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Issue Details: First known date: 2010... 2010 Time Is Wasting : Con/sequence and S/pace in the Saw Series
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'Horror film sequels have not received as much serious critical attention as they deserve this is especially true of the Saw franchise, which has suffered a general dismissal under the derogatory banner Torture Porn. In this article I use detailed textual analysis of the Saw series to expound how film sequels employ and complicate expected temporal and spatial relations in particular, I investigate how the Saw sequels tie space and time into their narrative, methodological and moral sensibilities. Far from being a gimmick or a means of ensuring loyalty to the franchise (one has to be familiar with the events of previous episodes to ascertain what is happening), it is my contention that the Saw cycle directly requests that we examine the nature of space and time, in terms of both cinematic technique and our lived, off-screen temporal/spatial orientations.' (Publication abstract)

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    y separately published work icon Horror Studies vol. 1 no. 2 November 2010 11791780 2010 periodical issue 2010 pg. 225-239
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225-239 Time Is Wasting : Con/sequence and S/pace in the Saw Seriessmall AustLit logo Horror Studies
  • Saw Leigh Whannell , James Wan , 2004 single work film/TV
  • Saw II Leigh Whannell , Darren Lynn Bousman , 2005 single work film/TV
  • Saw III Leigh Whannell , James Wan , 2006 single work film/TV
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