SAW

SAW

by Ben Poole

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Overview

Like all game changers within the horror genre, SAW was an independent success, a low-budget champion that flourished without the patronage of a big studio. Not bad for the most successful horror franchise ever, which has spawned subsidiary media and masses of merchandise, including a theme park rollercoaster ride. What is it about SAW that attracted such a following? In his contribution to the "Devil's Advocates" series, Ben Poole considers the SAW phenomenon from all aspects of film and media studies – from its generic pedigree in both literature and film, to the visceral audience pleasures ("what would I do?") of the text, to the contrasting representations of men and women and the film's implicit criticism of masculinity.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781906733568
Publisher: Auteur
Publication date: 09/18/2011
Series: Devil's Advocates
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 382,642
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Ben Poole teaches film and media in Cardiff High School, Wales.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Production
The Horror Film and the Studio System
Textual Analysis
Narrative in SAW
Representation
Themes and Issues Arising
Audiences
SAW and Sequels
Critical Reception
Game Over?
Bibliography

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SAW 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Do you watch the series?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If only life could be like saw, if only people could be brought justice so easily, if only killing someone was that easy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Walks in
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hey
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I told them you were locked out. I'm sorry about what happened.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
They walk inn
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She walks in listening
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It'll be a medical mystery.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
&starf &starf &starf
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Considered dozing off
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She smiled. "Hi," she said to Josh. Turning her head back to the game, she watched Alpha.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Walks in a grabs a beer
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Walks in
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Shop won't let me go to the 'pej' results. Where are you?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Walks in