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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...

Becoming Hal Ashby: Intersectional Politics, the Hollywood Renaissance and Harold and Maude (1971)

The Hollywood Renaissance : Revisiting American Cinema’s Most Celebrated Era

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...As a number of writers have outlined, the late 1960s and early 1970s were a period that saw the rise of the director as a recognized auteur within industry and critical discourse, and the creation of a Hollywood cinema seeking not only...

Childhood in Burbank – Cal Arts

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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...Tim Burton was born on 25 August 1958 in Burbank, California, the first son of Bill and Jean Burton. His father worked for the Burbank Parks and Recreation Department, while his mother ran a gift shop called Cats Plus in which all...

Funfear Attractions: The Playful Affects of Carefully Managed Terror in Immersive 28 Days Later Live Experiences

Helen W. Kennedy

Helen W. Kennedy is Head of the School of Media at the University of Brighton, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Live Cinema : Cultures, Economies, Aesthetics

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...This chapter examines the audience experience of the highly acclaimed zombie street game 2.8 Hrs Later, which was launched in 2010 and successfully ran for five years in cities across the UK, and the 2016 Secret Cinema’s offering 28 Days...

Exploitation as Adaptation

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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...It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.This shark, swallow you whole.One frequently overlooked mode of cult remaking is the exploitation film. This chapter argues, first, that exploitation remakes can be usefully...

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...

From Adaptation to Cinephilia: An Intertextual Odyssey

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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...2001: A Space Odyssey is one of the few Stanley Kubrick films that is not an adaptation. The end credits on screen simply read, ‘Based on a screenplay by Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke’, and no other source text is mentioned. But 2001...

Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure

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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...Having finally left Disney, and with Frankenweenie receiving good word of mouth within industry circles, it was only a matter of time before Burton secured a feature to direct. What nobody, least of all Burton him-self, could have...

Hansel and Gretel, Frankenweenie and Aladdin’s Lamp

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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...Still employed at Disney, Burton next directed a live-action, all-Oriental version of the Grimms ’ fairy tale Hansel and Gretel which was produced for $116,000 for the studio’s then embryonic cable network The Disney Channel. Written by its...

Hopes and Fears: Aliens, Cyborgs and the Science Fiction Blockbuster

Lincoln Geraghty

Lincoln Geraghty is Principal Lecturer in Film Studies and Subject Leader for Media Studies in the School of Creative Arts, Film and Media at the University of Portsmouth. He is author of Living with Star Trek: American Culture and the Star Trek Universe, editor of The Influence of Star Trek on Television, Film and Culture, and co-editor of The Shifting Definitions of Genre: Essays on Labelling Films, Television Shows and Media. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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American Science Fiction Film and Television

Berg, 2009

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...After a sustained period of negativity, science fiction film in the 1980s returned to its extraterrestrial roots, with films such as Spielberg’s ET (1982) and *batteries not included (1987) offering light relief to the concerns...