The Film as Tale of Terror
By (author) S. S. Prawer
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Caligari's Children by S. S. Prawer
Book Description"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 Murnau's 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780306803475
(229mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Da Capo Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 1-Mar-1989
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author S. S. Prawer
Nosferatu (1979), Paperback (October 2013)
Nosferatu was one of the masterpieces of the New German Cinema. Herzog's film, with its terrifying coda in which the reincarnated fiend rides out into the world, is perhaps the most compelling screen treatment of the vampire myth. In this second edition, Brad Prager introduces S.S. Prawer's comprehensive account of the film with a new foreword.
Karl Marx and World Literature, Paperback (June 2011)
Explores how the world of imaginative literature-poems, novels, plays-infused and shaped Marx's writings, from his correspondence, to his pamphlets and major works. This title gives an analysis exploring Marx's use of literary texts, from Aeschylus to Balzac and the central role of art and literature in the development of his critical vision.
Heine the Tragic Satirist, Paperback (July 2010)
This 1961 book presents a full-length study of the later works of Heine, relating to Heine's life the underlying themes in his poetry.
Frankenstein's Island, Paperback (May 2009)» View all books by S. S. Prawer
Professor Prawer's new book documents Heinrich Heine's lifelong involvement with England and the English.
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Author Biography - S. S. Prawer
S. S. Prawer is Taylor Professor of German Language and Literature at Oxford University, and a fellow of The Queen's College. His books include studies of Heinrich Heine and Karl Marx.
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