The subject of Film History is the historical development of the motion picture, and the social, technological, and economic context in which this has occurred. Its areas of interest range from the technical through all aspects of production and distribution.
With this issue on the Exploitation Film, Film History investigates one of the more obscure corners of cinema. If there is a grand narrative of film history, the exploitation film has not had its chapter therein. There are many reasons for this. This ‘Exploitation Film’ issue demonstrates the scholarly activity devoted to this marginal mode of film production and its position in regard to main- stream forms of cinematic production and representation.
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
“EXPLOITATION FILM” By Mark Langer
“RESISTING REFINEMENT: the Exploitation Film and Self-Censorship” By Eric Schaefer
“WHITE HEROINES AND HEARTS OF DARKNESS: Race, Gender and Disguise in 1930s Jungle Films”
By Rhona J. Berenstein
“THE WOMAN ON THE TABLE: Moral and Medical Discourse in the Exploitation Cinema”
By Felicia Feaster
“MAKE LOVE MAKE WAR: Cultural Confusion and the Biker Film Cycle” By Martin Rubin
“THE TROPE OF BLAXPLOITATION: Critical Responses to Sweetback” By Jon Hartmann