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American Silent Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy Feature Films, 1913–1929

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ISBN 13 : 0786487909
Pages : 830 pages
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Download American Silent Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy Feature Films, 1913–1929 PDF Format Full Free by John T. Soister and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2014-01-10 with total page 830 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: During the Silent Era, when most films dealt with dramatic or comedic takes on the “boy meets girl, boy loses girl” theme, other motion pictures dared to tackle such topics as rejuvenation, revivication, mesmerism, the supernatural and the grotesque. A Daughter of the Gods (1916), The Phantom of the Opera (1925), The Magician (1926) and Seven Footprints to Satan (1929) were among the unusual and startling films containing story elements that went far beyond the realm of “highly unlikely.” Using surviving documentation and their combined expertise, the authors catalog and discuss these departures from the norm in this encyclopedic guide to American horror, science fiction and fantasy in the years from 1913 through 1929.


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Masks in Horror Cinema

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ISBN 13 : 1786834979
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Download Masks in Horror Cinema PDF Format Full Free by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas and published by University of Wales Press. This book was released on 2019-10-15 with total page 285 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Why has the mask been such an enduring generic motif in horror cinema? This book explores its transformative potential historically across myriad cultures, particularly in relation to its ritual and mythmaking capacities, and its intersection with power, ideology and identity. All of these factors have a direct impact on mask-centric horror cinema: meanings, values and rituals associated with masks evolve and are updated in horror cinema to reflect new contexts, rendering the mask a persistent, meaningful and dynamic aspect of the genre’s iconography. This study debates horror cinema’s durability as a site for the potency of the mask’s broader symbolic power to be constantly re-explored, re-imagined and re-invented as an object of cross-cultural and ritual significance that existed long before the moving image culture of cinema.


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Neuroscience in Science Fiction Films

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ISBN 13 : 0786472340
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Download Neuroscience in Science Fiction Films PDF Format Full Free by Sharon Packer, M.D. and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2014-11-06 with total page 298 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As the gap between science fiction and science fact has narrowed, films that were intended as pure fantasy at the time of their premier have taken on deeper meaning. This volume explores neuroscience in science fiction films, focusing on neuroscience and psychiatry as running themes in SF and finding correlations between turning points in "neuroscience fiction" and advances in the scientific field. The films covered include The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Island of Dr. Moreau, Robocop, The Stepford Wives, The Mind Snatchers and iconic franchises like Terminator, Ironman and Planet of the Apes. Examining the parallel histories of psychiatry, neuroscience and cinema, this book shows how science fiction films offer insightful commentary on the scientific and philosophical developments of their times.


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Horror Film

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Pages : 169 pages
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Download Horror Film PDF Format Full Free by Laura Cremonini and published by Self-Publish. This book was released on 2020-03-24 with total page 169 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is the assembly of various texts that are freely available on the web, especially from Wikipedia. The next obvious question is: why buy this book? The answer: because it means you avoid having to carry out long and tedious internet searches. And, most important thing is free. The topics are all linked to each other organically, and as a function of the subject and, in most cases, contain additional unpublished topics, not found on the web. Moreover, the inclusion of images completes the work so as to make it unique and unrepeatable. Contents of the book: History, 1890s–1900s, Trick Films, 1910s, 1920s, German Expressionism, Universal Classic Monsters 1920s, Other productions, 1930s, Universal Classic Monsters 1930s, Other productions, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s–1980s, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s, 2020s, Subgenres: Action horror, Body horror, Comedy horror, Cyber horror, Folk horror, Found footage horror, Gothic horror, Holiday horror, Horror adventure, Horror drama, Horror thriller, Natural horror, Psychological horror, Science fiction horror, Slasher film, Splatter film, Superhero horror, Supernatural horror, Teen horror, Zombie films, Psychological effects of horror films, Neurocinematics - the subconscious effect of horror films on the audience, Different techniques employed by horror films on the audience, Physical effects of horror films on the audience, Influences, Influences on society, Influences internationally, Notes, Bibliography.


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Down from the Attic

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ISBN 13 : 1476625441
Pages : 248 pages
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Download Down from the Attic PDF Format Full Free by John T. Soister and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2016-06-22 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Much has been written (and rewritten) about classic horror and science fiction films like Nosferatu and Metropolis, as well as not-so-classic pictures like Bride of the Monster and The Hideous Sun Demon. Yet some genre films have fallen through the cracks. The 24 films—some elusive, some easily found on YouTube—examined in this book all suffered critical neglect and were prematurely stacked in the attic. The authors bring them back into the light, beginning with Der Tunnel (1915), about the building of a transatlantic tunnel, and ending with The Emperor’s Baker—The Baker’s Emperor (1951), a bizarre Marxist take on the Golem legend. A variety of thrillers are covered—Fog (1933), Return of the Terror (1934), Forgotten Faces (1928)—along with such sci-fi leaps into the future as The Sky Ranger (1921), High Treason (1929) and Just Imagine (1930). Early adaptations include The Man Who Laughs (1921), The Monkey’s Paw (1923), Hound of the Baskervilles (1937) and Sweeney Todd (1928). Rare stills and background material are included in a discussion of Hispanic vintage horror. The career of exploitation auteur, Bud Pollard (The Horror, 1933) is examined.


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Horror Noire

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Publisher : Taylor & Francis
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ISBN 13 : 100077516X
Pages : 400 pages
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Download Horror Noire PDF Format Full Free by Robin R. Means Coleman and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2022-11-01 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From King Kong to Candyman, the boundary-pushing genre of horror film has always been a site for provocative explorations of race in American popular culture. This book offers a comprehensive chronological survey of Black horror from the 1890s to present day. In this second edition, Robin R. Means Coleman expands upon the history of notable characterizations of Blackness in horror cinema, with new chapters spanning the 1960s, 2000s, and 2010s to the present, and examines key levels of Black participation on screen and behind the camera. The book addresses a full range of Black horror films, including mainstream Hollywood fare, art-house films, Blaxploitation films, and U.S. hip-hop culture-inspired Nollywood films. This new edition also explores the resurgence of the Black horror genre in the last decade, examining the success of Jordan Peele’s films Get Out (2017) and Us (2019), smaller independent films such as The House Invictus (2018), and Nia DaCosta’s sequel to Candyman (2021). Means Coleman argues that horror offers a unique representational space for Black people to challenge negative or racist portrayals, and to portray greater diversity within the concept of Blackness itself. This book is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand how fears and anxieties about race and race relations are made manifest, and often challenged, on the silver screen.


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Many Selves: The Horror and Fantasy Films of Paul Wegener

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Download Many Selves: The Horror and Fantasy Films of Paul Wegener PDF Format Full Free by Henry Nicolella and John T. Soister and published by BearManor Media. This book was released on with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: One of the first film actors to be identified with horror roles was Paul Wegener. A distinguished stage actor, Wegener was fascinated by film and its potential to portray the uncanny and the macabre. Sometimes acting as director and writer, as well as performer, Wegener played in a series of fantastic films in the 1910s, the most famous of which are The Student of Prague and The Golem. His directing career faltered in the 1920s, but he continued to play mad scientists, monsters, and various grotesque characters. The book has detailed essays on seventeen of his most significant genre films and includes first-hand descriptions of such rarities as The Lost Shadow, Svengali, Hans Trutz, and Ramper the Beast Man. In addition to a biography of Wegener, there is also a detailed filmography of all his movies, including the obscure films he directed in the 1930s.


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Little Shoppe of Horrors #37

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Download Little Shoppe of Horrors #37 PDF Format Full Free by Little Shoppe of Horrors and published by Little Shoppe of Horrors & BearManor Media. This book was released on with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Little Shoppe of Horrors presents Little Shoppe of Horrors #37 "A Living Hell That Time Forgot!” The Making of Hammer's 1967 THE LOST CONTINENT ...or "Beasts, Bosoms and Balloons -- Hammer's Wildest Movie!" Based on Famed British writer Dennis Wheatley's "Uncharted Seas", it was the most expensive film Hammer had made up to that time. Top notch cast, fun effects by Disney Academy Award© winning SPFX man, Robert A. Mattey, and a story that combines a 'ship of fools' with a wild exotic Sargasso Sea setting. And those balloons...!! -Rondo-winning author Bruce G. ("gore") Hallenbeck gives you the complete 'behind-the-scenes" story. - Robert A. Mattey and his Lost Continent Monsters. - Darryl Read is "el Supremo". - Gerard Schurmann and the Music from THE LOST CONTINENT. - “From Balloons to the Blues...” Interview with Dana Gillespie (Sara) - By Michael Augustine Reed. - “Paradise - Hammer Style” Interview with Suzanna Leigh (Unity) - By Doug & Pam Murray. – Also In the Issue– - A History of Horror Film Fanzines: "Castle of Frankenstein" - by Christopher M. O'Brien, who gives you th in-depth story of CoF and its unique creator/editor, Calvin T. Beck. - “Thank Goodness...It's Only For Two Weeks!” Roy Skeggs - A Lifetime in Hammer Films. In his own words, the man who supervised, produced (SATANIC RITES OF DRACULA, FRANKENSTEIN AND THE MONSTER FROM HELL, TO THE DEVIL..A DAUGHTER, "Hammer House of Horror" & "Hammer House of Mystery & Suspense"), then owned Hammer films. Great inside stories with lots of photos and art. - Sword & Sorcery Productions Limited Present 'Lost in Lemuria' - Milton Subotsky & Harley Cokeliss's unmade production of THONGOR IN THE VALLEY OF DEMONS - by Micah S. Harris. What might have been an epic sword & sorcery / stop-motion animation film with an Edgar Rice Burroughs feel. - THE SHADOW OF THE CAT - By Tim Rogerson. The Making of Hammer's 1960 thriller, with Barbara Shelley and Andre Morell. All Our regular features are back – Letters to LSoH – Ralph's One-and-Only Travelling Review Company —Hammer News— Front Cover by Rondo winner, Mark Maddox. Back Cover by Dr. Who artist, Adrian Salmon Inside Front Cover by Warner Bros artist / Producer, Bruce Timm Inside Back Cover by Dan Gallagher, Jr. The Best Hammer Coverage Since 1972


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The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 24

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Publisher : Hachette UK
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ISBN 13 : 147210028X
Pages : 512 pages
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Download The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 24 PDF Format Full Free by Stephen Jones and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2013-10-03 with total page 512 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For nearly twenty-five years The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror has been the world's leading annual anthology dedicated solely to showcasing the best in contemporary horror fiction. Comprising the most outstanding new short fiction by both contemporary masters of horror and exciting newcomers, this multiple award-winning series also offers an overview of the year in horror, a comprehensive necrology of recent obituaries, and an indispensable directory of contact details for dedicated horror fans and writers. The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror remains the world's leading annual anthology dedicated solely to presenting the best in contemporary horror fiction. Praise for previous Mammoth Books of Best New Horror: 'Stephen Jones . . . has a better sense of the genre than almost anyone in this country.' Lisa Tuttle, The Times. 'The best horror anthologist in the business is, of course, Stephen Jones, whose Mammoth Book of Best New Horror is one of the major bargains of this as of any other year.' Roz Kavaney. 'An essential volume for horror readers.' Locus


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Wax Museum Movies

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ISBN 13 : 1476640114
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Download Wax Museum Movies PDF Format Full Free by George Higham and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2020-09-18 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Spanning over a century of cinema and comprised of 127 films, this book analyzes the cinematic incarnations of the "uncanniest place on earth"--wax museums. Nothing is as it seems at a wax museum. It is a place of wonder, horror and mystery. Will the figures come to life at night, or are they very much dead with corpses hidden beneath their waxen shells? Is the genius hand that molded them secretly scarred by a terrible tragedy, longing for revenge? Or is it a sinner's sanctum, harboring criminals with countless places to hide in plain sight? This chronological analysis includes essential behind the scenes information in addition to authoritative research comparing the creation of "real" wax figures to the "reel" ones seen onscreen. Publicly accessible or hidden away in a maniac's lair, wax museums have provided the perfect settings for films of all genres to thrillingly play out on the big screen since the dawn of cinema.


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Re-envisaging the First Age of Cinematic Horror, 1896-1934

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ISBN 13 : 1786833379
Pages : 272 pages
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Download Re-envisaging the First Age of Cinematic Horror, 1896-1934 PDF Format Full Free by David Annwn Jones and published by University of Wales Press. This book was released on 2018-11-14 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is a ground-breaking exploration that runs generally against the critical grain in identifying a burgeoning production of films of fear and horror before the admission of the horror film genre per se. It is a study that reveals and emphasises the formative and innovative power of film, from Georges Méliès’s Le Manoir du Diable (1896) to Edgar G. Ulmer’s superbly reflexive The Black Cat (1934). With its focus on twenty-one key films, and referencing other relevant productions, the present study involves an inclusive and sensitive approach. It reveals an awareness of the heterogeneity of horror production with the discussion spanning the period of the invention of movies, the expansion from single-reelers to longer and continuous productions, and the advent of talkies. Stepping beyond the bounds of Anglo-American studios, in its seven chapters the book involves the work of directors from France, Spain, England, Moravia, Germany, Italy, Denmark, Mexico and the USA, to consider and compare films that have not previously received serious attention.


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A Research Guide to Gothic Literature in English

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ISBN 13 : 1442277483
Pages : 252 pages
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Download A Research Guide to Gothic Literature in English PDF Format Full Free by Sherri L. Brown and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2018-03-15 with total page 252 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Gothic began as a designation for barbarian tribes, was associated with the cathedrals of the High Middle Ages, was used to describe a marginalized literature in the late eighteenth century, and continues today in a variety of forms (literature, film, graphic novel, video games, and other narrative and artistic forms). Unlike other recent books in the field that focus on certain aspects of the Gothic, this work directs researchers to seminal and significant resources on all of its aspects. Annotations will help researchers determine what materials best suit their needs. A Research Guide to Gothic Literature in English covers Gothic cultural artifacts such as literature, film, graphic novels, and videogames. This authoritative guide equips researchers with valuable recent information about noteworthy resources that they can use to study the Gothic effectively and thoroughly.


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Jamaica, the Land of Film

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ISBN 13 : 1443873756
Pages : 230 pages
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Download Jamaica, the Land of Film PDF Format Full Free by Peter Polack and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2017-06-23 with total page 230 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: If Jamaica were an actor she would have appeared in more than one hundred and forty-one films. The list of movies where the name Jamaica plays a prominent part is probably closer to two hundred. This book chronicles over one hundred years of international film making in Jamaica from 1910, and provides many previously unpublished details of locations, actors and directors. As such, Jamaica, the Land of Film provides a comprehensive history which will be of great interest to all cinema aficionados and fans of Caribbean history.


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Queer Sexualities in Early Film

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ISBN 13 : 1786720639
Pages : 224 pages
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Download Queer Sexualities in Early Film PDF Format Full Free by Shane Brown and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2016-07-26 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Since the publication of Vito Russo's seminal study The Celluloid Closet in 1981, much has been written about the representation of queer characters on screen. Until now, however, relatively little attention has been paid to how queer sexualities were portrayed in films from the silent and early sound period. By looking in detail at a succession of recently-found films and revisiting others, Shane Brown examines images of male-male intimacy, buddy relationships and romantic friendships in European and American films made prior to 1934, including Different from the Others and All Quiet on the Western Front. He places these films within their socio-political and scientific context and sheds new light on how they were intended to be viewed and how they were actually perceived. In doing so, Brown offers his readers a unique insight into a little known area of early cinema, queer studies and social history.


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Little Shoppe of Horrors Issue #29

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Download Little Shoppe of Horrors Issue #29 PDF Format Full Free by Little Shoppe of Horrors and published by Little Shoppe of Horrors & BearManor Media. This book was released on with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Little Shoppe of Horrors #29 2011 was the Vincentennial for Vincent Price and LSoH celebrates with the most complete coverage ever on his two Dr. Phibes films – THE ABOMINABLE DR. PHIBES and DR. PHIBES RISES AGAIN. With in-depth interviews with all the key figures – in front of and behind the camera – the kind of coverage you have come to expect from LITTLE SHOPPE OF HORRORS these last 40 years. Featuring – Special introductions and interviews, exclusive to LSoH, with Tim Burton and Frank Darabont about Vincent Price and Dr. Phibes. “The Kind of Fiend That Wins – the Making of THE ABOMINABLE DR. PHIBES” – by Justin Humphreys – massive production history, with special sidebar features by Lem Kitaj, David Taylor, Alan Wightman, Sam Irvin, Derek Botelho and Dennis Lynch. Vulnavia #1 – “Not Introducing Virginia North” – by David Taylor. Abandoning the Obvious – The Brilliant Life and Art of Brian Eatwell by Justin Humphreys. A Date With Dr. Phibes – by Denis Meikle. The Unphilmed Phibes – From “The Fingers of Dr. Pibe” to Somewhere over the Rainbow by David Taylor and Sam Irvin. Dr. Phibes Regrets: He Is Unable to Lunch Today..Madam! Vincent Price by David DelValle. “The Stings in the Tale!” – The Making of DR. PHIBES RISES AGAIN by Bruce G. Hallenbeck with sidebar by Fred Olen Ray. Vulnavia #2 – Valli Kemp interviewed by Richard Klemensen. Biederbeck’s River of No Return: Robert Quarry by David DelValle. Fiona Fatale – Fiona Lewis by David DelValle. Front Cover by Jeff Preston; Back Cover by Mark Maddox; Interior covers by Dean Ormston and Paul Watts. Interior art by: John Cebollero, Lee Copeland, Frank Dietz, Gary Fellows, Dan Gallagher, Murad Gumen, Justin Humphreys, Mark Maddox, Constantine Nasr, Shane Ivan Oakley, James O’Barr, Adrian Salmon, Mike Schneider, Bruce Timm and Neil Vokes


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A Place of Darkness

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ISBN 13 : 1477315535
Pages : 339 pages
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Download A Place of Darkness PDF Format Full Free by Kendall R. Phillips and published by University of Texas Press. This book was released on 2018-03-01 with total page 339 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “An illuminating history . . . it’s clear that the right story can still terrify us; A Place of Darkness is a primer on how the movies learned to do it.” —NPR Horror is one of the most enduringly popular genres in cinema. The term “horror film” was coined in 1931 between the premiere of Dracula and the release of Frankenstein, but monsters, ghosts, demons, and supernatural and horrific themes have been popular with American audiences since the emergence of novelty cinematographic attractions in the late 1890s. A Place of Darkness illuminates the prehistory of the horror genre by tracing the way horrific elements and stories were portrayed in films prior to the introduction of the term “horror film.” Using a rhetorical approach that examines not only early films but also the promotional materials for them and critical responses to them, Kendall R. Phillips argues that the portrayal of horrific elements was enmeshed in broader social tensions around the emergence of American identity and, in turn, American cinema. He shows how early cinema linked monsters, ghosts, witches, and magicians with Old World superstitions and beliefs, in contrast to an American way of thinking that was pragmatic, reasonable, scientific, and progressive. Throughout the teens and twenties, Phillips finds, supernatural elements were almost always explained away as some hysterical mistake, humorous prank, or nefarious plot. The Great Depression of the 1930s, however, constituted a substantial upheaval in the system of American certainty and opened a space for the reemergence of Old-World gothic within American popular discourse in the form of the horror genre, which has terrified and thrilled fans ever since. “[A] fascinating read.” —Sublime Horror


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Girls Will Be Boys

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ISBN 13 : 0813574846
Pages : 296 pages
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Download Girls Will Be Boys PDF Format Full Free by Laura Horak and published by Rutgers University Press. This book was released on 2016-02-26 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 2016 Choice Outstanding Academic Title Finalist for 2016 Richard Wall Memorial Award by the Theatre Library Long listed for the 2017 Kraszna-Krausz Best Photography Book Award from the Kraszna-Krausz Foundation Marlene Dietrich, Greta Garbo, and Katharine Hepburn all made lasting impressions with the cinematic cross-dressing they performed onscreen. What few modern viewers realize, however, is that these seemingly daring performances of the 1930s actually came at the tail end of a long wave of gender-bending films that included more than 400 movies featuring women dressed as men. Laura Horak spent a decade scouring film archives worldwide, looking at American films made between 1908 and 1934, and what she discovered could revolutionize our understanding of gender roles in the early twentieth century. Questioning the assumption that cross-dressing women were automatically viewed as transgressive, she finds that these figures were popularly regarded as wholesome and regularly appeared onscreen in the 1910s, thus lending greater respectability to the fledgling film industry. Horak also explores how and why this perception of cross-dressed women began to change in the 1920s and early 1930s, examining how cinema played a pivotal part in the representation of lesbian identity. Girls Will Be Boys excavates a rich history of gender-bending film roles, enabling readers to appreciate the wide array of masculinities that these actresses performed—from sentimental boyhood to rugged virility to gentlemanly refinement. Taking us on a guided tour through a treasure-trove of vintage images, Girls Will Be Boys helps us view the histories of gender, sexuality, and film through fresh eyes.