Edgar G. Ulmer: Detour on Poverty Row illuminates the paintings of this under-appreciated movie auteur via 21 new essays penned by means of a number of students from all over the world. Ulmer, an immigrant to Hollywood who fell from grace in Tinseltown after just one studio movie, grew to become one of many reigning administrators of Poverty Row B-movies. established in 4 sections, half I examines a number of contexts vital to Ulmer's occupation, equivalent to his paintings on the manufacturers liberating company (P.R.C.), and his paintings in exploitation movies and ethnic cinema. half II analyzes Ulmer's movie noirs, that includes an emphasis on Detour (1945) and homicide Is My Beat (1955). half III covers numerous Ulmer's person motion pictures, starting from Bluebeard (1944) and Carnegie corridor (1947) to the guy from Planet X (1951) and Daughter of Dr. Jekyll (1957). half IV concludes the quantity with a case learn of The Black Cat (1934), delivering 3 diverse analyses of Ulmer's landmark horror movie.
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Any analysis of exploitation films warrants definition. As Roger Corman explains in the documentary Schlock! The Secret History of American Movies, the term “exploitation” is difficult to define because it carries diverse, sometimes misleading, connotations. 3 However, confusion emerges when exploitation films are confused with B-movies and independent films. The three share common histories, but their differences are important. 4 Since exploitation films share those features, they are understandably, though troublingly, confused with B-movies.
Edgar G. Ulmer: The Man Off-Screen, DVD, directed by Michael Palm (2004; Edgar G. Ulmer Preservation Corporation). 3. Schlock! The Secret History of American Movies, DVD, directed by Ray Greene (2001; Los Angeles: Pathfinder Home Entertainment, 2001).