Science Fiction Double Feature: The Science Fiction Film as Cult Text

Science Fiction Double Feature The Science Fiction Film as Cult Text Critical discussion of cult cinema has often noted its tendency to straddle or ignore boundaries to pull together different sets of conventions narrative formulas or character types for the almost

  • Title: Science Fiction Double Feature: The Science Fiction Film as Cult Text
  • Author: J P Telotte Gerald Duchovnay
  • ISBN: 9781781381830
  • Page: 454
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Critical discussion of cult cinema has often noted its tendency to straddle or ignore boundaries, to pull together different sets of conventions, narrative formulas, or character types for the almost surreal pleasure to be found in their sudden juxtapositions or narrative combination With its own boundary blurring nature as both science and fiction, reality and fantasyCritical discussion of cult cinema has often noted its tendency to straddle or ignore boundaries, to pull together different sets of conventions, narrative formulas, or character types for the almost surreal pleasure to be found in their sudden juxtapositions or narrative combination With its own boundary blurring nature as both science and fiction, reality and fantasy science fiction has played a key role in such cinematic cult formation This volume examines that largely unexplored relationship, looking at how the sf film s own double nature neatly matches up with a persistent double vision common to the cult film It does so by bringing together an international array of scholars to address key questions about the intersections of sf and cult cinema how different genre elements, directors, and stars contribute to cult formation what role fan activities, including con participation, play in cult development and how the occulted or bad sf cult film works The volume pursues these questions by addressing a variety of such sf cult works, including Robot Monster 1953 , Zardoz 1974 , A Boy and His Dog 1975 , Tetsuo The Iron Man 1989 , Space Truckers 1996 , Ghost in the Shell 2 2004 , and Iron Sky 2012 What these essays afford is a revealing vision of both the sf aspects of much cult film activity and the cultish aspects of the whole sf genre.

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