From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
- "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, "the cult film par excellence," which ran continuously at the same Paris movie house from 1920 through 1927." --page 23.
- "Above all else, the surrealists insisted that the relationship between film and spectator was primarily libidinal. That Paul Éluard discovered Peter Ibbetson (a 1935 Hollywood film that Breton considered comparable only to Luis Buñuel's L'Âge d'or in its depiction of L'Amour fou) by impulsively trailing an attractive woman into a movie theater was seen as ultimate proof." --Midnight Movies (1983). page 36. .
Midnight Movies is a 1983 film history book by J. Hoberman (who writes for the Village Voice) and Jonathan Rosenbaum (who writes for the Chicago Reader). The collecion of essay documents the midnight movie phenomenon (films unfit for mainstream consumption so they are shown at midnight). One of the essays Also documents the earliest cases of film cults in Paris and the United States. Highly recommended.
See also: cult films
- Hoberman, J., and Jonathan Rosenbaum (1983). Midnight Movies (New York: Da Capo Press). ISBN 0-306-80433-6