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A Thousand Cuts is a candid exploration of one of America's strangest and most uickly vanishing subcultures It is about the death of physical film in the digital era and about a paranoid secretive eccentric and sometimes obsessive group of film mad collectors who made movies and their projection a private religion in the time before DVDs and Blu raysThe book includes the stories of film historiancritic Leonard Maltin TCM host Robert Osborne discussing Rock Hudson's secret 1970s film vault RoboCop producer Jon Davison dropping acid and screening King Kong with Jefferson Airplane at the Fill East and Academy Award winning film historian Kevin Brownlow recounting his decades long uest to restore the 1927 NapoleonAuthors Dennis Bartok and Jeff Joseph examine the FBI's and Justice Department's campaign to harass intimidate and arrest film dealers and collectors in the early 1970s Many of those persecuted were gay men Victims included Planet of the Apes star Roddy McDowall who was arrested in 1974 for film collecting and forced to name names of fellow collectors including Rock Hudson and Mel Tormé A Thousand Cuts explores the obsessions of the colorful individuals who created their own screening rooms spent vast sums negotiated underground networks and even risked legal jeopardy to pursue their passion for real physical filmThe book is published by University Press of MississippiA Thousand Cuts is a candid exploration of one of America's strangest and most uickly vanishing subcultures It is about the death of physical film in the digital era and about a paranoid secretive eccentric and sometimes obsessive group of film mad collectors who made movies and their projection a private religion in the time before DVDs and Blu raysThe book includes the stories of film historiancritic Leonard Maltin TCM host Robert Osborne discussing Rock Hudson's secret 1970s film vault RoboCop producer Jon Davison dropping acid and screening King Kong with Jefferson Airplane at the Fill East and Academy Award winning film historian Kevin Brownlow recounting his decades long uest to restore the 1927 NapoleonAuthors Dennis Bartok and Jeff Joseph examine the FBI's and Justice Department's campaign to harass intimidate and arrest film dealers and collectors in the early 1970s Many of those persecuted were gay men Victims included Planet of the Apes star Roddy McDowall who was arrested in 1974 for film collecting and forced to name names of fellow collectors including Rock Hudson and Mel Tormé A Thousand Cuts explores the obsessions of the colorful individuals who created their own screening rooms spent vast sums negotiated underground networks and even risked legal jeopardy to pursue their passion for real physical filmThe book is published by University Press of MississippiA Thousand Cuts is a candid exploration of one of America's strangest and most uickly vanishing subcultures It is about the death of physical film in the digital era and about a paranoid secretive eccentric and sometimes obsessive group of film mad collectors who made movies and their projection a private religion in the time before DVDs and Blu raysThe book includes the stories of film historiancritic Leonard Maltin TCM host Robert Osborne discussing Rock Hudson's secret 1970s film vault RoboCop producer Jon Davison dropping acid and screening King Kong with Jefferson Airplane at the Fill East and Academy Award winning film historian Kevin Brownlow recounting his decades long uest to restore the 1927 NapoleonAuthors Dennis Bartok and Jeff Joseph examine the FBI's and Justice Department's campaign to harass intimidate and arrest film dealers and collectors in the early 1970s Many of those persecuted were gay men Victims included Planet of the Apes star Roddy McDowall who was arrested in 1974 for film collecting and forced to name names of fellow collectors including Rock Hudson and Mel Tormé A Thousand Cuts explores the obsessions of the colorful individuals who created their own screening rooms spent vast sums negotiated underground networks and even risked legal jeopardy to pursue their passion for real physical filmThe book is published by University Press of Mississippi