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Russ Meyer, a master of sexploitation filmmaking who was called "king of the nudies" or "King Leer" for such soft-core pornography classics as "Faster Pussycat, Kill! He was Spokeswoman Janice Cowart said he died of complications from pneumonia.
Mark is also a long time fan of Russ Meyer — the one-man film industry. He directed, wrote, edited and shot over 20 films. Fair play!
His films weren't particularly commercial, or well known, but Russ Meyer - who died on Saturday of complications resulting from pneumonia, aged 82 his death was not announced until today - was perhaps the father of the modern independent film scene, influencing an entire movement of cult film-makers like John Waters and Quentin Tarantino. Born inthe 'King of the Nudies' was the son of a policeman. He won awards for the 8mm shorts he made as a kid, but it was as a newsreel cameraman in Europe during the Second World War that Russ Meyer learned his trade.
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A filmmaker unencumbered by modern society's notionsof what a movie should be. A man for whom no plotline is too extravagant, no action too intense, and no women too top heavy. A raging libidinous font of creativity whose rapid, ingenious editing defined a generation and scandalized the censors.
Russ Meyer, whose 's fantasy films about the antics of giant-breasted, often assertive women were among the first "nudies" to have a story line but who later flirted with respectability when his style of filmmaking became influential in the mainstream movie industry, died on Saturday at his home in the Hollywood Hills. He was Meyer is often credited with inventing the "skin flick" as a commercial proposition, but he also drew praise for the artistic vision and raw energy he brought to two dozen films, four or which are in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art. He became one of the first moviemakers in his licentious genre to move to mainline cinema without altering his style.
Russ Meyer, who has died aged 82, directed the sadomasochistic soft-porn cult classics Faster, Pussycat! Meyer's films reflected his fixation with phenomenally busty women and featured awful acting, cartoonish storylines and ludicrous dialogue. In Faster, Pussycat, one character says: "Your old man's been blasted out of his wheels, and your king-size brother's been twisted like a pretzel.
An old drunk recounts some of the things that the men and women got up to in his old Western town and the audience gets to see them. There are two guys engaged in a fist fight which goes on forever as each guy appears to be immune to a punch either that or neither can throw a good onea couple who keep trying to have a drink of champagne only for their glasses to keep getting shot at, a bunch of saloon girls who keep lassoing and kidnapping men and two men infatuated with tipping a toilet over every time someone new goes in it. This being a Meyer film, there are also a load of topless and scantily clad ladies to stare at.