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Trash: The Graphic Genius of Xploitation Movie Postersby Jacques Boyreau
"In the world of movies, my favorites have always been exploitation films. As a kid, I was fascinated by the lurid ads in our hometown newspaper of the movies playing at local theatres and drive-ins. I was lucky enough to have a father who enjoyed and took me to see some of these films (he was big on the biker films); others I saw on my own. This book of movie posters is a great compilation, broken down into subgenres. The color reproductions are beautiful and give me that same feeling of "anything's possible" that I felt as a kid looking at the posters standing in line outside the theatre. I highly recommend this one."
Synopses & Reviews
Trash proudly assembles more than 150 masterpieces of twisted brilliance: lowbrow graphic poster art from the sickest, sleaziest, sexiest, and weirdest ½lms from the 1950s through the 1980s. A feast for the eyes and other visceral zones, Trash rolls in the mud with graphic art of such questionable aesthetic quality and social worth that it practically redefines the poster as advertising medium. Chapters each define a key Trash topic (Sex Trash, Action Trash, Sick Trash, Race Trash, Groovy Trash, Docu Trash), collecting the most zombified, oversexed, lethal pest-infested, and tasteless posters from each genre. With plagues of frogs, meteors headed straight for earth, sex-starved zombies, and explosion after glorious explosion, Trash gleefully crawls across the underbelly of both the cinematic and poster arts.
"Rest assured that they all got paid, because money was ultimately what exploitation movies were all about. Cheap thrills have always made long green. If you need a contemporary reminder, just watch reality TV." Dallas Morning News
"Depending on your point of view, Trash is either a celebration of the visceral power of baroque popular culture or an indictment of raunchy forms of media that play to the lowest common denominator. Either way, you can't tear your eyes away from it." Cinescape
"Trash" proudly assembles more than 150 masterpieces of twisted brilliance: lowbrow graphic poster art from the sickest, sleaziest, sexiest, and weirdest films from the 1950s through the 1980s.150 illustrations.
One glance at the bold and astonishing artwork convinces.
About the Author
Jacques Boyreau co-founded the half-bar, half-underground cinema known as the Werepad. His archive, Cosmic Hex, contains hundreds of cult, horror, and sci-fi films, as well as thousands of movie posters. This is his first book. He lives in San Francisco.
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