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Ed Wood, Mad Genius: A Critical Study of the Films
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Ed Wood, Mad Genius: A Critical Study of the Films (Hardback)

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Filmmaker Ed Wood was controversial and critically maligned, even labeled 'the worst director of all time', yet he achieved cult status and remains of great interest today. This book frames Wood's work, such as the cross-dressing themed ""Glen or Glenda?"" and the haphazard ""Bride of the Monster"", as reflections of the culture of their era. Wood invariably worked with infinitesimal budgets, shooting at breakneck speed, incorporating plot twists that defied all logic. Yet there was a tangible if unfocused thematic thrust to Wood's films, which meditate fitfully on gender, religion and society, revealing a 'holy trinity' of fixations - sex, death and resurrection. Wood's infamous ""Plan 9 From Outer Space"" encapsulates the fixations and flaws that were his hallmarks, and with 22 other films, is explored here. A filmography and 51 photographs are included in this title.

Film, TV & DramaFilms, cinemaFilm production: technical & background skillsFilm, TV & DramaFilms, cinemaFilm theory & criticismFilm, TV & DramaFilms, cinemaIndividual film directors, film-makers Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc Publication Date: 15/07/2009 ISBN-13: 9780786439553  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
Availability: Currently unavailable. Foyles can order for despatch to customer when the publisher is re-supplied on 18/12/2018.  

Rob Craig has been writing about cult film for over twenty years. His work has been published in magazines such as Videoscope, Screem and Horror-Wood. He lives in Stevenson, Connecticut.

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