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Introduction

Simon Hobbs

in Cultivating Extreme Art Cinema: Text, Paratext and Home Video Culture

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474427371
eISBN:
9781474453554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474427371.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter outlines the approaches, definitions, and theories used throughout the book, before giving a structural overview of each chapter. Firstly, the chapter directly addresses the accusations ... More


A Politics of Excess:: Violence and Violation in Miike Takashi’s Audition

Robert Hyland

in Horror to the Extreme: Changing Boundaries in Asian Cinema

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099722
eISBN:
9789882207028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099722.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the origins of extreme cinema as a politicized cinema, which uses an extreme aesthetic as a single aspect of its radical politics. It also examines the violence in Miike ... More


Cultivating Extreme Art Cinema: Text, Paratext and Home Video Culture

Simon Hobbs

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474427371
eISBN:
9781474453554
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474427371.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The use of hard-core sex and brutal violence in films such as Antichrist, Romance and Irreversible has been branded by many as an unsophisticated attempt to attract audiences. These accusations of ... More


Art and Exploitation: Crossover, Slippage and Fluidity

Simon Hobbs

in Cultivating Extreme Art Cinema: Text, Paratext and Home Video Culture

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474427371
eISBN:
9781474453554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474427371.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Using Paul McDonald’s, Barbara Klinger’s, and Jonathan Gray’s work on the home entertainment industries, this chapter positions the DVD and Blu-ray as a fundamental paratextual form. Establishing it ... More


The Wounded Screen

Martine Beugnet

in The New Extremism in Cinema: From France to Europe

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641604
eISBN:
9780748651221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641604.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on post-war cinema, considering how an emerging extreme cinema deals with political conflicts and concerns about France's involvement in traumatic historical events in ways very ... More


The End of Extreme Cinema?

Aaron Michael Kerner and Jonathan L. Knapp

in Extreme Cinema: Affective Strategies in Transnational Media

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474402903
eISBN:
9781474422000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402903.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The end of the book posits that recent trends towards the extreme do not constitute a cinematic style as such, but rather an international explosion of stylized cinema. There is, however, a genuine ... More


The New Extremism in Cinema: From France to Europe

Tanya C Horeck and Tina Kendall

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641604
eISBN:
9780748651221
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641604.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Explosive images of sex and violence in films by directors such as Catherine Breillat, Gaspar Noé, Michael Haneke and Lars von Trier have attracted media attention for the ways in which they seek to ... More


Cannibal Holocaust

Calum Waddell

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325116
eISBN:
9781800342583
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325116.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book is one of the most controversial horror films ever made. Despite not achieving huge success when it was first released, the Italian production found an audience on home video in the 1980s ... More


Real Sex Films: The New Intimacy and Risk in Cinema

John Tulloch and Belinda Middleweek

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190244606
eISBN:
9780190244644
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190244606.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Within the domain of film studies, the recent surge in films depicting graphic and high-impact sex and sexualized violence has been variously classified under the terms transgressive, brutal, ... More


Watching Rape, Enjoying Watching Rape …: How Does a Study of Audience Cha(lle)nge Mainstream Film Studies Approaches?1

Martin Barker

in The New Extremism in Cinema: From France to Europe

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641604
eISBN:
9780748651221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641604.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter draws on a 2005 study sponsored by the British Board of Film Classification to evaluate the ways in which real audiences (not audiences artificially assembled for purposes of a ... More


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