Badfilm

Author: Becky Bartlett

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This fascinating book examines badfilms; a subcategory of ‘bad cinema’ marked by incompetence, and typically exacerbated by material poverty and restrictive production conditions. It develops a framework through which the formal characteristics of failure are identified and analysed, and identifies intentionality as central to how badfilms are appreciated and valued as cult texts. Drawing on debates about cult cinema and film form, the book includes a series of case studies of classic ‘so bad they’re good’ films, like Plan 9 From Outer Space, Robot Monster and The Beast of Yucca Flats, investigating the impact of failures in post-production sound, recycled footage, performance and editing in American badfilms from the 1950s and 1960s. In doing so, it offers ways to consider how we identify and respond to failure, and how failure itself works. show more

Additional information

Weight 458 g
Author

Becky Bartlett

Publisher

Edinburgh University Press

Binding

Hardback

ISBN-10

1474450423

Dimensions

234 x 156

Language

English

Country of Pub

United Kingdom

Book Condition

New

Notes

45 Illustrations, black and white

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