Cult cinema : an introduction / Ernest Mathijs and Jamie Sexton.

By: Mathijs, ErnestContributor(s): Sexton, JamieMaterial type: TextTextPublication details: Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2011Description: 1 online resource (x, 299 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781444396447; 1444396447Subject(s): Cult films -- History and criticism | Cult films | Sensationalism in motion pictures | Fine Arts | Cult filmsGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Criticism, interpretation, etc.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Cult Cinema.DDC classification: 791.43/653 | 791.43653 LOC classification: PN1995.9 .C84 M38 2012Online resources: Wiley Online Library
Contents:
Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; List of Figures; Acknowledgments; Introduction; The History of Studying Cult Cinema; Definition of Cult Cinema; Structure of the Book; Part I: Receptions and Debates; Chapter 1: Cult Reception Contexts; Midnight Movies; The Difficulty of Researching Cult Cinema; Cult Cinema as Phenomenal Experience; Cult Cinema as Bad Experience; Cult Cinema as Collective Experience; Cult Cinema as Connected Experience; Cult Cinema as Surplus Experience; Conclusion: Cult as Performance?; Chapter 2: The Cult Cinema Marketplace; Production Culture.
Funding and DistributionMarketing: Causing and Containing Commotion; Exhibition Culture; Piracy; Conclusion; Chapter 3: Prestige, Awards, and Festivals; Awards and Prizes; Festivals and Valuation; Niche Cults and Festivals; Conclusion; Chapter 4: Censorship and Criticism; Censorship and Controversy; Cult Connoisseurship; Surrealist Criticism; Cult Cinephilia and MacMahonism; Fan Criticism; DIY Criticism; Conclusion; Chapter 5: Fandom and Subculture; Fan Studies: Early Approaches; Visible and Performative Fans; Revising Fan Studies; Cultural Capital and Subcultures; Mainstream Cult Fans?
Conclusion: Recent Trends in Cult FandomChapter 6: The Cult Auteur; The "Romantic" Cult Auteur; The Cult of the Dead Auteur; Self-conscious Cultism and Cult Salesmanship; Female Cult Auteurs; Conclusion; Chapter 7: Cult Stardom; The Cult of the Movie Star; Mainstream Cult Stars; The Cult of Death; Cult Actors; Artificiality and Individuality; Conclusion; Chapter 8: Camp and Paracinema; Camp; Paracinema; Critical Responses to Sconce; Conclusion; Chapter 9: Transgression and Freakery; Taboo; From Taboo to Cult?; Transgression; Freakery; Conclusion: Sick Films; Chapter 10: Gender and Sexuality.
Masculinity, Femininity, and CultAnxieties of Cult Consumption; Non-Normative Sexuality and the Performance of Gender; Erotica and the Performance of Gender; The Performance of Gendered Reception; Hidden Strategies of Cult Enjoyment; Conclusion; Chapter 11: Transnationalism and Orientalism; Orientalism: Curiosity versus Exoticism; The Reception of Asian Cult Cinema; Networks of Exchange: Otaku; Hong Kong Cult Cinema; Anime and J-Horror; Conclusion; Chapter 12: Religion and Utopia; Discourses on Cultism and Religion; The Cult of Dionysus: Wasted Time and the Orgy; Utopianism.
Midnight Movies and SatanismContemporary Performances of Religious Cultism; Conclusion; Part II: Themes and Genres; Chapter 13: Exploitation and B Movies; B Movies and Classical Exploitation; Teenpics and Youth Culture; Nasty Trash: Exploitation in the 1970s; Exploitation in the Video Era; Conclusion; Chapter 14: Underground and Avant-garde Cinema; Cult and the Avant-garde of the 1920s; The American Underground of the 1950s and 1960s; Underground Goes Overground: The Midnight Movie; The Underground Today; Chapter 15: Cult Cinema and Drugs; Cult Movies and Drug Depiction.
Summary: 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 cinemaOffers a scholarly treatment of a hotly contested topic at the center of current academic debateCovers audience reactions, aesthetics, genres, theories of cult cinema, as well as historical insights into the topic.
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Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; List of Figures; Acknowledgments; Introduction; The History of Studying Cult Cinema; Definition of Cult Cinema; Structure of the Book; Part I: Receptions and Debates; Chapter 1: Cult Reception Contexts; Midnight Movies; The Difficulty of Researching Cult Cinema; Cult Cinema as Phenomenal Experience; Cult Cinema as Bad Experience; Cult Cinema as Collective Experience; Cult Cinema as Connected Experience; Cult Cinema as Surplus Experience; Conclusion: Cult as Performance?; Chapter 2: The Cult Cinema Marketplace; Production Culture.

Funding and DistributionMarketing: Causing and Containing Commotion; Exhibition Culture; Piracy; Conclusion; Chapter 3: Prestige, Awards, and Festivals; Awards and Prizes; Festivals and Valuation; Niche Cults and Festivals; Conclusion; Chapter 4: Censorship and Criticism; Censorship and Controversy; Cult Connoisseurship; Surrealist Criticism; Cult Cinephilia and MacMahonism; Fan Criticism; DIY Criticism; Conclusion; Chapter 5: Fandom and Subculture; Fan Studies: Early Approaches; Visible and Performative Fans; Revising Fan Studies; Cultural Capital and Subcultures; Mainstream Cult Fans?

Conclusion: Recent Trends in Cult FandomChapter 6: The Cult Auteur; The "Romantic" Cult Auteur; The Cult of the Dead Auteur; Self-conscious Cultism and Cult Salesmanship; Female Cult Auteurs; Conclusion; Chapter 7: Cult Stardom; The Cult of the Movie Star; Mainstream Cult Stars; The Cult of Death; Cult Actors; Artificiality and Individuality; Conclusion; Chapter 8: Camp and Paracinema; Camp; Paracinema; Critical Responses to Sconce; Conclusion; Chapter 9: Transgression and Freakery; Taboo; From Taboo to Cult?; Transgression; Freakery; Conclusion: Sick Films; Chapter 10: Gender and Sexuality.

Masculinity, Femininity, and CultAnxieties of Cult Consumption; Non-Normative Sexuality and the Performance of Gender; Erotica and the Performance of Gender; The Performance of Gendered Reception; Hidden Strategies of Cult Enjoyment; Conclusion; Chapter 11: Transnationalism and Orientalism; Orientalism: Curiosity versus Exoticism; The Reception of Asian Cult Cinema; Networks of Exchange: Otaku; Hong Kong Cult Cinema; Anime and J-Horror; Conclusion; Chapter 12: Religion and Utopia; Discourses on Cultism and Religion; The Cult of Dionysus: Wasted Time and the Orgy; Utopianism.

Midnight Movies and SatanismContemporary Performances of Religious Cultism; Conclusion; Part II: Themes and Genres; Chapter 13: Exploitation and B Movies; B Movies and Classical Exploitation; Teenpics and Youth Culture; Nasty Trash: Exploitation in the 1970s; Exploitation in the Video Era; Conclusion; Chapter 14: Underground and Avant-garde Cinema; Cult and the Avant-garde of the 1920s; The American Underground of the 1950s and 1960s; Underground Goes Overground: The Midnight Movie; The Underground Today; Chapter 15: Cult Cinema and Drugs; Cult Movies and Drug Depiction.

Counterculture, Drugs and the "Head" Film.

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 cinemaOffers a scholarly treatment of a hotly contested topic at the center of current academic debateCovers audience reactions, aesthetics, genres, theories of cult cinema, as well as historical insights into the topic.

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