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Cinema

E-BOOK SHOP

Cult movie journalist Evan Popplestone takes an in-depth look the vast world of cinema in a series of insightful e-books on sale here.

Genre Cinema Through the Ages Part II: The 1970s to present day

Genre Cinema Through the Ages Part II coverIt’s the long (well, not very long) awaited second installment of my look at genre movies. This one picks up in the 1970s and goes through to present day. It veers from Bond movies to space operas, from the ninja craze to the Tarantino-style meta-movie, from swords and sorcery to “found footage” horror. I explore their contemporary political relevance and enduring appeal.

  • How did the rise of home viewing affect genre movies?
  • What exactly made Japan’s “Pinky Violence” subgenre popular with the country’s youth culture?
  • What caused the rise of South Korean cinema during the late 1990s?
  • Which early 1970s American action films were based around the exploits of two New York cops named Eddie Egan and Sonny Grosso?
  • Which subgenre of Italian movies predated the American “slasher movie” craze?
  • Which partnership of two Israeli producers briefly became financially successful from making low-budget action films based around ninjas?
  • What exactly is “The Gates of Hell Trilogy”?
  • How did writer-director Eric Red invert the buddy movie with his underrated Cohen & Tate?
  • Which James Bond film was the first to have scenes shot in Russia?
  • Which classic Alfonso Cuarón SF adaptation homaged a low-budget 1980s Italian B-movie?

If you are interested in answers to a number of these questions then this is the E-Book for you.

It is available on the Amazon Kindle bookstore in various international territories (English language only):

United Kingdom: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B076M91CV2

United States: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076M91CV2

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Netherlands: https://www.amazon.nl/dp/B076M91CV2

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India: https://www.amazon.in/dp/B076M91CV2

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