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Shock Value

review Shock Value ä PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Jason Zinoman æ 5 review Free download Ö PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free æ Jason Zinoman An enormously entertaining account of the gifted and eccentric directors who gave us the golden age of modern horror in the 1970s bringing a new brand of politics and gritty realism to the genre Much has been written about the storied New Hollywood of the 1970s but at the same time as Martin Scorsese Steven Spielberg and Francis Ford Coppola were making their first classic movies a parallel universe of directors gave birth to the modern horror film aggressive raw and utterly original Based on unprecedented access to the genre's major players The New York Times's critic Jason Zinoman's Shock Value delivers the first definitive account of horror's golden age By the late 1960s horror was stuck in the past confined mostly to drive in theaters and exploitation houses and shunned by critics Shock Value This book is a fantastic examination of the people and movies that created horror as we know it If you want to understand why we had so many slasher films in the 80s or why horror seemed to be completely subverted into weird satire that wasn t particularly scary in the 90s you should read this book

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review Shock Value ä PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Jason Zinoman æ 5 review Free download Ö PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free æ Jason Zinoman Tells the unlikely story of how the much disparaged horror film became an ambitious art form while also conuering the multiplex Directors such as Wes Craven Roman Polanski John Carpenter and Brian De Palma counterculture types operating largely outside the confines of Hollywood revolutionized the genre exploding taboos and bringing a gritty aesthetic confrontational style and political edge to horror Zinoman recounts how these directors produced such classics as Rosemary's Baby Carrie The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Halloween creating a template for horror that has been imitated relentlessly but whose originality has rarely been matched This new kind of film dispensed with the old vampires and werewolves and instead assaulted audiences with portraits of serial killers the dark side of suburbia a The late 90searly 2000s reeked of academics and pretentious media tastemakers attempting to glom on to yet another bad kid underworld as they did with rock punk metal zines and anything and everything else in the form of blank brained boors chanting memorized blather about how THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE is actually about the Vietnam war manGo sit on a Black DeckerGeorge Romero most prominently has forged a decades long NPR blessed professional run out of claiming that he created DAWN OF THE DEAD with intentions beyond showing how awesome it would be if flesh eating ghouls trashed everything inside a shopping mall I love DAWN OF THE DEAD Romero is a charmer But I don t now nor have I ever bought that con SHOCK VALUE author Jason Zinoman may or may not swallow it either but the book comes off as his attempt to finally format all such nonsense into a handy checklist for the sort of gasbags who d never actually watch horror movies to reference when befouling their surroundings by talking about horror moviesIf that was his intention bullseye And then I d add another word that starts with the same five lettersThe nonsense about New Horror in the mold of EASY RIDERS RAGING BULLS historical re education pollutes every page and Zinoman s mission to force the existing high culture narrative regarding 70s cinema into that boilerplate includes factual bone ups intentional or otherwise on the order of claiming that in LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT lead villain Krug carves the word LOVE onto a victim s bodyHe doesn t He carves the word Krug But it would be so much heavier if he d chosen LOVE man so let s just report it as that In addition Zinoman swiped John Waters book title and I guarantee he didn t even know he was doing it All that bloviated reading the book itself ain t a half terrible experience It moves it communicates interesting information although clearly not 100% trustworthy and it s not dry Faint praise to be sure but it s something to hold onto until the upcoming septic wave of tomes declaring SAW and HOSTEL are really about Halliburton and Guantanamo man Sunjata Penguin Classics yet another bad kid underworld as they did with rock punk metal zines and anything and everything else in the form of blank brained boors chanting memorized blather about how THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE is actually about the Vietnam war manGo sit on a Black DeckerGeorge Romero most prominently has forged a decades long NPR blessed professional run out of claiming that he created DAWN OF THE DEAD with intentions beyond showing how awesome it would be if flesh eating ghouls trashed everything inside a shopping mall I love DAWN OF THE DEAD Romero is a charmer But I don t now nor have I ever bought that con SHOCK VALUE author Jason Zinoman may or may not swallow it either but the book comes off as his attempt to finally format all such nonsense into a handy checklist for the sort of gasbags who d never actually watch horror movies to reference when befouling their surroundings by talking about horror moviesIf that was his intention bullseye And then I d add another word that starts with the same five lettersThe nonsense about New Horror in the mold of EASY RIDERS RAGING BULLS historical re education pollutes every page and Zinoman s mission to force the existing high culture narrative regarding 70s cinema into that boilerplate includes factual bone ups intentional or otherwise on the order of claiming that in LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT lead villain Krug carves the word LOVE onto a victim s bodyHe doesn t He carves the word Krug But it would be so much heavier if he d chosen LOVE man so let s just report it as that In addition Zinoman swiped John Waters book title and I guarantee he didn t even know he was doing it All that bloviated reading the book itself ain t a half terrible experience It moves it communicates interesting information although clearly not 100% trustworthy and it s not dry Faint praise to be sure but it s something to hold onto until the upcoming septic wave of tomes declaring SAW and HOSTEL are really about Halliburton and Guantanamo man

Jason Zinoman æ 5 review

review Shock Value ä PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Jason Zinoman æ 5 review Free download Ö PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free æ Jason Zinoman Nd a brand of nihilistic violence that had never been seen before Shock Value tells the improbable stories behind the making of these movies which were often directed by obsessive and insecure young men working on shoestring budgets were funded by sketchy investors and starred porn stars But once The Exorcist became the highest grossing film in America Hollywood took notice The classic horror films of the 1970s have now spawned a billion dollar industry but they have also penetrated deep into the American consciousness uite literally Zinoman reveals these movies have taught us what to be afraid of Drawing on interviews with hundreds of the most important artists in horror Shock Value is an enthralling and personality driven account of an overlooked but hugely influential golden age in American fi Given how much I love a lot of the horror movies covered in this book it was inevitable that I would like it but this book went beyond my expectations The thoughtfulness with which the author approached the subject hit the right tone for me and I thought he did a good job contrasting the artistic intentions of the film makers against the desires to just make something cool As is often the case I was struck by just how much contingency affected the outcomes of many of the films I love and how in retrospect it seems amazing that some of these films even exist I still think The Exorcist is overrated and not at all scary but it was interesting getting some background on just why it had the impact that it did Of all the films discussed the one mentioned the most that I still haven t seen is The Last House On The Left I should probably remedy that situationAddendumJokes on me turns out I had already seen The Last House On The Left It s a good thing I have external memory storage although if I ever lose my Netflix I m going to be screwed


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  1. says: Shock Value (PDF) Jason Zinoman æ 5 review

    Shock Value (PDF) This book is a fantastic examination of the people and movies that created horror as we know it If you want to understand why we had so many slasher films in the 80s or why horror seemed to be completely subverted into weird satire that wasn't particularly scary in the 90s you should read this book

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    Shock Value (PDF) John Carpenter's Halloween has without uestion been one of the most influential films of my life In particular I think a great deal of my neurotic development over the past twenty five years has been aptly summarized by the scene w

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    Free download Ö PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free æ Jason Zinoman Shock Value (PDF) This was so good The era of New Horror it covers goes from 1968 with the demise of the studio system to 1980 the rise of special effects and endless horror seuels Very interesting and full of new facts The fact that I've seen the vast majority of the movies covered made it fun to read As far as the couple things I haven't seen I will find a way to watch Dark Star and despite liking Wes Craven I just have no interest in seeing Th

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    review Shock Value Shock Value (PDF) Jason Zinoman æ 5 review The late 90searly 2000s reeked of academics and pretentious media tastemakers attempting to glom on to yet another bad kid underworld as they did with rock punk metal zines and anything and everything else in the form of blank brained boors chanting memorized blather about how THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE is actually about the Vietnam war manGo sit on a Black DeckerGeorge Romero most prominently has forged a decades long NPR bles

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    Shock Value (PDF) SHOCK VALUE is one of my favorite books published this yearZinoman details the move away from the goofy safe horror films of the 50s and 60s to the mix of exploitation confrontation and art of the late 60s and 70s Horror movies where the source of the horror is murky or cannot be easily explained or rationalized away Exhaustively researche

  7. says: Jason Zinoman æ 5 review Shock Value (PDF)

    Shock Value (PDF) Given how much I love a lot of the horror movies covered in this book it was inevitable that I would like it but this book went beyond my expectations The thoughtfulness with which the author approached the subject hit the right tone for me and I thought he did a good job contrasting the artistic intentions of the film makers aga

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    Shock Value (PDF) Jason Zinoman æ 5 review While only slightly elucidating than perusing IMDb's trivia section I did enjoy certain parts of Shock Value The author clearly loves horror and his detailed accounts of behind the scenes negotiations and creative spats are entertaining However Zinoman is wildly irregular in his approach He melds history with theory but

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    Jason Zinoman æ 5 review Free download Ö PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free æ Jason Zinoman Shock Value (PDF) I have to admit that one of my guilty pleasures used to be horror films and when I saw this book at the library it interested me in that it e

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    Free download Ö PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free æ Jason Zinoman Jason Zinoman æ 5 review Shock Value (PDF) I should preface this by saying that one of my favorite books about movies is Peter Biskind's Easy Riders Raging Bulls How the Sex Drugs and Rock 'n Roll Generation Saved Hollywood I read that book when I was a teenager a

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  • Hardcover
  • 274
  • Shock Value
  • Jason Zinoman
  • English
  • 15 July 2018
  • 9781594203022