Rape-Revenge Films: A Critical Study

Often considered the lowest depth to which the cinema can plummet, the rape revenge film has been dismissed as exploitative and sensational, catering to a demented demographic Only on such rare occasions as Ingmar Bergman s The Virgin Spring, John Boorman s Deliverance and Quentin Tarantino s Kill Bill has the rape revenge movie transcended what is commonly assumed to beOften considered the lowest depth to which the cinema can plummet, the rape revenge film has been dismissed as exploitative and sensational, catering to a demented demographic Only on such rare occasions as Ingmar Bergman s The Virgin Spring, John Boorman s Deliverance and Quentin Tarantino s Kill Bill has the rape revenge movie transcended what is commonly assumed to be its intrinsically regressive nature.
Rape Revenge Films A Critical Study Often considered the lowest depth to which the cinema can plummet the rape revenge film has been dismissed as exploitative and sensational catering to a demented demographic Only on such rare occasi

  • Title: Rape-Revenge Films: A Critical Study
  • Author: Alexandra Heller-Nicholas
  • ISBN: 9780786449613
  • Page: 419
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Rape-Revenge Films: A Critical Study”

    1. A great primer on the genre. Heller-Nicholas casts a broad net and winds up only scratching the surface insofar as analysis is concerned, but she does a fantastic job of revealing the many ways the rape-revenge formula manifests in film. Diverse representations and all that. Most films get only a couple sentences breaking down their content outside just outlining the plot, but it's still revealing. I suppose there's not that much work done on the topic to draw from. Heller-Nicholas does frequent [...]

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