Brad Paulson, Chris Watson
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Dwarfsploitation is an entertaining and educational look into the world of dwarf cinema. From Freaks to Willow, Dwarfsploitaton analyzes a wide variety of both independent and mainstream films, chronicling the number of ways in which little people are exploited. It is a must have for any fan of little people or film itself. "Dwarfish reviews about dwarf films seems an odd basis for a book, but it's surprisingly entertaining and enlightening and respectful about the little folk. A snappy, unique guide to all films Dwarf." - Joe R. Lansdale, author of Bubba Ho-Tep "This book is truly a one-of-a-kind. An inspired idea, and an equally-inspired book. Chris Watson and Brad Paulson have created something special with "Dwarfsploitation". In an age when there seems to be books about every aspect of cinema, these authors have discovered a niche that had yet to be explored. Kudos." - Andrew J. Rausch, author of Turning Points in Film History "The first time I went to the Library of Congress to do research on midgets in film, I was directed to a single tattered volume produced by the MGM publicist on "The Wizard of Oz." I was astounded. The literature was virtually non-existent. Later I had a special assignment involving dwarf-tossing, and I sought out any dwarf-tossing trade association that could possibly be of any assistance. Again, my exertions were frustrated. That's why, when I first heard that "Dwarfsploitation" was in the works, I was cautiously hopeful but still ready for a Billy Barty headbutt to the nuts. I'm happy to say that the resulting book is a resource that we've needed for 60 years, and should take up permanent residence on the Ikea children's-room book shelves of anyone shorter than 4-foot-4." - Joe Bob Briggs, author of Joe Bob Goes to the Drive-In "Brad and Chris's book stands head and shoulders above the run of the mill cinema book types. It makes little people everywhere stand a little." - James Bryan, director of Don't Go in the Woods "Paulson and Watson's book is a unique perspective to say the least. We seem to have books on everything these days, so, why not something that is entertaining, informative and celebrates our little friends in cinema." - Robert Davi, actor from License to Kill "It was a short read and I loved it. Don't overlook it!" - Joe Estevez, actor from Soultaker ""Wow, I'm impressed! This has to be the most comprehensive guide to cinematic dwarves that you'll ever read. Meticulously researched, with hysterically funny yet genuinely fond comments by the authors, running the gamut from dwarfsploitation to 'normal' life. A must-have for any film-fan's library." - scream queen Brinke Stevens "A salute to Little People everywhere that belongs on every film aficionado's desk . Horror film makers: A demented dwarf is icing on the cake. I am working one into my next film. I'm the man that discovered both Luis Dejesus and Herve and can say without fear of contradiction what they lacked in height they made up in talent and length." - Joel M. Reed, director of Bloodsucking Freaks
Panther looking dwarves. Warrior of the Lost World (1983) Written and directed by David Worth Starring Robert Ginty and Fred Williamson During a fight scene in the middle of nowhere, there are many oddball characters outlining the area they should be fighting in. On the bed of a truck stands a random dwarf. The dwarf jumps up and down, making weird noises. When the dwarf taunts the wrong tallie, he gets tossed. It’s a random insertion of a dwarf that was unnecessary but used the dwarf,
of the degenerate perverts over the head, kills them, and then takes their money. One of the clients Paul and Mary entertain is classic dwarf actor Billy Curtis. Mary opens the door and the camera tilts down to reveal the dwarf in a cowboy outfit standing next to a large dog. The dwarf is instantly happy after he pets the dog and notices man’s best friend has taken a liking to Mary as well. What is strange is that the filmmakers clearly dubbed over the dwarf’s real voice with a much lower one.
woman. Weng Weng jumping off a bridge. Weng Weng amused by his own reflection in mirror. Weng Weng sliding down handrail. Weng Weng jet packing. Mr. Giant is a dwarf. Dwarf crawling. Dwarf vs. dwarf fight. Dwarf kicked in crotch. Dwarves roll around on floor. Weng Weng loses love interest. Foul Play (1978) Written by Colin Higgins Directed by Colin Higgins Starring Goldie Hawn, Chevy Chase, Don Calfa and Dudley Moore Featured dwarf: Billy Barty “Beware of the dwarf.” An
exercises. Dwarves cooking. Dwarf wedding. Dwarf with cowboy hat dancing. Dwarves compared to African Americans. Dwarves playing baseball. Living in Oblivion (1995) Written and Directed by Tom DiCillo Starring Steve Buscemi, Catherine Keener, Dermot Mulroney, James LeGros Featured dwarf: Peter Dinklage “The only place I’ve seen dreams with dwarves in them is in stupid movies like this!” Living in Oblivion (1995) centers around Nick’s (Steve Buscemi) struggle to finish an
“Deep Throat” from All the President’s Men (1976) impression as he gives vital information to his former arch nemesis Stifler about how to take down the nerd fraternity. His cameo is a good one and does involve the best visual gag of the film but it’s not nearly enough to recommend for viewing. It is with great sorrow that I say I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to watch another installment of this series. Once they abandoned dwarves, so did my loyalty to the franchise. Stifler meets tallie