Profoundly Disturbing: Shocking Movies that Changed History!

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Universe, 2003 - Performing Arts - 252 pages
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From the murky depths can come the most extraordinary things. . . . Profoundly Disturbing examines the underground cult movies that have--unexpectedly and unintentionally-- revolutionized the way that all movies would be made. Called "exploitation films" because they often exploit our most primal fears and desires, these overlooked movies pioneered new cinematographic techniques, subversive narrative structuring, and guerrilla marketing strategies that would eventually trickle up into mainstream cinema. In this book Joe Bob Briggs uncovers the most seminal cult movies of the twentieth century and reveals the fascinating untold stories behind their making.

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Review: Profoundly Disturbing: The Shocking Movies that Changed History

User Review  - Robert - Goodreads

Joe Bob Briggs reins in the redneck persona and exposes more of the film critic, John Bloom, in PROFOUNDLY DISTURBING... but then 'John Bloom' wouldn't have moved as many books as "Joe Bob Briggs ... Read full review

Review: Profoundly Disturbing: The Shocking Movies that Changed History

User Review  - Craig Williams - Goodreads

I've always had a passionate love of movies, made all the more so in my childhood by watching shows like Up All Night with Gilbert Godfrey and Monster Vision with Joe Bob Briggs. Sure, neither shows ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Joe Bob Briggs began his career as a film critic for the Dallas Times-Herald and Texas Monthly. In 1986, he started Joe Bob's Drive-In Theater, the highest-rated show on The Movie Channel, which ran for ten years. Later he moved to create Monstervision on TNT, which ran for four years and had a viewership of two million. His last book, Iron Joe Bob, was published ten years ago. A New York City resident, he is currently a columnist for UPI.

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