Cinema, Pain and Pleasure

Consent and the Controlled Body

  • StevenĀ Allen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 199-233

About this book


From Tattoo to Saw, this book considers mainstream cinema's representation of the viscerally dominated and marked body. Examining a shift in the late twentieth century to narratives that highlight subjection, endurance and willed-acquiescence, it probes the confluence of pain, pleasure and consent to analyse the implications of the change.


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Authors and affiliations

  • StevenĀ Allen
    • 1
  1. 1.University of WinchesterUK

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