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Withnail and us [electronic resource] : cult films and film cults in British cinema / Justin Smith.

By: Smith, Justin, 1980-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Cinema and society: Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris : Distributed in the United States and Canada exclusively by Palgrave Macmillan, 2010Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 256 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9781441676993 (electronic bk.); 1441676996 (electronic bk.); 9780857717931 (electronic bk. - ebrary); 0857717936 (electronic bk. - ebrary).Subject(s): Cult films -- Great Britain -- History and criticism | Motion pictures -- Great Britain -- History and criticism | Motion pictures -- Social aspects -- Great Britain | Popular culture -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century | PERFORMING ARTS -- Film & Video -- ReferenceGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Withnail and us.DDC classification: 791.430941 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction -- The Rocky horror picture show (1975) -- Performance (1970); Case study 1: Get Carter -- A clockwork orange (1971) -- The wicker man (1973); Case study 2: Monty Python and the holy grail (1975) -- Tommy (1975) -- The man who fell to earth (1976); Case study 3: Quadrophenia (1979) -- Withnail & I (1986); Case study 3: Trainspotting (1996) -- Conclusion.
Summary: Cult has entered the cultural psyche in a profound and pervasive way. There is no corner of popular culture beyond the potential for cult transformation. Indeed, in entering common parlance the term has effectively lost its clandestine mystique. But why? And how did we get here with cult? "Withnail and Us" charts the journey of cult in culture through an exploration of British cult films and their fans. It is about our bizarre and enduring fascination with once obscure or shocking movies, from "A Clockwork Orange" to "The Wicker Man". What is it about certain film.
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Includes bibliographical references, filmography and index.

Introduction -- The Rocky horror picture show (1975) -- Performance (1970); Case study 1: Get Carter -- A clockwork orange (1971) -- The wicker man (1973); Case study 2: Monty Python and the holy grail (1975) -- Tommy (1975) -- The man who fell to earth (1976); Case study 3: Quadrophenia (1979) -- Withnail & I (1986); Case study 3: Trainspotting (1996) -- Conclusion.

Cult has entered the cultural psyche in a profound and pervasive way. There is no corner of popular culture beyond the potential for cult transformation. Indeed, in entering common parlance the term has effectively lost its clandestine mystique. But why? And how did we get here with cult? "Withnail and Us" charts the journey of cult in culture through an exploration of British cult films and their fans. It is about our bizarre and enduring fascination with once obscure or shocking movies, from "A Clockwork Orange" to "The Wicker Man". What is it about certain film.

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