New book due out 30th March 2010

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New book due out 30th March 2010

PostPosted by Horrorshow » Mon Oct 12, 2009 4:12 am

Withnail and Us: Cult Films and Film Cults in British Cinema (Paperback)
by Justin Smith (Author)

Cult has entered the cultural psyche in a profound and pervasive way. There is no corner of popular culture beyond the potential for cult transformation. Indeed, in entering common parlance the term has effectively lost its clandestine mystique. But why? And how did we get here with cult? Withnail and Us charts the journey of cult in culture through an exploration of British cult films and their fans. It is about our bizarre and enduring fascination with once obscure or shocking movies, from 'A Clockwork Orange' to 'The Wicker Man'. What is it about certain films that provokes such obsessive fan devotion? What impells people to remote locations in search of filmic relics? Why do they gather in groups to re-enact scenes learnt by heart? Is any film worth re-viewing over 100 times? From 1968 and all that, through the cultural byways of the 1970s, this book attempts to explain such strange practices, and to trace their origins in the makings of some remarkable films, including 'Tommy', 'The Man Who Fell To Earth', 'Quadrophenia', 'Withnail & I', 'Trainspotting and Performance'. Prepare to enter the arena of the unwell!



The product description from amazon.co.uk. The cover's on there as well.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASI ... indbook-21
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Re: New book due out 30th March 2010

PostPosted by crooked » Mon Oct 12, 2009 8:44 am

Sounds a bit shite to me.
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Re: New book due out 30th March 2010

PostPosted by HE Bates » Mon Oct 12, 2009 11:34 am

crooked wrote:Sounds a bit shite to me.


I must concur.

Cultural studies. Pfft.
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Re: New book due out 30th March 2010

PostPosted by The Purveyor » Mon Oct 12, 2009 1:31 pm

I reckon it's a cash-in, hanging off the film's title.

Why not 'The Wicker Man & Friends: blahblahblah'??? Why does it always have to be 'Withnail'?

I think everything has been said about 'W&I'.
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Re: New book due out 30th March 2010

PostPosted by The Purveyor » Mon Oct 12, 2009 1:34 pm

Didn't Ali Catterall ('Your Face Here') do something similar about eight years ago?

I thought the best book was Kevin Jackson's.
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Re: New book due out 30th March 2010

PostPosted by HE Bates » Mon Oct 12, 2009 2:15 pm

The Purveyor wrote:
I think everything has been said about 'W&I'.


Can everything ever be said about this film?
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Re: New book due out 30th March 2010

PostPosted by The Purveyor » Mon Oct 12, 2009 8:14 pm

HE Bates wrote:
The Purveyor wrote:
I think everything has been said about 'W&I'.


Can everything ever be said about this film?


It can if you've been on 'W&I' forums for years... :wink:
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Re: New book due out 30th March 2010

PostPosted by haveyougotsoup » Mon Oct 12, 2009 8:25 pm

The Purveyor wrote:
HE Bates wrote:
The Purveyor wrote:
I think everything has been said about 'W&I'.


Can everything ever be said about this film?


It can if you've been on 'W&I' forums for years... :wink:


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Re: New book due out 30th March 2010

PostPosted by The Purveyor » Mon Oct 12, 2009 10:05 pm

The Purveyor wrote:Didn't Ali Catterall ('Your Face Here') do something similar about eight years ago?


'Your Face Here'. Here:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Your-Face-Here- ... 811&sr=8-1
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Re: New book due out 30th March 2010

PostPosted by Horrorshow » Wed Oct 14, 2009 3:11 am

I just thought I'd mention it because it was an overt Withnail & I reference. I'm not sure it's Withers grail...
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