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  - Mike Hunchback - Goodreads

One of the most essential books on film of the last 20 years. A staggering work, no one should call himself a true fan of cinema without it. Read full review

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User Review  - Alger - Goodreads

Being mean about this book is like kicking a puppy. It is so obviously a work of true love of an ardent fanboy that it doesn't matter if the selections are VERY subjective and the prose hackneyed and ... 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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