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2006 | 54-55 | 96-117
Article title

Joel Schumacher's Comment on 'Snuff Movies'

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PL
Abstracts
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The author analyses Joel Schumacher's movie 'Eight Millimeter' (1999) in which the film director makes references to a phenomenon of the so-called 'snuff movies'. He tries to show how Schumacher convinces the viewer of the existence of the organized industry of films depicting murder scenes. He claims that Schumacher repeated the most popular stereotypes concerning this 'urban legend' but declined to acknowledge the facts contradicting existence of the films. To prove the thesis that 'snuff movies' exist Schumacher attributed to the film such properties (issues of copies, aura and authenticity, contact with anti-pornographic discourses, voyeurism) that allow us to believe that the films are a kind of 'cultural concept' rather than authentic crime accounts. The author of this analysis also points out that 'snuff films' in 'Eight Millimeter' take on the form of modern 'trompe l'oeil', which would support their status as the simulacrum with no reference in reality.
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96-117
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ARTICLE
Contributors
  • G. Nadgrodkiewicz, no address given, contact the journal editor
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Publication order reference
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CEJSH db identifier
06PLAAAA01813877
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.5e73c571-3f07-34d1-b9e8-d6b4b7863186
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