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Cult Classic Film : The classified as a Cult Classic movie

Cult Classic Film : The classified as a Cult Classic movie

Cult Classic Movie Full Explanation ( The terms of Cult film definition )
The Meaning of cult classic movie

Cult Classic Movie Full Explanation ( The terms of Cult film definition ) - Since the day goes by day the cave performance in reality is not too busy (Aka being idle ), the Cave will provide a discussion that will certainly add to our shared insight into worldly Filmmaking.

What is that discussion?

As a result of the cave reviewing many movies and there are several movies that the cave marks and caves label it 'Cult Classic Movie', Finally the cave is pulled to discuss the topic of " What is a Cult Classic movie?!  Since when and from where did the term Cult Classic Film come about?!  What Is The Explanation Of Cult Classic Movies ?!  "

Since I really want to discuss things like this, let's just look at the same - the same discussion below:


What is Cult Classic Movie?

Well, at first I thought that Cult Classic Film was a genre in the film industry. However, this estimate is totally wrong, Cult Classic films can apparently be interpreted into several transitional groups that are quite widespread in the definition of cult classics or Cult movies.

The meaning of Cult Classic Film itself can be interpreted as a Club of Classic Movie Devotees who are still popular or a fanbase (hardcore fans) that has developed from time to time and become a subculture for the formation of the term Cult Classic Movie.

Not only that, the term Cult Classic Film was also formed because of an assessment of audience participation, which is where a film that can be said and classified as a Cult Classic movie must have some quite possessive assessments.

Here are some of the Groups That Include Cult Classic Movies:

* El Topo

* The Holy Mountain

* The Shining

* Prince Of Darkness 

* Wonderwall


Of the several movies above, those are some of the many classes of Cult Classic films with various genres. Like the elements, the films above are films that have elements or types that concern the Cult Classic.

The Beginning of Cult Classic Movie formed

As we already know, the name for Cult Classic Film emerged from a fanbase or audience formed in the 70s, along with the development of the Hippie Community in the 1960s! Cult Classic also developed like a fan association dedicated its time just to discussing and dissecting movies. How come the Cult Classic Term appeared in the 70s?!

For those of us who certainly learn about the history and development of technology, especially in the film industry, of course, the term Cult classic film originated in the 70s which indeed in that era the film industry in Europe and America at that time was very fiery - fire in its progressive stage of development in the 1970s. Films in the 70s have been made colorful and have begun to develop in terms of editing and other formulations so that a community has emerged that pioneered the term Cult Classic Movie.


Not only that, due to the formation of an exciting analysis of Cult Classic Film since the 70s, Cult classic film continues to develop and has widespread provisions for the movie class or it can be said that there are several elements and judgments from the audience to be formulated as Cult Classic movies.

Cult Classic film itself can be interpreted into several provisions of the  insinuation, From some who have been researched and analyzed, the following are some of the definitions of these Provisions !

What Provisions and Judgments underlie a movie can be classified as a Cult Classic Movie?

To be honest, for this Cult Classic analysis has been going on since the 70s until now, The results of each analysis of the term Cult Classic itself vary from time to time, There are several things that need to be considered to distinguish classic films and films that are classified as Cult Classics.  Not all classic films can be said to be Cult Films, because the audience of Cult Film itself states that there are values accompanied by deep aesthetic principles to distinguish Classic Film and Cult Classic.

In the 70s the term a film can be said to be a Cult Classic movie is a film that provides a depiction of underground culture by combining it with transgressive art that can increase audience sensitivity by highlighting violence (Violence), sexuality that violates basic norms. As a result of this analysis, another term was formed from Cult Classic movie which was classified as Underground Movies  & Midnight Movies.

Now from the explanation above, we can find that the basic principle of a film that can be classified as a Cult Classic Movie is a film that has a deep aesthetic value accompanied by complexity, which of course must be anti-mainstream in the presentation of the Narrative and cinematography. Broadly speaking, Cult Classic Movie is marked with uniqueness and has a high level of art in the presentation of the story and also the visual shooting which can certainly hypnotize the audience with the presentation of the film that makes the audience's passion provoked when watching Cult Classic Movie.

Underground Movies & Midnight Movies Is Some Of The Following Classifications Of Cult Classic Film 

Like a sub-culture, Cult Classic movies apparently also have a fundamental type of derivative in the cultural development that occurs in the film industry from year to year.


As I explained earlier above, Cult Classic is a culture that has types and criteria for its development from time to time, If from the analysis that already exists Cult Classic elements have honestly existed in several old films in the 1900s such as:


* A Trip To The Moon ( 1902 ) 

* Nosferatu ( 1922 ) 

* Lolita (1962) - Lolita (1997)

* The Trip ( 1967 ) 

* Wonderwall ( 1968 ) 

* Psych-Out ( 1968 ) 

* 2001 : A Space Odyssey ( 1968 ) 

* The Devils ( 1971 )

* A Clockwork Orange ( 1971 ) 

* El Topo ( 1970 ) - The Holy Mountain ( 1973 ) 

* The Hourglass Sanatorium ( 1973 ) 



From some of the movie lists above, there are a few of the developments of midnight movies that have become popular and categorized as Cult Movies because of their uniqueness and there are several things that can be said to be taboos (Breaking cultural taboos). Yup exploitation  and taboo are often implemented into the term cult classic movie, From some of the movies above such as El Topo ( 1970 ) and The Holy Mountain ( 1973 ) these two movies have strange elements accompanied by a level of taboo that deviates from logic and basic norms, That's why I call it a high level of Art because the property and narrative in this film directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky uses ideas and creativity  high level (In different levels on imagination stage), that's why he is referred to as The Father Of Midnight Movie. 


But we need to realize, although the term Cult Classic Movie was formed because of the support of the fanbase that loves a masterpiece, it means that long before the existence of the Cult classic movie fanbase there were already pioneers and pioneers of its development in the film industry.


Several Directors who also decorated the Development of Cult Classic Movie!


Of course, the emergence of the eccentric Cult Classic is not just formed as a community or fanbase that becomes a cultural branch! If there is a fanbase designation, of course, there is a role for a media and a large studio that participates in spearheading the development of Cult Classic Movie to get a Value.

If it is true, of course, Cult Classic Movie is also a material that was developed and popularized by several directors (Directors).


Therefore, in this section, I will provide some information related to the Row of Directors who helped popularize the Cult Classic Film from its golden era:

  • Alfred Hitchcock

Well Alfred Hitchcock is one of the cultivators who is probably one of the seniors who influenced several directors such as Stanley kubrick, Because he is a senior Director who has worked for more than 6 decades in the film industry. He is often referred to as an impactful director in the film industry, moreover he is known as a mystery expert (Master of Suspense).

  • Alexander Jodorowsky

Anyone who has ever watched this film directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky, surely you are a person who likes to explore history by meditating through masterpieces created by Alejandro Jodorowsky. Damn, He is a Director who has an intellectual and creative level like a god, because the typical film he directs is a bit complicated to interpret.


He is one of several well-known Directors who became a Pioneer in the development of Cult Classic Film, Not only that Alejandro is often referred to as The Father Of Midnight Movies Because the method he uses in visualizing his films uses elements of Exploitation that are eccentric and full of Psychedelic (Holy Spirit) genres in the visuals or properties that Alejandro uses in his film production.

  • Stanley Kubrick

Kubrick is an American director who is known as a genius director in every production of his films, Different from Alejandro Midnight Movies elements can also be found in kubrick films. Not only pursuing One genre Kubrick seems to explore in other genres such as Psychological Horror, Sci-fi, Erotic Thriller, War, Drama which on average has no flaws and is always perfect in every film.


Moreover, in the film The Shining, Eyes Wide Shut,2001 : A Space Odyssey,Lolita, A Clockwork Orange, Of all the films I published, they have unpredictable endings and have a unique distinction in the application of cinematography.


  • Ken Russell

The british director was one of those who co-authored the Development of Cult Classic Film in decades, Almost like Alejandro and Stanley Ken himself have a distinctive application in films. He is known as a creative producer who is thick with exploits that are filled with Controversial in each of his films.



To be honest, there are many more directors who continue to be generational in implementing Cult Classic Movies until such time as Alan Parker, Brian De Palma, Oliver Stone, Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino and many more.


My Final Interpretation :


Just like nostalgic and there's a passion when I discuss the cult clasic of this film, Well, that's the point. for less or more let's discuss together - together in the comments column below, My gratitude to all of you.




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