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Nightmare Movies

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Publisher : A&C Black
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ISBN : 1408805030
Pages : 641 pages
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Dreams in Myth, Medicine, and Movies

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Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
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ISBN : 9780275972431
Pages : 235 pages
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Film Theory Goes to the Movies

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1135216452
Pages : 306 pages
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Download Free Film Theory Goes to the Movies PDF by Jim Collins Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2012-10-02 with total page 306 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Film Theory Goes to the Movies fills the gap in film theory literature which has failed to analyze high-grossing blockbusters. The contributors in this volume, however, discuss such popular films as The Silence of the Lambs, Dances With Wolves, Terminator II, Pretty Woman, Truth or Dare, Mystery Train, and Jungle Fever. They employ a variety of critical approaches, from industry analysis to reception study, to close readings informed by feminist, deconstructive and postmodernist theory, as well as recent developments in African American and gay and lesbian criticism. An important introduction to contemporary Hollywood, this anthology will be of interest to those involved in the fields of film theory, literary theory, popular culture, and women's studies.


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Cult Horror Movies

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ISBN : 0761181709
Pages : 80 pages
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Contemporary British Horror Cinema

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Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
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ISBN : 0748689753
Pages : 184 pages
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Projecting Paranoia

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Publisher : Culture America (Hardcover)
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Pages : 358 pages
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Download Free Projecting Paranoia PDF by Ray Pratt Full Book and published by Culture America (Hardcover). This book was released on 2001 with total page 358 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A wide-ranging and idiosyncratic look at sixty years of politics and film that uncovers how American movies have mirrored and even challenged anxieties and paranoid perceptions embedded in American society since the start of the Cold War. The first book to take a sweeping look at 60 years of film and analyze them thematically.


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Nightmares in Red, White and Blue

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Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN : 0786482745
Pages : 207 pages
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Download Free Nightmares in Red, White and Blue PDF by Joseph Maddrey Full Book and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2010-07-27 with total page 207 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What's weighing on Americans? Look to horror movies for your answer--they're one of the best measures of the American consciousness. From an early fascination with the Gothic, to the mutant horrors of the Atomic Age and alien enemies of the Cold War, to the inner demons of the psyche and the American Dream turned nightmare, the history of American horror films is a reflection of changing American cultural attitudes and values--and the fears that accompany them. This survey of the pivotal horror films produced in America examines the history of the genre as a reflection of cultural changes in the United States. It begins with an exploration of the origins of the genre, and follows its development until the present, using various films to document the evolution of Hollywood horror flicks and illustrate their cultural significance. The second part focuses on eight pivotal directors whose personal visions helped shape the genre--from early pioneers like Tod Browning and Alfred Hitchcock, to modern masters like John Carpenter and Wes Craven. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.


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Film and Television In-Jokes

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Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN : 1476612064
Pages : 318 pages
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Download Free Film and Television In-Jokes PDF by Bill van Heerden Full Book and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2015-09-02 with total page 318 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Only the Lonely (1991), Ally Sheedy appeases prospective mother-in-law Maureen O’Hara by going along to see the 1939 film How Green Was My Valley—starring Maureen O’Hara. Richard LaGravenese, slighted by critic Gene Siskel over his screenplay for The Fisher King (1991) wrote an unsavory character named Siskel into The Ref (1994). Movies and television shows often feature inside jokes. Sometimes there are characters named after crew members. Directors are often featured in cameo appearances—Alfred Hitchcock’s silhouette can be seen in Family Plot (1976), for example. This work catalogs such occurrences. Each entry includes the title of the film or show, year of release, and a full description of the in-joke.


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British Horror Cinema

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1134582587
Pages : 257 pages
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Download Free British Horror Cinema PDF by Steve Chibnall Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2001-11-15 with total page 257 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The horror film is now one of the most popular and talked about film genres and yet, outside of the Hammer studio, very little has been written about British horror. Going beyond Hammer, the book investigates a wealth of horror filmmaking in Britain from early chillers like The Ghoul and Dark Eyes of London to acknowledged classics such as Peeping Tom and The Wicker Man.


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Subversive Horror Cinema

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Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN : 1476615330
Pages : 256 pages
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Download Free Subversive Horror Cinema PDF by Jon Towlson Full Book and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2014-03-13 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Horror cinema flourishes in times of ideological crisis and national trauma—the Great Depression, the Cold War, the Vietnam era, post–9/11—and this critical text argues that a succession of filmmakers working in horror—from James Whale to Jen and Sylvia Soska—have used the genre, and the shock value it affords, to challenge the status quo during these times. Spanning the decades from the 1930s onward it examines the work of producers and directors as varied as George A. Romero, Pete Walker, Michael Reeves, Herman Cohen, Wes Craven and Brian Yuzna and the ways in which films like Frankenstein (1931), Cat People (1942), The Woman (2011) and American Mary (2012) can be considered “subversive.”


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Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN : 0786418184
Pages : 199 pages
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Download Free Assault of the Killer B's PDF by Jason Paul Collum Full Book and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2004-04-07 with total page 199 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The women who starred in low-budget cult movies created many memorable experiences for those fans of late night flicks such as Saturday Night Frights, Movie Macabre and Up All Night. Brinke Stevens, who played Linda in The Slumber Party Massacre, recalls, "Suddenly I was riding in limos, flying to foreign countries for film festivals, appearing on dozens of popular talk and entertainment TV shows, and truly feeling like a glamorous movie star." This collection of revealing interviews provides insights into the lives of 20 cult film actresses. They discuss the pros and cons of making these movies and the directions their careers have taken since. Among the films they starred in are Night of the Living Dead, The Slumber Party Massacre, Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Halloween, Sleepaway Camp and Elvira's Haunted Hills.


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Pages : 596 pages
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Don't Go Upstairs!

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ISBN : 1476638047
Pages : 240 pages
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Beyond the Living Dead

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ISBN : 1476678375
Pages : 222 pages
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ISBN : 1538102447
Pages : 446 pages
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Download Free Historical Dictionary of Horror Cinema PDF by Peter Hutchings Full Book and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2017-11-22 with total page 446 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Historical Dictionary of Horror Cinema traces the development of the genre from its beginnings to the present. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries.


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ISBN : 1838717293
Pages : 168 pages
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Download Free New Vampire Cinema PDF by Ken Gelder Full Book and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2019-07-25 with total page 168 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: New Vampire Cinema lifts the coffin lid on forty contemporary vampire films, from 1992 to the present day, charting the evolution of a genre that is, rather like its subject, at once exhausted and vibrant, inauthentic and 'original', insubstantial and self-sustaining. Ken Gelder's fascinating study begins by looking at Francis Ford Coppola's Bram Stoker's Dracula and Fran Rubel Kuzui's Buffy the Vampire Slayer – films that seemed for a moment to take vampire cinema in completely opposite directions. New Vampire Cinema then examines what happened afterwards, across a remarkable range of reiterations of the vampire that take it far beyond its original Transylvanian setting: the suburbs of Sweden (Let the Right One In), the forests of North America (the Twilight films), New York City (Nadja, The Addiction), Mexico (Cronos, From Dusk Till Dawn), Japan (Blood: The Last Vampire,


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Movies on TV, 1988-1989

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Publisher : Bantam
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ISBN : 9780553268515
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