tone, offers young women hard truth and tough love on issues such as purity, boys, sex, and their value.

British Low Culture

They featured similar stars and personnel - the team of Greg Smith (producer) and Norman Cohen (director) also made the Dad's Army film. Confessions of a Window Cleaner (1974) made the Top Twenty two years running, in 1974 and 1975, ...

Author: Leon Hunt Unpr Chq

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136189432

Category: Social Science

Page: 206

View: 245


Identifying 'permissive populism', the trickle down of permissiveness into mass consumption, as a key feature of the 1970s, Leon Hunt considers the values of an ostensibly 'bad' decade and analyses the implications of the 1970s for issues of taste and cultural capital. Hunt explores how the British cultural landscape of the 1970s coincided with moral panics, the troubled Heath government, the three day week and the fragmentation of British society by nationalism, class conflict, race, gender and sexuality.