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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
If you are a fan of '80's slashers it is a must. Sept. 12 2011
By Beanis - Published on Amazon.com
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The book is more academic analysis than fanboy fawning. If you can overlook some of the dry critique, it is well worth the read.
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Clear, convincing, corrective Sept. 13 2011
By Hans Kellner - Published on Amazon.com
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Blood Money is one of the best books I have ever read about the social, economic and political contexts in which films are produced (another is Hitchcock: The Making of a Reputation). It is clearly argued, scrupulously documented, and serves as a necessary corrective to the prevailing scholarship about horror films of the late 70s and early 80s. Author Richard Nowell methodically debunks the reputation of these films as undifferentiated products of a misogynistic assembly line. Critics Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel, who took a very public stand against these films in the early '80s and created a template for their criticism ever since, are rightly singled out for their simplistic and reactionary analysis of the film cycle. Horror films deserve the kind of serious attention provided by Nowell's book. You will never think about "slasher films," or indeed the forces that drive film production in general, after reading Blood Money. Very highly recommended.


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