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Marihuana, Motherhood & Madness: Three Screenplays from the Exploitation Cinema of Dwain Esper #2020

Marihuana Motherhood Madness Three Screenplays from the Exploitation Cinema of Dwain Esper Marihuana Motherhood Madness features the complete shooting scripts of three Depression era films directed by independent filmmaker Dwain Esper A topic of growing interest among cinema aficionados an

  • Title: Marihuana, Motherhood & Madness: Three Screenplays from the Exploitation Cinema of Dwain Esper
  • Author: Bret Wood Dwain Esper
  • ISBN: 9780810833753
  • Page: 261
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Marihuana, Motherhood & Madness: Three Screenplays from the Exploitation Cinema of Dwain Esper By Bret Wood Dwain Esper, Marihuana, Motherhood Madness 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 contMarihuana, Motherhood Madness 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 Dwain Esper 1894 1982 was the exploitation industry s most audacious figure Without any formal training in filmmaking, he operated his own film lab and studio which he acquired when a debtor defaulted on a loan and in 1932 began tapping into Depression America s appetites for iniquity As technically crude as his films are, they possess a savage beauty and are highlighted by moments of sublime tenderness and startling horror, proving that Esper had a natural gift for the medium, even if he was only involved for the money The screenplays included are Modern Motherhood 1934 , a social commentary on liberal marriages, abortion, and face lifts Maniac 1934 , a treatise on mental illness delivered in the low budget horror movie format and Marihuana Weed with Roots in Hell 1936 , a drug scare film in which a few puffs set an innocent high school girl on a downward spiral to become a heroin addicted, drug pushing kidnapper.

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