A Thousand Cuts: The Bizarre Underground World of Collectors by Dennis Bartok,Jeff Joseph

By Dennis Bartok,Jeff Joseph

A Thousand Cuts is a candid exploration of 1 of America�s strangest and so much fast vanishing subcultures. it's in regards to the demise of actual movie within the electronic period and a couple of paranoid, secretive, eccentric, and occasionally obsessive workforce of film-mad creditors who made videos and their projection a personal faith within the time ahead of DVDs and Blu-rays.

The publication contains the tales of movie historian/critic Leonard Maltin, TCM host Robert Osborne discussing Rock Hudson�s mystery Nineteen Seventies movie vault, RoboCop manufacturer Jon Davison losing acid and screening King Kong with Jefferson plane on the Fillmore East, and Academy Award�winning movie historian Kevin Brownlow recounting his decades-long quest to revive the 1927 Napoleon. different lesser-known yet both attention-grabbing matters comprise one-legged former Broadway dancer Tony Turano, who lives in a Norma Desmond�like international of decaying motion picture thoughts, and infamous movie pirate Al Beardsley, one of many males chargeable for placing O. J. Simpson in the back of bars.

Authors Dennis Bartok and Jeff Joseph learn one of many least-known episodes in glossy criminal heritage: the FBI�s and Justice Department�s crusade to bother, intimidate, and arrest movie buyers and creditors within the early Nineteen Seventies. lots of these persecuted have been homosexual males. sufferers incorporated Planet of the Apes megastar Roddy McDowall, who was once arrested in 1974 for movie accumulating and compelled to call names of fellow creditors, together with Rock Hudson and Mel Torm�.

A Thousand Cuts explores the obsessions of the colourful people who created their very own screening rooms, spent colossal sums, negotiated underground networks, or even risked felony jeopardy to pursue their ardour for actual, actual film.

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