The “Modery Table of Exploitation Films” – a little side-project of mine – is finished. Categorising all the milestones of questionable taste according to genre and release year.
Output of a lazy but productive Sunday:
The film poster for the 1976 Rodger Corman cult-classic “Cthulhu Rising”. Widely regarded as one of the most influential horror films of the 70′s it was also Heather Thomas breakthrough as an A-list actress. Unfortunately none of this happened in our universe…
A really interesting video about stylistic devices in Scorcese films. It gives examples of the use of freeze frames, speed changes, photo montages and other things that are reoccurring in his films. Even having watched these films a hundred times, I didn’t spot some of it.
An advertising video for the CMX 600. The first computer based editing system from the year 1971 (!). Parts of it can still be found in modern day editing – as in your CMX 3600 EDL-format.
Extended material from my interview for the “Four Horsemen” making-of.
Modern trailers tend to give away the whole plot. There is a saying ” The trailer is the film without the bad parts”. Well, it works, and audiences are actually more likely to watch a film if they know the plot already. So tell act 1 and 2 in the trailer, show the best shots of act 3 and suggest some nudity that is not in the actual film itself. The trailer I just cut for “Valley of the Dommes” is a good example for it.
But half a century ago you could do something like that. It is 6 min long, a shortfilm in his own right and after you have seen it you still have no clue on what the film is about: