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Musical Performance and the Cult Film Experience

Ian Conrich

in Film's Musical Moments

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623440
eISBN:
9780748651115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623440.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The cult film is generally seen as a development of post-war cinema, and includes a range of texts that can be used as sites for nostalgia, cultural allegiance and amplified pleasures, and which tend ... More


In the doghouse

Johnny Walker

in Contemporary British Horror Cinema: Industry, Genre and Society

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748689736
eISBN:
9781474416009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748689736.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In Chapter 4, I extend some of the issues surrounding fan filmmakers as discussed in the previous chapter, and deliberate the representation of masculinity and cult film fandom within a series of ... More


“He’s Dead?” … “Not Anymore!” The Cult Legacies of Re-Animator

Eddie Falvey

in Re-Animator

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781800859401
eISBN:
9781800852662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781800859401.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the cult legacies of Re-Animator, beginning with its critical reception and adoption as a cult film. The chapter considers this in relation to Re-Animator’s strong presence on ... More


A Velvet Glove Cast in Iron

Dean DeFino

in Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167390
eISBN:
9780231850544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167390.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This concluding chapter addresses issues concerning the evaluation of Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! Russ Meyer's Pussycat remains excluded in the criterion's catalogue of “important classic and ... More


The Cult of Fight Club

Mark Ramey and Mark Ramey

in Studying Fight Club

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733551
eISBN:
9781800342040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733551.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines why David Fincher's Fight Club (1999) is considered a cult film. Fight Club is a cult film because it is subversive, quotable, iconographic, generically challenging, about ... More


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:
Discontinued
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


Reception and Afterlife: Film into Cult

Stephen Glynn

in Quadrophenia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167413
eISBN:
9780231850551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167413.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the reception of Quadrophenia (1979) and other cult films in the U.S. Quadrophenia was never a box-office success in the U.S. and its initial core followers were the cognoscenti ... More


Postpunk Desires

Yetta Howard

in Ugly Differences: Queer Female Sexuality in the Underground

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780252041884
eISBN:
9780252050572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041884.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter explores underground nightlife in the context of subcultural resistance to normative models of liberation. Ugliness in the chapter is visible as an antagonistically expressed gender and ... More


ReFocus: The Films of Doris Wishman

Alicia Kozma and Finley Freibert (eds)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781474482349
eISBN:
9781399501606
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474482349.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This volume—the first ever devoted to director Doris Wishman—covers her vast filmography, and is inclusive of her less discussed later films, hardcore films, and nudist films. By situating Wishman ... 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:
Discontinued
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


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:
Discontinued
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


Conclusion: Re-Animator Today: The Continuing Cult of a Horror Classic

Eddie Falvey

in Re-Animator

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781800859401
eISBN:
9781800852662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781800859401.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The conclusion underlines the book’s case for Re-Animator’s status as an important horror film, and film in general, of its era. It positions this book amid other scholarship that employs a ... 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:
Discontinued
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


The Style of Sleaze: The American Exploitation Film, 1959-1977

Calum Waddell

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474409254
eISBN:
9781474449625
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474409254.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

What is an exploitation film? The Style of Sleaze reasons that the aesthetic and thematic approach of the key texts within three distinct exploitation demarcations - blaxploitation, horror and ... 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:
Discontinued
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


‘It’s not dead yet!’

Jez Conolly

in The Thing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733773
eISBN:
9781800342132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733773.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter talks about the initial reception of the film and its rise to cultdom. It discusses how a film that gets prematurely dismissed as bad is able to rise above by gaining some high profile ... 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:
Discontinued
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:
Discontinued
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


Hong Kong Horror Cinema

Gary Bettinson and Daniel Martin (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474424592
eISBN:
9781474444705
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474424592.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Dumplings stuffed with diabolical fillings. Sword-wielding zombies. Hopping cadavers. Big-head babies. For decades, Hong Kong cinema has served up images of horror quite unlike those found in other ... More


Russ Meyer and Me

Dean DeFino

in Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167390
eISBN:
9780231850544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167390.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introductory chapter presents and analyses a review of Russ Meyer's masterpiece film, Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!, and relates it to other cult films. In the opening of the film, Meyer ... More


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