100 Cult Films (Screen Guides)

100 Cult Films (Screen Guides)

By: Xavier Mendik (author), Ernest Mathijs (author)Paperback

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i"?Some films should never have been made. They are too unsettling, too dangerous, too challenging, too outrageous and even too badly made to be let loose on unsuspecting audiences. Yet these films, from the shocking Cannibal Holocaust to the apocalyptic Donnie Darko, from the destructive Tetsuo to the awfully bad The Room, from the hilarious This Is Spinal Tap to the campy Showgirls, from the asylum of Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari to the circus of Freaks, from the gangs of The Warriors to the gangsters of In Bruges and from the flamboyant Rocky Horror Picture Show to the ultimate cool of The Big Lebowski, have all garnered passionate fan followings. Cult cinema has made tragic misfits, monsters and cyborgs, such as Edward Scissorhands or Blade Runner's replicants, heroes of our times. 100 Cult Films explains why these figures continue to inspire fans around the globe. Cult film experts Ernest Mathijs and Xavier Mendik round up the most cultish of giallo, blaxploitation, anime, sexploitation, zombie, vampire and werewolf films, exploring both the cults that live hidden inside the underground (Nekromantik, Cafe Flesh) and the cult side of the mainstream (Dirty Dancing, The Lord of the Rings, and even The Sound of Music). 100 Cult Films is a true trip around the world, providing a lively and illuminating guide to films from more than a dozen countries, across nine decades, representing a wide range of genres and key cult directors such as David Cronenberg, Terry Gilliam and David Lynch. Drawing on exclusive interviews with some of the world's most iconic cult creators and performers, including Dario Argento, Pupi Avati, Alex Cox, Ruggero Deodato, Jesus Franco, Lloyd Kaufman, Harry Kumel, H. G. Lewis, Christina Lindberg, Takashi Miike, Franco Nero, George A. Romero and Brian Yuzna, and featuring a foreword by cult director Joe Dante, 100 Cult Films is your ultimate ticket to the midnight movie show.

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i"?ERNEST MATHIJS is Associate Professor of Film Studies at the University of British Columbia, Canada. He is the author of The Cinema of David Cronenberg: From Baron of Blood to Cultural Hero (2008), co-author of Cult Cinema (with Jamie Sexton, 2011) and co-editor of The Cult Film Reader (with Xavier Mendik, 2008). XAVIER MENDIK is Director of the Cine-Excess International Film Festival and DVD label at Brunel University, UK. He is the editor of Shocking Cinema of the Seventies (2002) and the co-editor of Alternative Europe: Eurotrash and Exploitation Cinema Since 1945 (with Ernest Mathijs, 2004), Underground USA: Filmmaking Beyond the Hollywood Canon (with Steven Jay Schneider, 2002) and The Cult Film Reader.


i"?Acknowledgments Foreword, Joe Dante Introduction 2001: A Space Odyssey, Stanley Kubrick, 1968 Akira, Katsuhiro Otomo, 1988 Angel of Vengeance, Abel Ferrara, 1981 Bad Taste, Peter Jackson, 1987 Baise-moi, Virginie Despentes, Coralie Trinh Thi, 2000 Begotten, E. Elias Merhige, 1991 Behind the Green Door, Artie Mitchell, Jim Mitchell, 1972 La belle et la bete, Jean Cocteau, 1946 Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, Russ Meyer, 1970 The Big Lebowski, Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, 1998 Blade Runner, Ridley Scott, 1982 Blue Sunshine, Jeff Lieberman, 1978 Brazil, Terry Gilliam, 1985 Bride of Frankenstein, James Whale, 1935 The Brood, David Cronenberg, 1979 Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari, Robert Wiene, 1920 Cafe Flesh, Stephen Sayadian, 1982 Cannibal Holocaust, Ruggero Deodato, 1979 Casablanca, Michael Curtiz, 1942 Un chien andalou, Luis Bunuel, Salvador Dali,1928 Coffy, Jack Hill, 1973 Daughters of Darkness, Harry Kumel, 1971 Dawn of the Dead, George A. Romero, 1978 Deadly Weapons, Doris Wishman, 1974 Debbie Does Dallas, Jim Clark, 1978 Deep Red, Dario Argento, 1975 Dirty Dancing, Emile Ardolino, 1987 Django, Sergio Corbucci, 1966 Donnie Darko, Richard Kelly, 2001 Don't Torture a Duckling, Lucio Fulci, 1972 Edward Scissorhands, Tim Burton, 1990 Emanuelle and the Last Cannibals, Aristide Massaccesi, 1977 Emmanuelle, Just Jaeckin, 1974 Enter the Dragon, Robert Clouse, 1973 Eraserhead, David Lynch, 1977 The Evil Dead, Sam Raimi, 1981 Fight Club, David Fincher, 1999 Flaming Creatures, Jack Smith, 1963 Freak Orlando, Ulrike Ottinger, 1981 Freaks, Tod Browning, 1932 Ginger Snaps, John Fawcett, 2000 The Gods Must Be Crazy, Jamie Uys, 1981 Godzilla, Ishiro Honda, 1954 The Harder They Come, Perry Henzell, 1972 Harold and Maude, Hal Ashby, 1971 Haxan, Benjamin Christensen, 1922 Hellraiser, Clive Barker, 1987 The Holy Mountain, Alejandro Jodorowsky, 1973 The House with the Laughing Windows, Pupi Avati, 1976 I Walked with a Zombie, Jacques Tourneur, 1943 Ichi the Killer, Takashi Miike, 2001 In Bruges, Martin McDonagh, 2008 Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Don Siegel, 1956 Invocation of My Demon Brother, Kenneth Anger, 1969 It's a Wonderful Life, Frank Capra, 1946 The Killer, John Woo, 1989 Lady Terminator, H. Tjut Djalil, 1988 The Lord of the Rings, Peter Jackson, 2001--3 Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior, George Miller, 1981 Man Bites Dog, Remy Belvaux, Andre Bonzel, Benoit Poelvoorde, 1992 Manos, the Hands of Fate, Harold P. Warren, 1966 The Masque of the Red Death, Roger Corman, 1964 Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, 1975 Near Dark, Kathryn Bigelow, 1987 Nekromantik, Jorg Buttgereit, 1987 Night of the Living Dead, George A. Romero, 1968 Pink Flamingos, John Waters, 1972 Piranha, Joe Dante, 1978 Plan 9 from Outer Space, Ed Wood, Jr, 1959 Re-Animator, Stuart Gordon, 1985 Reefer Madness, Louis Gasnier, 1936 Repo Man, Alex Cox, 1984 Ringu, Hideo Nakata, 1998 The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Jim Sharman, 1975 Rome Armed to the Teeth, Umberto Lenzi, 1976 The Room, Tommy Wiseau, 2003 Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom, Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1975 She Killed in Ecstasy, Jesus Franco, 1971 Showgirls, Paul Verhoeven, 1995 Soul Vengeance, Jamaa Fanaka, 1975 The Sound of Music, Robert Wise, 1965 Star Wars, George Lucas, 1977--2005 Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story, Todd Haynes, 1988 Suspiria, Dario Argento, 1977 Tank Girl, Rachel Talalay, 1995 Tetsuo, Shinya Tsukamoto, 1989 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Tobe Hooper, 1974 This Is Spinal Tap, Rob Reiner, 1984 Thriller: A Cruel Picture, Bo Arne Vibenius, 1974 Thundercrack!, Curt McDowell, 1975 El Topo, Alejandro Jodorowsky, 1970 The Toxic Avenger, Michael Herz, Lloyd Kaufman, 1984 Two-Lane Blacktop, Monte Hellman, 1971 Two Thousand Maniacs!, Herschell Gordon Lewis, 1964 The Vanishing, George Sluizer, 1988 Videodrome, David Cronenberg, 1983 The Warriors, Walter Hill, 1979 Witchfinder General, Michael Reeves, 1968 Withnail & I, Bruce Robinson, 1987 The Wizard of Oz, Victor Fleming, 1939 Key Reading Index

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  • publication date: 14/10/2011
  • ISBN13: 9781844574087
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9781844574087
  • weight: 637
  • ISBN10: 1844574083

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