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Snuff 2.0: Real Death Goes Hd Ready

Snuff : Real Death and Screen Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Since the kidnap and filmed murder of the Wall Street Journal reporter, Daniel Pearl, in February 2002, the urban myth of the “snuff video,” where the death of a human being is staged primarily for the benefit of the unblinking eye...

The Affective Reality of Snuff

Snuff : Real Death and Screen Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...I am a late-comer to snuff. That may sound like the start of a true-confessions memoir, but I mean it less as a personal revelation than a statement about the inherent temporality of the snuff film as a certain experience of extremist...

Watching Star Wars Alone

Will Brooker

Will Brooker is Professor of Film and Cultural Studies at Kingston University and editor of Cinema Journal. He is the author of several books on popular culture, including Batman Unmasked and Hunting the Dark Knight. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Using the Force : Creativity, Community and Star Wars Fans

Continuum, 2002

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...The Emperor wants to control outer space, Yoda wants to explore inner space. That's the fundamental difference between the good and the bad sides of the force.The special edition of Star Wars: A New Hope, which was released for the film...

The Fan Betrayed

Will Brooker

Will Brooker is Professor of Film and Cultural Studies at Kingston University and editor of Cinema Journal. He is the author of several books on popular culture, including Batman Unmasked and Hunting the Dark Knight. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Using the Force : Creativity, Community and Star Wars Fans

Continuum, 2002

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...After sixteen years with no new Star Wars films, the release of Episode I: The Phantom Menace was a major event for fans. After such intense anticipation, after such a long wait, it was perhaps inevitable that at least some of them would...

Star Wars Chicks

Will Brooker

Will Brooker is Professor of Film and Cultural Studies at Kingston University and editor of Cinema Journal. He is the author of several books on popular culture, including Batman Unmasked and Hunting the Dark Knight. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Using the Force : Creativity, Community and Star Wars Fans

Continuum, 2002

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...The names roll out importantly, joining other incantations around the table: “Darth Vader … Chewbacca … Han Solo … Luke Skywalker… Death Star…” No story receives more attention from the boys or gives greater pleasure in the telling...

“Why Would you Film It?” Snuff, Sinister, and Contemporary Us Horror Cinema

Shaun Kimber

Shaun Kimber is Senior Lecturer in Media Theory at Bournemouth University, UK. He is the author of Controversies: Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (2011) and is currently working on the co-authored book Writing & Selling Horror Screenplays. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Snuff : Real Death and Screen Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...When considering the representation of snuff within fictional films, Sinister (Scott Derrickson, 2012) may not immediately spring to mind. Indeed, as is evident from the range of contributions to this volume, we might more readily associate...

Science Fiction, Audiences and the Internet

Keith M Johnston

Keith M. Johnston is Lecturer in Film and Television Studies at the University of East Anglia and author of Coming Soon: Film Trailers and the Selling of Hollywood Technology. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Science Fiction Film : A Critical Introduction

Berg, 2011

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...In 1984, William Gibson’s science-fiction novel Neuromancer imagined a network of ‘interconnected computers and databanks, which users entered by directly connecting their consciousness to the network or matrix … Once inside, users could...

Wild Eyes, Dead Ladies: the Snuff Filmmaker in Realist Horror

Neil Jackson

Neil Jackson teaches film at the University of Lincoln, UK, and has published on popular cinema in various books and journals. He is currently preparing a critical study of Hollywood’s representation of the adult film industry. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Snuff : Real Death and Screen Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The fictional snuff filmmaker has become an important constituent of the “realist” branch of the horror genre,For insight and elaboration upon the use of this generic term, see Cynthia Freeland, “Realist Horror,” in Philosophy and Film...
...The iconic opening sequence of Michael Powell’s Peeping Tom (1960) laid down the aesthetic and stylistic grounds for fictional snuff. In it, an initial extreme close-up of an eye opening suddenly, as if awakened brusquely during sleep...

Epilogue: The Repeated Pleasures of Science Fiction Film and Television

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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...Both series like Star Trek: Enterprise and Battlestar Galactica offer expansive narrative worlds in which viewers, particularly those defined as cult fans, can engross themselves. The television formats that support their production...