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Trailers from Hell: David DeCoteau on 'TNT Jackson,' Starring Jeannie Bell

Photo of Trailers From Hell By Trailers From Hell | Thompson on Hollywood June 14, 2013 at 11:54AM

New World Pictures Action Week! concludes at Trailers from Hell with filmmaker David DeCoteau introducing "TNT Jackson," which features the tagline: "You'll know you've been kissed by her ebony fist when the blood from your face stains her diamond necklace!"
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Jeannie Bell in "TNT Jackson"
Jeannie Bell in "TNT Jackson"

New World Pictures Action Week! concludes at Trailers from Hell with filmmaker David DeCoteau introducing "TNT Jackson," which features the tagline: "You'll know you've been kissed by her ebony fist when the blood from your face stains her diamond necklace!"

The above kind of doggerel was common in selling '70s black action movies (that line is from the radio spot). Jeannie Bell, Richard Burton's foxy then-girlfriend, stars in this Filipino epic for which the entirely fictitious Ebony Fist award was invented and bestowed on Ms. Bell by those rascals in the New World publicity department.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.