Terror And Everyday Life

Author: Jonathan Lake Crane
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780803958494
Size: 73.43 MB
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How does the horror in film relate to the horror we experience in everyday life? This is one of the questions addressed in this examination of the genre of horror film. The author argues that horror films today have broken with the tradition of the genre to embrace far more violent imagery, images that are in keeping with the escalating violence in society. By examining the horror film, its history and its current trends, the author hopes to further our understanding of the meaning of the genre in today's culture and our fascination with violence.

The Cinema Of John Carpenter

Author: Ian Conrich
Publisher: Wallflower Press
ISBN: 9781904764144
Size: 68.89 MB
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This book gives Carpenter's output the sustained critical treatment it deserves. It contains essays by an international group of scholars that address the whole of Carpenter's work, as well as others which focus on a smaller number of key films. Some essays take on wide-ranging issues such as Carpenter's approach to remakes and the question of genre, while others are organized around a specific theme or technical aspect of Carpenter's filmmaking. The book also features an exclusive interview with John Carpenter.

Horror Film

Author: Murray Leeder
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1501314432
Size: 45.77 MB
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An introduction to the horror film genre.

Sensational Subjects

Author: John Jervis
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472535642
Size: 53.71 MB
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Under what conditions does 'sensation' become 'sensational'? In the early nineteenth century murder was a staple of the sensationalizing popular press and gruesome descriptions were deployed to make a direct impact on the sensations of the reader. By the end of the century, public concern with the thrills, spills, and shocks of modern life was increasingly articulated in the language of sensation. Media sensationalism contributed to this process and magnified its impact, just as sensation was, in turn, taken up by literature, art and film. In the contemporary world the dramatization of these experiences in an era of media panics over terrorism and paedophilia has taken an overtly melodramatic form, in which battles of good and evil play out across the landscapes of our lives. Sensational Subjects develops an innovative, interdisciplinary approach to exploring these themes, their impact and their implications for understanding the modern world. A companion volume, Sympathetic Sentiments: Affect, Emotion and Spectacle in the Modern World is published simultaneously by Bloomsbury.

Cinematic Thinking

Author: James Phillips
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804758000
Size: 59.96 MB
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This anthology of philosophical essays explores the interpersonal and political contexts in and against which the films of ten major postwar filmmakers were made.

Sleaze Artists

Author: Jeffrey Sconce
Publisher: Duke University Press Books
Size: 36.79 MB
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Collection of essays on the impact that non-mainstream and middlebrow film genres have had on popular culture--including sexploitation, horror, cult, XXX, and indie films.

The American Horror Film

Author: Reynold Humphries
Size: 11.92 MB
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An overview of the horror movie genre, this book moves from Dracula in 1931 to contemporary films, and treats recurring characters and themes, as well as key directors.

Terror On The Air

Author: Richard J. Hand
Publisher: McFarland Publishing
ISBN: 9780786423675
Size: 46.50 MB
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"This full-length study of golden age horror radio focuses on six representative programs, starting with The Witch's Tale in 1931 and ending with The Mysterious Traveler in 1952. Each chapter provides a critically and historically informed study of one series. The book ends with a look at the demise of horror radio and its influence"--Provided by publisher.


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