The Blair Witch Project by Peter TurnerThe Blair Witch Project by Peter Turner

The Blair Witch Project

byPeter Turner

Paperback | May 26, 2015

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Few films have had the influence and impact of The Blair Witch Project (1999). Its arrival was a horror cinema palette cleanser after a decade of serial killers and postmodern intertextuality, a bare bones 'found footage' trend setter. In this Devil's Advocate, Peter Turner tells the story of the film from his conception and production then provides a unique analysis of the techniques used, their appeal to audiences and the themes that helped make the film such an international hit, including the pionerring internet marketing.

Peter Turner is a film and media studies lecturer at Bracknell and Wokingham College, UK, and a regular contributor to MediaMagazine and Splice, among other publications.
Title:The Blair Witch ProjectFormat:PaperbackDimensions:110 pagesPublished:May 26, 2015Publisher:AuteurLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1906733848

ISBN - 13:9781906733841

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. The Making of The Blair Witch Project2. The Aesthetics of Artificial Authenticity3. Who Am I? Positioning the Spectator and Identification4. Fear of the Dark: Witches, Women and the Woods5. Marketing, Reception and LegacyBibliography

Editorial Reviews

A pleasurable read... A fascinating insight into how a deceptively simple horror film with a minuscule budget and cast of unknowns, made such an overwhelming impact on the landscape of cinematic terror. Highly recommended.