Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Shot/Reverse Shot: Episode 49 - Cult Films

To coincide with the beginning of the second semester of The Five and Dime Picture Show movie strand at the University of Sheffield - which Joe co-curates - we're talking about Cult Films this week. What makes a film a "cult" film? Is it a certain set of aesthetic criteria or the type of audience it attracts? What sets a real cult film apart from manufactured cult films like Snakes of a Plane? Are all Kevin Smith fans terrible, terrible people? These are the sort of questions we address with a little help from Joe's fellow Five and Dimer Ryan Finnigan, whose writing can be found on [SIC] Blog.

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