Land of a Thousand Balconies: Discoveries and Confessions of a B-movie Archaeologist

Voorkant
Headpress, 2003 - 189 pagina's
Most books about B-movies are straightforward genre guides, biographies or encyclopaedias. Not this one. In addition to the meticulously researched chapters on film showmen, gimmicks, cult films, camp and trash, this book documents Stevenson's first-hand exploration of a different realm of low-budget cinema - the underground. With film-related incidents and episodes, character studies and reports of unusual one-off film happenings, as well as taking the reader on a tour of old movie theatres and renegade exhibition spaces, this book captures the whole experience.
 

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ln Praise of the Lowly Gimmidc and a High Priesl nomed Williom Castle
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The Story of Scopitane
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The Goad The Bad and The Strange
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Hail The Canquering Thief
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The Cult Of Technicalor
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Movie Theatre Groveyord
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Over de auteur (2003)

Jack Stevenson is the author or editor of several books including "Tod Browning's Freaks "(1997), "Addicted: The Myth and Menace of Drugs in Film "(2000), and "Fleshpot: Cinema's Sexual Myth Makers and Taboo Breakers "(2000).

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