Generic and Thematic Mutations in Horror Film
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Monstrous Adaptations by Richard J. Hand
Book DescriptionThe fifteen groundbreaking essays contained in this book address the concept of adaptation in relation to horror cinema. Adaptation is not only a key cultural practice and strategy for filmmakers, but it is also a theme of major importance within horror cinema as a hole. The history of the genre is full of adaptations that have drawn from fiction or folklore, or that have assumed the shape of remakes of pre-existing films. The horror genre itself also abounds with its own myriad transformations and transmutations. The essays within this volume engage with an impressive range of horror texts, from the earliest silent horror films by Thomas Edison and Jean Epstein through to important contemporary phenomena, such as the western appropriation of Japanese horror motifs. Classic works by Alfred Hitchcock, David Cronenberg and Abel Ferrara receive cutting-edge re-examination, as do unjustly neglected works by Mario Bava, Guillermo del Toro and Stan Brakhage.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780719076039
(216mm x 138mm x 27mm)
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Richard J. Hand
Monstrous Adaptations, Paperback (November 2015)
The first book devoted to the study of horror film and adaptation. Comprised of essays by top scholars in the field, this anthology includes analyses of such under-examined films as Thomas Edison's Frankenstein, John Barrymore's Jekyll and Hyde, Jean Epstein's La chute de la maison Usher, Gus van Sant's Psycho and Guillermo de Toro's Cronos
Adapting Graham Greene, Paperback (December 2014)
A highly original and engaging study of the novels and adaptations of Graham Greene, one of the most prolific writers of the 20th century. Far-reaching but focused, the text offers an accessible introduction to adaptation studies and examines the industries in which Greene functioned as author, screenwriter, film critic and cultural figure.
Listen in terror, Hardback (April 2014)
The first full-length study of British horror radio
Radio in Small Nations, Hardback (December 2012)» View all books by Richard J. Hand
A collection which considers the crucial role of radio in small nations, presenting diverse voices and diverse themes and held together by passionate and scrupulous research.
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Author Biography - Richard J. Hand
Richard J. Hand is Reader in Theatre and Media at the University of Glamorgan in Wales. Jay McRoy is Associate Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside
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