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George Kuchar dies at 69; influential underground filmmaker
George Kuchar dies at 69; influential underground filmmaker

George Kuchar was perhaps the most prolific and influential filmmaker most moviegoers have never heard of. With his twin brother, Mike — and later, alone — Kuchar made some of the earliest films in the 1960s explosion of underground movies. He often sent up the B-movies of his youth in irreverent parodies with equally campy titles. In the mid-1960s, Kuchar followed "Corruption of the Damned" with a work that came to be regarded as a classic of the alternative scene, "Hold Me While I'm Naked." The exuberant auteur of the no-budget film had made nearly 220 movies and videos since the 1950s, and his reach spilled over into the mainstream. The Kuchars...

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