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Alice in Pornoland: Hardcore Encounters with the Victorian Gothic

Laura Helen Marks

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252042140
eISBN:
9780252050886
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042140.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book argues that pornographic film relies on a particular "Victorianness" in generating eroticism—a Gothic Victorianness that is monstrous and restrained, repressed but also perverse, static but ... More


Dracula and Detection: Among Genres II

John Wilson Foster

in Irish Novels 1890-1940: New Bearings in Culture and Fiction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199232833
eISBN:
9780191716454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232833.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter begins with a discussion of Bram Stoker's Dracula and The Man. It then discusses the work of Elliot O'Donnell, including Werewolves. It then analyzes detective fiction.


Making A Case: Vampirism, Sexuality, and Interpretation

Mighall Robert

in A Geography of Victorian Gothic Fiction: Mapping History's Nightmares

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199262182
eISBN:
9780191698835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262182.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter explores the convergences and divergences of fictional and medico-legal discourse in Gothic fiction in England during the late Victorian period by focusing on the figure of the vampire. ... More


National Character and the Character of Nations

Seamus Deane

in Strange Country: Modernity and Nationhood in Irish Writing since 1790

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184904
eISBN:
9780191674389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184904.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

There is a vast body of writing in the nineteenth century on the character of nations which is scarcely distinguishable from the equally vast literature on national character. The character of ... More


Preface

Cristina Massaccesi

in Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780993238451
eISBN:
9781800341975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780993238451.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter provides a preface on this book's study of Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau's Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror (1922). The appearance of Nosferatu in 1922 is the first appearance ever of a ... More


I Want To Suck Your …: Fluids and Fluidity in Dracula Porn

Laura Helen Marks

in Alice in Pornoland: Hardcore Encounters with the Victorian Gothic

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252042140
eISBN:
9780252050886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042140.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the status, meaning, use, and conflation of gendered orifices and bodily fluids in pornographic adaptations of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. In speaking the supposed silences of ... More


‘Nineteenth century (up-to-date) with a vengeance’: vampirism, Victorianism and collage in Guy Maddin’s Dracula – Pages from a Virgin’s Diary

Dorothea Schuller

in Monstrous media/spectral subjects: Imaging gothic fictions from the nineteenth century to the present

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719089770
eISBN:
9781781708651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089770.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses one of the most recent and – despite the absence of dialogue and anything resembling realistic acting – most faithful adaptations of Bram Stoker's Dracula (1897), Guy Maddin's ... More


The Undead Generations: Zombies, Vampires, and the Corporeal Undead

Jack Fennell

in Rough Beasts: The Monstrous in Irish Fiction, 1800-2000

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620344
eISBN:
9781789623741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620344.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Mythology and Folklore

The first half of this chapter establishes the historical context for depictions of the corporeal undead (i.e. reanimated corpses in various forms, such as zombies, vampires and other revenants, as ... More


‘For the Dead Travel Fast’: The Transnational Afterlives of Dracula

Iain Robert Smith

in Transnational Film Remakes

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474407236
eISBN:
9781474434812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474407236.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Since the publication of Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula in 1897, the character of Count Dracula has proven to be eminently adaptable, appearing in various guises in over 300 feature films – from FW ... More


‘He Is Not Here by Accident’: Transit, Sin and the Model Settler in Patrick Lussier’s Dracula 2000

Jerod Ra'Del Hollyfield

in Framing Empire: Postcolonial Adaptations of Victorian Literature in Hollywood

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474429948
eISBN:
9781474453561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474429948.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines Dracula 2000 as both a resistant text of settler colonial identity and an example of Hollywood’s influence on the Canadian film industry. Seen by Miramax cofounder Bob Weinstein ... More


Contemporary Vampires

Sorcha Ní Fhlainn

in Twenty-First-Century Gothic: An Edinburgh Companion

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474440929
eISBN:
9781474477024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474440929.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter tracks the trends of the contemporary vampire in the twenty-first century, from the vampire’s popular representation as an outsider and anti-hero, a carrier of a fatal plague, through to ... More


Cults, Independents and ‘Guerrilla’ Filmmaking

Paul Grainge, Mark Jancovich, and Sharon Monteith

in Film Histories: An Introduction and Reader

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619061
eISBN:
9780748670888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619061.003.0022
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on alternative models of cinema, which flourished beyond the exclusive control of the major studios. This was related in no small part to occasional funding sources and ... More


Bringing the undead to life

Cristina Massaccesi

in Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780993238451
eISBN:
9781800341975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780993238451.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter details the production of Nosferatu (1922). In line with the preferred working pattern of Weimar cinema that placed at its centre the so-called ‘director-unit’ — a system whereby each ... More


The Movement-Image: Horror Cinematography and Mise-en-scène

Anna Powell

in Deleuze and Horror Film

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748617470
eISBN:
9780748651061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748617470.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter deals with mise-en-scène and various kinds of movement in horror cinema. The film theory shaped by psychoanalysis and semiology treats images as static, symbolic components of underlying ... More


The Vampire as Serial Killer: Why Would a Kid Kill Jocke?

Anne Billson

in Let the Right One In

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733506
eISBN:
9781800342514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733506.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter introduces the term 'serial killer', which refers to someone who murders people one at a time and was reportedly coined by FBI Special Agent Robert Ressler in the 1970s. It recounts how ... More


Sex and the Vampire: I’m not a Girl.

Anne Billson

in Let the Right One In

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733506
eISBN:
9781800342514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733506.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter recounts vampires who have originally struck fear into the hearts of East European peasants as the ghastly walking cadavers of Carpathian myth. The chapter mentions Bela Lugosi or ... More


Hammer – Studio as Auteur

Ian Cooper

in Frightmares: A History of British Horror Cinema

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780993071737
eISBN:
9781800341937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780993071737.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses how Hammer became the most important and influential makers of genre cinema, and how their rise to fame was accompanied by violent criticism. It points out that Terence ... More


The Gothic Impulse – Vampirism

Wheeler Winston Dixon

in The Films of Terence Fisher

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325345
eISBN:
9781800342279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325345.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyses how Terrence Fisher's and Hammer Studios's use of a mechanistic medium to distribute film mirrors the use of the printing press to first publish the “Penny Dreadfuls” in ... More


Six Late Films

Wheeler Winston Dixon

in The Films of Terence Fisher

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325345
eISBN:
9781800342279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325345.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter talks about The Hound of the Baskervilles in 1959, which was an unusual project for Terrence Fisher in many ways and represents one of two Sherlock Holmes films he made. It analyses how ... More


The Fall of Hammer

Victoria Grace Walden

in Studying Hammer Horror

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733322
eISBN:
9781800342569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733322.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter describes how Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho (1960) set a new precedent for horror which eventually posed a serious threat to Hammer Films. It was set in modern times and featured a human ... More


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