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The Resource Lewd looks : American sexploitation cinema in the 1960s, Elena Gorfinkel

Lewd looks : American sexploitation cinema in the 1960s, Elena Gorfinkel

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Lewd looks : American sexploitation cinema in the 1960s
Title
Lewd looks
Title remainder
American sexploitation cinema in the 1960s
Statement of responsibility
Elena Gorfinkel
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
One of the most fascinating phenomena of 1960s film culture is the emergence of American sexploitation films--salacious indies made on the margins of Hollywood. Hundreds of such films were produced and shown on both urban and small-town screens over the course of the decade. Yet despite their vital importance to the film scene, and though they are now understood as a gateway to the emergence of publicly exhibited hardcore pornography in the early 1970s, these films have been largely overlooked by scholars.Defined by low budgets, quick production times, unknown actors, strategic uses of nudity, and a sensationalist obsession with unbridled female sexuality, sexploitation films provide a unique window into a tumultuous period in American culture and sexual politics. In Lewd Looks, Elena Gorfinkel examines the social and legal developments that made sexploitation films possible: their aesthetics, their regulation, and their audiences. Gorfinkel explores the ways sexploitation films changed how spectators encountered and made sense of the sexualized body and set the stage for the adult film industry of today. Lewd Looks recovers a lost chapter in the history of independent cinema and American culture--a subject that will engross readers interested in media, sexuality, gender, and the 1960s. Gorfinkel investigates the films and their contexts with scholarly depth and vivid storytelling, producing a new account of the obscene image, screen sex, and adult film and media
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Gorfinkel, Elena
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
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  • Pornographic films
  • Motion pictures
  • Motion pictures
  • Pornographic films
  • United States
Label
Lewd looks : American sexploitation cinema in the 1960s, Elena Gorfinkel
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Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
  • Includes filmography
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
311 pages
Isbn
9781517900175
Lccn
2016043312
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)970042302
Label
Lewd looks : American sexploitation cinema in the 1960s, Elena Gorfinkel
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
  • Includes filmography
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
311 pages
Isbn
9781517900175
Lccn
2016043312
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)970042302

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