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Curtis, Barry

Works: 6 works in 18 publications in 1 language and 270 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author of introduction
Classifications: NX458, 709.046
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Most widely held works by Barry Curtis
Dark places : the haunted house in film by Barry Curtis ( Book )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In this study, Curtis demonstrates how the claustrophobic interiors of haunted spaces in films connect to the 'dark places' of the human psyche. He examines diverse topics such as the special effects used in movies to evoke supernatural creatures; the structures, projections and architecture of horror movie sets; and ghosts as symbols of loss, amnesia, injustice and vengeance. Dark Places also examines the reconfiguration of the haunted house in film as a motel, an apartment, a road or a spaceship, and how these re-imagined spaces thematically connect to Gothic fictions." "Curtis draws his examples from numerous iconic films - including Nosferatu, Psycho, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and The Shining - as well as lesser-known international works, which allow him to consider different cultural ideas of 'haunting'. Asian horror films and their Hollywood remakes - such as Ringu and The Ring, or Juon and The Grudge - come under particular scrutiny, as he explores cinema's preoccupation with malevolent forces from the past."--BOOK JACKET
British art & the 60s : from Tate Britain ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Range rider The rifleman ; Bat Masterson ; The adventures of champion ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Art & the 60s : this was tomorrow ( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Art and the 60s presents a comprehensive cultural history of the period, exploring a wide range of visual media, including fine art, architecture and photography, examining works in the context of such phenomena as Americanisation, the breakdown of the divide between 'high' and 'low' culture, pop music, the sexual revolution and the growth of the counter-culture." "Illustrated throughout and featuring contributions by leading writers on the period, Art and the 60s is both a history of the art of a generation and the portrait of an era."--BOOK JACKET
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.72 (from 0.15 for The Range ... to 0.79 for Dark place ...)
Associated Subjects
English (18)