By Ernest Mathijs
Cult Cinema: an Introduction offers the 1st in-depth educational exam of all facets of the sphere of cult cinema, together with audiences, genres, and theoretical perspectives.
- Represents the 1st exhaustive advent to cult cinema
- Offers a scholarly remedy of a hotly contested subject on the middle of present educational debate
- Covers viewers reactions, aesthetics, genres, theories of cult cinema, in addition to ancient insights into the topic
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One of the most consistent candidates on such lists, The Room, has been regarded as straddling the line between incompetence and clever exploitation of badness. Because of its integrity it is labeled a post-camp cult film, a label that obliterates lines of reasoning along which it could be understood (Bissell 2010; Adams 2010: 298–300). Such contradictions continue to affect the receptions of bad movies. In 2010, Battlefield Earth, a multiple Razzie winner, and a film often cited as one of the worst in spite (or because) of it being based on source material by the founder of the Church of Scientology PRESTIGE , AWARDS , AND FESTIVALS L.
THE CULT CINEMA MARKETPLACE They go on time. They like a small place that has no popcorn and no kids” (also see Smythe, Lusk, and Lewis 1953; Chamberlin 1960). Of particular interest is the research by Bruce Austin 1891a, 1981b, 1983, 1984), into both art house and cult film audiences. Above all, Austin notes the similarity in strategies these audiences use to decide on their choice of film. Among the preferred exhibition techniques for cult cinema are staggered releases, double-billing, and reruns.
In some cases, such as The Lord of the Rings, satellite texts are part of a subtle prescription of how the film should be read (Biltereyst, Mathijs, and Meers 2007). As Cynthia Erb (1998: 34) put it in relation to King Kong, however, there is a general willingness to let the “wild logics of the marketplace” determine the reading of a film. The very term “cult” is finding increased application in marketing because of the rising awareness that it might lead to some revenue. ” Snakes on a Plane is an infamous example of a film that encountered resistance in being accepted as cult by audiences partly because it had boldly announced its own “cultishness” (or at least encouraged it).
Cult Cinema by Ernest Mathijs