An Illustrated History of Horror and Science-fiction Films

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Da Capo Press, 1997 - Fiction - 256 pages
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In this book Carlos Clarens, author of Crime Movies (also available from Da Capo/Perseus), George Cukor, and many articles in film magazines, brings his encyclopedic knowledge of films and filmmakers to the subject of horror and science-fiction films of the classic era. Whether discussing the erotic aspects of King Kong, examining the works of Val Lewton, contrasting the director’s attitude toward the monster in Frankenstein and The Bride of Frankenstein, accounting for the special genius of Lon Chaney, or comparing the various versions of Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde, Clarens entertains as he enlightens. Supplemented with a new introduction by J. Hoberman, Village Voice film critic and coauthor of Midnight Movies (also available from Da Capo/Perseus), and an extensive filmography listing complete credits for over 300 films, this fascinating study illuminates both the genre and the reasons for its popularity.
  

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An excellent primer on horror and science fiction in cinema. The book covers the history of these genres from the beginning of film to 1967. It's an interesting perspective from which to tackle the ... Read full review

Contents

THE WIZARD OF MONTREUIL
1
DOUBLES DEMONS AND THE DEVIL
9
A SILENT CONSPIRACY OF TERROR
37
CHILDREN OF THE NIGHT
59
THE DEAD NEXT DOOR
105
HORROR THE SOUL OF THE PLOT
111
KEEP WATCHING THE SKY
127
HORROR AROUND THE WORLD
138
NO END TITLE
161
tioned in the Text
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Carlos Clarens wrote An Illustrated History of the Horror Film, George Cukor, and many articles in Sight and Sound and Film Comment. His books include The Dark Side of the Screen: Film Noir (also available from Da Capo Press/ Perseus Books Group).

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