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

J. P. Telotte and Gerald Duchovnay

Abstract

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 surreal pleasure to be found in their sudden juxtapositions or narrative combination. With its own boundary-blurring nature — as both science and fiction, reality and fantasy — science fiction (sf) has played a key role in such cinematic cult formation. This volume examines that largely unexplored relationship, looking at how the sf film's own double nature neatly matches up with a persistent doub ... More

Keywords: cult cinema, science fiction, cult formation, fan activities, con, cult development, cult works, sf genre

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781781381830
Published to University Press Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781781381830.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

J. P. Telotte, editor
Georgia Tech

Gerald Duchovnay, editor
Texas A&M University-Commerce

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