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Unpredictable Machines

Peter Otto

in Multiplying Worlds: Romanticism, Modernity, and the Emergence of Virtual Reality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199567676
eISBN:
9780191725364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567676.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Once disinterred from Wordsworth's conservative ecology, the notion that life has at its heart a creative force, an unstructured potential rather than a fixed essence, raises questions that ... More


The Secret of the Irises

Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

in Suspiria

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780993238475
eISBN:
9781800341982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780993238475.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introductory chapter provides an overview of Dario Argento's Suspiria (1976), one of the most globally recognisable instances of twentieth-century European horror. Argento himself is considered ... More


Magic is Everywhere – A Pre-History of Suspiria

Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

in Suspiria

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780993238475
eISBN:
9781800341982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780993238475.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter locates Suspiria (1976) in the broader international horror canon, considering it in the context of Dario Argento's own oeuvre, and alongside other popular instances of the genre at the ... More


Meet Death Now – Watching Suspiria

Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

in Suspiria

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780993238475
eISBN:
9781800341982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780993238475.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter presents a scene-by-scene analysis of Dario Argento's Suspiria (1976), exploring the elements that hold it together as much as it celebrates the experimental spirit of that drove its ... More


Hell is Behind That Door – Reception and Legacy

Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

in Suspiria

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780993238475
eISBN:
9781800341982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780993238475.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines Suspiria's (1976) reception both at the time of its release and the ways new audiences have come to embrace it over the past four decades. It also considers its status as the ... More


The Part Is Greater Than the Whole: Toward an Aesthetic Philosophy of the Fragment

Bruce Isaacs

in The Art of Pure Cinema: Hitchcock and His Imitators

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190889951
eISBN:
9780190889999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190889951.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Pure cinema is defined in terms of the interrelationship of formal “fragments” that subtend an infinite array of formal systems within the work. In this model, the aesthetic philosophy of the ... More


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