This project is a look at banned and controversial films i.e. Mondo movies, real death footage, and cinema that steps on social norms
The funds that I am asking for will go toward research materials such as purchasing films (almost all done from independent retailers or the film makers themselves), film journals, books and reviews of films. It will also cover the cost to have the book released on an indie website.
The book is two years in the making and the more I read or watch, the more films I discover that I would like to review. The films range from Hollywood movies such as 8mm or Hostel, through independent film like the August Underground trilogy, to foreign films. These films have one major subject in common... they are now or have been considered to display images of a disturbing content.
I am looking into psychological, criminological, sociological reasons causing people to deliberately subject themselves to this material. This will also include a self analysis section. There will be a section of reviews as well as interviews conducted with writer/directors Fred Vogel, Bill Zebub, and Josh Townsend. Interviews have been collected from fans of such films to use as a tool for analysis.
The ability to publish this book, even independently, is something I have dreamed of since I started the project in 2010. The publication would also add a kick to my resume when I begin applying for teaching positions in the field of Criminology.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!
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