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Reading Rocky Horror : The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Popular Culture - Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock

Reading Rocky Horror

The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Popular Culture

Hardcover Published: 1st December 2008
ISBN: 9780230612327
Number Of Pages: 248

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"The Rocky Horror Picture Show" is undeniably the world's most famous "cult film," yet it has received very little scrutiny or consideration from scholars.." Reading Rocky Horror "is the first edited collection devoted to "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" and makes up for academia's neglect of this cult classic by assembling a variety of accessible contributions that examine the film from diverse perspectives including gender and queer studies, disability studies, cultural studies, genre studies, and film studies. ""

"Reading Rocky Horror is as lively and imaginative as the legendary cult show and movie itself. The diversity of expertise collected by Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock demonstrates just how widespread The Rocky Horror Show phenomenon has become, and how big its impact has been. The focus on Rocky Horror's mixing of genres, its wildly active audience reactions, and its sexual politics puts this collection at the centre of studying popular culture today. Reading Rocky Horror will please scholars and veterans of the cult alike, and is highly recommended to anyone interested in contemporary culture." - Ernest Mathijs, University of British Columbia, Canada



"Enlightened, witty, and perfectly attuned to all the requisite layerings and madnesses of its subject, this 'strange journey' is a must-read for any loyal fan of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, or for anyone fascinated by cult film, the self-referentiality of our media culture, and screen innovations in comedy. Weinstock is an adept and cagey master of ceremonies, who brings this show into the light of analysis, with the help of his many eager collaborators, in countless valuable ways." - Murray Pomerance, author of The Horse Who Drank the Sky: Film Experience Beyond Narrative and Theory

It's Just a Jump to the Left: The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Popular Culture
Rocky Horror and Genre
"Drinking those moments when": The Use (and Abuse) of Late Night Double Feature Science Fiction and Hollywood Icons in The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Rocky Horror Glam Rock
Reflections on the Self-Reflexive Musical: The Rocky Horror Picture Show and the Classic Hollywood Musical
Rocky Horror and Cinema Spectatorship
Heavy, Dark, and Pendulous: Un-Suturing Rocky Horror
Mocking the Mirror: Film Spectatorship as Hyperreal Simulation
Wild and Untamed Thing: The Exotic, Erotic, and Neurotic Rocky Horror Performance Cult
"What We Are Watching" Does Not Present "Us with a Struggle": Rocky Horror, Queer Viewers, and the Alternative Cinematic Spectacle
"Don't Dream It, Be It": Cultural Performance and Communitas at The Rocky Horror Picture Show
The Cult and Its Virgin Sacrifice: Rites of Defloration in and at The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Rocky Horror and Sexuality
In Search of the Authentic Queer Epiphany: Normativity and Representations of the Queer Disabled Body in Rocky Horror
The Queer Pedagogy of Dr. Frank-N-Furter
"Be Just and Fear Not": Warring Visions of Righteous Decadence and Pragmatic Justice in Rocky Horror
"Your Lifestyle's Too Extreme": Rocky Horror, Shock Treatment, and Late Capitalism
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ISBN: 9780230612327
ISBN-10: 0230612326
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 1st December 2008
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.78
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 1