It could be argued that Star Wars stole the mojo away from exploita­tion cin­ema, with its suc­cess prov­ing to Hollywood that they could use their professional-quality resources to mine the same schlocky vein of gold in a more prof­itable way than their drive-in com­peti­tors — and cut them out of the com­pe­ti­tion in the process.  More >