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The Television Horrors of Dan Curtis

Thompson, Jeff

The award-winning and innovative director Dan Curtis was known for helming epic war movies, but before that he darkened the small screen with the horror genre's most famous soap opera. Curtis directed the groundbreaking daytime television serial Dark...

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Horror Stars on Radio

Smith, Ronald L.

This book chronicles the radio appearances of all prominent classic horror movie stars--Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Peter Lorre, Vincent Price, and two dozen more, including "scream queens" like Fay Wray. It contains script excerpts from radio...

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The Psycho File

Smith, Joseph W.

An examination of the groundbreaking 1960 film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, including the story's origins in real-life graverobber Ed Gein. The book presents material from the script and how it was adapted from Robert Bloch's novel; details of...

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The American International Pictures Video Guide

Smith, Gary A.

American International released a tide of low-budget, sensationalistic films aimed at the teenage audience, finding its greatest success in the horror genre. This is a comprehensive alphabetical guide to AIP movies that are or have been available in home...

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Grande Dame Guignol Cinema

Shelley, Peter

This critically analytical filmography examines 45 movies featuring "grande dames" in horror settings. Following a history of women in horror before 1962's What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, which launched the "Grande Dame Guignol"...

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Choreographing Identities

Shay, Anthony

Throughout its history, the United States has become a new home for thousands of immigrants, all of whom have brought their own traditions and expressions of ethnicity. Not least among these customs are folk dances, which over time have become visual...

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Western Film Series of the Sound Era

Pitts, Michael R.

The western genre touched on ideals of honor, conquest, and freedom of spirit, and its stories packed cinemas of the early sound era. This volume covers 30 western film series produced from the mid 1930s to the early 1950s. Included are such long-running...

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The Pleasure and Pain of Cult Horror Films

Paszylk, Bartlomiej

The horror genre harbors a number of films too bold or bizarre to succeed with mainstream audiences, but offering unique, startling and often groundbreaking qualities that have won them an enduring following. Beginning with Victor Sjostrom's The Phantom...

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Filmmusik - Analyse ihrer Funktionen

Seher, Thomas

Im vorliegenden Buch betrachtet der Autor ausgehend von der Einordnung der Filmmusik im Kontext filmsthetischer Mittel alle wissenschaftlich erfassten Modelle seit der sogenannten Stummfilmzeit bis zur Gegenwart. Modelle z.B. von Zofia Lissa, Hansjrg...

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Postmodern and Oriental Elements in 'Moulin Rouge!': Film Analysis

Krenn, Sylvia

Die Arbeit analysiert Baz Luhrmanns Film Moulin Rouge! (2001) vor dem Hintergrund postmoderner und orientalischer Stilmittel in Literatur und Film. Moulin Rouge! ist nach Strictly Ballroom (1992) und William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet (1996) das letzte...

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