Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream (2005)
Critic Reviews for Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream
Samuels' own enjoyment for midnighters comes through in his funky visual design -- visually spunky for a clips-and-talking-heads film -- and in the energetic editing.
It's a celebration of cinema-going as a 'ritual experience or trip', a communal adventure with no real equivalent in the exquisitely atomised YouTubeverse.
In this affectionate glimpse into those countercultural times, filmmaker Stuart Samuels has compiled an engaging distillation of those nocturnal filmic emissions.
Tells the amazing story of how Midnight Movies, cult films, started.
Audience Reviews for Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream
It's really informative, and you can tell there's a high appreciation for these films behind the camera. It's great to see some of the movies I think are among the all time greats getting some attention.
a fun doc about the birth of cult film in the 70's. focusing on 6 influential 'midnight' movies including 2 of my all time faves, night of the living dead and rocky horror, it shows how the phenomenon changed film and helped bring about our ironic post-modern culture. makes u wish you'd been there at the start *sniff* i've yet to see the infamous pink flamingos and jodorowsky's mystical 'eastern,' el topo, but i'm sure i will just to say i did lol
Superb documentary. A great taste of sleaze & underground cinema.
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