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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


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


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


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


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


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


Sean Connery Reconfigured: From Bond to Cult Science Fiction Figure1

Gerald Duchovnay

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/9781781381830.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on Sean Connery, a star who deviated from the expected and challenged performance codes at a relatively early stage in his career, and did so perhaps most spectacularly within ... 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


“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


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


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


“It’s Alive!”: The Splattering of SF Films

Stacey Abbott

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/9781781381830.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The 1970s produced an increasingly independent and confrontational approach to cinema in terms of both narrative content and aesthetic display. Filmmakers broke violently with film-making conventions ... 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


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


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


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


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


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