A Place For Film – Exploitation Film With David Church

On this week's episode, we're talking to grad student David Church about the history of exploitation film.

A still from the scare film Reefer Madness

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A still from the 1930's scare film Reefer Madness.

Episode 91 – Discussing Exploitation Films With David Church

On this week’s episode, we invite Communication and Culture grad student David Church to talk about his class about exploitation film. We find out how he’s tackling the subject and how exploitation film has changed and influenced mainstream films.

We start off with What Have You Seen Lately and Jason is covering an older Ridley Scott film, and Andy talks about one of the best documentaries he’s ever seen.

We then get into the main topic. David tells us about which films he’s showing, what kind of materials are being read, and how he hopes to educate students about this genre and how it has influenced modern film. Be warned, we do cover some mature subjects. But it’s a fascinating discussion about the history of exploitation films.

Video – Discussing Exploitation Film

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Movies Mentioned In This Episode

Abraham Lincoln-Vampire Hunter
American Grindhouse
Animal House
Battle Royal
Black Dynamite
Black Rain
Carrie
Ed Wood
ELLES
Friday the 13th
Grindhouse
Hunger
I Was a Teenage Werewolf
Jackie Brown
Jiro Dreams of Sushi
Katy Perry: Part of Me
Kill Bill
Machete
Mahler on the Couch
Maniac
Martha Marcy May Marlene
Meatballs
Mr. Baseball
Ms. 45
Mystery Science Theater
Night of the Living Dead
Nude Nuns with Big Guns
Reefer Madness
Rent a Girl
Run! Bitch Run!
Savages
Scorpio Rising
Sex Madness
Shaft
Shake, Rattle & Rock
Shame
Sharktopus
Spy Kids
Super Fly
The Amazing Spider-Man
The Fog of War
The Thin Blue Line
Turn Me On, Dammit!
Viva

Andy Hunsucker

Andy Hunsucker is the creator and co-host of A Place for Film - The IU Cinema podcast. Along with his co-host Jason Thompson, he produces a weekly podcast focusing on events at the IU Cinema, and film at Indiana University. He also designs posters and video animations for the Cinema on a volunteer basis.

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