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Frankenstein

Robert Horton

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167437
eISBN:
9780231850568
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167437.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

James Whale's Frankenstein (1931) spawned a phenomenon that has been rooted in world culture for decades. This cinematic Prometheus has generated countless sequels, remakes, rip-offs, and parodies in ... More


Featuring Robeson: 1928–1940

Todd Decker

in Show Boat: Performing Race in an American Musical

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199759378
eISBN:
9780199979554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199759378.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

Paul Robeson played Joe for just over a decade, appearing in the first London production in 1928, the 1932 Broadway revival, the 1936 Universal Pictures film, and a 1940 Los Angeles production. All ... More


Beyond the Clouds and Stars: Surveying Frankenstein

Robert Horton

in Frankenstein

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167437
eISBN:
9780231850568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167437.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the filmography of Frankenstein (1931) and the postproduction work undergone that speaks of a level of artistry beyond the film's mere pop cultural status. It is clear that ... More


Sentimental Monstrosity

James Chandler

in An Archaeology of Sympathy: The Sentimental Mode in Literature and Cinema

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226034959
eISBN:
9780226035000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226035000.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter examines the relation between sentimentalism and moral deformity. It first looks briefly at the emergence of the relation between beauty and deformity in the work of Shaftesbury and Adam ... More


American Gothic

Bryan Turnock

in Studying Horror Cinema

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325895
eISBN:
9781800342460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325895.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines another convention of the horror genre: the 'Terrible Place', identified by Carol Clover as somewhere which at first appears to be a safe haven but which in fact acts to trap ... More


Influences & Adaptation

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/9781906733834.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter describes Mario Bava's Black Sunday as a fairy tale with an occasional emphasis on the grim that is rife with both literary and cinematic references. It discusses Bava's use of visual ... More


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