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World Film Locations: Glasgow – World Film Locations

Posted by Notcot on Feb 27, 2013 in Cult Film
World Film Locations: Glasgow - World Film Locations

World Film Locations: Glasgow explores Scotland’s biggest city and the many locations in which its films are viewed, set, and shot, taking in the important moments and movements in its rich cinematic history. Contrasting the historic with the contemporary, and social realism with drama, World Film Locations: Glasgow seeks to discover the city’s culture, character, and comedy. Essays cover a variety of topics including a background of Glasgow’s cinema-going and the city’s picture houses, the evolution of Scots comedy, and Glasgow a filmmaker’s city for grassroots and underground filmmakers as well as big Hollywood productions. We look at interpretations of the city from homegrown talent and a European cinema stance. 38 films are featured from classics like Gregory’s Girl and Loach’s Carla’s Song to cult hits like Trainspotting. Bollywood is represented, alongside European titles and grim Scots realism like Sweet Sixteen, My Name is Joe, and Red Road and new titles including Fast Romance, Perfect Sense, and NEDs.

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Dario Argento – Contemporary Film Directors

Posted by Notcot on Jan 21, 2013 in Cult Film
Dario Argento - Contemporary Film Directors

Commanding a cult following among horror fans, Italian film director Dario Argento is best known for his work in two closely related genres, the crime thriller and supernatural horror. In his four decades of filmmaking, Argento has displayed a commitment to innovation, from his directorial debut with 1970’s suspense thriller The Bird with the Crystal Plumage to 2009’s Giallo. His films, like the lurid yellow-covered murder-mystery novels they are inspired by, follow the suspense tradition of hard-boiled American detective fiction while incorporating baroque scenes of violence and excess. L. Andrew Cooper uses controversies and theories about the films’ reflections on sadism, gender, sexuality, psychoanalysis, aestheticism, and genre to declare the anti-rational logic of Argento’s oeuvre. Approaching the films as rhetorical statements made through extremes of sound and vision, Cooper places Argento in a tradition of aestheticized horror that includes De Sade, De Quincey, Poe, and Hitchcock.He reveals how the director’s stylistic excesses, often condemned for glorifying misogyny and other forms of violence, offer productive resistance to the cinema’s visual, narrative, and political norms. L. Andrew Cooper is an assistant professor of film and digital media at the University of Louisville and the author of Gothic Realities: The Impact of Horror Fiction on Modern Culture. A volume in the series Contemporary Film Directors, edited byJames Naremore

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Dario Argento – Contemporary Film Directors

Posted by Notcot on Jan 20, 2013 in Cult Film
Dario Argento - Contemporary Film Directors

Commanding a cult following among horror fans, Italian film director Dario Argento is best known for his work in two closely related genres, the crime thriller and supernatural horror. In his four decades of filmmaking, Argento has displayed a commitment to innovation, from his directorial debut with 1970’s suspense thriller The Bird with the Crystal Plumage to 2009’s Giallo. His films, like the lurid yellow-covered murder-mystery novels they are inspired by, follow the suspense tradition of hard-boiled American detective fiction while incorporating baroque scenes of violence and excess. L. Andrew Cooper uses controversies and theories about the films’ reflections on sadism, gender, sexuality, psychoanalysis, aestheticism, and genre to declare the anti-rational logic of Argento’s oeuvre. Approaching the films as rhetorical statements made through extremes of sound and vision, Cooper places Argento in a tradition of aestheticized horror that includes De Sade, De Quincey, Poe, and Hitchcock.He reveals how the director’s stylistic excesses, often condemned for glorifying misogyny and other forms of violence, offer productive resistance to the cinema’s visual, narrative, and political norms. L. Andrew Cooper is an assistant professor of film and digital media at the University of Louisville and the author of Gothic Realities: The Impact of Horror Fiction on Modern Culture. A volume in the series Contemporary Film Directors, edited byJames Naremore

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Dario Argento – Contemporary Film Directors

Posted by Notcot on Jan 19, 2013 in Cult Film
Dario Argento - Contemporary Film Directors

Commanding a cult following among horror fans, Italian film director Dario Argento is best known for his work in two closely related genres, the crime thriller and supernatural horror. In his four decades of filmmaking, Argento has displayed a commitment to innovation, from his directorial debut with 1970’s suspense thriller The Bird with the Crystal Plumage to 2009’s Giallo. His films, like the lurid yellow-covered murder-mystery novels they are inspired by, follow the suspense tradition of hard-boiled American detective fiction while incorporating baroque scenes of violence and excess. L. Andrew Cooper uses controversies and theories about the films’ reflections on sadism, gender, sexuality, psychoanalysis, aestheticism, and genre to declare the anti-rational logic of Argento’s oeuvre. Approaching the films as rhetorical statements made through extremes of sound and vision, Cooper places Argento in a tradition of aestheticized horror that includes De Sade, De Quincey, Poe, and Hitchcock.He reveals how the director’s stylistic excesses, often condemned for glorifying misogyny and other forms of violence, offer productive resistance to the cinema’s visual, narrative, and political norms. L. Andrew Cooper is an assistant professor of film and digital media at the University of Louisville and the author of Gothic Realities: The Impact of Horror Fiction on Modern Culture. A volume in the series Contemporary Film Directors, edited byJames Naremore

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Dario Argento – Contemporary Film Directors

Posted by Notcot on Jan 18, 2013 in Cult Film
Dario Argento - Contemporary Film Directors

Commanding a cult following among horror fans, Italian film director Dario Argento is best known for his work in two closely related genres, the crime thriller and supernatural horror. In his four decades of filmmaking, Argento has displayed a commitment to innovation, from his directorial debut with 1970’s suspense thriller The Bird with the Crystal Plumage to 2009’s Giallo. His films, like the lurid yellow-covered murder-mystery novels they are inspired by, follow the suspense tradition of hard-boiled American detective fiction while incorporating baroque scenes of violence and excess. L. Andrew Cooper uses controversies and theories about the films’ reflections on sadism, gender, sexuality, psychoanalysis, aestheticism, and genre to declare the anti-rational logic of Argento’s oeuvre. Approaching the films as rhetorical statements made through extremes of sound and vision, Cooper places Argento in a tradition of aestheticized horror that includes De Sade, De Quincey, Poe, and Hitchcock.He reveals how the director’s stylistic excesses, often condemned for glorifying misogyny and other forms of violence, offer productive resistance to the cinema’s visual, narrative, and political norms. L. Andrew Cooper is an assistant professor of film and digital media at the University of Louisville and the author of Gothic Realities: The Impact of Horror Fiction on Modern Culture. A volume in the series Contemporary Film Directors, edited byJames Naremore

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Wake in Fright – Film ink

Posted by Notcot on Jan 10, 2013 in Cult Film
Wake in Fright - Film ink

Wake In Fright was first published in 1961 and the film version, Outback, starring Donald Pleasance was released in 1971. Both the book and the film have achieved a cult status as the Australian answer to US and UK novels and films of 1960s youthful alienation. Wake In Fright is the gruelling story of a young Australian schoolteacher on his way back from the outback to Sydney and civilisation…when things start to go wrong. He finds himself stuck overnight in Bundanyabba (‘the Yabba’)- a rough outback mining town. The heat and the misery are described in painful detail as this one evening changes the course of John Grant’s life for ever…all on the flip of a coin. An ill-advised and drink-fuelled visit to a gambling den leaves Grant broke and he realizes he has no way of escaping the Yubba. He descends into a cycle of hangovers, fumbling sexual encounters and increasing self-loathing as he becomes more and more immersed in the grotesque and surreal nightmare that his life has become…revealing the baser side of his own nature as well as the harshness of life in the Australian outback. Grotesque but absolutely compelling, this has become a cult read.

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1001 Movies 2011: You Must See Before You Die

Posted by Notcot on Jan 6, 2013 in Cult Film
1001 Movies 2011: You Must See Before You Die

With more than one million copies sold worldwide in twenty-four languages, 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die celebrates the great and groundbreaking, classic and cult, must-see movies of all time and offers a treasure trove of incisive, witty and revealing insights into the world of film. This newly revised and updated edition of 1001 Movies is illustrated with hundreds of stunning film stills, portraits and poster art, bringing together the most significant movies from all genres, from action to Western, through animation, comedy, documentary, musical, noir, romance, thriller, short and sci-fi. The selection includes movies from over 30 countries and spans more than a century of extraordinary cinema. Whether your passion is rom-com or art house, The Blue Angel or Blue Velvet, 1001 Movies is the book for you.

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Superior

Posted by Notcot on Dec 31, 2012 in Cult Film
Superior

You can find features, interviews and reviews of this title in nationals and film, scifi and entertainment magazines; and reviews on scifi, comics and cult entertainment websites. Ollie Janson had it all going for him – plenty of friends at school, good looks, and his coach called him one of the most talented basketball players he’s ever seen. But that was when he could still move his legs. Now he’s living with multiple sclerosis, then…Superior entered his life. This is the newest smash graphic novel from Mark Miller (“Kick-Ass”) and Leinil Francis Yu (“Secret Invasion”).

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1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die

Posted by Notcot on Dec 28, 2012 in Cult Film
1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die

With more than one million copies sold worldwide in twenty-four languages, 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die celebrates the great and groundbreaking, classic and cult, must-see movies of all time and offers a treasure trove of incisive, witty and revealing insights into the world of film. Completely updated and revised for 2012, 1001 Movies is illustrated with hundreds of stunning film stills, portraits and poster art, bringing together the most significant movies from all genres, from action to Western, through animation, comedy, documentary, musical, noir, romance, thriller, short and sci-fi. The selection includes movies from over 30 countries and spans more than a century of extraordinary cinema. Whether your passion is rom-com or art house, The Blue Angel or Blue Velvet, 1001 Movies is the book for you.

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1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die

Posted by Notcot on Dec 28, 2012 in Cult Film
1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die

With more than one million copies sold worldwide in twenty-four languages, 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die celebrates the great and groundbreaking, classic and cult, must-see movies of all time and offers a treasure trove of incisive, witty and revealing insights into the world of film. Completely updated and revised for 2012, 1001 Movies is illustrated with hundreds of stunning film stills, portraits and poster art, bringing together the most significant movies from all genres, from action to Western, through animation, comedy, documentary, musical, noir, romance, thriller, short and sci-fi. The selection includes movies from over 30 countries and spans more than a century of extraordinary cinema. Whether your passion is rom-com or art house, The Blue Angel or Blue Velvet, 1001 Movies is the book for you.

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