By Scott Von Doviak

Whereas the pimps and avid gamers of blaxploitation videos ruled inner-city theaters, reliable previous boys with muscle less than their hoods and moonshine of their trunks roared onto drive-in displays all through rural the US. the recognition of those hick flicks grew in the course of the '70s, and so they attained mass recognition with the 1977 unencumber of Smokey and the Bandit. It marked the heyday of those nearby favorites, yet inside of a number of brief years, altering fiscal realities in the motion picture enterprise and the cave in of the drive-in marketplace could successfully spell the tip of the so-called hixploitation style. Chapters are divided into 3 significant issues. half One bargains with sturdy ol' boys, from redneck sheriffs, to moonshiners, to honky-tonk heroes and past. half explores highway videos, that includes backroad racers, truckers and every little thing in among. half 3, within the Woods, covers videos approximately all demeanour of beasts - a few of them human - populating the swamps and woodlands of rural the USA. movie stills are incorporated, and an afterword examines either the decline and metamorphosis of the style. A filmography, bibliography and index accompany the textual content.

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