Cult film

HomePage | Recent changes | View source | Discuss this page | Page history | Log in |

Printable version | Disclaimers | Privacy policy

The definition of cult film, which crosses a wide section of film genres including art movies, horror, science fiction, blaxploitation, off-the-wall musicals, kung fu films and world cinema, and which is largely conditioned by the relationship of the audience to the film, is necessarily a self-defeating process. The construction of meaning within the cult film text, and the nature and epistemology of cult film (and also its audiences), however, are now studied academically.

An instance of how cults differ between societies include the instance of the British comedy film actor Norman Wisdom who was a cult icon in Albania during the years of Communism under Enver Hoxha, at a time when his family-friendly style almost certainly ensured that 'cult' would be the last term on earth to be applied to him in the West. Curiously he and his films are now acquiring nostalgic cult status in Britain.


[[Apocalypse Now]}
Bad Taste
Blade Runner
Blues Brothers
Braindead
Brazil
The Breakfast Club
Dazed And Confused
Eraserhead
Evil Dead
The Graduate
Harold and Maude
Heathers
James Bond series
Koyaanisqatsi
Mars Attacks
Meet The Feebles
Pulp Fiction
Rocky Horror Picture Show
St. Elmos Fire
Santa Sangre
Star Wars series
The Wicker Man
Withnail and I
Wizard Of Space And Time

/Talk