Profoundly disturbing: shocking movies that changed history!

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Universe, Jun 1, 2003 - Performing Arts - 252 pages
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Profoundly Disturbing examines the underground cult movies that have -- unexpectedly and often unintentionally -- revolutionized the way that all movies would be made. These overlooked movies pioneered new cinematographic techniques, subversive narrative structuring, and guerrilla marketing strategies that would eventually trickle up to mainstream cinema. Most important, they expanded what could be shown on-screen and forced us to face a new darker side of reality in all its unjointed glory. Joe Bob Briggs, dubbed "the aficionado of trash" by the Wall Street Journal, uncovers fifteen of the twentieth century's most seminal cult movies, revealing the fascinating stories behind their making. And each chapter finishes with a "For Further Disturbance" section with recommendations for hundreds of related movies. Profoundly Disturbing finds order amidst the chaos of this bizarro cinema and provides a guide that's essential for all movie lovers, especially those who think they've seen everything. Book jacket.

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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

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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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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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