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Sic transit: The serial killer road movie

Sic transit: The serial killer road movie
Sic transit: The serial killer road movie
This chapter traces the common association of serial killers with mobility, staking out a particular strand of road movies - or set of diverse clusters around it - which feature serial killers. I outline this as a combination of two distinct mythologies, that of the serial killer and that of the road, at the point of their common ground. The purposes of the analysis is to understand mobility in its capactiy to produce a apsecial position of being at odds with, yet arising from, the frame of reference that gives it meaning. This frame of reference is seen in the conrtrasting contexts of the American arthouse independent film Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer and the British comedy Sightseers.
Road movies, serial killers, British comedy, American independent cinema
Edinburgh University Press
Bayman, Louis
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Bayman, Louis
Pinazza, Natalia
Bayman, Louis
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Bayman, Louis
Pinazza, Natalia

Bayman, Louis (2018) Sic transit: The serial killer road movie. In, Bayman, Louis and Pinazza, Natalia (eds.) Journeys on Screen. Edinburgh. Edinburgh University Press. , (In Press)

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This chapter traces the common association of serial killers with mobility, staking out a particular strand of road movies - or set of diverse clusters around it - which feature serial killers. I outline this as a combination of two distinct mythologies, that of the serial killer and that of the road, at the point of their common ground. The purposes of the analysis is to understand mobility in its capactiy to produce a apsecial position of being at odds with, yet arising from, the frame of reference that gives it meaning. This frame of reference is seen in the conrtrasting contexts of the American arthouse independent film Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer and the British comedy Sightseers.

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Submitted date: 2018
Accepted/In Press date: 2018
Keywords: Road movies, serial killers, British comedy, American independent cinema

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Local EPrints ID: 417799
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/417799
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Date deposited: 14 Feb 2018 17:30
Last modified: 14 Feb 2018 17:30

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Author: Louis Bayman
Editor: Louis Bayman
Editor: Natalia Pinazza

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