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Grindhouse Nostalgia: Memory, Home Video and Exploitation Film Fandom

David Church


Combining cultural history, media industry analysis, reception study, and textual readings, this book explores how nostalgia for drive-in theatres and grind houses provides fans with remembered spaces and times to imaginatively inhabit as compensation for their devotion to low-budget exploitation genres that have gradually garnered greater accessibility with their release on successive video formats. Yet, because nostalgia is inherently contestable as a mystification of history, it can also breed ambivalence over the classed and gendered connotations of films that are no longer beneath the pur ... More

Keywords: Film distribution, Nostalgia, Fandom, Exploitation, Pastiche, Film reception, Subcultures

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780748699100
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748699100.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Church, author
Indiana University