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