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An Introduction To The Cult Film

ChaosHour Writes: "The term Cult Film is a fairly difficult one to categorise, what makes a film or book or game transform into a cult object? The writer Umberto Eco argues that “the work must be loves, obviously, but this is not enough. It must provide a completely furnished world so that its fans can quote characters and episodes as if they were aspects of the fan’s private sectarian world”. However, despite Eco’s learned and seemingly all encompassing definition of cult, a quick scour of the internet can reveal a plethora of films that have the same term either thrust upon them by fans or by critics who fail to see how a film like Plan 9 From Outer Space could garner an audience outside of its limiting label as a cult film."

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