Perverse pleasures: Spectatorship- The blair witch project

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dc.contributor.author Hayter, Tamiko Southcott
dc.date.accessioned 2006-11-16T11:02:28Z
dc.date.available 2006-11-16T11:02:28Z
dc.date.issued 2006-11-16T11:02:28Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/1799
dc.description Student Number : 9803476V - MA research report - School of Arts - Faculty of Humanities en
dc.description.abstract By drawing on contemporary scholarship that addresses spectatorship in the cinema generally, and in the horror genre specifically, I analyze the perverse pleasure afforded by The Blair Witch Project. To do this I argue that pleasure in horror is afforded through the masochistic positioning of the viewer, especially in relation to psychoanalytic theories surrounding gender in spectator positioning. I also look at the way the film re-deploys conventions, both documentary conceptions of the ‘real’, as well as generic expectations of horror, to activate the perverse pleasure of horror. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject The Blair Witch Project en
dc.subject spectatorship en
dc.subject psychoanalytic film theory en
dc.subject horror en
dc.subject film conventions en
dc.subject gender en
dc.subject abjection en
dc.subject monstrous feminine en
dc.subject masochism en
dc.title Perverse pleasures: Spectatorship- The blair witch project en
dc.type Thesis en


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