Monday, 17 January 2011


ISBN-13: 978-0-7864-1142-9
Writer: Mike Quarles
Τitle: Down and Dirty
Subtitle: Hollywood’s Exploitation Filmmakers and Their Movies
Language: English
Place of Publication: Jefferson, North Carolina, and London
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers
Year of Publication: 2001
Format: 151x228mm (trimmed)
Pages: xiv+193 printed on alkaline paper
Illustrations: 61 single colour plates, pictures and ad mats; index, 187
Front Cover Photo: A scene from Tobe Hooper’s 1974 film The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (Photofest)
Binding: Paperback in single colour wrappers
Weight: 305gr.
Entry No.: 2008031
Entry Date: 24th May 2008


Taboo breakers and trendsetters, shameless hucksters and famous directors. Exploitation filmmaking has seen it all. Fred Olen Ray made his first movie for $298. In 1936 Marijuana — Weed with Roots in Hell showed drug use and nudity on screen in an effort to “educate the public.” Kroger Babb, the man behind Mom and Dad, spliced color medical footage of a baby’s birth into his black and white “classic.”

Russ Meyer, John Waters, Andy Milligan, Doris Wishman, and many others are covered. “Classic” films such as The Immoral Mr. Teas, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and Nude on the Moon are examined. Production techniques and innovations are also discussed.

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