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The Routledge Companion to Cult Cinema

Edited by: Ernest Mathijs , Jamie Sexton

Print publication date:  December  2019
Online publication date:  November  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138950276
eBook ISBN: 9781315668819
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315668819
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The Routledge Companion to Cult Cinema offers an overview of the field of cult cinema ? films at the margin of popular culture and art that have received exceptional cultural visibility and status mostly because they break rules, offend, and challenge understandings of achievement (some are so bad they?re good, others so good they remain inaccessible).

Cult cinema is no longer only comprised of the midnight movie or the extreme genre film. Its range has widened and the issues it broaches have become battlegrounds in cultural debates that typify the first quarter of the twenty-first century. Sections are introduced with the major theoretical frameworks, philosophical inspirations, and methodologies for studying cult films, with individual chapters excavating the most salient criticism of how the field impacts cultural discourse at large. Case studies include the worst films ever; exploitation films; genre cinema; multiple media formats cult cinema is expressed through; issues of cultural, national, and gender representations; elements of the production culture of cult cinema; and, throughout, aspects of the aesthetics of cult cinema ? its genre, style, look, impact, and ability to yank viewers out of their comfort zones.

The Routledge Companion to Cult Cinema goes beyond the traditional scope of Anglophone and North American cinema by including case studies of East and South Asia, continental Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America, making it an innovative and important resource for researchers and students alike.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  ‘Naughty,’ ‘nasty,’ ‘culty’ Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Underground film and cult cinema Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Cult-art cinema Download PDF
Chapter  4:  “It happens by accident” Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Cult horror cinema Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Cult science fiction cinema Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Cult Comedy Cinema and the Cultic, Comic Mode Download PDF
Chapter  8:  The Italian giallo  Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Latsploitation Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Iranian cult cinema Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Rebels without a cause Download PDF
Chapter  12:  East Asian cult cinema Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Anime is (not) cult Gainax and the limits of cult cinema Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Blaxploitation filmmaking Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Cult cinema and gender Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Cult cinema and nostalgia Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Oc/cult film and video Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Transgression in cult cinema Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Access all areas? Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Cult cinema and camp Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Midnight movies Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Drive-in and grindhouse theatres Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Blood cults Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Cult cinema in the digital age Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Cult cinema and film festivals Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Conventions and cosplay Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Grown woman shit Download PDF
Chapter  28:  The cut between us Download PDF
Chapter  29:  The professionalised fandom of careers in cult Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Cult musicals Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Cult soundtracks (music) Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Sounding out cult cinema Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Inside an actor’s scrapbook Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Special effects and the cult film Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Production play Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Cult film and adaptation Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Cult film – Cult television Download PDF
Chapter  38:  “It’s a strange world” Download PDF
Chapter  39:  “You guys always bring me the very best violence” Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Anti-auteur Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Anna Biller Download PDF
Chapter  42:  Alejandro Jodorowsky and El Topo  Download PDF
Chapter  43:  Judy Garland Download PDF
Chapter  44:  From the other side of the wind Download PDF
Chapter  45:  Barbara Steele Download PDF
Chapter  46:  Bruce Lee Download PDF
Chapter  47:  All he needs is love Download PDF
Chapter  48:  Crispin Glover Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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