In “Cult Film or Cinephilia by Any Other Name, Gorfinkel informs her audience how the history of cult and cinephilia merge together in order to provide what today’s contemporary definition of cult is, also with the help with today’s digital age. Gorfinkel’s intended audiences are scholars who have degrees in Cinema and aspiring graduate students wanting to focus on cinema. This is determined through the use of her vast cinematic vocabulary and also due to the fact that this article was presented at a conference. Gorfinkel begins her article by asking her audience what they feel came first, the cinephile or the cultist and goes further into the purpose of her article by stating th...
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...cult is important because as time progresses, the way these two terms merge will differ and the characteristics and definition of cult will also start to change. With a scholarly audience concerned about Cinema, the history of cult and cinephilia, along with the characteristics of cult will help these scholars have more of an understanding of cult films.
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Gorfinkel, Elena. “Cult Film or Cinephilia by Any Other Name.” RWS 200 Course Reader. San Diego: CalCopy, 2014. 30-35. Print
Lovullo, Michael. "SEC feature presentation: The Royal Tenenbaums." SEC feature presentation: The Royal Tenenbaums. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Mar. 2014.
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