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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User Review  - Pat_F. - LibraryThing

Joe Bob Briggs has written a thoughtful, inside-baseball look at 15 movies that changed how we think of films. Here they are: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1919) Mom and Dad (1947) Creature from the ... Read full review

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User Review  - thudfactor - LibraryThing

Historical review of a handfull of movies that were considered shocking at the time they were released. JBB goes into exhausting, occasionally academic detail on the directors and actors involved, so ... Read full review

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Section 2
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Section 3
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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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