Editor: Jason Wood
The book gives a great dissection of the genre. There is also a look at the genre archetypes of the journey and the dream – and how only too often it can all end on a dead end. It is fascinating to read how this type of genre crosses over with other subgenres such as the comedy, western, buddy movie, and horror among many.
Expect to find in the films covered the likes of the serial killer/ robber movies such as Kalifornia; Natural Born Killers; Badlands, Bonnie & Clyde – but on the other end of the spectrum John Hughes Planes, Trains and Automobiles and Hal Needham’s The Cannonball Run. Directors such as Kathryn Bigelow; the Coen Brothers; Jim Jaramusch; Gus Van Sant and Ingmar Bergman all get a look in on this narrative journey through one of cinemas best cult genres.