May 20, 2008

THE WORLD JERRY FALWELL MADE:

When Exploitation Ruled the Nation (GRADY HENDRIX, May 20, 2008, NY Sun)

They just don't make pornography like they used to. As television feasted on the corpse of Japanese cinema in the late 1960s and early '70s, the five major movie studios suddenly found themselves willing to do anything to hold on to the few remaining moviegoers. So they turned to sex and violence, which grew increasingly lurid and over-the-top as the studios vied for a shrinking pool of eyeballs.

If you ever want to see how thoroughly the Right won the culture war, just rent any popular movie of the '70s and check out the casual profanity, drug use and nudity.

Posted by Orrin Judd at May 20, 2008 7:45 AM
Comments

Not following you on this one OJ.....
casual profanity, drug use and nudity = the Right won??

Posted by: RC at May 20, 2008 1:02 PM

They're all gone now--except in art house films.

Posted by: oj at May 20, 2008 4:14 PM

Huh? This stuff has disappeared?

Posted by: Matt Murphy at May 20, 2008 6:43 PM

No, recompartmentalized.

Posted by: oj at May 20, 2008 7:44 PM

Now it's on prime time network television.

Posted by: erp at May 21, 2008 9:31 AM
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