Sunday, March 11, 2012

Academic Sunday.

So the idea is that I’ll share some quotes from academic and philosophical works that reflect the way I feel about genre cinema. Let's see where it leads us.

Susan Sontag “Notes on Camp”

1964, Susan Sontag, essayist, political activist and literary icon writes a 58-bullet essay on camp. This essay is her first contribution to Partisan Review. Two years later the essay is reprinted in Sontag’s debut book Against Interpretation.

The passage I wish to share with you today is something of a mantra, a mantra definitely worth sharing…

“… because in their relative unpretentiousness and vulgarity, they are more extreme and irresponsible in their fantasy – and therefore touching and quite enjoyable!”

Susan Sontag, Against Interpretation (New York: Doubleday Books, 1967), 283.

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