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The Resource A thousand cuts : the bizarre underground world of collectors and dealers who saved the movies, Dennis Bartok and Jeff Joseph

A thousand cuts : the bizarre underground world of collectors and dealers who saved the movies, Dennis Bartok and Jeff Joseph

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A thousand cuts : the bizarre underground world of collectors and dealers who saved the movies
Title
A thousand cuts
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the bizarre underground world of collectors and dealers who saved the movies
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Dennis Bartok and Jeff Joseph
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eng
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A Thousand Cuts is a candid exploration of one of America s strangest and most quickly vanishing subcultures. It is about the death of physical film in the digital era and about a paranoid, secretive, eccentric, and sometimes obsessive group of film-mad collectors who made movies and their projection a private religion in the time before DVDs and Blu-rays. The book includes the stories of film historian/critic Leonard Maltin, TCM host Robert Osborne discussing Rock Hudson s secret 1970s film vault, RoboCop producer Jon Davison dropping acid and screening King Kong with Jefferson Airplane at the Fillmore East, and Academy Award winning film historian Kevin Brownlow recounting his decades-long quest to restore the 1927 Napoleon. Other lesser-known but equally fascinating subjects include one-legged former Broadway dancer Tony Turano, who lives in a Norma Desmond like world of decaying movie memories, and notorious film pirate Al Beardsley, one of the men responsible for putting O. J. Simpson behind bars. Authors Dennis Bartok and Jeff Joseph examine one of the least-known episodes in modern legal history: the FBI s and Justice Department s campaign to harass, intimidate, and arrest film dealers and collectors in the early 1970s. Many of those persecuted were gay men. Victims included Planet of the Apes star Roddy McDowall, who was arrested in 1974 for film collecting and forced to name names of fellow collectors, including Rock Hudson and Mel Torme. A Thousand Cuts explores the obsessions of the colorful individuals who created their own screening rooms, spent vast sums, negotiated underground networks, and even risked legal jeopardy to pursue their passion for real, physical film. -- Goodreads
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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A thousand cuts : the bizarre underground world of collectors and dealers who saved the movies, Dennis Bartok and Jeff Joseph
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Hollywood vs. Evan H. Foreman -- An expensive hobby -- The Theodore Huff Memorial Film Society -- The Tuesday Night Film Club -- Rock Hudson's hidden film vault -- Lockdown -- South of Sunset Boulevard -- A dying art? -- The house of clocks -- Child of Frankenstein -- Have some onions, they'll make you fat -- Restoring the audience -- A woman in film -- Captain Ahab and The Triffids -- Something weird -- The theory of creative destruction -- A thousand cuts -- The score -- A younger generation of collectors -- The man who went to jail for the movies -- Epilogue -- Special thanks -- Notes -- Glossary
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sky2ocm80413559
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
241 pages:
Isbn
9781496807731
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016005823
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations;
Label
A thousand cuts : the bizarre underground world of collectors and dealers who saved the movies, Dennis Bartok and Jeff Joseph
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Hollywood vs. Evan H. Foreman -- An expensive hobby -- The Theodore Huff Memorial Film Society -- The Tuesday Night Film Club -- Rock Hudson's hidden film vault -- Lockdown -- South of Sunset Boulevard -- A dying art? -- The house of clocks -- Child of Frankenstein -- Have some onions, they'll make you fat -- Restoring the audience -- A woman in film -- Captain Ahab and The Triffids -- Something weird -- The theory of creative destruction -- A thousand cuts -- The score -- A younger generation of collectors -- The man who went to jail for the movies -- Epilogue -- Special thanks -- Notes -- Glossary
Control code
sky2ocm80413559
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
241 pages:
Isbn
9781496807731
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016005823
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations;

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