From Tattoo to Saw, this book considers mainstream cinema's representation of the viscerally dominated and marked body. Examining a shift in the late twentieth century to narratives that highlight subjection, endurance and willed-acquiescence, it probes the confluence of pain, pleasure and consent to analyse the implications of the change.
|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan UK|
|Product dimensions:||8.60(w) x 5.60(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
STEVEN ALLEN is Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Winchester, UK, where he is also Programme Director for MA Cultural Studies. He has published on representations of landscapes, cultural memory and the body, as well as animation. He is co-editor of Framing Film: Cinema and the Visual Arts (2012).
Table of ContentsList of illustrations Acknowledgements Introduction Situating the Controlled Body Bondage and Discipline, Dominance and Submission, and Sadomasochism (BDSM) at the Movies Body Modification: Beauty and the Pleasures of the Modifiable Flesh Aestheticized Pain and the Artistic Serial Killer Playing with Control Choosing Torture Instead of Submission Conclusion Endnotes Bibliography Filmography Television Programmes Index