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The Legacy of The Mummy

Doris V. Sutherland

in The Mummy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325956
eISBN:
9781800342484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325956.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter highlights the legacy of The Mummy (1932). Ever since the 1930s, the plot elements and iconography of the film have been re-used, re-interpreted, and re-worked in myriad forms. Universal ... More


Conversations with The Mummy: Critical Reactions

Doris V. Sutherland

in The Mummy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325956
eISBN:
9781800342484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325956.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter describes the critical reception of The Mummy (1932). When the film was screened, professional film critics were intrigued by the central figure of Boris Karloff, the actor who had been ... More


The Egypt of The Mummy

Doris V. Sutherland

in The Mummy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325956
eISBN:
9781800342484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325956.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter assesses how The Mummy (1932) approaches ancient Egypt and the ways in which it reflects contemporary attitudes towards the place and era. Although set almost entirely in the Cairo of ... More


The Makers of The Mummy

Doris V. Sutherland

in The Mummy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325956
eISBN:
9781800342484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325956.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter evaluates the visual fields of direction, performances, and effects in the making of The Mummy (1932). While it was Richard Schayer and Nina Wilcox Putnam who laid out the earliest ... More


Literary Precursors

Doris V. Sutherland

in The Mummy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325956
eISBN:
9781800342484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325956.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the portrayal of mummies and ancient Egypt in fantastic literature. While not necessarily the basis of a coherent subgenre, mummies were a recurring theme in the supernatural ... More


Horror and Fantasy in The Mummy

Doris V. Sutherland

in The Mummy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325956
eISBN:
9781800342484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325956.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the horror and fantasy in The Mummy (1932). Universal Pictures' treatments of the vampire and werewolf themes had specific bodies of folklore to draw upon for inspiration, but ... More


Satellite Projects

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/9781911325345.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter briefly considers some of Terrence Fisher's less successful projects during the second half of his career, which are not considered wholly accomplished works. It examines films that are ... More


Introduction

Doris V. Sutherland

in The Mummy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325956
eISBN:
9781800342484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325956.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introductory chapter provides an overview of The Mummy (1932). While the setting and concepts of The Mummy were relatively new to horror cinema as it existed in 1932, the film's creative team ... 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


From Cagliostro to Imhotep: The Writing Process

Doris V. Sutherland

in The Mummy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325956
eISBN:
9781800342484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325956.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines how The Mummy (1932) took shape at Universal Pictures, and the significant transformations that it underwent along the way. When Howard Carter discovered Tutankhamun's tomb in ... More


Indiana Jones and the Temple of Light

Stephen R. Wilk

in Sandbows and Black Lights: Reflections on Optics

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780197518571
eISBN:
9780197518595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197518571.003.0018
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

The notion has made its way into the public consciousness that there is a mystery about how the ancient Egyptians could have provided light deep in their rock-cut tombs for artisans who carved and ... More


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