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The Stamp of Early Meyer
written by RussMeyer February 10, 2004 - 11:59 AM PST
10 out of 10 members found this review helpful
Lorna is a great introduction to Meyer's work. One can easily see why and how Meyer succeded in the sexploitation genre of filmmaking. Compared to the storytelling techniques of today's filmmaking, Lorna, at times, seems overly contrived and intentional. But that doesn't lessen the power of the film. It's obvious that Meyer understood the power of filmmaking. In the beginning of the film, the "Man of God" character is shot slightly from below, giving the effect that this character is slightly looking down on us. I can imagine how powerful that must have been to viewers in the grindhouses who were watching this on a huge screen in front of them.

At times, Lorna Maitland, the lead in Lorna, seems uncomfortable in front of the camera but remember, she was an amateur who was cast for her physical stats. All things considered, I think Meyer got the most out of her "acting" abilities.

For anyone wanting to experience the significance of Meyer's work, in comparison to his peers of the time, viewing Lorna is a must. He created the formula that birthed an entire cottage industry. One viewing of "Something Weird Videos" collection (available here on will show you how exploited Meyer's formula became when it fell into less capable hands. While I, for one, enjoy "Something Weird's" collection, there's no doubt that Meyer was the king of the genre.

There you have it. Lorna is necessary viewing for anyone interested in the sexploitation genre. Placed into the context of 1964 society, it becomes an awesome piece of work (and it still holds its own today).


(Average 6.29)
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