Exploration Of Exploitation During The 1970 's Generation

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Exploration of Exploitation During the 1970’s Generation
The 70’s decade represented a very experimental and uncertain time for the film Industry. Due to financial instability, the Hollywood studio system had collapsed. The invention of the television too had a disastrous effect on audiences attending movie theaters as many people were inclined to stay at home because they had children and did not want to pay for a movie and a baby sitter. Artistic freedom was on the rise though due to a dramatic change in censorship regulation --- the abandonment of the Production Code and the decreased clout of the Catholic Legion of Decency. The Production Code was a set of moral guidelines for the film industry that existed from 1930 to 1966. It also known as the Hays Code after Will H. Hays who was the president of the Motion Picture Producers and MPPDA. These codes were put in effect to control what was what was acceptable or unacceptable to be shown or said in film that was distributed to audiences within the United States. With the removal of the production code many new directors were able to express themselves in new ways that were not seen before. New directors were able to come out with fresh new movies and were able to make a splash in a rather boring market at the time

Two low-budget exploitation films that films that had hit the box office and had major success in the late 60’s/early 70’s were: “Vanishing Point“ (1971) which grossed $12.4 million with a $1.5 million budget…
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