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Offensive films : toward an anthropology of cinéma vomitif

Author: Mikita Brottman
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1997.
Series: Contributions to the study of science fiction and fantasy, no. 72.
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The films examined in this work have been labelled "cinema vomitif" because of a tendency to induce a visceral response in their audience. Taking a serious look at a taboo subject, the author argues  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Brottman, Mikita, 1966-
Offensive films.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1997
(OCoLC)605078398
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mikita Brottman
ISBN: 031330033X 9780313300332
OCLC Number: 35986324
Description: viii, 211 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: "One of us"--carnivalizing the taboo --
Fecal phantoms--oral and anal tensions in The Tingler --
"There never was a party like this!" Blood feast and the primal act of cannibalism --
"Where life is cheap"--Snuff in South America, Slaughter on Cielo Drive --
"Once upon a time in Texas"--The Texas chain saw massacre as an inverted fairy tale --
Exophagy and exchange--giving and taking in the green inferno --
Neo-mondo--recarnivalizing the taboo.
Series Title: Contributions to the study of science fiction and fantasy, no. 72.
Responsibility: Mikita Brottman.

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