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Cinema, Pain and Pleasure

Consent and the Controlled Body

Authors: Allen, Steven

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From Tattoo to Saw, this book considers mainstream cinema's representation of the viscerally dominated and marked body. Examining a shift in the late twentieth century to narratives that highlight subjection, endurance and willed-acquiescence, it probes the confluence of pain, pleasure and consent to analyse the implications of the change.

About the authors

STEVEN ALLEN is Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Winchester, UK, where he is also Programme Director for MA Cultural Studies. He has published on representations of landscapes, cultural memory and the body, as well as animation. He is co-editor of Framing Film: Cinema and the Visual Arts (2012).

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'Really excellent: very well written and extremely well informed, both about BDSM and movies. The opening chapter very usefully disposes of some 'standard' psychoanalytic approaches to BDSM, and this greatly helps to situate the ensuing discussions of the controlled body in films in a refreshingly different context from that in which this subject is still all too often discussed.' - Julian Petley, Brunel University, UK

'Steven Allen's Cinema, Pain and Pleasure is sensational: it deals with extreme sensory experiences, it is controversial and provocative and it is very, very good. It requires a mind as calm, lucid and scalpel-like as Allen's to write so well about material like this. He is able to embrace a feeling for the pleasures of pain, domination and submission, and the significance of those pleasures, without falling into mere polemics or political incorrectness. This is an astonishingly illuminating piece of work that keeps its head and maintains its visceral sensitivity, wonderfully close to and wonderfully clear-eyed about the issues and films it analyses.'

Richard Dyer, King's College London, UK


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Allen, Steven

    Pages 1-7

  • Situating the Controlled Body

    Allen, Steven

    Pages 8-25

  • Bondage and Discipline, Dominance and Submission, and Sadomasochism (BDSM) at the Movies

    Allen, Steven

    Pages 26-57

  • Body Modification: Beauty and the Pleasures of the Modifiable Flesh

    Allen, Steven

    Pages 58-94

  • Aestheticized Pain and the Artistic Serial Killer

    Allen, Steven

    Pages 95-133

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Hardcover $100.00
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Softcover $95.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-33989-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cinema, Pain and Pleasure
Book Subtitle
Consent and the Controlled Body
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-30669-2
DOI
10.1057/9781137306692
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-31938-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-33989-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 233
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