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.
A documentary about challenging and outrageous films should offer something more provocative than counter-culture filmmakers congratulating themselves on a job well done.
In this affectionate glimpse into those countercultural times, filmmaker Stuart Samuels has compiled an engaging distillation of those nocturnal filmic emissions.
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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