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SAW

Ben Poole

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733568
eISBN:
9781800342057
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733568.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Like all game changers within the horror genre, SAW was an independent success, a low-budget champion that flourished without the patronage of a big studio. Not bad for the most successful horror ... More


Introduction

Benjamin Poole

in SAW

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733568
eISBN:
9781800342057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733568.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introductory chapter provides an overview of SAW (2004). SAW is a horror film that is entirely representative of the era that created it: the early twenty-first century witnessed a threatened ... More


Production

Benjamin Poole

in SAW

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733568
eISBN:
9781800342057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733568.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter traces the production history of SAW (2004). The film was initially conceived and filmed as a short by its creators, James Wan and Leigh Whannell, in order to create a 'calling card' for ... More


Narrative in SAW

Benjamin Poole

in SAW

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733568
eISBN:
9781800342057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733568.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the narrative in SAW (2004). The SAW films are especially respected for their narrative ingenuity. The sequential structure of the first film, with its fractured flashbacks and ... More


Critical Reception

Benjamin Poole

in SAW

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733568
eISBN:
9781800342057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733568.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the critical reception of SAW (2004). Critical acclaim for the SAW films is rare. The New York Times regarded the series as 'distasteful', while the LA Times went as far as to ... More


Game Over?

Benjamin Poole

in SAW

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733568
eISBN:
9781800342057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733568.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter reflects on the declining interest in the SAW franchise. Just as audiences grew weary of torture porn's antecedent, the Rape and Revenge cycle, the subgenre that SAW spearheaded has ... More


Textual Analysis

Benjamin Poole

in SAW

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733568
eISBN:
9781800342057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733568.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter presents a textual analysis of SAW (2004). The look of the SAW film is grimily distinctive; in contrast to the gloss that commercial horror often employs, SAW appears grotty and rancid. ... More


Representation

Benjamin Poole

in SAW

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733568
eISBN:
9781800342057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733568.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter evaluates gender representation in SAW (2004). In the confined male landscape of SAW's world, it is significant that 'the only one who made it' is female; and also perhaps important that ... More


Themes and Issues Arising

Benjamin Poole

in SAW

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733568
eISBN:
9781800342057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733568.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on the themes and issues arising from SAW (2004). It is impossible to extricate SAW from its post-9/11 context. Along with the recurrent images of the torture of impotent ... More


Audiences

Benjamin Poole

in SAW

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733568
eISBN:
9781800342057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733568.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter assesses the influence of horror upon its audience. Does continued exposure to images of violence and sustained threat influence and corrupt audiences? Interestingly, the SAW films, or ... More


SAW and Sequels

Benjamin Poole

in SAW

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733568
eISBN:
9781800342057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733568.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter describes the sequels to SAW (2004). The SAW spin-offs have the distinction of being both sequels and prequels to the original film. There is the implication, reinforced by marketing, ... More


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