Asian Cult Cinema
Miami, FL: Vital Books, [1993-].
held no.5, 8-12
Asian Trash Cinema
Miami, FL: 1993.
B is for bad cinema : aesthetics, politics and cultural value / edited by Claire Perkins and Constantine Verevis
Albany, New York: State University of New York Press, c2014.
Call No: 730.2 BIS Author: Perkins, Claire; Verevis, Constantine Source: US Place: Albany, New York Publisher: State University of New York Press PubDate: c2014 PhysDes: xi, 262 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm Subject: AESTHETICS; AUTHORSHIP; B-MOVIES; CULT FILMS; CULTURE AND THE CINEMA; EXPLOITATION FILMS; POLITICS AND THE CINEMA; SUBTITLES; CANDY (AT, Neil Armfield, 2005); EVIL DEAD, THE (US, Sam Raimi, 1982 [prod. 1980]); MARNIE (US, Alfred Hitchcock, 1964) Summary: B Is For Bad Cinema continues and extends, but does not limit itself to, the trends in film scholarship that have made cult and exploitation films and other "low" genres increasingly acceptable objects for critical analysis. Springing from discussions of taste and value in film, these original essays mark out the broad contours of "bad" - that is, aesthetically, morally, or commercially disreputable - cinema. While some of the essays share a kinship with recent discussions of B movies and cult films, they do not describe a single aesthetic category or represent a single methodology or critical agenda, but variously approach badcinema in terms of aesthetics, politics and cultural value. The volume covers a range of issues, from the aesthetic and industrial mechanics of low-budget production through the terrain of audience responses and cinematic effect, and onto the broader moral and ethical implications of the material. As a result, B Is For Bad Cinema takes an interest in a variety of film examples - overblown Hollywood blockbusters, faux pornographic works, and European art house films - to consider those that lurk on the boundaries of acceptability." -- BOOK BLURB Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN: 9781438449951 Contents: Introduction: B for bad cinema / Claire Perkins and Constantine Verevis; Part 1: Aesthetics -- Explosive apathy / Jeffrey Sconce -- B-grade subtitles / Tessa Dwyer -- Being in two places at the same time: the forgotten geography of rear-projection / Adrian Danks -- Redeeming cruising: tendentiously offensive, coherently incoherent, strangely pleasurable / R. Barton Palmer -- The villain we love: notes on the dramaturgy of screen evil / Murray Pomerance -- From bad to good and back to bad again? cult cinema and its unstable trajectory / Jamie Sexton; Part 2: Authorship -- Coffee in paradise: the horn blows at midnight / Tom Conley -- The risible: on Jean-Claude Brisseau / Adrian Martin -- The evil dead DVD commentaries, amateurishness and "bad film" discourse / Kate Egan -- Liking The magus / I.Q. Hunter -- BADaptation: is candy faithful? / Constantine Verevis More info
A certain tendency of the Hollywood cinema, 1930-1980 / Robert B. Ray
Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1985.
Call No: 71(73) RAY Author: Ray, Robert B. (Robert Beverley), 1943 Place: Princeton, N.J. Publisher: Princeton University Press PubDate: 1985 PhysDes: x, 411 p. : ill. ; 25 cm Subject: HOLLYWOOD; WESTERNS; WORLD WAR II FILMS. USA; CULT FILMS. USA; FILM NOIR. USA; MUSICALS. USA; CASABLANCA (US, Michael Curtiz, 1942); IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE (US, Frank Capra, 1946); MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE, THE (US, John Ford, 1962); GODFATHER, THE (US, Francis Ford Coppola, 1972); TAXI DRIVER (US, Martin Scorsese, 1976) Notes: Includes index; Bibliography: p. -397 ISBN: 0691047278 (alk. paper); 0691101744 (pbk.) LON: 3400531 More info
Cult film as a guide to life : fandom, adaptation, and identity / I. Q. Hunter
New York : London: Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsburg Publishing, 2016.
Call No: 722.731 HUN Author: Hunter, I. Q. Source: US/UK Place: New York : London Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsburg Publishing PubDate: 2016 PhysDes: xv, 210 pages ; illustrations : 23 cm Subject: CULT FILMS; PORNOGRAPHIC FILMS; ADAPTATIONS; INTERTEXUALITY; KUBRICK, STANLEY; ADAPTATIONS. TOLKEIN, J.R.R.; SHOWGIRLS (US, Paul Verhoeven, 1995); LORD OF THE RINGS, THE (US, Peter Jackson, 2001-2003) Summary: "A collection of closely related essays on cult film, cult adaptations, and cultism as a way of life"-- ISBN: 9781623565107 Donation: donated by Senses of Cinema Contents: Machine generated contents note: -- Preface -- Those satisfactions are permanent -- Beaver Las Vegas! a fan-boy's defence of Showgirls -- Meh -- Film studies goes to hell -- Cult adaptations -- Exploitation as adaptation -- Erotic inferno -- Tolkien dirty -- From adaptation to cinephilia: an intertextual odyssey -- A (psychogeographical) rough guide to The lost continent -- Cult film as a guide to life -- Conclusion: I was cured all right -- Notes -- Index. More info
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Cult movies : the classics, the sleepers the weird, and the wonderful / Danny Peary
New York: Dell Publishing, 1981.
Call No: F722.73 PEA Author: Peary, Danny Source: US Place: New York Publisher: Dell Publishing PubDate: 1981 PhysDes: xiii, 402 p. : ill. ; 28 cm. Subject: CULT FILMS; AGUIRRE, DER ZORN GOTTES (GW, Werner Herzog, 1972); FREAKS (US, Tod Browning, 1932); [FORTY-SECOND] 42ND STREET (US, Lloyd Bacon, 1933) ISBN: 0440516471 Donation: donated by the family of Wayne Levy, 2006 More info
London: Routledge, 2002.
Call No: 465.2HIL Author: Hills, Matt Source: UK Place: London Publisher: Routledge PubDate: 2002 PhysDes: 237 p. ; 23 cm Subject: POPULAR CULTURE AND THE CINEMA; POPULAR CULTURE AND TV; MEDIA; CONSUMERS AND TV; CULT FILMS Summary: Fan Cultures is the first comprehensive overview of fans & fan theory. Emphasising the contradicions of fandom, Matt Hills outlines the ways in which fans have been conceptualised in cultural theory and challenges many of these established paradigms. Hills draws on case studies of specific groups, such as elvis impersonators, X-Philes and Trekkers, and discusses a reange of approaches to fandom. Taking all of this into account, he ultimately questions whether the development of new media creates the possibility of new forms of fandom and explores the significance fo the term 'cult' for media fans. (back cover) Notes: Includes: bibliography p.207-231
Index ISBN: 0415240255 More info
Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! / by Dean J. Defino
London: Wallflower Press, copyright 2014.
Call No: 79FAS DEF Author: DeFino, Dean J. Source: US/UK Place: London Publisher: Wallflower Press PubDate: copyright 2014 PhysDes: 106 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 18 cm Series: Cultographies Subject: CULT FILMS; CRITICISM; GENDER AND THE CINEMA; SEX AND THE CINEMA; MEYER, RUSS; FASTER PUSSYCAT! KILL! KILL! (US, Russ Meyer, 1966) Summary: "Russ Meyer's Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! was a box-office failure on its release in 1965. It has since been embraced by art-house audiences and referenced in countless films, television series, and songs. A riot of styles and story cliche´s lifted from biker, juvenile delinquency, and beach party movies, the film has the coherence of a dream and the improvisatory daring of a jazz solo. This book considers the production and critical reception of the film, its place within the culture of the 1960s, its representations of gender and sexuality, and the specific ways it meets cult film criteria." -- BOOK BACK COVER Notes: Formerly CIP; Includes bibliographical references and index ISBN: 9780231167390 Contents: -- acknowledgments -- Introduction: Russ Meyer and Me -- 1 The Pussycats Gear Up -- 2 The Pussycats Find Their Audience -- 3 Seeing America First -- 4 Pussycats and Satyrs -- 5 A Velvet Glove Cast in Iron -- notes -- bibliography -- index -- More info
Incredibly strange films / [editors V. Vale and Andrea Juno]
San Francisco, Calif.: RE/Search Publications, 1986.
Call No: 722.731 INC Author: Vale, V; Juno, Andrea Place: San Francisco, Calif. Publisher: RE/Search Publications PubDate: 1986 PhysDes: 211, 17 p. : ill., ports. ; 28 cm Series: RE/Search ; 10 Subject: CULT FILMS; DELINQUENTS IN FILMS; MOTORCYCLE FILMS; BEACH MOVIES; DRUGS IN FILMS; PRISON FILMS; MONDO FILMS; SEX FILMS; ROMERO, GEORGE; LEWIS, HERSCHELL GORDON; WISHMAN, DORIS; WOOD, EDWARD D., JR.; HENENLOTTER, FRANK; STECKLER, RAY DENNIS; MIKELS, TED V.; MEYER, RUSS; BAKALYAN, RICHARD; SARNO, JOSEPH W.; FRIEDMAN, DAVID F.; COHEN, LARRY; YOUNG PLAYTHINGS (SW?, Joseph W. Sarno, 1972?); SPIDER BABY OR, THE MADDEST STORY EVER TOLD (US, Jack Hill, 1965); DEMENTIA (US, John Parker, 1953); BLAST OF SILENCE (US, Allen Baron, 1961); GOD TOLD ME TO (US, Larry Cohen, 1976) Notes: Cover title; Includes index; Filmography: p. - ISBN: 0940642093 LON: 6230876 More info
Maximum movies - pulp fictions : film culture and the worlds of Samuel Fuller, Mickey Spillane, and Jim Thompson / Peter Stanfield
New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 2011.
Call No: 408 STA Author: Stanfield, Peter Source: US Place: New Brunswick, N.J. Publisher: Rutgers University Press PubDate: 2011 PhysDes: xiii, 227 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Subject: ADAPTATIONS. THOMPSON, JIM; ADAPTATIONS. SPILLANE, MICKEY; FULLER, SAMUEL; EXPLOITATION FILMS; CULT FILMS; BEST FILMS; CULTURE AND THE CINEMA. USA; THEORY; AESTHETICS; POPULAR CULTURE AND THE CINEMA; POPULAR CULTURE AND THE CINEMA. USA; FILM CULTURE; GODARD, JEAN-LUC; FARBER, MANNY; KISS ME DEADLY (US, Robert Aldrich, 1955) Summary: A study on pulp movies (such as Kiss me Deadly, Shock Corridor, Fixed Bayonets!, I Walked with a Zombie, The Lineup, Terror in a Texas Town, Ride Lonesome) impacted upon and influenced the critics, cinephiles, and filmmakers of the day (people such as Jean-Luc Godard, Manny Farber, Lawerence Alloway, Paulene Kael). The critics 'championed the cause of these movies and incited the cultural guardians of the day by attacking a rigorously policed canon of tasteful, rareified, and ossified art objects.
Against the legitimate and in the defense of the illegitimate, in an insolent and unruly manner, these critics agitated for the recognition of lurid sensational crime stories. War pictures, fast-paced Westerns, thillers, and gangster melodramas were claimed as examples of the true, the real, and the authentic in contemporary culture - the foundation upon which modern film studies sits.' - taken from Back Cover ISBN: 9780813550626 Contents: Introduction : yours till the boys come home -- Position papers : in defense of pulp movies -- A genealogy of pulp : Black mask to Mickey Spillane -- A world of small insanities : the critical reception of Kiss me deadly -- American primitive : Samuel Fuller's pulp politics -- Authenticating pulp : Jim Thompson adaptations and neo-noir -- Conclusion : hiding out in cinemas More info
Media cultures : reappraising transnational media / edited by Michael Skovmand and Kim Christian Schrªder
London New York: Routledge, 1992.
Call No: 408.3 MED Author: Skovmand, Michael; Schrªder, Kim Place: London New York Publisher: Routledge PubDate: 1992 PhysDes: viii, 222 p. ; 22 cm Subject: MEDIA; NATIONAL IDENTITY AND TV. EUROPEAN COUNTRIES; NEWS PROGRAMMES; CULTURAL IMPERIALISM. EUROPEAN COUNTRIES; AUDIENCES; CULT FILMS; INTERNATIONAL BROADCASTING; NATIONAL CULTURE AND TV; SYDICATION; POSTMODERNISM AND TV/VIDEO; PUBLIC BROADCASTING; GULF WAR ON TV; BRITISH BROADCASTING CORPORATION; CABLE NEWS NETWORK; NORSK RIKSKRINGKASTING; BOGART, HUMPHREY; POTTER, DENNIS; CASABLANCA (US, Michael Curtiz, 1942); ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW, THE (UK, Jim Sharman, 1975); WHEEL OF FORTUNE [TV] (US, 1975-); A BOUT DE SOUFFLE (FR, Jean-Luc Godard, 1959); BREATHLESS (FR, Jean-Luc Godard, 1959); BREATHLESS (US, Jim McBride, 1983); PENNIES FROM HEAVEN (US, Herbert Ross, 1981) Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index ISBN: 0415063841; 041506385X (pbk.) LON: 8457888 More info
The Routledge companion to cult cinema / edited by Ernest Mathjis and Janine Sexton
Abingdon, Oxon : New York: Routledge, 2020.
Available at ProQuest (RMIT login required) Call No: 722.731 ROU Author: Mathijs, Ernest; Sexton, Jane Edition: 2020 Place: Abingdon, Oxon : New York Publisher: Routledge PubDate: 2020 PhysDes: xx, 500 pages : illustrated ; 26 cm Subject: CULT FILMS Summary: The Routledge Companion to Cult Cinema offers an overview of the field of cult cinema – films at the margin of popular culture and art that have received exceptional cultural visibility and status mostly because they break rules, offend, and challenge understandings of achievement (some are so bad they’re good, others so good they remain inaccessible).
Cult cinema is no longer only comprised of the midnight movie or the extreme genre film. Its range has widened and the issues it broaches have become battlegrounds in cultural debates that typify the first quarter of the twenty-first century. Sections are introduced with the major theoretical frameworks, philosophical inspirations, and methodologies for studying cult films, with individual chapters excavating the most salient criticism of how the field impacts cultural discourse at large. Case studies include the worst films ever; exploitation films; genre cinema; multiple media formats cult cinema is expressed through; issues of cultural, national, and gender representations; elements of the production culture of cult cinema; and, throughout, aspects of the aesthetics of cult cinema – its genre, style, look, impact, and ability to yank viewers out of their comfort zones.
The Routledge Companion to Cult Cinema goes beyond the traditional scope of Anglophone and North American cinema by including case studies of East and South Asia, continental Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America, making it an innovative and important resource for researchers and students alike. -- publisher's web site ISBN: 9781138950276 Contents: Introduction: The Cult Cinema Studies Experience
PART I: GENRES AND CYCLES -- ‘Naughty’, ‘Nasty’, ‘Culty’: Exploitation Film / Ernest Mathijs -- Underground Film and Cult Cinema / Glyn Davis -- Cult-Art Cinema: Defining Cult-Art Ambivalence / David Andrews -- "It happens by accident": Failed Intentions, Incompetence, and Sincerity in Badfilm / Becky Bartlett -- Cult Horror Cinema / Steffen Hantke -- Cult Science Fiction Cinema / Mark Bould -- Cult Comedy Cinema / Seth Soulstein -- The Italian Giallo / Alexia Kannas
PART II: GLOBAL AND LOCAL CULT CINEMA -- Latsploitation / Dolores Tierney -- Iranian Cult Cinema - Babak Tabarraee -- Rebels Without a Cause: The Bombay Cult Film / Vibhushan Subba -- East Asian Cult Cinema / Robyn Citizen -- Anime Is (Not) Cult: Gainax and the Limits of Cult Cinema / Rayna Dennison -- Blaxploitation / Harry M. Benshoff
PART III: CRITICAL CONCEPTS -- Cult Cinema and Gender / Brenda Austin-Smith -- Cult Cinema and Nostalgia / Renee Middlemost -- Oc/cult Film and Video / Anna Powell -- "It's like looking at your past crimes at a parole hearing": Transgression in Cult Cinema/ Tom Watson -- Access All Areas? Anglo-American Film Censorship and Cult Cinema in the Digital Era / Emma Pett -- Cult Cinema and Camp / Julia Mendenhall
PART IV: EXHIBITION, DISTRIBUTION -- Midnight Movies- Carter Moulton -- Drive-in and Grindhouse Theaters / David Church -- Blood cults: historicising the North American "shot on video" horror movie / Johnny Walker -- Cult Cinema in the Digital Age / Iain Robert Smith -- Cult Cinema and Film Festivals / Russ Hunter
PART V: FANDOM -- Conventions and Cosplay / Lynn Zuberbnis -- Grown Woman Shit: A Case for Magic Mike XXL as Cult Text / Amanda Anna Klein -- The Cut between Us: Digital Remix and the Expression of Self/ Jennifer Ng -- The Professionalised Fandom of Careers in Cult: "Passionate Work" within Academia and Industry / Matt Hills
PART VI: MUSIC AND SOUND -- Cult Musicals / Ethan de Seife -- Cult Soundtracks (Music) / James Wierzbicki -- Sounding out cult cinema: the ‘bad’, the ‘weird’ and the ‘old’ / Nessa Johnston
PART VII: AESTHETICS AND INTERMEDIALITY -- Inside an Actor's Scrapbook. Heath Ledger's Aesthetic Practice of Unbalancing/ Jörg Sternagel -- Special Effects and the Cult Film: Cult Film Production and Analogue Nostalgia on the Digital Effects Pipeline / Leon Gurevitch -- Production Play: Sets, Props, and Costumes in Cult Films / Tamao Nakahara -- Cult Film and Adaptation / I.Q. Hunter -- Cult Film / Cult Television / Stacey Abbott
PART VIII: AUTEURS -- "It’s a strange world": David Lynch / Jeffrey Weinstock -- "You guys always bring me the very best violence": Making the Case for Joss Whedon’s The Avengers and Serenity as Mainstream Cult / Erin Giannini -- Anti-Auteur: The Films of Roberta Findlay / Alexandra Heller-Nicholas -- Anna Biller / Jennifer O’Meara -- Alejandro Jodorowsky and El Topo / Antonio Lazaro-Reboll
PART IX: ACTORS -- Judy Garland / Steven Cohan -- From the Other Side of the Wind: Dennis Hopper / Adrian Martin -- Barbara Steele / Nia Edwards-Behi -- Bruce Lee: Cult (Film) Icon/ Paul Bowman -- All He Needs Is Love: The Cult of Klaus Kinski / Ian Cooper -- Crispin Glover / Sarah Thomas More info
They Live / written by Jonathan Lethem, edited by Sean Howe
Berkeley, CA: Soft Skull Press : Distributed by Publishers Group West, c2010.
Call No: 79THE LET Author: Howe, Sean (ed.); Lethem, Jonathon Source: US Place: Berkeley, CA Publisher: Soft Skull Press : Distributed by Publishers Group West PubDate: c2010 PhysDes: 163 p. : ill. ; 17 cm Series: Deep Focus (Soft Skull Press) Subject: SCIENCE-FICTION FILMS; HORROR FILMS; CULT FILMS; THEY LIVE (US, John Carpenter, 1988) Summary: "With They Live, Jonathon Lethem takes a close look at John Carpenter's 1988 classic amalgam of deliberate B-movie, sci-fi, horror, anti-yuppie agitprop. Lethem exfoliates Carpenter's paranoid satire in a series of penetrating, free-associational forays into the context of a story that peels the human masks off the ghoulish overlords of capitalism. His reel of reference spans classic Hollwood cinema and science fiction, as well as popular music and contemporary art and theory. Taking into consideration the work of Barbara Kruger, Jenny Holzer, James Brown, Frederic Jameson, Shepard Fairy, Philip K. Dick, Alfred Hitchcock, and Edgar Allen Poe, not to mention the role of wrestlers- including They Live star "Rowdy" Roddy piper - in contemporary culture, Lethem's They Live provides a wholly original perspective on Carpenter's subversive classic" --BOOK BLURB Notes: Formerly CIP ISBN: 9781593762780 More info
Videohound's complete guide to cult flicks and trash pics
Detroit: Visible Ink Press,
Call No: 722.731 CUL Place: Detroit Publisher: Visible Ink Press PhysDes: 456 p. : illus. ; 24 cm Subject: CULT FILMS ISBN: 9780787606169 More info