Grindhouse Nostalgia

Yet, the Blu-ray release of the complete Grindhouse does not make these earlier DVD versions of the separate films obsolete (especially as the extended cuts of Planet Terror and Death Proof were also separately released on Blu-ray) ...

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.


David Church, Grindhouse Nostalgia: Memory, Home Video and Exploitation Film Fandom (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2015), 14. 9. The blaxploitation westerns discussed here by Austin Fisher are cases in point of films that ...

Author: Austin Fisher

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781628927467

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 280

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The pervasive image of New York's 42nd Street as a hub of sensational thrills, vice and excess, is from where “grindhouse cinema,” the focus of this volume, stemmed. It is, arguably, an image that has remained unchanged in the mind's eye of many exploitation film fans and academics alike. Whether in the pages of fanzines or scholarly works, it is often recounted how, should one have walked down this street between the 1960s and the 1980s, one would have undergone a kaleidoscopic encounter with an array of disparate “exploitation” films from all over the world that were being offered cheaply to urbanites by a swathe of vibrant movie theatres. The contributors to Grindhouse: Cultural Exchange on 42nd Street, and Beyond consider “grindhouse cinema” from a variety of cultural and methodological positions. Some seek to deconstruct the etymology of “grindhouse” itself, add flesh to the bones of its cadaverous history, or examine the term's contemporary relevance in the context of both media production and consumerism. Others offer new inroads into hitherto unexamined examples of exploitation film history, presenting snapshots of cultural moments that many of us thought we already knew.

American Independent Cinema

This move could also, arguably, see the grindhouse aesthetic become conjoined with a certain VHS aesthetic that some of ... Grindhouse fandom, as Church notes (2011: 24), has in recent years turned to nostalgia, reaching its zenith with ...

Author: Geoff King

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415684286

Category: Social Science

Page: 274

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Edited and written by leading authors in the field, this book offers an examination of American independent cinema through four sections that range in focus from broad definitions to close focus on particular manifestations of independence.

The Mad Max Effect

As David Church observes in Grindhouse Nostalgia , one response to changes in industry and technology is a nostalgia for a sense of community ( though not always a convivial community ) that may have been , in part , imaginary in the ...

Author: James Newton

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501342318

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

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The Mad Max Effect provides an in-depth analysis of the Mad Max series, and how it began as an inventive concoction of a number of influences from a range of exploitation genres (including the biker movie, the revenge film, and the car chase cinema of the 1970s), to eventually inspiring a fresh cycle of international low budget 'road warrior' movies that appeared on home video in the 1980s. The Mad Max Effect is the first detailed academic study of the most famous and celebrated post-apocalypse film series, and examines how a humble Australian action movie came from the cultural margins of exploitation cinema to have a profound impact on the broader media landscape.

Focus On 100 Most Popular Spanish language Films

Grindhouse Nostalgia: Memory, Home Video, and Exploitation Film Fandom. Edinburgh University Press, 2015. Tarantino, Quentin . Grindhouse: The Sleaze-filled Saga of an Exploitation Double Feature. Weinstein Books, 2007. ISBN .

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Flickers of Film

Nostalgia in the Time of Digital Cinema Jason Sperb ... “PostApocalyptic Nostalgia: WALLE, Garbage, and American Ambivalence toward Manufactured Goods.” Literature, Interpretation ... “Grindhouse: An Experiment in the Death of Cinema.

Author: Jason Sperb

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813576039

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 208

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Whether paying tribute to silent films in Hugo and The Artist or celebrating arcade games in Tron: Legacy and Wreck-It-Ralph, Hollywood suddenly seems to be experiencing a wave of intense nostalgia for outmoded technologies. To what extent is that a sincere lament for modes of artistic production that have nearly vanished in an all-digital era? And to what extent is it simply a cynical marketing ploy, built on the notion that nostalgia has always been one of Hollywood’s top-selling products? In Flickers of Film, Jason Sperb offers nuanced and unexpected answers to these questions, examining the benefits of certain types of film nostalgia, while also critiquing how Hollywood’s nostalgic representations of old technologies obscure important aspects of their histories. He interprets this affection for the prehistory and infancy of digital technologies in relation to an industry-wide anxiety about how the digital has grown to dominate Hollywood, pushing it into an uncertain creative and economic future. Yet he also suggests that Hollywood’s nostalgia for old technologies ignores the professionals who once employed them, as well as the labor opportunities that have been lost through the computerization and outsourcing of film industry jobs. Though it deals with nostalgia, Flickers of Film is strikingly cutting-edge, one of the first studies to critically examine Pixar’s role in the film industry, cinematic representations of videogames, and the economic effects of participatory culture. As he takes in everything from Terminator: Salvation to The Lego Movie, Sperb helps us see what’s distinct about this recent wave of self-aware nostalgic films—how Hollywood nostalgia today isn’t what it used to be.

The Politics of Nordsploitation

Accordingly, we will be closer to Schaefer's methodology with regard to creating a contemporary – rather than a nostalgic or ... through publications such as Grindhouse Nostalgia (Church 2015) and Selling the Splat Pack (Bernard 2015).

Author: Pietari Kääpä

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501327315

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

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The Politics of Nordsploitation takes a transnational approach to exploring Nordic 'exploitation' films in their industrial contexts, viewing them as not only political manifestations of domestic considerations but also to position Nordic film cultures in a global context. Incorporating a wide range of films, from international cult classics like They Call Her One Eye (1974), homegrown martial arts films like The Ninja Mission (1984) to contemporary crowd-sourced fan productions like Iron Sky (2012), this volume examines the remarkable diversity of genre-based, commercially and culturally exploitative film production throughout the Nordic countries – emphasized here through the term 'Nordsploitation'. This volume provides a historical exposition of largely ignored marginal films and film cultural patterns. It also outlines how influential these films have been in shaping the development of Nordic cinema. The effects are visible in the films of the new millennium as previously marginalized practices now enter the mainstream. With sharp insights and new research, The Politics of Nordsploitation redefines the concept of 'exploitation' and its role in small nation cinemas.

The Routledge Companion to Gender Sex and Latin American Culture

Grindhouse Nostalgia: Memory, Home Video and Exploitation Film Fandom (Edinburgh University Press, 2015). 32. It was a main qualification for the “pure relationship” according to José E. Limón in 1998. See American Encounters: Greater ...

Author: Frederick Luis Aldama

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351717205

Category: Social Science

Page: 436

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The Routledge Companion to Gender, Sex and Latin American Culture is the first comprehensive volume to explore the intersections between gender, sexuality, and the creation, consumption, and interpretation of popular culture in the Américas. The chapters seek to enrich our understanding of the role of pop culture in the everyday lives of its creators and consumers, primarily in the 20th and 21st centuries. They reveal how popular culture expresses the historical, social, cultural, and political commonalities that have shaped the lives of peoples that make up the Américas, and also highlight how pop culture can conform to and solidify existing social hierarchies, whilst on other occasions contest and resist the status quo. Front and center in this collection are issues of gender and sexuality, making visible the ways in which subjects who inhabit intersectional identities (sex, gender, race, class) are "othered", as well as demonstrating how these same subjects can, and do, use pop-cultural phenomena in self-affirmative and progressively transformative ways. Topics covered in this volume include TV, film, pop and performance art, hip-hop, dance, slam poetry, gender-fluid religious ritual, theater, stand-up comedy, graffiti, videogames, photography, graphic arts, sports spectacles, comic books, sci-fi and other genre novels, lotería card games, news, web, and digital media.

Film and Domestic Space

J. Hoberman has proposed that 'The midnight movies of the 1970s were in large measure a nostalgia for the community of ... Church, David (2015), Grindhouse Nostalgia: Memory, Home Video and Exploitation Film Fandom, Edinburgh: Edinburgh ...

Author: Baschiera Stefano Baschiera

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474428958

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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Although film and media studies have widely engaged with the different aspects of social space, domestic space in film has rarely been studied in its multiple dimensions. Drawing on a broad range of theoretical disciplines - and with case studies of directors such as Chantal Akerman, Agnes Varda, Claire Denis, Todd Haynes, Amos Gitai, Martin Ritt, John Ford, Ila Beka and Louise Lemoine - this book goes beyond the representational approach to the analysis of domestic space in cinema, in order to look at it as a dispositif. Adopting this innovative two-fold approach that couples representation and dispositif, the home is studied as an architecture, as the place that embodies, defines and perpetuates the family history, as the milieu of gender and generational struggle, as well as the first site where manifestations of power unfold. All chapters contribute to explore, unpack the complexities and expand on the richness encapsulated in the notion of domesticity and dwelling in its fascinating relation to moving images.

The Routledge Companion to Cult Cinema

It is not difficult to see how latter-day cult fans would invest grindhouse nostalgia with related fantasies about rebellion and subcultural distinction. In contrast, however, Bette Gordon's film Variety (1983) depicts grind houses as ...

Author: Ernest Mathijs

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317362234

Category: Social Science

Page: 500

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The Routledge Companion to Cult Cinema offers an overview of the field of cult cinema – films at the margin of popular culture and art that have received exceptional cultural visibility and status mostly because they break rules, offend, and challenge understandings of achievement (some are so bad they’re good, others so good they remain inaccessible). Cult cinema is no longer only comprised of the midnight movie or the extreme genre film. Its range has widened and the issues it broaches have become battlegrounds in cultural debates that typify the first quarter of the twenty-first century. Sections are introduced with the major theoretical frameworks, philosophical inspirations, and methodologies for studying cult films, with individual chapters excavating the most salient criticism of how the field impacts cultural discourse at large. Case studies include the worst films ever; exploitation films; genre cinema; multiple media formats cult cinema is expressed through; issues of cultural, national, and gender representations; elements of the production culture of cult cinema; and, throughout, aspects of the aesthetics of cult cinema – its genre, style, look, impact, and ability to yank viewers out of their comfort zones. The Routledge Companion to Cult Cinema goes beyond the traditional scope of Anglophone and North American cinema by including case studies of East and South Asia, continental Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America, making it an innovative and important resource for researchers and students alike.