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A Place For Film - Exploitation Film With David Church

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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.

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Movies Mentioned In This Episode

Abraham Lincoln-Vampire Hunter

American Grindhouse

Animal House

Battle Royal

Black Dynamite

Black Rain


Ed Wood


Friday the 13th



I Was a Teenage Werewolf

Jackie Brown

Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Katy Perry: Part of Me

Kill Bill


Mahler on the Couch


Martha Marcy May Marlene


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!


Scorpio Rising

Sex Madness


Shake, Rattle & Rock



Spy Kids

Super Fly

The Amazing Spider-Man

The Fog of War

The Thin Blue Line

Turn Me On, Dammit!


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