New vampire cinema / Ken Gelder
London: British Film Institute ; Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Call No: 735.23 GEL Author: Gelder, Ken Source: UK Place: London Publisher: British Film Institute ; Palgrave Macmillan PubDate: 2012 PhysDes: ix, 155 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm Subject: DRACULA IN FILMS; HORROR FILMS; REMAKES; VAMPIRE FILMS; BRAM STOKER'S DRACULA (US, Francis Ford Coppola, 1992); SHADOW OF THE VAMPIRE (UK/US, E. Elias Merhige, 2000); BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER (US, Fran Rubel Kuzui, 1992); INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE (US, Neil Jordan, 1994); QUEEN OF THE DAMNED, THE (US/AT, Michael Rymer, 2002); LET THE RIGHT ONE IN (SW, Tomas Alfredson, 2008); LAT DEN RATTE KOMMA IN (SW, Tomas Alfredson, 2008); LET ME IN (UK/US, Matt Reeves, 2010); NIGHT WATCH, THE (RU, Timur Bekmanbetov, 2004); DAY WATCH (RU, Timur Bekmambeton, 2006); DNEVNOY DOZOR (RU, Timur Bekmambeton, 2006); IRMA VEP (FR, Oliver Assayas, 1996); VAMPIRE HUNTER D. (JA, Yoshiaki Kawajiri, 2000); BLOOD: THE LAST VAMPIRE (CN, Micahel Storey, 1998); THIRST (SK, Park Chan-wook, 2009); BAKJWI (SK, Park Chan-wook, 2009); NADJA (US, Michael Almereyda, 1994); ADDICTION, THE (US, Abel Ferrara, 1995); HABIT (US, Larry Fessenden, 1996); VAMPIRE IN BROOKLYN (US, Wes Craven, 1995); TWILIGHT (US, Catherine Hardwicke, 2008); ECLIPSE, TWILIGHT 3 (US, David Slade, 2010); CRONOS (MX, Guillermo del Toro, 1993); FROM DUSK TILL DAWN (US, Robert Rodriquez, 1996); BLADE (US, Stephen Norrington, 1998); BLADE II (US, Guillermo Del Toro, 2002); BLADE: TRINITY (US, David S. Goyer, 2004); UNDERWORLD (US, Len Wiseman, 2003); UNDERWORLD: EVOLUTION (US, Len Wiseman, 2005); PERFECT CREATURE (NZ/UK, Glenn Standring, 2006); DAYBREAKERS (US, Michael Spierig and Peter Spierig, 2008) Summary: "New Vampire Cinema lifts the coffin lid on forty vampire films, from 1992 to the present day, charting the evolution of a genre that is, rather like its subject, at once exhausted and vibrant, inauthentic and 'original', insubstantial and self-sustaining. Ken Gelder's fascinating study begins by looking at Francis Ford Coppola's Bram Stoker's Dracula and Fran Rubel Kuzui's Buffy the Vampire Slayer - films that seemed for a moment to take vampire cinema in completely opposite directions. New Vampire Cinema then examines what happened afterwards, across a remarkable range of reiterations of the vampire that take it far beyond its original Transylvanian setting: the suburbs of Sweden (Let the Right One In), the forests of North America (the Twilight films), New York City (Nadja, The Addiction), Mexico (Cronos, From Dusk Till Dawn), Japan (Blood: The Last Vampire, Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust), South Korea (Thirst), New Zealand (Perfect Creature), Australia (Daybreakers), and elsewhere. In a series of exhilarating readings, Gelder determines what is at stake when the cinematic vampire and the modern world are made to encounter one another - where the new, the remake and the sequel find the vampire struggling to survive the past, the present and, in some cases, the distant future." -- BOOK BLURB Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index ISBN: 9781844574407 More info