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Battle for the Bs: 1950s Hollywood and the Rebirth of Low-Budget Cinema Blair Davis

Battle for the Bs: 1950s Hollywood and the Rebirth of Low-Budget Cinema

Blair Davis

Published December 6th 2012
ISBN : 9781280493393
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275 pages
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In The Battle for the Bs, Blair Davis analyzes how B-films were produced, distributed, and exhibited in the 1950s and demonstrates the new possibilities that existed for low-budget filmmaking at a time when many in Hollywood abandoned the Bs.MoreIn The Battle for the Bs, Blair Davis analyzes how B-films were produced, distributed, and exhibited in the 1950s and demonstrates the new possibilities that existed for low-budget filmmaking at a time when many in Hollywood abandoned the Bs. B-movies innovated such industrial components as demographic patterns and marketing approaches, created such genres as science fiction and the teen-oriented films of the early and mid fifties, and led to the emergence of New Poverty Row, a movement now known as underground cinema.