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The Vampire in Folklore, History, Literature, Film and Television

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ISBN 13 : 0786499362
Pages : 389 pages
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The Vampire in Folklore, History, Literature, Film and Television

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ISBN 13 : 1476620830
Pages : 388 pages
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The Global Vampire

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ISBN 13 : 1476637334
Pages : 251 pages
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Download The Global Vampire PDF Format Full Free by Cait Coker and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2020-01-10 with total page 251 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The media vampire has roots throughout the world, far beyond the shores of the usual Dracula-inspired Anglo-American archetypes. Depending on text and context, the vampire is a figure of anxiety and comfort, humor and fear, desire and revulsion. These dichotomies gesture the enduring prevalence of the vampire in mass culture; it can no longer articulate a single feeling or response, bound by time and geography, but is many things to many people. With a global perspective, this collection of essays offers something new and different: a much needed counter-narrative of the vampire's evolution in popular culture. Divided by geography, this text emphasizes the vampiric as a globetrotting citizen du monde rather than an isolated monster.


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Joss Whedon vs. the Horror Tradition

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ISBN 13 : 1786735415
Pages : 344 pages
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Download Joss Whedon vs. the Horror Tradition PDF Format Full Free by Kristopher Karl Woofter and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2018-11-29 with total page 344 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Although ostensibly presented as “light entertainment,” the work of writer-director-producer Joss Whedon takes much dark inspiration from the horror genre to create a unique aesthetic and perform a cultural critique. Featuring monsters, the undead, as well as drawing upon folklore and fairy tales, his many productions both celebrate and masterfully repurpose the traditions of horror for their own means. Woofter and Jowett's collection looks at how Whedon revisits existing feminist tropes in the '70s and '80s “slasher” craze via Buffy the Vampire Slayer to create a feminist saga; the innovative use of silent cinema tropes to produce a new fear-laden, film-television intertext; postmodernist reflexivity in Cabin in the Woods; as well as exploring new concepts on “cosmic dread” and the sublime for a richer understanding of programmes Dollhouse and Firefly. Chapters provide the historical context of horror as well as the particular production backgrounds that by turns support, constrain or transform this mode of filmmaking. Informed by a wide range of theory from within philosophy, film studies, queer studies, psychoanalysis, feminism and other fields, the expert contributions to this volume prove the enduring relevance of Whedon's genre-based universe to the study of film, television, popular culture and beyond.


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The Whedonverse Catalog

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ISBN 13 : 1476631603
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The Everything Vampire Book

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ISBN 13 : 1440501696
Pages : 304 pages
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Celluloid Vampires

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Publisher : University of Texas Press
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ISBN 13 : 0292716966
Pages : 279 pages
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Download Celluloid Vampires PDF Format Full Free by Stacey Abbott and published by University of Texas Press. This book was released on 2007-12-15 with total page 279 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 1896, French magician and filmmaker George Méliès brought forth the first celluloid vampire in his film Le manoir du diable. The vampire continues to be one of film's most popular gothic monsters and in fact, today more people become acquainted with the vampire through film than through literature, such as Bram Stoker's classic Dracula. How has this long legacy of celluloid vampires affected our understanding of vampire mythology? And how has the vampire morphed from its folkloric and literary origins? In this entertaining and absorbing work, Stacey Abbott challenges the conventional interpretation of vampire mythology and argues that the medium of film has completely reinvented the vampire archetype. Rather than representing the primitive and folkloric, the vampire has come to embody the very experience of modernity. No longer in a cape and coffin, today's vampire resides in major cities, listens to punk music, embraces technology, and adapts to any situation. Sometimes she's even female. With case studies of vampire classics such as Nosferatu, Martin, Blade, and Habit, the author traces the evolution of the American vampire film, arguing that vampires are more than just blood-drinking monsters; they reflect the cultural and social climate of the societies that produce them, especially during times of intense change and modernization. Abbott also explores how independent filmmaking techniques, special effects makeup, and the stunning and ultramodern computer-generated effects of recent films have affected the representation of the vampire in film.


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From Demons to Dracula

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Publisher : Reaktion Books
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ISBN 13 : 1861897421
Pages : 224 pages
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The Vampire Book

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ISBN 13 : 1405347155
Pages : 96 pages
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Vampire Lore

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Pages : 654 pages
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ISBN 13 : 1770904301
Pages : 153 pages
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Download How to Kill a Vampire PDF Format Full Free by Liisa Ladouceur and published by ECW Press. This book was released on 2013-09-01 with total page 153 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A fascinating investigation of what strikes fear in an immortal’s heart Vampires exist. And in every culture with a legend about bloodsuckers that rise from the grave to prey upon the living, there are rules and rituals for how to destroy them. How to Kill a Vampire is the first book to focus specifically on all known ways to prevent vampirism, protect oneself against attacks, and ultimately how to destroy the undead, as documented in folklore as well as horror film, TV, and books. Covering everything from obscure legends to contemporary blockbusters, Ladouceur’s unique approach to vampires traces the evolution of how to kill the fictional creatures and celebrates the most important slayers. In exploring how and why we create these monsters and the increasingly complex ways in which we destroy them, the book not only serves as a handy guide to the history and modern role of the vampire, it reveals much about the changing nature of human fears.


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Vampires

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ISBN 13 : 1502609282
Pages : 66 pages
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Download Vampires PDF Format Full Free by Katie Griffiths and published by Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC. This book was released on 2015-12-15 with total page 66 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Throughout history, the human imagination has inspired the creation of fantastical creatures and sinister monsters. Perhaps one of the most well known is the vampire, a bloodsucking human cursed to forever prey on victims in the night. Vampires have lived in legends and stories of many cultures around the world. As the cultures evolved, so too did these tales. Today, some maintain the vampire is not just a man-made invention but rather a real creature. Mainstream media such as movies and television shows have carried vampire lore to many generations and will continue to do so for years to come. In this book, discover the origins of vampire lore, how the vampire has evolved, and what it is like today.


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Pages : 364 pages
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Download The BFI Companion to Horror PDF Format Full Free by British Film Institute and published by Burns & Oates. This book was released on 1996 with total page 364 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In one volume, the BFI Companion to Horror offers a complete concordance to one of the most lasting genres of popular entertainment, focusing of course on the cinema but also taking in literature, television, radio, popular music, history and folklore. Covering great artists like Boris Karloff and Edgar Allan Poe and humble toilers like Edward D. Wood and John Carradine, this book provides a history of the horror genre from its pre-cinema beginnings in the eighteenth-century gothic novel and the Victorian ghost story through a hundred years of fevered activity, spotlighting not only mainstream horror producers such as Hammer Films and Alfred Hitchcock but also less expected names (Franz Kafka and Ingmar Bergman). In addition to entries on actors, directors, writers and technicians associated with horror, and all horror-themed film and television series, there are insightful essays on classic horror characters like Frankenstein and Dracula, on recurrent situations like decapitation and body-snatching, even on often-horrific portions of the body like eyes and brains. Among the experts who have contributed are Mark Ashworth, Anne Billson, Jeremy Clarke, Christopher Frayling, Neil Gaiman, Phil Hardy, Peter Hutchings, Tom Hutchinson, Alan Jones, Stephen Jones, Mark Kermode, Tim Lucas, Maitland McDonagh, David Prothero, Mark Salisbury, Philip Strick, Steve Thrower and Linda Ruth Williams.


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Download The Vampire Book PDF Format Full Free by J. Gordon Melton and published by . This book was released on 1994 with total page 914 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Explores the myth, lore, and representation in popular culture of vampires and vampire legends from around the globe.


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ISBN 13 : 1491442506
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