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American Horrors : Essays on the Modern American Horror Film - Gregory A. Waller

American Horrors

Essays on the Modern American Horror Film

By: Gregory A. Waller (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st November 1987
ISBN: 9780252014482
Number Of Pages: 248

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Since the release of Rosemary's Baby in 1968, the American horror film has become one of the most diverse, commercially successful, widely discussed, and culturally significant film genres. Drawing on a wide range of critical methods---from close textual readings and structuralist genre criticism to psychoanalytical, feminist, and ideological analyses---the authors examine individual films, directors, and subgenres.
In this collection of twelve essays, Gregory Waller balances detailed studies of both popular films (Night of the Living Dead, The Exorcist, and Halloween) and particularly problematic films (Don't Look Now and Eyes of Laura Mars) with discussions of such central thematic preoccupations as the genre's representation of violence and female victims, its reflexivity and playfulness, and its ongoing redefinition of the monstrous and the normal.
In addition, American Horrors includes a filmography of movies and telefilms and an annotated bibliography of books and articles about horror since 1968.
 

ISBN: 9780252014482
ISBN-10: 0252014480
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 1st November 1987
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.39

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