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Offensive films

Author: Mikita Brottman
Publisher: Nashville, Tenn. : Vanderbilt University Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Brottman offers up a study of movies so offensive, some are practically unwatchable. From the ever-popular Faces of Death movies to purported snuff films, from classic b-movies such as The Tingler, to more popular, but no less controversial films such as The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Brottman takes a wide-eyed look at movies most folks watch only through parted fingers. Part anthropology, part psychoanalysis,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Brottman, Mikita, 1966-
Offensive films.
Nashville, Tenn. : Vanderbilt University Press, ©2005
(OCoLC)607631560
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mikita Brottman
ISBN: 082651491X 9780826514912
OCLC Number: 58386444
Notes: Offensive films : toward an anthropology of cinéma vomitif.
Description: ix, 205 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Freaks: Carnivalizing the taboo --
Ritual, tension, and relief: the terror of The Tingler --
Blood Feast: there never was a party like this! --
Once upon a time in Texas --
Cannibal Holocaust: the last road to hell --
Mondo movies: recarnivalizing the taboo --
An experiment in time: Gaspar Noe's Irrevesible.
Responsibility: Mikita Brottman.
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Offers a study of offensive movies - from the popular ""Faces of Death"" to purported snuff films, from classic B-movies such as ""The Tingler"" to controversial films such as ""The Texas Chainsaw  Read more...

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