Cult Cinema: An Introduction

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John Wiley & Sons, Mar 30, 2012 - Performing Arts - 304 pages
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Cult Cinema: an Introduction presents the first in-depthacademic examination of all aspects of the field of cult cinema,including audiences, genres, and theoretical perspectives.
  • Represents the first exhaustive introduction to cultcinema
  • Offers a scholarly treatment of a hotly contested topic at thecenter of current academic debate
  • Covers audience reactions, aesthetics, genres, theories of cultcinema, as well as historical insights into the topic
 

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Contents

Introduction
Cult Reception Contexts
The Cult Cinema Marketplace
Prestige Awards and Festivals
Censorship and Criticism
Fandom and Subculture
The CultAuteur
Cult Stardom
Underground and Avantgarde Cinema
Cult Cinema and Drugs
Cult Cinema and Music
Classical Hollywood Cults
Cult Horror Cinema
Cult Science Fiction Cinema
Cult Blockbusters
Intertextuality and Irony

Camp and Paracinema
Transgression and Freakery
Gender and Sexuality
Transnationalism and Orientalism
Religion and Utopia
Exploitation and B Movies
Metacult
Filmography
References
Credits and Sources
Copyright

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About the author (2012)

Ernest Mathijs is Associate Professor in Film Studies at theUniversity of British Columbia, Canada. His books include TheCult Film Reader (co-editor), three books on the reception ofThe Lord of the Rings, and The Cinema of DavidCronenberg: From Baron of Blood to Cultural Hero.

Jamie Sexton is Senior Lecturer in Film and TelevisionStudies, Northumbria University, UK. He is the author ofAlternative Film Culture in Inter-War Britain (2008), editorof Music, Sound and Multimedia: From the Live to the Virtual(2007), and co-editor (with Laura Mulvey) of ExperimentalBritish Television (2007).

Ernest Mathijs and Jamie Sexton are also co-editors of the bookseries Cultographies.

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