The Asian cinema experience : styles, spaces, theory
Oxford [Oxfordshire] ; New York: Routledge, 2013.
Call No: 756(5) TEO Author: Teo, Stephen Source: UK Place: Oxford [Oxfordshire] ; New York Publisher: Routledge PubDate: 2013 PhysDes: xv, 269 p. : ill., ports. ; 24 cm Series: Media, culture and social change in Asia ; 30 Subject: INDIAN CINEMA; CHINA; JAPAN; KOREA; HONG KONG; TAIWAN; THAILAND; SINGAPORE; MALAYSIA; IRAN; BOLLYWOOD; POPULAR CULTURE AND THE CINEMA; CULTURE AND THE CINEMA; NATIONALISM AND THE CINEMA; THEORY; ASIAN COUNTRIES; NATIONAL CULTURE AND THE CINEMA. ASIAN COUNTRIES; WORLD CINEMA; BLOCKBUSTERS; ANIMATION; HORROR FILM; GHOST FILMS; EROTIC FILMS; EROTIC FILMS. ASIA Summary: "This book explores the range and dynamism of contemporary Asian cinemas, covering East Asia (China, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan), Southeast Asia (Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia), South Asia (Bollywood), and West Asia (Iran), in order to discover what is common about them and to engender a theory or concept of "Asian Cinema". It goes beyond existing work which provides a field survey of Asian cinema, probing more deeply into the field of Asian Cinema, arguing that Asian Cinema constitutes a separate pedagogical subject, and putting forward an alternative cinematic paradigm. The book covers "styles", including the works of classical Asian Cinema masters, and specific genres such as horror films, and Bollywood and Anime, two very popular modes of Asian Cinema; "spaces", including artistic use of space and perspective in Chinese cinema, geographic and personal space in Iranian cinema, the private "erotic space" of films from South Korea and Thailand, and the persistence of the family unit in the urban spaces of Asian big cities in many Asian films; and "concepts" such as Pan-Asianism, Orientalism, Nationalism and Third Cinema. The rise of Asian nations on the world stage has been coupled with a growing interest, both inside and outside Asia, of Asian culture, of which film is increasingly an indispensable component--this book provides a rich, insightful overview of what exactly constitutes Asian Cinema." -- BOOK BLURB Notes: Includes bibliographic references and index; Includes filmography ISBN: 9781138815780 Contents: pt. I Styles -- 1.Kurosawa and classical style in Asian Cinema -- 2.Satyajit Ray and the Indian sensitivity of affect -- 3.The historical blockbuster style -- 4.The abstract transnational style of anime -- 5.Asian horror and the ghost-story style -- 6.The `Bollywood' style -- pt. II Spaces -- 7.Space in Asian melodrama -- 8.Iranian cinema and inward space -- 9.Domestic space and the family in South Korean cinema -- 10.Erotic space in Asian films -- pt. III Theory -- 11.The world and Asian Cinema -- 12.Asian Cinema and other cinemas. More info
Wide Angle (January 1992) vol.14 iss.1 p.[whole issue] Author: Hall, Jeanne (ed) PhysDes: Article Subject: GENRES; KISS ME DEADLY (US, Robert Aldrich, 1955); FILM NOIR; FLY, THE (US, Kurt Neumann, 1958); TRANSVESTISM; MELODRAMA; NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (US, George A. Romero, 1968); HORROR FILM Summary: Wide Angle issue on Genre films. Articles on Film Noir and 'Kiss Me Deadly', 'The Fly', temporary transvestitism in films, melodrama and 'That Hamilton Woman', and feminism and horror film in 'The Night of the Living Dead'. More info
An illustrated history of horror and science-fiction films : the classic era 1895-1967 / by Carlos Clarens ; new introduction by J. Hoberman.
New York, NY: Da Capo Press, 1997.
Call No: 735 CLA Author: Clarens, Carlos Edition: First Da Capo Press edition Source: US Place: New York, NY Publisher: Da Capo Press PubDate: 1997 PhysDes: xxi, 256 pages,  pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm Subject: SCIENCE-FICTION FILMS; HORROR FILM; KING KONG (US, Merian C. Cooper & Ernest B. Schoedsack, 1933); LEWTON ,VAL; FRANKENSTEIN (US, James Whale, 1931); BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN, THE (US, James Whale, 1935); DRACULA (US, Tod Browning, 1931) Summary: "In this book Carlos Clarens, author of Crime Movies (also available from Da Capo Press), 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. Jekyll 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 Press), and an extensive filmography listing complete credits for over 300 films, this fascinating study illuminates both the genre and the reasons for its popularity." -- taken from back cover Notes: Originally published: An illustrated history of the horror film. New York : Putnam, 1967. -- Includes index. ISBN: 0306808005 Contents: 1. The Wizard of Montreuil: Paris, 1895-1913 -- 2. Doubles, Demons, and the Devil Himself: Germany 1913-1932 -- 3. A Silent Conspiracy of Terror: America, 1900-1928 -- 4. Children of the Night: Hollywood, 1928-1947 -- 5. The Dead Next Door -- 6. Horror, The Soul of the Plot -- 7. "Keep Watching the Sky!" -- 8. Horror Around the World -- 9. No End Title -- App. Cast and Credits of Relevant Films Mentioned in the Text. More info
Masks in Horror cinema : eyes without faces / Alexandra Heller-Nichols
Cardiff: University of Wales Press,
Call No: 735.2 HEL Author: Heller-Nichols, Alexandra Edition: 2019 Place: Cardiff Publisher: University of Wales Press PhysDes: 288 pages ; 22 cm Subject: SLASHER FILMS; HORROR FILM; FRIDAY THE 13TH [...] (US, 1980-); HALLOWEEN (US, John Carpenter, 1978); TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE [...] (US, 1974-); PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, THE (US, Rupert Julian, 1925); YOU'RE NEXT (US/UK, Adam Wingard, 2011); YEUX SANS VISAGE, LES (FR/IT, Georges Franju, 1959) Summary: Why has the mask been such an enduring generic motif in horror cinema? This book explores its transformative potential historically across myriad cultures, particularly in relation to its ritual and mythmaking capacities, and its intersection with power, ideology and identity. All of these factors have a direct impact on mask-centric horror cinema: meanings, values and rituals associated with masks evolve and are updated in horror cinema to reflect new contexts, rendering the mask a persistent, meaningful and dynamic aspect of the genre’s iconography. This study debates horror cinema’s durability as a site for the potency of the mask’s broader symbolic power to be constantly re-explored, re-imagined and re-invented as an object of cross-cultural and ritual significance that existed long before the moving image culture of cinema. -- publisher's web site ISBN: 9781786834966 Contents: Acknowledgements -- Introduction – Why Masks? Ritual, Power and Transformation -- Chapter One: Situating Masks and Horror Cinema -- Part One: Masks, Horror and Cinema: Towards Codification -- Chapter Two: Masks and Horror in Literary and Performance Traditions and Early Cinema -- Chapter Three: Masks in Horror Film Before 1970 -- Part Two: Horror Film Masks from 1970 -- Chapter Four: Skin Masks: Ritual, Power and Transformation -- Chapter Five: Blank Masks: Ritual, Power and Transformation -- Chapter Six: Animal Masks: Ritual, Power and Transformation -- Chapter Seven: Repurposed Masks: Ritual, Power and Transformation -- Part Three: Masks as Transformational Technologies – Moving Forward By Looking Back -- Chapter Eight: Technological Masks: Ritual, Power and Transformation -- Conclusion -- Bibliography More info
Phallic panic : film horror and the primal uncanny / Barbara Creed
Carlton, Vic: Melbourne University Press, c2005.
Call No: 735.21 CRE Author: Creed, Barbara Source: AT Place: Carlton, Vic Publisher: Melbourne University Press PubDate: c2005 PhysDes: xix, 232 p. : ill, ports ; 21cm Subject: CRIMINALS IN FILMS; DRACULA IN FILMS; FEMINISM AND THE CINEMA; FRANKENSTEIN; FREDDY KREUGER IN FILMS; GHOSTS IN FILMS; HORROR FILM; JACK THE RIPPER IN FILMS; MASCULINITY IN FILMS; MONSTERS IN FILMS; REALISM IN FILMS; VAMPIRE IN FILMS; VIOLENCE IN FILMS; WERWOLVES IN FILMS Summary: In Phallic Panic, Barbara Creed explores the nature of male monstrosity, through twentieth century form of cinema. Whether vampire, mad scientist, cannibal, or Freud's wolf man, these monsters all strike at the heart of masculinity, and what it means to a society. Notes: Bibliography: p. 215-224; Filmography: p.212-214; Includes index ISBN: 052285172 More info
Terrifying texts : Essays on books of good and evil in horror cinema / Edited by Cynthia J. Miller and A. Bowdoin Van Riper
Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company Inc, 2018.
Call No: 735.2 TER Author: Miller, Cynthia J.; Van Riper, A. Bowdoin Source: US Place: Jefferson, North Carolina Publisher: McFarland & Company Inc PubDate: 2018 PhysDes: viii, 260 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm. Subject: ADAPTATIONS; HORROR FILM; EVIL IN FILMS; IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS (US, John Carpenter, 1995); EVIL DEAD, THE (US, Sam Raimi, 1982 [prod. 1980]); EVIL DEAD II (US, Sam Raimi, 1987); FAUST (G, Friedrich Wilhelm Marnau, 1926); PROPHECY, THE (US, Gregory Widen, 1995); IT FOLLOWS (US, David Robert Mitchell, 2014); BABADOOK , THE (AT, Jennifer Kent, 2014); HOCUS POCUS (US, Kenny Ortega, 1993); NIGHT OF THE DEMON [CURSE OF THE DEMON] (UK, Jacques Tourneur, 1957); ...E TU VIVRAI NEL TERRORE! L'ALDILA (IT, Lucio Fulci, 1981) Summary: This collection of new essays examines nearly a century of genre horror in which on-screen texts drive and shape their narratives, sometimes unnoticed. The contributors explore familiar American films like The Night of the Demon (1957) and The Evil Dead (1981), as well as such international films as Eric Valette's Malefique (2002) and Paco Cabeza's The Appeared (2007) and Lucio Fulci's The Beyond (1981). -- book blurb Notes: Includes introduction and index ISBN: 9781476671307 Contents: Lovecraft and his legacy -- Monstrous writing, writing monsters: authoring manuscripts, ontological horror and human agency / Michael Fuchs -- That monstrous book: the necronomicon and Its cinematic contents / Michael E. Heyes -- Paperback necronomicon: occult authorship in John Carpenter's in the mouth of madness / Murray Leeder -- The book with a thousand faces: the evolution of the necronomicon in the evil dead universe / Martin J. Auernheimer -- Books of hope and despair -- The magic book and the magic of books in Murnau's Faust (1926) / Thomas Prasch -- Apocryphal horror: understanding evil through lost books of the Bible / Jeffrey M. Tripp -- Losing your faith for seeing too much: E^ the anti-Bible as indictment of American heroism in Gregory Widen's The Prophecy / Mark Henderson -- I(dio)t Follows: the Seashell E-Book in It Follows / Learned Foot -- Perspectives on the Babadook -- "The more you deny me, the stronger I get": "Mister Babadook" and the monstrous empowerment of children's culture / Jessica Balanzategui -- Mediating trauma in Jennifer Kent's The Babadook / Michael C. Reiff -- Bad books and fairy tales: Stigmatized Guardians in The Turn of the Screw and The Babadook / Austin Reide -- Diaries and scrapbooks -- Dreadful girl diaries and the promise of transparent girlhood / Karen J. Renner -- "Do not read the Latin": The summoning diary in horror film / Lisa Cunningham -- "That book lies!" lost texts and hidden Horrors in The Whisperer in Darkness / A. Bowdoin Van Riper -- Witches, demons, and curses -- Spellbound: the significance of spellbooks in the depiction of witchcraft on screen / Emily Brick -- Horror comedy by the book: Grimoire, carnival and Heteroglossia in Kenny Ortega's Hocus Pocus (1993) / Sue Matheson -- Unraveling Julian Karswell's runic curse in Jacques Tourneur's Night of the Demon / Michael Furlong -- International takes -- Logical Horror: Axiomatic magic and strategic murder in Death Note / Richard J. Leskosky -- Grotesque adaptations: Bodies of knowledge in Male´fique (2002) / Cynthia J. Miller -- The Appeared (2007) by Paco Cabezas: redefining the book of hidden memories and cyclical time / Graciela Tissera -- "No one who sees it lives to describe it": The Book of Eibon and power of the unseeable in Lucio Fulci's The Beyond / Philip L. Simpson. More info