Coulthard 2010 Horrors

Title Information

Author: Lisa Coulthard

Title: Uncanny Horrors

Subtitle: Male Rape in Bruno Dumont's Twentynine Palms

In: Rape in Art Cinema

Edited by: Dominique Russell

Place: New York, NY

Publisher: Continuum

Year: 2010

Pages: 171-184

Series: Continuum Film Studies

ISBN-10: 082642967X (hbk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

ISBN-13: 9780826429674 (hbk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9781441109774 (pbk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9781441116147 (ebk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

Language: English

Keywords: 21st Century | Representations: Films / Twentynine Palms; Types: Same-Sex Rape; Victims: Men

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Author: Lisa Coulthard, Department of Theatre and Film, University of British

Abstract: »Lisa Coulthard's chapter demonstrates this principle in relationship to Bruno Dumont's "experimental horror" film 29 Palms (France, 2003). The shock ending at once comes out of nowhere and satisfies the spectator's desire for action, leaving the spectator feeling complicit and shaken. Coulthard argues that the inversion effected here -- it is the male protagonist who is raped, and the woman made to watch -- takes the film into the territory of the uncanny, as though cinematic male rape itself "traumatically disturbs" the film text. Her argument is bolstered by a careful analysis of John Boorman's Deliverance (US, 1972) as the paradigmatic example of male rape that Dumont engages in his indictment of American violence.« (Dominique Russell. »Introdution: Why Rape?« Rape in Art Cinema. Edited by Dominique Russell. New York: 2010: 11)

Wikipedia: Bruno Dumont: Twentynine Palms

Added: December 27, 2014 – Last updated: December 27, 2014