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...Carpathian Ridge – Dawn (Saturday, 5 AM) We descend upon Carpathian Ridge, a crescent-shaped cliff that extrudes from the dense Virginia evergreens above a deep rock canyon. The cliff marks the end of a dirt road that winds down from...

Beaver Las Vegas! A Fanboy’s Defence of Showgirls

I.Q. Hunter

I.Q. Hunter is Professor of Film Studies at De Montfort University, UK, and the author of British Trash Cinema (2013), editor of British Science Fiction Cinema (1999) and co-editor of British Comedy Cinema (2012) and The Routledge Companion to British Cinema History (2016). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cult Film as a Guide to Life : Fandom, Adaptation and Identity

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Raymond Durgnat, Durgnat on Film (London: Faber and Faber, 1976), 179.Andrew Sarris once began an interview with a sustained defence in intellectual depth of his auteur theory, and concluded by confessing that what really kept him coming...

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Mark Salisbury

Mark Salisbury is a contributing writer for Premiere maagzine. Among his other books are Behind the Mask: The Secrets of Hollywood's Monster Makers Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Burton on Burton

Faber & Faber, 2006

Book chapter

...After completing Vincent in 1982, Burton had begun work on another project based on a poem he had written, this time inspired by Clement Clarke Moore’s The Night Before Christmas. Entitled The Nightmare Before Christmas, it told the story...
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...Bishops’ House. Day A landing at the top of a crooked, wooden staircase. There is a threadbare, braided rug on the floor. There is a long, wide corridor decorated with faded paintings of sailboats and battleships. The wallpapers...

Cult Adaptations

I.Q. Hunter

I.Q. Hunter is Professor of Film Studies at De Montfort University, UK, and the author of British Trash Cinema (2013), editor of British Science Fiction Cinema (1999) and co-editor of British Comedy Cinema (2012) and The Routledge Companion to British Cinema History (2016). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cult Film as a Guide to Life : Fandom, Adaptation and Identity

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Adaptation can be a shock, a betrayal, a resurrection, commercial cash in, homage, act of loving remembrance or even a deadly curse. The cult French novelist Boris Vian actually died watching the film adaptation of his I Spit on Your...

Planet of the Apes

Mark Salisbury

Mark Salisbury is a contributing writer for Premiere maagzine. Among his other books are Behind the Mask: The Secrets of Hollywood's Monster Makers Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Burton on Burton

Faber & Faber, 2006

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...In March 2000 Burton went to Prague to shoot two commercials for Timex I-Control watches. Produced by LA-based commercials company A Band Apart, the two ads were Matrix-like in tone, with fight sequences choreographed by Andy Armstrong....

Blue Velvet and Paradoxical Chastity

Eric G. Wilson

Eric Wilson is Professor of English and Z. Smith Reynolds Faculty Fellow at Wake Forest University. He is the author of four books, including The Spiritual History of Ice: Romanticism, Science, and the Imagination (Palgrave, 2000). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Strange World of David Lynch : Transcendental Irony from Eraserhead to Mulholland Dr.

Continuum, 2007

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...The Play of Light and Dark In an interview, Lynch once remarked on the subject of Blue Velvet. When asked about the film’s ambiguous ending, he claimed that the main theme of this film is partial apprehension. Whenever we perceive things...

Sleepy Hollow

Mark Salisbury

Mark Salisbury is a contributing writer for Premiere maagzine. Among his other books are Behind the Mask: The Secrets of Hollywood's Monster Makers Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Burton on Burton

Faber & Faber, 2006

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...In 1994, Kevin Yagher, a make-up effects designer who had turned to directing with HBO’s Tales from the Crypt (for which he had designed and built the show’s ghoulish host, The Crypt-Keeper), had the notion to adapt Washington Irving...

Beetlejuice

Mark Salisbury

Mark Salisbury is a contributing writer for Premiere maagzine. Among his other books are Behind the Mask: The Secrets of Hollywood's Monster Makers Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Burton on Burton

Faber & Faber, 2006

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...The success of Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure at the American box office meant that Burton was now considered a ‘bankable’ director. He had begun working on a script for Warner Bros for a proposed Batman movie with screenwriter Sam Hamm, but while...

Big Fish

Mark Salisbury

Mark Salisbury is a contributing writer for Premiere maagzine. Among his other books are Behind the Mask: The Secrets of Hollywood's Monster Makers Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Burton on Burton

Faber & Faber, 2006

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...Burton’s father Bill had passed away while he was in pre-production on Planet of the Apes in October 2000, and his mother, Jean, died in March 2002. Although he was never close to his parents – moving out of the family home when he was very...