of gods and monsters a critical guide to universal studios science fiction horror and mystery films 1929 1939

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Of Gods And Monsters

Author : John T. Soister
ISBN : 9781476604992
Genre : Performing Arts
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While Universal’s Dracula and Frankenstein (both 1931) have received the most coverage of any of the studio’s genre releases, it is the lesser known films that have long fascinated fans and historians alike. Starting with The Last Warning, a 1929 movie released as both a silent and a talkie, Universal provided a decade of films that entertained audiences and sometimes frustrated critics. Each of Universal’s horror, science fiction and “twisted mystery” films receives an in-depth essay for each film. The focus is first on the background to the making of the movie and its place in the Universal catalog. A detailed plot synopsis with critical commentary follows. Filmographic data for the film conclude the entry. Universal’s The Shadow short film series is covered in an appendix. Many rare illustrations and movie posters are also included.

Cross Cultural Visions In African American Literature

Author : Y. Hakutani
ISBN : 9780230119123
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The most influential East-West artistic, cultural, and literary exchange that has taken place in modern and postmodern times was the reading and writing of haiku. Here, esteemed contributors investigate the impact of Eastern philosophy and religion on African American writers such as Richard Wright, Ralph Ellison, and Toni Morrison, offering a fresh field of literary inquiry.

The Dread Of Difference

Author : Barry Keith Grant
ISBN : 9781477302422
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"The Dread of Difference is a classic. Few film studies texts have been so widely read and so influential. It's rarely on the shelf at my university library, so continuously does it circulate. Now this new edition expands the already comprehensive coverage of gender in the horror film with new essays on recent developments such as the Hostel series and torture porn. Informative and enlightening, this updated classic is an essential reference for fans and students of horror movies."—Stephen Prince, editor of The Horror Film and author of Digital Visual Effects in Cinema: The Seduction of Reality "An impressive array of distinguished scholars . . . gazes deeply into the darkness and then forms a Dionysian chorus reaffirming that sexuality and the monstrous are indeed mated in many horror films."—Choice "An extremely useful introduction to recent thinking about gender issues within this genre."—Film Theory

The Nosferatu Story

Author : Rolf Giesen
ISBN : 9781476635330
Genre : History
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Director F.W. Murnau's Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror, made in 1921, right after the devastating Spanish Flu pandemic, has become the ultimate cult classic among horror film buffs around the world. For years there was much speculation about the production background, the filmmakers, and their star, the German actor Max Schreck. This book tells the complete story drawing on rare sources. This book tells the complete story, drawing on rare sources. The trail leads to a group of occultists with a plan to establish a leading film company that would produce a momentous series of horror movies. Along the way, the author touches upon other classic German fantasy silents, such as The Golem, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and Metropolis.

Science Fiction America

Author : David J. Hogan
ISBN : 0786421495
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From the inception of the science fiction film, writers, directors, producers, and actors have understood that the genre lends itself to a level of social commentary not available in other formats. Viewers find it easier to accept explorations of such issues as domestic violence, war, xenophobia, faith, identity, racism, and other difficult topics when the protagonists exist in future times or other worlds that are only vaguely similar to our own. The 22 original essays in this collection examine how the issues in particular science fiction films--from 1930's High Treason to 1999's The Iron Giant--reflect and comment on the prevailing issues of their time. The 16 writers (including such noted contributors as Ted Okuda, Gary Don Rhodes, Bryan Senn, John Soister and Ken Weiss) provide insight on how the genre's wistful daydreaming, forthcoming wonders, and nightmarish scenarios are often grounded in the grimmer realities of the human condition. Films covered include It Came from Outer Space, Godzilla, The 27th Day, Alien and Starship Troopers, plus television's The Adventures of Superman, the Flash Gordon serials, and vintage space cartoons by Fleischer.

Horror And Mystery Photoplay Editions And Magazine Fictionizations

Author : Thomas Mann
ISBN : STANFORD:36105114358893
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Photoplay editions were usually hardcover reprints of novels that had been made into movies, illustrated with photographs from the film productions. Sometimes they were "fictionized" versions of film scripts, recast in narrative form. Here is an annotated checklist of over 500 horror and mystery photoplay novels and magazine fictionizations, collected over a period of four decades. In an introductory essay the author reflects on the attractions of assembling such a collection, analyzes the social significance and aesthetic content of its books, and draws many surprising inferences from their advertisement, illustrations, and marks of previous ownership. The subsequent catalog is the first survey in the field to extend bibliographical coverage beyond books to movie tie-in magazine stories.

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The classic story of Huck Finn and his companion, the slave Jim, as they journey down the Mississippi River after running away from Huck's drunken father and Jim's owners.

Author : Ian McEwan
ISBN : 9953892156
Genre : Atonement
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Nadat een jongeman vijf jaar in de gevangenis heeft doorgebracht vanwege een valse beschuldiging van verkrachting, probeert de jonge vrouw die hem beschuldigd heeft met zichzelf in het reine te komen en de aangerichte schade te herstellen.

Author : فرانتس كافكا
ISBN : 9796500306988
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تعد رواية "المسخ" للكاتب "فرانز كافكا" من نوعية الروايات التي يجب أن تتعب نفسك وتجتهد لتلحظ جمالها، وهي رواية أسلوبها رائع وعميقة المعاني، ولا شك أن القصة وا?حداث غريبة جدا، وتبدو سوريالية الى حد بعيد، لكنها واقعية، ومن أحداث الراوية: (تخيل أن تستيقظ من النوم، لتجد نفسك و قد تحولت إلى حشرة، بهذه الطريقة يفتتح كافكا روايته المسخ، غريغور سامسا، بطل الرواية، يستيقظ في أحد ا?يام ليكتشف تحوله إلى حشرة، هذه الحشرة غير محددة النوع، تحمل صفات الصرصار والخنفساء، يعمل غريغور كبائع متجول، مما يجعله مصدر دخل ?سرته و العائل الوحيد بعد مرض والدته، و توقف والده عن العمل، و محاولة غريغور تسديد ديون والده المريضة بالربو، إضافة إلى أخته اللماحة المقربة. يستيقظ غريغور داخل حجرته المقفلة ا?بواب-حسب عادته في إغلاق غرفته ليلا ويلاحظ من طريقة تمدده ومظهر أعضائه أنه قد تحول إلى حشرة، تتوالى ا?حداث في الرواية، لتصف وضع غريغور داخل غرفته وغربته داخل عائلته، و شفقة هذه العائلة عليه، ثم تقززها ورغبتها في الخلاص منه بهيئته المقززة، لتأتي النهاية متوقعة وصادمة في الوقت نفس..).

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