New Shocks to the System: An Introduction to Shocking Cinema of the 70s

Petley, Julian and Mendik, Xavier (2021) New Shocks to the System: An Introduction to Shocking Cinema of the 70s. In: Shocking Cinema of the 70s. Bloomsbury, pp. 1-33. ISBN 9781350136311

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This collection was originally intended as a second edition of Shocking Cinema of the 70s, which was published in 2002 and edited by Xavier Mendik. In the original volume, contributors discussed a wide range of films that Mendik bracketed around three core themes: ‘Hollywood on the edge’, ‘the ethnic other in action’ and ‘seventies horrors’. Under these general headings, some of the topic areas that the authors considered included the 1970s disaster film, Michael Winner’s films as emblematic of the era, American conspiracy cinema as reflective of the decade, blaxploitation horror cinema within wider ethnic contexts, Hong Kong cinema’s constructions of the mutilated kung fu hero, Hammer co-productions of the 1970s, dystopic reflections of society in the cinema of George A. Romero and conflicting constructions of contemporary London across a range of 1970s British horror films.

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18 November 2021Published
Subjects: CAH24 - media, journalism and communications > CAH24-01 - media, journalism and communications > CAH24-01-05 - media studies
CAH25 - design, and creative and performing arts > CAH25-01 - creative arts and design > CAH25-01-04 - cinematics and photography
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Design and Media > Birmingham Institute of Creative Arts > School of Games, Film and Animation
Depositing User: Xavier Mendik
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2022 16:47
Last Modified: 18 May 2022 03:00
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/12798

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