For the last decade, Noah Isenberg has dedicated his career to searching out the life of Edgar G. Ulmer, the director of Detour and the so-called "King of the Bs." His films included poverty row crime films, Italian epics made on the cheap, films for Yiddish and black communities, bizzaro science fiction works, and even a "nuddie" picture. To celebrate the release of Isenberg's fantastic new biography, Edgar G. Ulmer: A Filmmaker at the Margins, Peter brings on Noah to discuss how his original interest in German arts and cultures brought him to a search through one of the greatest alt-Hollywood directors to ever grace American shores.
2:31-9:42 Establishing Shots - Los Angeles Plays Itself / Donations
10:27-1:17:13 Deep Focus - Noah Isenberg
1:18:12-1:36:35 Double Exposure - Ruthless (Edgar Ulmer)
1:36:38-1:38:41 Close / Outtake
Purchase Edgar G. Ulmer: A Filmmaker At the Margins from UCPress. Read an excerpt at the LA Review of Books. Visit Noah's website.
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