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Author: Benjamin Poole
Publisher: Leighton Buzzard : Auteur, 2012.
Series: Devil's advocates.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Like all game changers within the horror genre, SAW was an independent success, a low-budget champion that flourished without the patronage of a big studio. Not bad for the most successful horror franchise ever, which has spawned subsidiary media and masses of merchandise, including a theme park rollercoaster ride. What is it about SAW that attracted such a following? ... Ben Poole considers the SAW phenomenon from  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin Poole
ISBN: 9781906733568 1906733562
OCLC Number: 733238819
Description: 115 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.
Contents: Production --
The horror film and the studio system --
Textual analysis --
Narrative in Saw --
Representation --
Themes and issues arising --
Audiences --
Saw and sequels --
Critical reception --
Game over?
Series Title: Devil's advocates.
Responsibility: Benjamin Poole.

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Like all game changers within the horror genre, SAW was an independent success, a low-budget champion that flourished without the patronage of a big studio. Not bad for the most successful horror franchise ever, which has spawned subsidiary media and masses of merchandise, including a theme park rollercoaster ride. What is it about SAW that attracted such a following? ... Ben Poole considers the SAW phenomenon from all aspects of film and media studies - from its generic pedigree in both literature and film, to the visceral audience pleasures (what would I do?) of the text, to the contrasting representations of men and women and the film's implicit criticism of masculinity.

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