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              Bodies of Desire and Bodies in Distress: The Golden Age of Italian Cult Cinema 1970-1985
               

              Bodies of Desire and Bodies in Distress: The Golden Age of Italian Cult Cinema 1970-1985 (PDF ebook – 1st edition)

              By Mendik, Xavier

              In recent years, there has been an explosion of critical interest in the icons, genres and traditions of 1970s Italian cult film. Thanks to the international success of directors such as Dario Argento and Sergio Martino, and the influential giallo (thriller) cycle in which they w...orked, these unconventional and often controversial films are now impacting on new generations of filmmakers, scholars and moviegoers alike. Bodies of Desire and Bodies in Distress: The Golden Age of Italian Cult Cin...
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              ISBN 9781443882880
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              Language en
              Released NZ 18 Sep 2015
              Publisher Cambridge Scholars Publishing
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              The Cult Film Reader
               

              The Cult Film Reader (Paperback, illustrated edition)

              By Mathijs, Ernest; Mendik, Xavier

              • RRP: $127.50
              • $127.50
              • Internationally sourced

              Cult movies are emerging as a distinct subject of film and media theory. This book brings together various works in the field on the structure, form, status, and reception of cult cinema traditions. It is divided into four areas of study - the conceptions of cult; cult case studi...es; national and international Cults; and cult consumption.
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              ISBN 9780335219230
              Released NZ 22 Jan 2008
              Publisher Open University Press
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series UK Higher Education OUP Humanities & Social Sciences Media, Film & Cultural Studies
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              100 Cult Films
               

              100 Cult Films (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Mathijs, Ernest; Mendik, Xavier; Mathus, Ernest

              • Imp. $76.99
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              An accessible and up to date guide to one hundred of World Cinema's most interesting and influential cult movies. Covering a diverse range of genres and films from 1920 to the present day, this lavishly illustrated volume includes entries on films ranging from 'This is Spinal Tap...' to 'Donnie Darko'.
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              ISBN 9781844574087
              Released NZ 14 Oct 2011
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Screen Guides
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              Peep Shows: Cult Film and the Cine-Erotic

              Peep Shows: Cult Film and the Cine-Erotic (Paperback)

              By Mendik, Xavier

              • RRP: $59.99
              • $59.99
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              From mediations on explicit imagery and profiles of prominent performers to discussions of national nudities and the titillating thrills of new technologies, cine-erotica has become a significant and subversive category of contemporary film, media, and cultural studies. Expanding... on recent work in gender, cultural, and audience-based studies, Peep Shows: Cult Film and the Cine-Erotic examines the global traditions of cult erotica, explaining key patterns, paradigms, and performers from the world of cult celluloid sexuality. Peep Shows includes profiles of porn performers and icons such as Ron Jeremy, Betty Page, Catherine Breillat, and Joe D'Amato. Essays also provides case studies of contemporary porn parodies, lesbian erotica, Japanese Pink porn cinema, Café Flesh, the Seduction cinema label, the dominatrix in erotic cinema, female porn viewers, burlesque cinema programming, and porno chic soundtracks. The volume features exclusive interviews with erotic performers Seka, Buck Angel, Misty Mundae, Christina 'Thriller' Lindberg, and the prolific porn producer, Michael L. Raso.
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              ISBN 9780231161794
              Released NZ 15 Mar 2010
              Publisher Columbia University Press
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Alterimage
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              Shockers!: The '70s Cinema of Trash, Terror and Sexploitation
                

              Shockers!: The '70s Cinema of Trash, Terror and Sexploitation (Hardback)

              Edited by Mendik, Xavier; Petley, Julian

              • RRP: $334.50
              • $267.60
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              • Pub Date
                28 Feb 20

              Demonic teens, hillbilly horror, porno chic and rape-revenge: what spurred the radical, transgressive and often sadistic film of the '70s? Shockers! takes an unprecedented look at the mainstream and obscure films of this generation, from America and beyond, arguing that often dis...reputable genres and cycles best shed light on the turbulence of the decade. Cult film experts explain how contemporary fears of intergenerational conflict and criminality - as well as newly permissive attitudes towards sex on screen - allowed previously illicit filmic imagery to proliferate in American and British classics, such as The Exorcist and A Clockwork Orange, as well as films from Australia, East Asia, Latin America and Europe. Rich with cultural and political context, this book offers the first global perspective on the shocking cinema of the '70s.
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              ISBN 9781784530327
              Released NZ 28 Feb 2020
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Peep Shows - Cult Film and the Cine-Erotic

              Peep Shows - Cult Film and the Cine-Erotic (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Mendik, Xavier

              • RRP: $63.99
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              From mediations on explicit imagery and profiles of prominent performers to discussions of national nudities and the titillating thrills of new technologies, cine-erotica has become a significant and subversive category of contemporary film, media, and cultural studies. Expanding... on recent work in gender, cultural, and audience-based studies, Peep Shows: Cult Film and the Cine-Erotic examines the global traditions of cult erotica, explaining key patterns, paradigms, and performers from the world of cult celluloid sexuality. Peep Shows includes profiles of porn performers and icons such as Ron Jeremy, Betty Page, Catherine Breillat, and Joe D'Amato. Essays also provides case studies of contemporary porn parodies, lesbian erotica, Japanese Pink porn cinema, CafA(c) Flesh, the Seduction cinema label, the dominatrix in erotic cinema, female porn viewers, burlesque cinema programming, and porno chic soundtracks. The volume features exclusive interviews with erotic performers Seka, Buck Angel, Misty Mundae, Christina 'Thriller' Lindberg, and the prolific porn producer, Michael L. Raso.
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              ISBN 9781906660352
              Released NZ 15 Aug 2012
              Publisher Wallflower Press
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Alterimage
              Language (English)
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              Peep Shows: Cult Film and the Cine-Erotic
               

              Peep Shows: Cult Film and the Cine-Erotic (EPUB ebook)

              By Mendik, Xavier

              From mediations on explicit imagery and profiles of prominent performers to discussions of national nudities and the titillating thrills of new technologies, cine-erotica has become a significant and subversive category of contemporary film, media, and cultural studies. Expanding... on recent work in gender, cultural, and audience-based studies, Peep Shows: Cult Film and the Cine-Erotic examines the global traditions of cult erotica, explaining key patterns, paradigms, and performers from the world of cult celluloid sexuality. Peep Shows includes profiles of porn performers and icons such as Ron Jeremy, Betty Page, Catherine Breillat, and Joe D'Amato. Essays also provides case studies of contemporary porn parodies, lesbian erotica, Japanese Pink porn cinema, Cafe Flesh, the Seduction cinema label, the dominatrix in erotic cinema, female porn viewers, burlesque cinema programming, and porno chic soundtracks. The volume features exclusive interviews with erotic performers Seka, Buck Angel, Misty Mundae, Christina 'Thriller' Lindberg, and the prolific porn producer, Michael L. Raso. * Cover image from VIVA 2007 by Anna Biller
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              ISBN 9780231502894
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              Released NZ 30 Oct 2012
              Publisher Columbia University Press
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Bodies of Desire and Bodies in Distress: The Golden Age of Italian Cult Cinema 1970-1985
               

              Bodies of Desire and Bodies in Distress: The Golden Age of Italian Cult Cinema 1970-1985 (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Unabridged edition)

              By Mendik, Xavier

              • RRP: $211.99
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              Bodies of Desire and Bodies in Distress: The Golden Age of Italian Cult Cinema 1970-1985 considers the current interest in specific Italian directors and cult genres, exploring the social, political and cultural factors that spawned a decade of cinema dominated by extreme, yet st...ylish, images of sexuality and violence.
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              ISBN 9781443859547
              Released NZ 17 Jul 2015
              Publisher Cambridge Scholars Publishing
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Underground U.S.A.: Filmmaking Beyond the Hollywood Canon
               

              Underground U.S.A.: Filmmaking Beyond the Hollywood Canon (EPUB ebook)

              Edited by Mendik, Xavier; Schneider, Steven Jay

              Whether defined by the carnivalesque excesses of Troma studios (The Toxic Avenger), the arthouse erotica of Radley Metzger and Doris Wishman, or the narrative experimentations of Abel Ferrara, Melvin Van Peebles, Jack Smith, or Harmony Korine, underground cinema has achieved an i...mportant position within American film culture. Often defined as "cult" and "exploitation" or "alternative" and "independent," the American underground retains separate strategies of production and exhibition from the cinematic mainstream, while its sexual and cinematic representations differ from the traditionally conservative structures of the Hollywood system. Underground U.S.A. offers a fascinating overview of this area of maverick moviemaking by considering the links between the experimental and exploitative traditions of the American underground.
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              ISBN 9780231850025
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              Released NZ 26 Mar 2003
              Publisher Columbia University Press
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              Alternative Europe
               

              Alternative Europe (Paperback, New title)

              By Mathijs, Ernest; Mendik, Xavier

              • Imp. $83.50
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              Featuring over 20 essays from an electric range of writers, this book focuses on topics such as Italian nunsploitation films, German porn, Italian Nazi exploitation cinema, Belgian alternative cinema, Russian horror, British exploitation cinema and Swedish rape and revenge films.

              ISBN 9781903364932
              Released NZ 15 Jun 2004
              Publisher Wallflower Press
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Alterimage
              Language (English)
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