Marihuana, Motherhood & Madness: Three Screenplays from the Exploitation Cinema of Dwain Esper (Hardback)
  • Marihuana, Motherhood & Madness: Three Screenplays from the Exploitation Cinema of Dwain Esper (Hardback)
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Marihuana, Motherhood & Madness: Three Screenplays from the Exploitation Cinema of Dwain Esper (Hardback)

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Hardback 272 Pages / Published: 19/02/1998
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Features the complete shooting scripts of three Depression-era films directed by independent filmmaker Dwain Esper. A topic of growing interest among cinema aficionados and scholars, the lowbrow exploitation genre was the means by which small-scale entrepreneurs could compete with the major studios. Exploitation films addressed such controversial topics as drug use, prostitution, abortion, child marriage, and even bestiality-topics the major studios were forbidden to address by the Production Code Administration-salaciously exploiting the profitability of such taboo issues, while justifying their prurience by posing as educational tracts.

Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810833753
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 535 g
Dimensions: 222 x 144 x 24 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
...a useful addition to the very sparse, accurate documentation of the exploitation film racket. * Classic Images *
Each script is appended with Wood's extensive annotations, which are an education in themselves...there's also an extensive introduction, which...lends candid insight into Esper's character. * Video Watchdog *
...a fascinating social commentary on liberal marriages, teenage drinking and facelifts. Bret Wood understands his subject better than anyone outside the Esper family. -- Paul Holbrook * The Big Reel *
...a wild youth tale. * Movie Collector's World, Feb. 99, #570 *
...valuable to students of the genre. We wish there were more...an interesting appendix includes correspondence between Mrs. Esper and the New York Censor Board. * Past Times *

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