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Caligari's Children: The Film as Tale of Terror (Da Capo Paperback)

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”The terror film, with puzzling, disturbing, multivalent images, often leads us into regions that are strange, disorienting, yet somehow familiar; and for all the crude and melodramatic and morally questionable forms in which we so often encounter it, it does speak of something true and important, and offers us encounters with hidden aspects of ourselves and our world.” So writes S. S. Prawer in his concise and penetrating study of the horror film—from The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and Frankenstein, to Invasion of the Body Snatchers and The Omen. After a brief history of the horror genre in film, Prawer offers detailed analyses of specific sequences from various films, such as Murnaus Nosferatu. He discusses continuities between literary and cinematic tales, and shows what happens when one is transformed into the other. Unpatronizing and scholarly, Prawer draws on a wide range of sources in order to better situate a genre that is both enormously popular with contemporary audiences and of increasing critical importance.

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"”The terror film, with puzzling, disturbing, multivalent images, often leads us into regions that are strange, disorienting, yet somehow familiar; and for all the crude and melodramatic and morally qu"

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [283]-292) and indexes.

About the Author

S. S. Prawer is Taylor Professor of German Language and Literature at Oxford University, and a fellow of The Queens College. His books include studies of Heinrich Heine and Karl Marx.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780306803475
Author:
Prawer, S. S.
Author:
Prawer, Siegbert Solomon
Author:
Prawer, S. S.
Author:
Prawer, Seigbert S.
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
Film - General
Subject:
Film - History & Criticism
Subject:
Stage and screen
Subject:
Horror films
Subject:
Horror films -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Film & Video - General
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
Film and Television-Reference
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Da Capo Paperback
Series Volume:
26
Publication Date:
19890431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
330
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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