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  • Author:
    Jimmy McDonough
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Big Bosoms and Square Ja. .has been added to your Cart. In his new biography of a true maverick, Jimmy McDonough blows the lid off the story of Russ Meyer, from beginning to his recent tragic demise, creating in the process a vivid portrait of a past America. The picture is midnight black.

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Jimmy McDonough’s biography of Meyer, Big Bosoms and Square Jaws, takes as objective an approach to.Russ Meyer was a soldier before he was anything else - McDonough makes the This book should be unedifying

Jimmy McDonough’s biography of Meyer, Big Bosoms and Square Jaws, takes as objective an approach to Meyer’s life as one can get, considering the subject matter. For the most part, he succeeds. Russ Meyer was a soldier before he was anything else - McDonough makes the This book should be unedifying. After all it is the biography of a cult pornographer written by a gonzo journalist. In fact, it is highly educational on three different grounds.

Lucy Ellmann and Todd McEwen enjoy Jimmy McDonough's Big Bosoms and Square Jaws, a celebration of.Some feel that the Meyer women lack personality.

Lucy Ellmann and Todd McEwen enjoy Jimmy McDonough's Big Bosoms and Square Jaws, a celebration of the art of Russ Meyer. But perhaps that is because, as Jimmy McDonough points out, they're "constantly in motion, running, dancing, jumping, fucking". The result is a kind of omnipotent grace. Despite doing his best to exploit mammary glands, Meyer makes you see women and breasts with new respect.

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In McDonough's opinion, Lorna (1964) represented a big gamble for Meyer. Jimmy McDonough's book is written in such wonderfully bad taste that he has remained true to that crazed vision. Before this movie, Meyer's films had only employed off-screen narration. Now he had to produce a picture with live dialogue "requiring at least some pretence of acting". Actors And Actresses Alan Parker Cinema Film Directors Martin Scorsese Pornography.

Tura came up with some snappy repartee for the scene at the gas station where Mickey Foxx yammers on about seeing America first as he ogles her chest. You won’t find it down there, Columbus, she tells him.

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In Jimmy McDonough's excellent biography, "Big Bosoms and Square Jaws .

In Jimmy McDonough's excellent biography, "Big Bosoms and Square Jaws," we get to know all sides of Russ Meyer: The teddy bear with a big heart; the mama's boy who wanted to keep his mother at a distance; the control freak who ruled his sets like a tyrannical dictator; the devoted friend (especially to his WWII buddies from the 166th). Well, sure, but that doesn't keep Jimmy McDonough from making the comparisons to those other directors in his book Big Bosoms and Square Jaws: The Biography of Russ Meyer, King of the Sex Film (Crown).

McDonough is both expansive and sharp in describing Meyer’s work, its unapologetic celebration of the female figure, the vulgarity and unsubtlety, the passion and sadness of its world, both seductive and repulsive; he knows t.

McDonough is both expansive and sharp in describing Meyer’s work, its unapologetic celebration of the female figure, the vulgarity and unsubtlety, the passion and sadness of its world, both seductive and repulsive; he knows to pull out the stops when Meyer is exercising something akin to genius-in, for instance, Faster, Pussycat! .

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Ichalote
Russ Meyer was a phenomenon in Hollywood during his heyday. Some of the antics he performed during those years certainly wouldn't be tolerated in this day of PC culture. It was a Hollywood that wouldn't be tolerated in this day of hypocritical PC culture, even in Hollywood... Meyer was a king in his genre of movie making and he knew well his audience, what they wanted and what they would or wouldn't tolerate. I believe who would want to read this book are members of his audience; an audience a bit long in the tooth at this stage and they will find it fun and entertaining... Students of "almost" old Hollywood will find it fun and enlightening. In these days of digital and phone cameras it's difficult to imagine what those in "almost" old Hollywood went through in attempting to get a movie done---shooting short ends of 35mm and 16mm film, stealing shots on street corners without permits and hoping some legit company will pick up your product and distribute it and getting ripped off while doing it after it's complete---and will bring tears to some readers, laughter to others, even disbelief to others... It's about a time in Hollywood that will never come again in any shape or form, and that's sad in a way... But for anyone interested in rogue Hollywood, this is a good one...
Nikobar
This is an entertaining and thoroughly researched biography of Russ Meyer, the creative force behind such singular movies as MUDHONEY, FASTER PUSSYCAT! KILL! KILL!, VIXEN, and BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS.

Wonderful true life stories are to be found here, including Meyer's service in World War II filming General Patton's European campaign, and the night Ernest Hemingway paid for Meyer's trip to a cathouse in France, where RM lost his virginity. All Meyer's achievements and warts seem to be covered. Profiles of the many unusual and unforgettable characters who populated his personal life and career are highly entertaining. McDonough's book also has a wealth of information on the making of the movies and their influence on the swinging sixties.

A great purchase to make in conjunction with this biography is THE RUSS MEYER COLLECTION: 19 Russ Meyer films on 13 DVDs released by Arrow Films in the United Kingdom. It's by far the best box set of Russ Meyer films to date, and the best bargain. (Note: it's an even better bargain on Amazon-UK, where it's priced at half the cost as on Amazon-US.)
It's so easy
To sum things up, this is a fascinatingly written book about a fascinating topic.... despite its somewhat voluminous 400 or so pages (only a fraction of A CLEAN BREAST of course) I found it impossible to put down in light of the great stories and great writing. Jimmy McDonough proves himself not only a great fan of Meyer, but also one who's learned well from his "fast cut" style of directing... The book reads with the intensity of Meyer as a film director at his best (say Faster Pussycat or Super Vixens.)

At times hillarious, the only sad part is the ending which also offers an explanation to the big question of why Russ's films are so hard to find... and one is left with an ironic impression of his legacy: one in which the general public still wants more, but if the author's (researched) allegations are true may not get to see for a long long time.

Ironically, as I read the final page of the book, I didn't feel it was a final chapter, but was left wanting to know more about a film director with a strange fetish who unintentionally changed the world we live in... and considering Russ's flare for perpetuating his own myth and surrounding himself with some amazing people who's stories have simply yet to be told my hope is that this book is only the begining !
Fearlesssinger
My first real introduction to the late Russ Meyer was through John Waters' book "Shock Value." In that book, the director of "Pink Flamingos" introduces us to the director of "Faster, Pussycat, Kill! Kill!" That Russ Meyer is a kindly, eccentric man - a lech and a male chauvinist, but still a gentleman. Sort of a cross between schlock producer Dave Friedman and Playboy founder Hugh Hefner. It was this side of Meyer that colored my perception of him. In an article written for Premiere magazine in the late, late 1990s by B-movie actress Jewel Shepard, I got introduced, albeit briefly, to Meyer's grouchier side. Shepard encounters RM at a video convention and records how he yells at a photographer, warning him he better not be using a fish-eye lens (an odd complaint, Shepard observes, from a man famous for using camera angles that exaggerate his stars' zeppelin-like breasts). I wasn't so sure if I wanted to know this Meyer, the grumpy, controlling one.

In Jimmy McDonough's excellent biography, "Big Bosoms and Square Jaws," we get to know all sides of Russ Meyer: The teddy bear with a big heart; the mama's boy who wanted to keep his mother at a distance; the control freak who ruled his sets like a tyrannical dictator; the devoted friend (especially to his WWII buddies from the 166th) who'd later excommunicate longtime pals over the merest slight, real or imagined; and finally the sad, old man who turned control of his well-endowed empire over to an office assistant who spent the last years of Meyer's life building a up a wall between the director and those who cared about him. Along the way we meet the women - Tura Satana, Haji, Alaina Capri, Erica Gavin and the incomparable Kitten Natividad - all of these vixens formidable beyond their outsized measurements (Natividad, in particular, is so sweet and adorable you want to give her a big hug). Also interviewed are several of Meyer's WWII pals, John Waters (who Meyer later turned against, some claiming he was jealous of Waters' mainstream success in the mid-1980s) and longtime collaborator, film critic Roger Ebert.

Meyer's story is, not surprisingly, an action-packed tale filled with loud confrontations, tender moments and, of course, women with gigantic breasts. After reading about how the director behaved on set I now understand why so many actors in Meyer's movies seem on the verge of some hysterical outburst, be it anger or tears. By all accounts, working on a Russ Meyer film was tantamount to being in boot camp. Still, his friends stuck by him, even those who were, for one reason or another, jettisoned from Meyer's inner circle. The Meyer story winds down on a sad note, with the director suffering from dementia/Alzheimer's. Just as tragic, RM Films is now, by all accounts, in the hands of people who have no real interest in Meyer's legacy beyond how much cash it can generate.

As with his biography on low-budget filmmaker Andy Milligan, "The Ghastly One" (which does, as the author notes, mirror Meyer's story in many strange ways), McDonough admires his subject but neither sets out to write a puff piece nor a hatchet job. He's respectful of Meyer but acknowledges his faults. Any contradictions in people's accounts-especially Meyer's-are duly noted, usually in footnotes. It's a must-read for any fan of Russ Meyer's work or of exploitation movies in general. And it's a hell of a lot more affordable than Meyer's three-volume self-published autobiography. (There was one small error I noticed, though: In a chapter detailing the work of other exploitation filmmakers of Meyer's day, McDonough credits the movie "Wham, Bam, Thank You Spaceman" to producer David Friedman; it was actually released by Harry Novak. McDonough's assessment of Friedman's movies, that they are "grade-Z re-creations of grade-B Hollywood product," still applies, however.)
Mamuro
Terrific stuff. Almost as great as his book on andy Milligan. If you're a Russ Meyer fan, as I am, you have to get this. Russ Meyer babes, with the narrow waist & wide hips, (not to mention hard to miss hooters) were always the hottest hotties around.