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Before and After the Blockbuster: A Brief History of the Film Sequel

Carolyn Jess-Cooke

in Film Sequels: Theory and Practice from Hollywood to Bollywood

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748626038
eISBN:
9780748670895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748626038.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the film sequel from its origins in cinema's early years throughout the developments of the twentieth century. It concentrates on cultural forces at two historical junctures: ... More


On the Monstrous Planet, Or How Godzilla Took a Roman Holiday

Takayuki Tatsumi and Seth Jacobowitz

in The Liverpool Companion to World Science Fiction Film

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781781380383
eISBN:
9781781381557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380383.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Pop heroes and anti-heroes like Astro Boy and Godzilla represent not only our technological consequences but also the mythological unconscious. For example, one of the origins of Godzilla could well ... More


Monsters and Man-Gods

A. T. McKenna

in Showman of the Screen: Joseph E. Levine and His Revolutions in Film Promotion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813168715
eISBN:
9780813168814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168715.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter is about Levine’s career in the late 1950s—the period when he first became famous. It was at this time that Levine achieved success with saturation in selling Godzilla: King of the ... More


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