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Interpretation of Film notes 11-14-07

Interpretation of Film notes 11-14-07 - community that...

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Cult Film -movie going still as a cultural context -how do we distinguish cult from camp? -Camp is a specific reading strategy, and it helps us understand the frameworks that we see, involves creating a distance from original intent and allows for the creation of a new meaning, can be used for any Hollywood film from the 1950’s -cult involves an obsessive attachment to a specific film or films. The group who are obsessed form a film cult, this gains the status of film cult by forming a sense of community. A cult is an interpretive
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Unformatted text preview: community that develops around a specific film. EXAMPLES OF CULT FILMS-Rocky Horror Picture Show-Mommie Dearest-Clockwork Orange-Blade Runner-Casablanca-It’s a Wonderful Life-The Shawshank Redemption-Donnie Darko-The Blues Brothers-Pink Flamingos-Reefer Madness-Faster Pussycat, Kill! Kill!-Plan 9 from Outer Space-Dawn of the Dead-Fight Club-Videodrome Many autodidacts in film cults Autodidact= the idea of teaching oneself Exploitation films a parallel industry to the Hollywood studio system,...
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