Friday, June 22, 2012

A Bucket of Blood


Source: YouTube

In 1959, with fifty-thousand dollars and a five-day shooting schedule, Roger Corman wanted to break from shooting straight horror films, and set out to create a horror film infused with black comedic elements while also satirizing the beatnik, “art house” culture. With its low production value and farcical elements, A Bucket of Blood set the tone (which Corman sharpened the following year with The Little Shop of Horrors) not only for later horror-comedies, but for the boom in exploitation and grindhouse films of the 60s and 70s as well.

From Internet Movie Database:
At the time of its original release there was a promotion in the newspaper's movie section advertisements that made the offer, “If You Bring In A Bucket Of Blood To Your Local Theater's Management (Or Ticket Booth), You Will Be Given One Free Admission.”

Resources:

In the Library:
  • Corman, Roger, and Jim Jerome. 1990. How I made a hundred movies in Hollywood and never lost a dime. New York: Random House. [Link: WorldCat]
  • Fischer, Dennis. 1991. Horror film directors, 1931-1990. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland. [Link: WorldCat]
  • Dittman, Michael J. 2007. Masterpieces of Beat literature. Greenwood introduces literary masterpieces. Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press. [Link: NetLibrary]

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Friday, April 6, 2012

Terrorizing Dissent




Source: YouTube (pt1, pt2, pt3)

“Glass Bead Collective, Twin Cities Indymedia, and other independent media activists have released a new film, 'Terrorizing Dissent', an exposé of events at the 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota.
“Featuring first-person accounts and footage from more than forty cameras on the streets, 'Terrorizing Dissent' focuses on the story of dissent suppressed. People charged with "conspiracy to riot in furtherance of terrorism" speak out against the government's campaign to manipulate media coverage and label civil disobedience and community organizing as terrorism.”
Cut from hundreds of hours of donated footage, "Terrorizing Dissent" has been released for free on the Internet in HD, FLV and Quicktime formats, under the Creative Commons / CopyLeft license, and its producers encourage everyone to share this important film.

Resources:

In the Library:
  • Krüger, Marlis, and Frieda Silvert. 1975. Dissent denied: the technocratic response to protest. New York: Elsevier.[link: WorldCat]
  • Meyer, David S., Nancy Whittier, and Belinda Robnett. 2002. Social movements: identity, culture, and the state. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [link: WorldCat]
  • Stephens, Julie. 1998. Anti-disciplinary protest: sixties radicalism and postmodernism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [link: WorldCat]
  • Trodd, Zoe. 2006. American protest literature. The John Harvard library. Cambridge, Mass: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press. [link: WorldCat]
  • Woodcock, George. 1977. The Anarchist reader. Hassocks, Eng: Harvester Press.[link: WorldCat]
  • Young, Alfred Fabian. 1968. Dissent. Explorations in the history of American radicalism. DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press. [link: WorldCat]

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Monday, March 19, 2012

Living Canvas: A Tattoo Documentary


This is a tattoo documentary on the art of tattoos, the people who have them, and their part in society as individuals like any other person.

Source: YouTube

Resources:

In the Library:
  • Rio, Dale. Tatoo. Courage Books [WorldCat]
  • Pitts-Taylor, Victoria. In The Flesh : The Cultural Politics of Body Modification. Palgrave Macmillan. [GN419.15 .P57 2003]
  • Griffin, Karol. Skin Deep : Tattoos, The Disappearing West, Very Bad Men, and My Deep Love For Them All. Harcourt [WorldCat]
  • Lloyd, J.D. Body Piercing and Tattoos. Greenhaven Press. [GT2345 .B63 2003]
  • Gay, Kathlyn. Body Marks : Tattooing, Piercing, and Scarification. Millbrook Press. [GN419.5 .G39 2002]
  • Miller, Jean-Chris. The Body Art Book : A Complete, Illustrated Guide To Tattoos, Piercings, and Other Body Modifications. Berkeley Books [WorldCat]
  • Camphausen, Rufus C. Return Of The Tribal : A Celebration Of Body Adornment : Piercing, Tattooing, Scarification, Body Painting. Park Street Press. [WorldCat]
  • Hewitt, Kim. Mutilating the Body : Identity In Blood and Ink. Bowling Green State University Press. [WorldCat]
  • Wojcik, Daniel. Punk and Neo-Tribal Body Art. University Press of Mississippi.
    [WorldCat]
  • Sangl, Harry. The Blue Privilege : The Last Tatooed Maori Women : Te Kuia Moko. Richards Pub. in association with W. Collins [WorldCat]