100 Cult Films

By Xavier Mendik; Ernest Mathijs
(British Film Institute, Paperback, 9781844574087, 256pp.)

Publication Date: December 20, 2011

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Description

Thisaccessible guide takes cult cinema fanatics and academics alike through the 100 most memorable films, showcasing such diverse hits as The Sound of Music, Edward Scissorhands, and The Gods Must Be Crazy. This guide does not limit readers to cinematic favorites of the general public alone, but instead explores the worlds of such cult sub-genres as Italian cannibal movies and Japanese anime. Including vivid photos of unforgettable scenes, this Screen Guide brings to life the success behind some of the biggest movies of our time.




About the Author

Ernest Mathijs is an associate professor of Film Studies at the University of British Columbia. Mathijs heads the department’s Centre for Cinema Studies and he is the series editor of Contemporary Cinema and Cultographies.

Xavier Mendik is director of the Cult Film Archive and a lecturer on the Film and Television Studies degree. As director of the Cult Film Archive, Mendik established an internationally renowned research center of cult and underground cinema. He has published on a wide variety of cult and horror traditions, with particular reference to issues of representation within 1970s European and American underground and exploitation cinema.

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