Cinema Pain and Pleasure

Author: Steven Allen
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137306696
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From Tattoo to Saw, this book considers mainstream cinema's representation of the viscerally dominated and marked body. Examining a shift in the late twentieth century to narratives that highlight subjection, endurance and willed-acquiescence, it probes the confluence of pain, pleasure and consent to analyse the implications of the change.

Body Gothic

Author: Xavier Aldana Reyes
Publisher: University of Wales Press
ISBN: 1783160942
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Since the mainstreaming of horror in the 1970s, journalists have warned against the dangers of increasingly explicit forms of violent entertainment. Xavier Aldana Reyes takes a very different stance in Body Gothic by celebrating the transgressive qualities of visceral texts. He considers relevant popular literary and filmic movements of the past three decades and reads them as updates in a long Gothic tradition that goes back to the eighteenth century. The book contains case studies of key texts in splatterpunk, body horror, the new avant-pulp, the slaughterhouse novel, torture porn and surgical horror.

Scars and Wounds

Author: Nick Hodgin
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319410245
Format: PDF
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This book examines recent cinematic representations of the traumatic legacies of national and international events and processes. Whilst not ignoring European and Hollywood cinema, it includes studies of films about countries which have been less well-represented in cinematic trauma studies, including Australia, Rwanda, Chile and Iran. Each essay establishes national and international contexts that are relevant to the films considered. All essays also deal with form, whether this means the use of specific techniques to represent certain aspects of trauma or challenges to certain genre conventions to make them more adaptable to the traumatic legacies addressed by directors. The editors argue that the healing processes associated with such legacies can helpfully be studied through the idiom of ‘scar-formation’ rather than event-centred ‘wound-creation’.

Fascism and Millennial American Cinema

Author: Leighton Grist
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137595663
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This book examines a spate of American films released around the turn of the millennium that differently address the actuality or possibility of domestic fascism within the USA. The films discussed span a diversity of forms, genres and production practices, and encompass low- and medium-budget studio and independent releases (such as American History X, Stir of Echoes and The Believer), star and/or auteur vehicles (such as The Siege, Fight Club and American Beauty), and high-budget, high-concept science-fiction films and franchises (such as Starship Troopers, Minority Report, the Matrix and X-Men trilogies and the Star Wars prequels). Central to the book is the detailed analysis of the films, which is contextualized historically in relation to a period that saw the significant rise of the far Right. The book concordantly affords a wider insight into fascism and its various manifestations and how such have been, and continue to be, registered within American cinema.

The Zombie Renaissance in Popular Culture

Author: L. Hubner
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137276509
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This collection addresses the significant cultural phenomenon of the 'zombie renaissance' – the growing importance of zombie texts and zombie cultural practices in popular culture. The chapters examine zombie culture across a range of media and practices including films games, music, social media, literature and fandom.

Animated Landscapes

Author: Chris Pallant
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1501320114
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The first comprehensive study of animated landscapes across media.

The Art of Living

Author: Dominic Johnson
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137322225
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This collection of interviews with a variety of artists creates an oral history of performance art. Each artist is invited to address their work, providing insights into their artistic, personal and political concerns. An engaging read which displays the diverse practices which come under the umbrella of 'performance art'.

Narratives of Place in Literature and Film

Author: Steven Allen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781138499928
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Narratives of place link people and geographic location with a cultural imaginary through literature and visual narration. Contemporary literature and film often frame narratives with specific geographic locations, which saturate the narrative with cultural meanings in relation to natural and man-made landscapes. This interdisciplinary collection seeks to interrogate such connections to probe how place is narrativized in literature and film. Utilizing close readings of specific filmic and literary texts, all chapters serve to tease out cultural and historical meanings in respect of human engagement with landscapes. Always mindful of national, cultural and topographical specificity, the book is structured around five core themes: Contested Histories of Place; Environmental Landscapes; Cityscapes; The Social Construction of Place; and Landscapes of Belonging.

Logan s Run

Author: William F. Nolan
Publisher: Bluewater Productions
ISBN:
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Logan has been trained to kill, born and bred from conception to be the best of the best, but his time is short. HeÕs nearing the end of his life. Age 21, when every citizen reports for Deep Sleep. But before his life ends heÕs got one final mission: find and destroy Sanctuary, a fabled haven for those that chose to defy the system. William F. NolanÕs masterpiece of dystopian future once again races into the 23rd Century with this all-new comic book adaptation of LOGANÕS RUN. When Last Day comes, will you lie down and dieÉ or run!