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Cutting Edge: Art-Horror and the Horrific Avant-garde
by Joan Hawkins
Even before Jean-Luc Godard and other members of the French New Wave championed Hollywood B movies, aesthetes and cineasts relished the raw emotions of genre films. This contradiction has been particularly true of horror cinema, in which the same images and themes found in exploitation and splatter movies are also found in avant-garde and experimental films, blurring ...more
Paperback, 344 pages
Published May 8th 2000 by Univ Of Minnesota Press
(first published January 1st 2000)
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I realllly wanted her to touch more on the subversive cultural/sociological aspects and also how body genres use (& often abuse) women's bodies (any more than any other form of cinema though? or is this just a classist target/scapegoat criticism?) when she seemed to begin to touch upon it, but since that wasn't the thesis of the book I suppose it makes sense she never went full flung into that conversation which is worth another book alone (in fact there's probably another book on that out ...more