Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 September 2018

224 Pages | 15 black and white

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474427371

Bookseller Code (06)

Cultivating Extreme Art Cinema

Text, Paratext and Home Video Culture

Simon Hobbs

Published by Edinburgh University Press

  • Argues for the critical and cultural significance of paratexts, and the DVD in particular, in shaping our interaction with extreme art cinema
  • Provides primary analysis to help examine existing debates surrounding extreme art cinema and its employment of exploitation traditions
  • Introduces a novel area of paratextual investigation which moves away from the more traditional exploration of epiphenomena associated with large fan properties
  • Complicates the dichotomies between art and exploitation cinema to present a fluid history of extreme art cinema

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