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Alejandro Jodorowsky and El Topo

Lazaro-Reboll, Antonio (2019) Alejandro Jodorowsky and El Topo. In: The Routledge Companion to Cult Cinema. Routledge Media and Cultural Studies Companions . Routledge, UK. ISBN 978-1-138-95027-6. (In press) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Originally intended to appeal to a metropolitan (and especially US) audience, El topo reached specialised audiences in international genre festivals and had a worldwide following in the contemporary context of psychotronic fandom over the last three decades. This chapter assesses the changing cult status of El Topo, and, by extension, Jodorowsky, and discusses how film cultures contribute to processes of cult canon-formation. Jodorowsky’s appeal cuts across different audiences and tastes. On the one hand, his films have propelled him into auteur status in genre festivals, while, on the other, his varied literary and artistic production has made of him an important creative force in the world of Hispanic culture. Jodorowsky’s is now right in the mainstream, appealing to middle-brow tastes.

Item Type: Book section
Uncontrolled keywords: cult movies, film cultures
Subjects: P Language and Literature
P Language and Literature > PB Modern European Languages (inc film, TV and radio studies) > PB2994 Film Studies
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages > Hispanic Studies
Depositing User: Antonio Lazaro-Reboll
Date Deposited: 23 May 2019 12:31 UTC
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2019 13:37 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/74082 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Lazaro-Reboll, Antonio: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1356-5054
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