Cult Cinema: An Introduction

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

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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
Credits and Sources

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About the author (2012)

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

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

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

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