A compelling collection written in a style somewhere between academic film writing and journalistic American film criticism. As most know, there has been a great deal of fairly serious attention paid to the margins of cinema, likely more than has been paid to the margins of literature, for one example (Paul Thomas Andersons Boogie Nights is a film nerds film in more than one respect). If youre interested in cinematic transgressions, youd do well to read this book. Some of the essays dont necessarily deliver on their promises, and some dont promise much to begin with, but there is a lot of interesting stuff here on everything from von Stroheim to Doris Wishman to Jamie Gillis (including an entire essay on Water Power...) to Deadheads on film. Definitely worth a read.