100 Cult Films

100 Cult Films is a 2011 book written by Ernest Mathijs and Xavier Mendik, who selected one hundred cult films to discuss.[1]

100 Cult Films
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AuthorErnest Mathijs
Xavier Mendik
CountryEngland
LanguageEnglish
SeriesBFI Screen Guides
SubjectFilm
Published2011 (British Film Institute)
Media typePrint (Paperback)
Pages256
ISBN978-184457-408-7

ProcessEdit

The two authors often disagreed with each other and were forced to make concessions; for example, Mathijs opposed the inclusion of Cannibal Holocaust, which he called an initiation ritual and not a film with a devoted cult following. He relented and allowed its inclusion so that he could convince Mendik to include Begotten.[2] Mathijs wanted to include The Princess Bride, but Mendik preferred to focus on including more transgressive films, and it was not included. As a result of its necessarily arbitrary choices, the book attracted controversy from cult film fans.[3][4]

To choose the final film, the authors performed a public survey; the resulting winner was In Bruges.[5] A mobile app was released to allow readers to mark each of the films that they have seen.[6] The app features appearances by Eli Roth and Joe Dante.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ WorldCat.org
  2. ^ Mack, Adrian (2012-01-04). "Ernest Mathijs' 100 Cult Films dives into the movies some of us can't stop watching". The Georgia Straight. Retrieved 2014-06-25.
  3. ^ Liederman, Marsha (2012-09-06). "Want to make people mad? Pick the top 100 cult films of all time". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2014-06-25.
  4. ^ "'100 Cult Films': Some You'd Expect, But 'Star Wars'?". NPR. 2011-12-18. Retrieved 2014-06-25.
  5. ^ Shaefer, Glen (2012-01-04). "UBC prof wrote the book on cult films, the arguments start here". The Province. Retrieved 2014-06-25.
  6. ^ Dredge, Stuart (2013-09-20). "20 best iPhone and iPad apps this week". The Guardian. Retrieved 2014-06-25.
  7. ^ Heatherington, Reyhana (2013-10-27). "UBC professor launches frightful film app". CTV News. Retrieved 2014-06-25.

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