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Introduction: Science Fiction Double Feature

J. P. Telotte

in Science Fiction Double Feature: The Science Fiction Film as Cult Text

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381830
eISBN:
9781781382363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381830.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, namely to track the relationship between the cult film and the science fiction (sf) genre, exploring a connection that has always seemed closer, ... More


Iron Sky’s War Bonds: Cult SF Cinema and Crowdsourcing

Chuck Tryon

in Science Fiction Double Feature: The Science Fiction Film as Cult Text

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381830
eISBN:
9781781382363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381830.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Iron Sky (2012) was one of the first high-profile films to use the practices of crowdsourcing and crowdfunding. This chapter considers how crowdsourcing and crowdfunding are not only intersecting ... More


From “Multiverse” to “Abramsverse”: Blade Runner, Star Trek, Multiplicity, and the Authorizing of Cult/SF Worlds

Matt Hills

in Science Fiction Double Feature: The Science Fiction Film as Cult Text

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381830
eISBN:
9781781382363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381830.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Cult films inhabit four categories that are not mutually exclusive and may come into tension with one another. These categories depend on differing processes of cult development: world-based, ... More


Science Fiction Double Feature: The Science Fiction Film as Cult Text

J. P. Telotte and Gerald Duchovnay (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381830
eISBN:
9781781382363
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381830.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Critical discussion of cult cinema has often noted its tendency to straddle or ignore boundaries, to pull together different sets of conventions, narrative formulas, or character types for the almost ... More


“Lack of Respect, Wrong Attitude, Failure to Obey Authority”: Dark Star, A Boy and His Dog, and New Wave Cult SF

Rob Latham

in Science Fiction Double Feature: The Science Fiction Film as Cult Text

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381830
eISBN:
9781781382363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381830.003.0014
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The New Wave movement involved a rising science fiction (sf) avant-garde that sought to remake a genre traditionally inclined towards technocratic scientism and conservative narrative style into a ... More


The Cult Film as Affective Technology: Anime and Oshii Mamoru’s Innocence

Sharalyn Orbaugh

in Science Fiction Double Feature: The Science Fiction Film as Cult Text

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381830
eISBN:
9781781382363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381830.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines Oshii Mamoru's animated Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (2004). It analyzes the connections between the ‘cult’ elements of the film and the science fiction (sf)-esque issues ... More


Robot Monster and the “Watchable … Terrible” Cult/SF Film

J. P. Telotte

in Science Fiction Double Feature: The Science Fiction Film as Cult Text

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381830
eISBN:
9781781382363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381830.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyzes the intersection of cult and science fiction (sf) cinema, focusing on Robot Monster (1953). It argues that sf films have developed a cult reputation and following not only ... More


Science Fiction and the Cult of Ed Wood: Glen or Glenda?, Bride of the Monster, and Plan 9 from Outer Space

Rodney F. Hill

in Science Fiction Double Feature: The Science Fiction Film as Cult Text

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381830
eISBN:
9781781382363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381830.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyzes Edward D. Wood, Jr.'s Bride of the Monster (aka, Bride of the Atom, 1955), Plan 9 from Outer Space (1956, released 1959), and Glen or Glenda? (1953). While known primarily for ... More


Bubba Ho-tep and the Seriously Silly Cult Film

Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock

in Science Fiction Double Feature: The Science Fiction Film as Cult Text

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381830
eISBN:
9781781382363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381830.003.0016
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter uses Don Coscarelli's the science fiction (sf)/horror mash-up Bubba Ho-tep (2002) to propose that sf, fantasy, and indeed cult films of all stripes are both literal and figurative ... More


Visual Pleasure, the Cult, and Paracinema

Sherryl Vint

in Science Fiction Double Feature: The Science Fiction Film as Cult Text

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381830
eISBN:
9781781382363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381830.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on gender in the intersection of cult and science fiction (sf). Both cult and sf have often been regarded as masculine forms, and the pleasures of excess that cult films ... More


A Donut for Tom Paris: Identity and Belonging at European SF/Fantasy Conventions

Nicolle Lamerichs

in Science Fiction Double Feature: The Science Fiction Film as Cult Text

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381830
eISBN:
9781781382363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381830.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Fan conventions are events organized by fans of a particular genre such as science fiction (sf), often focusing attention on particular films, series, or celebrities. Audiences gather to meet actors, ... More


Capitalism, Camp, and Cult SF: Space Truckers as Satire

M. Keith Booker

in Science Fiction Double Feature: The Science Fiction Film as Cult Text

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381830
eISBN:
9781781382363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381830.003.0015
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines Stuart Gordon's science fiction (sf) satire Space Truckers (1996). Both cult and sf films seem to embody the contradictions of capitalism (which seeks to create a smoothly ... More


The Coy Cult Text: The Man Who Wasn’t There as Noir SF

Mark Bould

in Science Fiction Double Feature: The Science Fiction Film as Cult Text

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381830
eISBN:
9781781382363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381830.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter first discusses the genre proficiency and playfulness of the Coen brothers. It then considers the ways in which the Coens situate specific objects in their mise-en-scéne so as to imbue ... More


Whedon, Browncoats, and the Big Damn Narrative: The Unified Meta-Myth of Firefly and Serenity

Rhonda V. Wilcox

in Science Fiction Double Feature: The Science Fiction Film as Cult Text

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381830
eISBN:
9781781382363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381830.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Joss Whedon's failed television series Firefly ran for just three months: September 20, 2002 to December 20, 2002. Yet the fans and the series' makers refused to let it die. Organized expressions of ... More


Transnational Interactions: District 9, or Apaches in Johannesburg

Takayuki Tatsumi

in Science Fiction Double Feature: The Science Fiction Film as Cult Text

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381830
eISBN:
9781781382363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381830.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

At first glance, and like many other films with a cult reputation, District 9 (2009), seems very cheaply done, a seemingly slight, even offhand work. However, that simple low-budget appearance masks ... More


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