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"'Most People Bring Their Own Spoons': THE ROOM's participatory audiences as comedy mediators"
THE ROOM (Tommy Wiseau, 2003) has developed the unenviable reputation as being one of the worst films ever made, yet at the same time is celebrated by ‘fans’ who take considerable pleasure from itsExpand
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Whistle While You Work: Branding, Critical Reception and Pixar’s Production Culture
The sheer quantity of media articles that have been written about Pixar demonstrate a commonly recurring desire on the part of journalists and film critics to explain the studio’s track record ofExpand
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Introduction: ‘So bad it’s good’: aesthetics, reception, and beyond
7 January 2018. Beverley Hills, California. It was the night of the 75 Golden Globe Awards, and James Franco had just been named Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy for his performance in The DisasterExpand
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Watch like a grown up ... enjoy like a child
It is tempting to view the rise of event-led cinema as a symptom of shifting audience preferences – the inevitable result of cinemagoers increasingly seeking out ‘immersive’, ‘participatory’ andExpand
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Towards infinity and beyond : branding, reputation, and the critical reception of Pixar Animation Studios
American author and journalist Jonah Lehrer declared in 2012 that Pixar Animation Studios was ‘the one exception’ to the oft-cited maxim that, in Hollywood, ‘nobody knows anything.’ PatrickExpand
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Editorial Introduction -- Exploring Imaginary Worlds: Audiences, fan cultures, and geographies of the imagination
The University Repository is a digital collection of the research output of the University, available on Open Access. Copyright and Moral Rights for the items on this site are retained by theExpand
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