Ed Wood, Mad Genius: A Critical Study of the Films

Ed Wood, Mad Genius: A Critical Study of the Films

Rob Craig


Filmmaker Ed wooden was once debatable and significantly maligned, even categorized "the worst director of all time," but he accomplished cult prestige and is still of significant curiosity this present day. This publication frames Wood's paintings, resembling the cross-dressing themed Glen or Glenda? and the haphazard Bride of the Monster, as reflections of the tradition in their period. wooden constantly labored with infinitesimal budgets, taking pictures at breakneck velocity, incorporating plot twists that confounded all good judgment. but there has been a tangible if unfocused thematic thrust to Wood's motion pictures, which meditate fitfully on gender, faith and society, revealing a "holy trinity" of fixations--sex, loss of life and resurrection. Wood's notorious Plan nine From Outer area encapsulates the fixations and flaws that have been his hallmarks, and with 22 different motion pictures, is explored the following. A filmography and forty seven pictures are integrated.

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