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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


Gothic for Girls: Misty and British Comics

Julia Round

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781496824455
eISBN:
9781496824509
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496824455.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This book is the first full-length critical study of any British girls’ comic and sheds light on an often-ignored era and genre of the comics industry. It explores the production and reception of the ... More


The Witch

Brandon Grafius

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781800348356
eISBN:
9781800850989
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781800348356.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The book offers an overview of the religious history, generic background, and folklore influences on Robert Eggers’ film The Witch (2015). In addition, it provides close readings of the film and the ... More


Italian Horror Cinema

Stefano Baschiera and Russ Hunter (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780748693528
eISBN:
9781474421997
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693528.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The first book-length academic investigation of Italian horror cinema, from the silent era to the present, this collection brings together for the first time a range of contributions aimed at a new ... More


The Style of Sleaze: The American Exploitation Film, 1959-1977

Calum Waddell

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474409254
eISBN:
9781474449625
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474409254.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

What is an exploitation film? The Style of Sleaze reasons that the aesthetic and thematic approach of the key texts within three distinct exploitation demarcations - blaxploitation, horror and ... More


Contemporary British Horror Cinema: Industry, Genre and Society

Johnny Walker

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748689736
eISBN:
9781474416009
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748689736.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Combining industrial research and primary interview material with detailed textual analysis, Contemporary British Horror Cinema looks beyond the dominant paradigms which have explained away British ... More


Indonesian Cinema after the New Order: Going Mainstream

Thomas Barker

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9789888528073
eISBN:
9789882204751
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888528073.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In the two decades since the fall of the New Order regime in 1998, Indonesia cinema has become one of the most productive and exciting film industries in Asia. From a position in the 1990s when local ... More


Dead of Night

Jez Conolly and David Owain Bates

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780993238437
eISBN:
9781800341968
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780993238437.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Released a matter of days after the end of the Second World War and a dozen years ahead of the first full-blooded Hammer Horror, the Ealing Studios horror anthology film Dead of Night featured ... More


The Illustrated Broadcast? Defining Television Drama, 1946–50

Jason Jacobs

in The Intimate Screen: Early British Television Drama

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198742340
eISBN:
9780191695018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198742340.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Television drama in the late 1940s seemed to have a continuing uncertainty about the themes, form, and style it was taking. This brings to fore the ways in which the television service during this ... More


Peeping Tom

Kiri Bloom Walden

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781800348370
eISBN:
9781800850965
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781800348370.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Reviled on it’s release, Peeping Tom all-but ended the career of celebrated director Michael Powell. The story of a murderous cameraman and his compulsion to record his killings, Powell’s film ... More


Jurassic Park

Paul Bullock

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781800348325
eISBN:
9781800850927
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781800348325.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

‘Constellations: Jurassic Park’ explores how Steven Spielberg used the film to investigate several key themes that have been important to him across his career. These themes are: nature and ... More


Reading in the Dark: Horror in Children's Literature and Culture

Jessica R. McCort (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781496806444
eISBN:
9781496806482
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496806444.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Reading in the Dark: Horror in Children’s Literature and Culture is a collection of essays that seeks to consider gothic horror texts for children with the respect such texts deserve, weighing the ... More


Readings

Brandon Grafius

in The Witch

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781800348356
eISBN:
9781800850989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781800348356.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Starting with an exploration of the title, the chapter brings together the background work and character discussion to offer a reading of the film as a whole. Through an exploration of Thomasin’s ... More


Conclusion

Brandon Grafius

in The Witch

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781800348356
eISBN:
9781800850989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781800348356.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter offers a brief summary of the book’s findings on The Witch. It provides an overview of The Witch’s growing influence on 21st century folk horror, as well as reflections on the ... More


Conclusion

Martyn Conterio

in Black Sunday

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733834
eISBN:
9781800342156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733834.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter looks at the traditional Gothic ambience, the surrealist-tinged irrationality, the fairy-tale plot and graphic violence that were combined to make Mario Bava's Black Sunday stand out and ... More


The cinema of Lucrecia Martel

Deborah Martin

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719090349
eISBN:
9781526109606
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090349.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Since the release of her debut feature, La ciénaga, in 2001, Argentine director Lucrecia Martel has gained worldwide recognition for her richly allusive, elliptical and sensorial film-making. The ... More


Closing Thoughts

Richard J. Hand

in Listen in terror: British horror radio from the advent of broadcasting to the digital age

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719081484
eISBN:
9781781707265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719081484.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Radio

A concluding chapter which sums up the effectiveness of audio drama and looks at core themes such as TECHNOLOGY; EVP; MEDICAL; NATURAL WORLD; LOCATION; SPATIAL; SENSORY DEPRIVATION; ... More


Introduction

David Evans-Powell

in The Blood on Satan's Claw

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781800348349
eISBN:
9781800850958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781800348349.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter outlines the rationale for the monograph, explaining how and where The Blood on Satan’s Claw sits alongside Witchfinder General and The Wicker Man (often collectively termed the ‘unholy ... More


Contemporary Japanese Cinema Since Hana-Bi

Adam Bingham

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748683734
eISBN:
9781474412162
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748683734.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book examines generic developments in contemporary Japanese cinema since 1997. Through close analysis of numerous texts it considers and contextualises new films in the most prevalent genres in ... More


The Angola Horror: The 1867 Train Wreck That Shocked the Nation and Transformed American Railroads

Charity Vogel

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449086
eISBN:
9780801469763
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449086.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

On December 18, 1867, an eastbound New York Express train derailed as it approached the high truss bridge over Big Sister Creek, just east of the small settlement of Angola, New York. The last two ... More


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