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Jim Morton was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona, but has lived in San Francisco since 1978. An avid film-buff, he has written extensively on the subject of forgotten or unusual films. His work in "Re/Search #10: Incredibly Strange Films" helped redefine film criticism and its concepts of good and bad cinema. He has contributed essays to several other film books, including "Lost Highways" (Jack Sargeant and Stephanie Watson), "Sex and Zen and a Bullet in the Head" (Stefan Hammond and Mike Wilkins), and "Land of a Thousand Balconies" (Jack Stevenson). He has also written many essays on popular culture, and was the editor-in-chief of "Pop Void"; a journal devoted to the things in our culture that are either overlooked or forgotten. With Warren Dotz, he co-wrote "What a Character!: 20th Century American Advertising Icons," which was assigned reading by at least one college professor in a class on advertising. Currently he is working on a book about East German Cinema, and is the author of a website devoted to the subject.