Defining Cult Movies: The Cultural Politics of Oppositional Tastes

Defining Cult Movies The Cultural Politics of Oppositional Tastes This collection concentrates on the analysis of cult movies how they are defined who defines them and the cultural politics of these definitions The definition of the cult movie relies on a sense of

  • Title: Defining Cult Movies: The Cultural Politics of Oppositional Tastes
  • Author: Mark Jancovich Antonio Lázaro Reboli Julian Stringer Andrew Willis
  • ISBN: 9780719066313
  • Page: 329
  • Format: Paperback
  • This collection concentrates on the analysis of cult movies, how they are defined, who defines them and the cultural politics of these definitions The definition of the cult movie relies on a sense of its distinction from the mainstream or ordinary This also raises issues about the perception of it as an oppositional form of cinema, and of its strained relationshipsThis collection concentrates on the analysis of cult movies, how they are defined, who defines them and the cultural politics of these definitions The definition of the cult movie relies on a sense of its distinction from the mainstream or ordinary This also raises issues about the perception of it as an oppositional form of cinema, and of its strained relationships to processes of institutionalization and classification In other words, cult movie fandom has often presented itself as being in opposition to the academy, commercial film industries and the media generally, but has been far dependent on these forms than it has usually been willing to admit The international roster of essayists range over the full and entertaining gamut of cult films from Dario Argento, Spanish horror and Peter Jackson s New Zealand gorefests to sexploitation, kung fu and sci fi flicks.

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