The Cinema of John Carpenter
The Technique of Horror
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Cinema of John Carpenter by Ian Conrich
Book DescriptionThe aim of this book is to give Carpenter's output the sustained critical treatment it deserves. It comprises essays that address the whole of Carpenter's work as well as others which focus on a smaller number of key films. Some take on wide-ranging issues such as Carpenter's approach to remakes and the question of genre itself, while others are organized around a specific theme or technical aspects of Carpenter's film-making. A key strength is that the book draws upon an international group of scholars offering a variety of expertise. Films discussed include Assault on Precinct 13 (1976), Halloween (1978) and its subsequent sequels, Escape from New York (1981), Escape from L.A. (1996), The Fog (1980), The Thing (1982), Village of the Damned (1995) and Ghosts of Mars (2001).
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781904764144
(280mm x 216mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Wallflower Press
Publisher: Wallflower Press
Publish Date: 3-Nov-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Ian Conrich
Ian Conrich is Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at University of Surrey Roehampton and is co-editor of seven books, including the forthcoming Horror Zone: The Cultural Experience of Contemporary Horror Cinema. He has written extensively on the horror genre, with his work appearing in A Handbook to Gothic Literature (1998), The Modern Fantastic: The Films of David Cronenberg (2000), The Horror Film Reader (2001), and British Horror Cinema (2001). David Woods is Senior Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies at Nottingham Trent University. He is the co-editor of New Zealand - A Pastoral Paradise? (2000) and he has contributed to Translation, Theory and Latin America: Dimensions of the Third Term (1995) and The Background to Critical Theory: From Kant to Levi-Strauss (2002).
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