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Author Taylor, Charles, 1961- author.

Title Opening Wednesday at a theater or drive-in near you : the shadow cinema of the American '70s / Charles Taylor.

Publication Info. New York : Bloomsbury USA, 2017.

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Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Seneca PL Adult Non-Fiction - SEBB-3  791.43 TAYLOR    AVAILABLE
 Sycamore PL Adult 2nd Floor - SYLY-12  791.43 TAY    AVAILABLE
Description 199 pages ; 22 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes filmography (pages 191-197).
Summary "When we think of '70s cinema, we think of classics like The Godfather, Taxi Driver, and The Wild Bunch. but the riches found in the overlooked B movies of the time, rolled out wherever they might find an audience, unexpectedly tell an eye-opening story about post-Watergate, post-Vietnam America. Revisiting the films that don't make the Academy Award montages, Charles Taylor finds a treasury many of us have forgotten, movies that in fact "unlock the secrets of the times." Celebrated film critic Taylor pays homage to the trucker vigilantes, meat magnate pimps, blaxploitation "angel avengers," and taciturn factory workers of grungy, unartful B films such as Prime Cut, Foxy Brown, and Eyes of Laura Mars. He creates a compelling argument for what matters in moviemaking and brings a pivotal American era vividly to life in all its gritty, melancholy complexity."-- Provided by publisher.
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Subject B films -- United States -- History and criticism.
Motion pictures -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
PERFORMING ARTS -- Film& Video -- History & Criticism.
B films. (OCoLC)fst00824793
Motion pictures. (OCoLC)fst01027285
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9781632868183 (hardback)
1632868180 (hardback)

 
    
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