Shock Value: A Tasteful Book About Bad Taste

Shock Value: A Tasteful Book About Bad Taste

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To me, bad taste is what entertainment is all about. If someone vomits watching one of my films, it's like getting a standing ovation. Thus begins John Waters's autobiography. And what a story it is. Opening with his upbringing in Baltimore ("Charm City" as dubbed by the tourist board; the "hairdo capital of the world" as dubbed by Waters), it covers his friendship with his muse and leading lady, Divine, detailed accounts of how Waters made his first movies, stories of the circle of friends/actors he used in these films, and finally the "sort-of fame" he achieves in America. Complementing the text are dozens of fabulous old photographs of Waters and crew. Here is a true love letter from a legendary filmmaker to his friends, family, and fans.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781560256984
Publisher: Running Press Book Publishers
Publication date: 04/05/2005
Edition description: Third Edition
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 515,311
Product dimensions: 6.95(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

John Waters is an American filmmaker, actor, writer, and visual artist best known for his cult films, including Hairspray, Pink Flamingos, and Cecil B. DeMented. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Shock Value: A Tasteful Book About Bad Taste 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Chris_V on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Oh if only all film director autobiographies were all this hysterical! John Waters takes us by the hand and leads us through his bad taste world and life story, meeting the most bizarre cast of characters - most of whom appeared in his films!I guarantee you a laugh a page!
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