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  Cult (religion) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In traditional usage, the cult of a religion, quite apart from its sacred writings ("scriptures"), its theology or myths, or the personal faith of its believers, is the totality of external religious practice and observance, the neglect of which is the definition of impiety.
Cult and cultist have recently accrued negative connotations that are separately dealt with at the entry cult.
Among the observances in the cult of a deity are rituals and ceremonies, which may involve spoken or sung prayers or hymns, and often sacrifice, or substitutes for sacrifice.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cult_(religion)   (475 words)

  
 Cult film - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Although films of all types of genres and plot conventions become cult films, the horror and science fiction genres produce a large number of cult films, perhaps due to the devoted nature of these genres' fan bases.
Many significant cult films are independently made and were not expected by their creators to have much mainstream success.
Wisdom’s films, in which he usually played a family man worker who outsmarts his boss, were some of the few Western films considered acceptable by the country’s communist rulers, thus Albanians grew familiar and attached to Wisdom.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cult_film   (1146 words)

  
 NationMaster.com - Encyclopedia: Cult film   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A cult film is a movie that attracts a small but devoted group of fans, usually failing to achieve considerable success outside that group.
Film genres The term B-movie originally referred to a film designed to be distributed as the lower half of a double feature, often a genre film featuring cowboys, gangsters or vampires.
Another highly-regarded cult film is Monte Hellman's low-budget Two-Lane Blacktop (1971) - a late 60s to early 70s entry in the road film genre - that was both an existential character study and a car-chase/race film.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Cult-film   (5039 words)

  
 Cult film - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A cult film is a movie that attracts a small but devoted group of obsessive fans or one that has remained popular over successive years amongst a small group of followers.
Sometimes the audience response to a cult film is somewhat different to what was intended by the filmmakers, although usually a film that becomes "cult" started out with unusual elements or subject matter.
Many cult films are from such genres as horror, science fiction and world cinema.
www.maplewood.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Cult_movie   (376 words)

  
 Cult Films
Most cult films cut across many film genres (science fiction, horror, melodrama, etc.), although some film genres are also more prone to being cultish, such as the horror or sci-fi genres.
A cult film is often designated as such "in the eye of the beholder" without fufilling any definition.
Cult films follow no rules or pattern - some cult films are popular only among certain limited groups of audiences or friends.
www.filmsite.org /cultfilms.html   (1151 words)

  
 ipedia.com: Cult (religion) Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The cult of a religion, as opposed to its sacred writings ("scriptures"), its theology or myths, or the personal faith of its believers, has traditionally referred to the totality of external religious practice and observance, the neglect of which is impiety.
Among the observances in the cult of a deity are ritual, which may involve spoken or sung prayers or hymns, and often sacrifice.
Other manifestations of the cult of a deity are the preservation of relics or the creation of images, such as icons (usually connoting a flat painted image) or idols, and the identification of sacred places, hilltops and mountains, fissures and caves, springs and pools, or groves, which may be the seat of an oracle.
www.ipedia.com /cult__religion_.html   (373 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Film | When a cult film's not a cult film
To me, a cult film is one which is usually low-budget, with actors who aren't as well known as in the mainstream, and which might not have been critical successes, were certainly a hit with a good part of the audience.
Cult films are usually B-movies that have an edge or a certain colour that is hard to define, an unselfconscious obscurity that touches the soul.
If a film is supported by a minority group, whether because 80% of those who watch it hate it, or because 80% have never heard of it, the 20% who love it bring it cult status.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/entertainment/film/3152596.stm   (4223 words)

  
 Cult Memories   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Cult films usually have an element of unease - anarchy, transgressing certain taboos; they are almost always excessive and camp and speak to the counterculture.
The whole film was so monochromatic that nobody, not even a crew member, wore a single color on the set - hypnotically beautiful, shrouded in fog, luminous and incandescent, with all the elements of a religious manifestation.
Since horror films are acted out on the dark playground of the subconscious, they are often at their best when as illogical as our unfettered minds...
home.earthlink.net /~gershom/cult.html   (2461 words)

  
 Journal Article on Cult Films   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
This would be cult films' as defined by genre, or the definitive movie of the genre such as Enter The Dragon in the Martial Arts film genre or Apocalypse Now in war films.
Cult films are usually strange, quirky, offbeat, eccentric, oddball, or surreal, with outrageous and cartoony characters or plots, garish sets and they are often considered controversial." Certainly each person will debate the merits of why some films are cult.
I began with the question "what is a cult film?" after telling what is not a cult film, and defining different categories and scenes of so called cult films, the question still remains unanswered.
www.discovery.mala.bc.ca /web/tam/medijournal.htm   (1044 words)

  
 Lara Vetter: Sample Syllabus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The cult film must be shown at irregular hours on a regular basis.
Cult films are documents elevated to sacred status in a secular context: "The document is a commercial product in a profane marketplace that nevertheless is made to transform its seemingly profane origins."
It is a type of "foreign film" because cultural distance is needed between characters, and between characters and audience, and this clash between cultures is never resolved in assimilation of one culture by the dominant culture.
www.wam.umd.edu /~lev/arhu108h_2.html   (379 words)

  
 Cult film
Cult film kijkers zijn vaak overtuigd van het unieke aan hun films en trekken zich niets aan van de commentaren van de ´gerenommeerde´ recensenten en bladen.
Veel cult films deden het in eerste instantie slecht in de bioscoop maar bereikten vervolgens de cult-status en konden daarna rekenen op een trouw publiek.
Eén van de meest bekende cult films is `The Rocky Horror Picture Show` (1976), waarin sf en horror gecombineerd worden onderwerpen als incest, homosexualiteit en travestie niet uit de weg gegaan worden.
www.cultkanaal.nl /Film/cultfilm.html   (410 words)

  
 What is a Cult Film, Marvin Ta, 2001   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
There is often a cult film admiration of a certain director's films or series of director's films such as John Woo's Hong Kong action pieces, or in the case of Pulp Fiction, director Quentin Tarantino's dialogue-driven pieces.
Cult films are usually strange, quirky, offbeat, eccentric, oddball, or surreal, with outrageous and cartoony characters or plots, garish sets and they are often considered controversial." Certainly each person will debate the merits of why some films are cult, often including something that made a connection to the movie viewer's emotions watching the film.
I began with the question "what is a cult film?" After suggesting what is not a cult film, and defining different categories and scenes of so-called cult films, the question still remains unanswered.
www.mala.bc.ca /~soules/media112/zine2001/ta/cultfilm.htm   (909 words)

  
 What is a cult film? - CULT FILMS - tribe.net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
I've always thought that a cult film is a movie which is not popular among mainstream viewers, but which nonetheless has a strong following.
But still, there are enough fans to say it has a "cult following." I don't think a film has to be quirky or exploitive to be a cult film, though many are.
cult films are generally a bit more obscure to mainstream audience and tend to be a little harder to find, though I might add that not all cult films bomb in the theatre, some acheive mainstream exposure and yet acheive the devotion of the cult followers (jacobs ladder, tron, naked lunch, ect.).
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 Cult Film   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A Hollywood film considered so ludicrous that even studio insiders feared it might sink without trace has been elevated to cult status thanks to frenzied...
A Hollywood remake of the British cult film The Wicker Man remains in the balance as scriptwriters seek to “modernise” the film.
Sometimes the audience response to a cult film is somewhat different to what was intended by the film-makers, although usually a film that becomes "cult" started-out with unusual elements or subject matter.
www.wikiverse.org /cult-film   (476 words)

  
 Cult film links UK   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Cult film director John Waters and art critic and curator Bruce Hainley offer a provocative and personal interpretation of the theme of sex and sexuality in art in a frank and elucidating conversation, presented in three parts.
Christopher Frayling explores the genealogy of the film scientist in film from its beginnings to the present day, from early films such as Frankenstein and Metropolis, to cult films of the 1950s such as 'The Day the Earth Stood Still' and modern blockbusters such as the 'Alien' series.
Cult film links UK or references to the subject of cult...
filmuk.dunmarsh.co.uk /film/cult.html   (1038 words)

  
 DVD Times - SAW: Is this all it takes to become a cult film?
The film has such a promising concept and the little puppet guy is kind of interesting but all the most effective bits are sparsely used and in the end wasted.
I think the term 'cult' is being in ridiculously overused these days-surely it should refer to something which has gradually built up a following from word-of-mouth,rather than a film which is all of 6 months old and getting more than enough attention already.
.Cult Film, in the same way a Blockbuster or a classic...are titles that are used too easily nowadays....a Blockbuster used to mean a film that makes lots of money, rather than costs a lot of money............
www.dvdtimes.co.uk /content.php?contentid=56340   (2678 words)

  
 The Cult Film Archive   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Cult Film Archive is the first research-based resource of its kind to be housed at a British University.
The Archive will not only promote and develop a critical understanding of cult, underground and marginal film, it will also consider the crucial role that fandom and film audiences play in constructing meaning within the cult film text.
The Cult Film Archive's holdings include a wide range of cult movies from across the world, many of which are not widely available in this country.
oldweb.northampton.ac.uk /ass/cul/communicationsandmedia/cultfilmarchive   (323 words)

  
 Home - Women in Cult Film & TV   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
This site is primarily about representation of lesbians, female crossdressing, and "warrior" women in mainstream film and TV rather than lesbian film-making per se or TV lesbian characters.
The lesbian film list hasn't been updated for a while and the TV list is far from complete so if you have any titles you think should be added, feel free to email them to me.
I have included a filmography of feature films which either have lesbian characters or lesbian subtext — or were of interest to lesbians for some other reason such as female-to-male cross-dressing, "passing", or rumours about a star's or director's sexual orientation.
www.women-cult-media.org.uk   (463 words)

  
 Cult Films
The film starred Johnny Depp as the quirky, transvestite film director of iconic cult films.
Wood's final film (with the pseudonym Don Miller in the credits) was the low-budget, porn (or 'smut') film Necromania (1971), subtitled A Tale of Weird Love, that was shot in less than a week, and made in two versions (soft-core and hard-core).
The cheesecake films with bosomy sight-gags were populated by attractive, semi-porn stars such as Haji (who starred in numerous films), Kitten Natividad, and Erica Gavin.
www.filmsite.org /cultfilms2.html   (2427 words)

  
 entertainment.iafrica.com | movies | cult de sac   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
With Halloween coming up on October 31, it's only fitting that this week's Cult de Sac looks to the genre of horror films — specifically the upcoming 'Freddy vs. Jason', a movie that pits two of cinema’s most famous fiends up against each other in what will at best prove to be a fun outing...
Cult de Sac gets in touch with its warm, fuzzy side this week as it takes a look at director Martin Rosen's 1978 animated rendering of Richard Adams' novel, 'Watership Down'.
Like many cult films, John Hughes' 'The Breakfast Club' was and is a defining moment of its time — 1985, to be exact.
entertainment.iafrica.com /movies/cult   (711 words)

  
 The Observer | International | French link murders to cult film
France's third teenage murder in two years linked to the influence of the Scream horror film trilogy has sharpened fears about the impact of screen and video game violence on the young.
Other violent films and video games have been linked to many more, including the 16 deaths in April at a school in Erfurt, Germany, when a teenager obsessed with violent computer games ran amok.
France's Culture Minister, Jean-Jacques Aillagon, has set up an inquiry team to advise whether a new category of film censorship should be introduced for horror videos, which account for more than half of video rentals by children.
www.observer.co.uk /international/story/0,6903,730041,00.html   (890 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Cult film-maker Russ Meyer dies
He made his film debut in 1959 with The Immoral Mr Teas, one of the first "nudies" - soft-core sex films - to turn a profit.
A favourite of Quentin Tarantino and John Waters, the film remains popular on the arthouse circuit.
Meyer refused to apologise for his films, which made him rich and are now discussed in American college courses.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/entertainment/3680976.stm   (343 words)

  
 Wired News: Cult Film Company Goes Digital
This year, Kaufman's Hollywood on the Hudson film company is making a tech transition from low-budget film productions to, well, low-budget digital productions.
By re-shooting old scenes and filming new material with a digital camera, Kaufman's crew was able to salvage two half-finished films from the scrap heap.
Since many of Troma's pictures are of straight-to-video quality, the company saves $300,000 per movie print by using digital film, then transferring the final cut directly to a DVD.
www.wired.com /news/business/0,1367,52297,00.html   (701 words)

  
 bad movies dot net - cult film masochists welcome
Yup, the former Miramax bosses and their new company will be releasing the film, so given their track record expect a 65-minute edit with all of the fight scenes removed and a new hip-hop score by the guys who did the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle song.
Imagine how derivative this film could end up looking to people who have never heard of the games, it’s convenient that the film studios have this ‘video game filter’ they can put these films through in order to make them appear fresh.
CHUD has the first in a series of set reports for the currently filming remake of John Carpenter's The Fog that offers some nice hints of the storyline changes, confirms that the movie is an obligated PG-13 release, and announces a comic book prequel is forth coming.
www.badmovies.net /index.shtml   (1808 words)

  
 CULT FILM SITE: Horror Films
Not to be confused with the horrible 1967 film of the same name.
Edgar G. Ulmer directed this weird horror film that combines elements of the Robert Louis Stevenson tale with vampires and werewolves.
A demented farmer (Edward G. Robinson) is haunted by his past crimes in this terrific mixture of gothic horror and film noir, which boasts fine acting and a unique, moody quality.
sepnet.com /rcramer/horror.htm   (4334 words)

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