Jeffrey Sconce's Argumentative Essay

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Jeffrey Sconce defines “paracinema” as “an extremely elastic textual category.” In addition to art film, horror, and science fiction films, paracinema catalogues "include entries from such seemingly disparate genres as badfilm, splatterpunk, mondo films, sword-and-sandal epics, Elvis flicks, government hygiene films, Japanese monster movies, beach party musicals, and just about every other historical manifestation of exploitation cinema from juvenile delinquency documentaries to soft-core pornography” (Sconce, 372). I believe that the movie Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! resembles this type of genre in a lot of ways. Written and directed by Russ Meyer, Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! is basically a sexploitation “roughie” film that was released
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