terror and everyday life singular moments in the history of the horror film

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Terror And Everyday Life

Author : Jonathan Lake Crane
ISBN : 0803958498
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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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
ISBN : 1904764142
Genre : Performing Arts
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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.

Horrific Humor And The Moment Of Droll Grimness In Cinema

Author : John A. Dowell
ISBN : 9781498565004
Genre : Social Science
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Horrific Humor and the Moment of Droll Grimness in Cinema explores the moment in audience reception where screams and laughter collide. Essays examinine the aesthetics and mechanics of the sLaughter moment, the impact of its frission of humor and horror on the viewer, and sLaughter’s implications for the human condition more generally./span

Rest In Peace

Author : Gary Laderman
ISBN : 9780195183559
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Gary Laderman traces the origins of American funeral rituals, & looks at the increasing subordination of religious figures to the funeral director in the late 20th century, demonstrating that the modern director is very far from Mitford's manipulator of 'The American Way of Death'.

Sensational Subjects

Author : John Jervis
ISBN : 9781472535641
Genre : Literary Criticism
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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.


Author : Austin Fisher
ISBN : 9781628927467
Genre : Performing Arts
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The pervasive image of New York's 42nd Street as a hub of sensational thrills, vice and excess, is from where "grindhouse cinema,Â?? the focus of this volume, stemmed. It is, arguably, an image that has remained unchanged in the mind's eye of many exploitation film fans and academics alike. Whether in the pages of fanzines or scholarly works, it is often recounted how, should one have walked down this street between the 1960s and the 1980s, one would have undergone a kaleidoscopic encounter with an array of disparate "exploitationÂ?? films from all over the world that were being offered cheaply to urbanites by a swathe of vibrant movie theatres. The contributors to Grindhouse: Cultural Exchange on 42nd Street, and Beyond consider "grindhouse cinemaÂ?? from a variety of cultural and methodological positions. Some seek to deconstruct the etymology of "grindhouseÂ?? itself, add flesh to the bones of its cadaverous history, or examine the term's contemporary relevance in the context of both media production and consumerism. Others offer new inroads into hitherto unexamined examples of exploitation film history, presenting snapshots of cultural moments that many of us thought we already knew.

Cinematic Thinking

Author : James Phillips
ISBN : 080475800X
Genre : Performing Arts
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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.

Sacred Terror

Author : Douglas E. Cowan
ISBN : UOM:39015073632039
Genre : Performing Arts
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Explores the intersection of religion and fear in major horror movies.


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ISBN : UOM:39015079402387
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Gothic Literature

Author : Andrew Smith
ISBN : STANFORD:36105123318136
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A study that provides a grounding in both the history of Gothic literature and the way in which Gothic texts have been critically read. This book opens with a chronology and an introduction to the principal texts and key critical terms, and ends with a conclusion outlining possible future developments within scholarship on the Gothic.

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