To See the Saw Movies

To See the Saw Movies

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The Saw films, often derided by critics as qtorture pornq and an excuse to show blood and gore, are the highest-grossing horror series in cinema history. In view of their hold on audiences and their controversial content, they deserve study. This first collection of fresh essays by academic authors from Europe, America and Australia addresses the cultural, religious and philosophical facets of the films, investigating how the franchise reflects a post-9/11 shift in U.S. popular culture towards increasing pessimism and how it may be read as a metaphor for the qwar on terrorq; dissecting how the series explores such issues as freewill and determinism; assessing the films' representations of the body; and applying a Deleuzian perspective to the franchise.Essays on Torture Porn and Post-9/11 Horror James Aston, John Walliss ... It has also spawned two video games (Saw, 2009; Saw: Flesh and Blood, 2010), an amusement ride (Saw: The Ride at Thorpe Park ... porn, a€ a sub-genre of films characterized, it is claimed, by excessive violence for the sake of titillating audiences and a sense of amorality, ... V] (Greutert 2009) as a€œgray, grisly, solemn, stupid the most dismal thing Ia#39;ve ever laid eyes on, the argument against film preservation.

Title:To See the Saw Movies
Author:James Aston, John Walliss
Publisher:McFarland - 2013-06-11


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