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The Cult Film Reader free pdf "A really impressive and comprehensive collection of the key writings in the field. The editors have done a terrific job in drawing together the various traditions and providing a clear sense of this rich and rewarding scholarly terrain. This collection is as wild and diverse as the films that it covers. Fascinating." Mark Jancovich, Professor of Film and Television Studies, University of East Anglia, UK "It's about time the lunatic fans and loyal theorists of cult movies were treated to a book they can call their own. The effort and knowledge contained in The Cult Film Reader will satisfy even the most ravenous zombie's desire for detail and insight. This book will gnaw, scratch and infect you just like the cult films themselves." Brett Sullivan, Director of Ginger Snaps Unleashed and The Chair "The Cult Film Reader is a great film text book and a fun read." John Landis, Director of The Blues Brothers, An American Werewolf in London and Michael Jackson's Thriller "Excellent overview of the subject, and a comprehensive collection of significant scholarship in the field of cult film. Very impressive and long overdue." Steven Rawle, York St John University, UK Whether defined by horror, kung-fu, sci-fi, sexploitation, kitsch musical or 'weird world cinema', cult movies and their global followings are emerging as a distinct subject of film and media theory, dedicated to dissecting the world's unruliest images. This book is the world's first reader on cult film. It brings together key works in the field on the structure, form, status, and reception of cult cinema traditions. Including work from key established scholars in the field such as Umberto Eco, Janet Staiger, Jeffrey Sconce, Henry Jenkins, and Barry Keith Grant, as well as new perspectives on the gradually developing canon of cult cinema, the book not only presents an overview of ways in which cult cinema can be approached, it also re-assesses the methods used to study the cult text and its audiences. With editors' introductions to the volume and to each section, the book is divided into four clear thematic areas of study -- The Conceptions of Cult- Cult Case Studies- National and International Cults- and Cult Consumption -- to provide an accessible overview of the topic. It also contains an extensive bibliography for further related readings. Written in a lively and accessible style, The Cult Film Reader dissects some of biggest trends, icons, auteurs and periods of global cult film production. Films discussed include Casablanca, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Eraserhead, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Showgirls and Ginger Snaps. Essays by: Jinsoo An- Jane Arthurs- Bruce Austin- Martin Barker- Walter Benjamin- Harry Benshoff- Pierre Bourdieu- Noel Carroll- Steve Chibnall- Umberto Eco- Nezih Erdogan- Welch Everman- John Fiske- Barry Keith Grant- Joan Hawkins- Gary Hentzi- Matt Hills- Ramaswami Harindranath- J.Hoberman- Leon Hunt- I.Q. Hunter- Mark Jancovich- Henry Jenkins- Anne Jerslev- Siegfried Kracauer- Gina Marchetti- Tom Mes- Gary Needham- Sheila J. Nayar- Annalee Newitz- Lawrence O'Toole- Harry Allan Potamkin- Jonathan Rosenbaum- Andrew Ross- David Sanjek- Eric Schaefer- Steven Jay Schneider- Jeffrey Sconce- Janet Staiger- J.P. Telotte- Parker Tyler- Jean Vigo- Harmony Wu

About Ernest Mathijs

Ernest Mathijs heads the Centre for Cinema Studies at the University of British Columbia, Canada. Xavier Mendik is Director of the Cult Film Archive and Convenor of the MA in Cult Film and TV at Brunel University, UK.

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Author : Ernest Mathijs
Publisher : Open University Press
Data Published : 01 December 2007
ISBN : 0335219233
EAN : 9780335219230
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 576 pages
Age + : 18 years
Language : English
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