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

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Headpress, 2003 - Performing Arts - 189 pages
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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Contents

Came from Beyond Belief
7
The Incredible BMovies of Sidney Pink in Denmark
25
The Jukebox That Ate The Cocktail Lounge
31
A Secret History of Cult Movies
47
Europeln The Row
52
The Good The Bad and The Strange
58
Hail The Conquering Thief
67
The Cult Of Technicolor
73
The Portable DriveInMovie Electric Acid Test
111
Ot Camp Film about to turn Fot and Forty
125
Underground FilmMaker Jon Moritsugu
133
Boston in Two Parts
139
Fear Loathing Good Hash Dirty Laundry in Europe
153
Of Celluloid and Slime
165
A Look Behind the Curtains of The Hamburg Short Film Festival
174
Copyright

The Nyback Chronicles in Two Paris
85

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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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