Author: Alexandra Heller-Nicholas
Title: Rape-Revenge Films
Subtitle: A Critical Study
Place: Jefferson, NC
Pages: vii + 230pp.
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»Often considered the lowest depth to which the cinema can plummet, the rape-revenge film has been dismissed as exploitative and sensational, catering to a demented demographic. Only on such rare occasions as Ingmar Bergman’s The Virgin Spring, John Boorman’s Deliverance and Quentin Tarantino’s Death Proof has the rape-revenge movie transcended what is commonly assumed to be its intrinsically exploitative nature and moved into the mainstream.
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Wikipedia: Rape and revenge film
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