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Mexploitation Cinema

Mexploitation Cinema
Your Price: $37.00 CDN
Author: Doyle Greene
Publisher: McFarland & Company
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 202
Pub. Date: 2005
ISBN-10: 0786422017
ISBN-13: 9780786422012

About the Book:

Thanks in large part to an exploitation film producer and distributor named K. Gordon Murray, a unique collection of horror films from Mexico began to appear on American late-night television and drive-in screens in the 1960s. Ranging from monster movies clearly owing to the heyday of Universal Studios to the lucha libre horror films featuring El Santo and the "Wrestling Women," these low-budget "Mexploitation" films offer plenty of campy fun and still inspire cult devotion, yet they also reward close study in surprising ways.

Mexploitation Cinema by Doyle Greene places Mexploitation films in their historical and cultural context and provides close textual readings of a representative sample, showing how they can be seen as important documents in the cultural debate over Mexico’s past, present and future. Subtitled A Critical History of Mexican Vampire, Wrestler, Ape-Man and Similar Films, 1957-1977, stills accompany the text, and a selected filmography and bibliography complete the volume.

About the Author:

Doyle Greene is a writer and independent scholar. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.