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You've heard of Hollywood, a town of tinsel and glamour, the town of Paramount, Columbia and MGM.  But there is another Hollywood... See more » | Add synopsis »
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does a really good job of informing the viewer how and why exploitation movies became so popular See more (11 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
F.X. Feeney ... Himself

Vampira ... Herself (as Maila Nurmi)
Michael Copner ... Himself

Samuel Z. Arkoff ... Himself
James H. Nicholson ... Himself (archive footage)

Dick Miller ... Himself

Roger Corman ... Himself
Forrest J Ackerman ... Himself
Joseph McBride ... Himself (as Joseph P. McBride)
David F. Friedman ... Himself
Michael J. Bowen ... Himself (as Michael Bowen)
Doris Wishman ... Herself
Harry H. Novak ... Himself (as Harry Novak)
Kroger Babb ... Himself (archive footage)
Herschell Gordon Lewis ... Himself (archive footage)

Russ Meyer ... Himself (archive footage)
Gene Corman ... Himself (archive footage)

Peter Bogdanovich ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pat Barrington ... Herself (archive footage)

Adolf Hitler ... Himself (archive footage)

Boris Karloff ... Himself (archive footage)

John F. Kennedy ... Himself (archive footage)
Robert F. Kennedy ... Himself (archive footage)

Martin Luther King ... Himself (archive footage)
Benito Mussolini ... Himself (archive footage)

Jack Nicholson ... Himself (archive footage)
Lee Harvey Oswald ... Himself (archive footage)

Elvis Presley ... Himself (archive footage)

Directed by
Ray Greene 
 
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Ray Greene 

Produced by
Daniel Hsu Accomando .... associate producer
Ray Greene .... producer
Wade Major .... producer
 
Original Music by
Johnny English 
 
Cinematography by
Sean Peacock 
 
Film Editing by
Ray Greene 
 
Sound Department
Michael Payne .... supervising sound editor
Andy Peach .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Other crew
Daniel Hsu Accomando .... researcher
David Wisehart .... production assistant
 

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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
does a really good job of informing the viewer how and why exploitation movies became so popular, 26 March 2004
Author: chris miller (chris@aptpupil.org) from davis, california

a good look at the whole exploitation phenomenon that began in the 50s. unlike "mau mau sex sex," this film does a really good job of informing the viewer how and why exploitation movies became so popular. it looks at social and political forces that guided the rise and demise of the industry. it looks at landmark films, directors and producers. and rather than focus just on their effect on exploitation films, it looks at their effect on mainstream films as well. if you want to know about exploitation films of the 50s and 60s, this is the documentary to check out. as one reviewer noted, many of the films mentioned are released by "something weird video," another label to explore is "troma" which has many similar titles. B+.

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