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The cinema of Tod Browning : essays of the macabre and grotesque

Author: Bernd Herzogenrath
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"As a director, actor, writer and producer, Tod Browning was a dynamic Hollywood figures during the birth of commercial cinema. These essays critically explore such topics as the connection between Browning, Poe and Kant; Browning's cinematic techniques; disability; masochism; sound and suspense; duality; parenthood; narrative and cinematic trickery; George Melford; surrealism; and the occult. A filmography is  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
études diverses
Named Person: Tod Browning; Tod Browning; Tod Browning; Tod Browning
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bernd Herzogenrath
ISBN: 9780786434473 0786434473
OCLC Number: 190850809
Description: viii, 241 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction : Browning = Poe + Kant + ... = Cinema / Bernd Herzogenrath --
Undoing make-believe : the magic of cinema in Tod Browning's films / Ekkehard Knörer --
In love with a nightmare : disability imagery and fascination in The unknown / Hioni Karamanos --
Cinematic torture machines : Tod Browning and masochism / Lars Nowak --
Shaking an elephant : sound, space and suspense in The unholy three / Michael Lawrence --
The black bird : mocking duality / F. Gwynplaine MacIntyre --
Seeing through seeing through : the Trompe l'oeil effect and bodily difference in the cinema of Tod Browning / Hugh S. Manon --
The big city : all of Browning's universe in one film / F. Gwynplaine MacIntyre --
Lost in proto-performance : West of Zanzibar and the last stand of the primal father / Björn Quiring --
You're better off without your parents : Where east is east seen through a daughter's eyes / Sarah Dellman --
Tod Browning vs. George Melford : Dracula's doppelgänger / Frank Lafond --
Browning, freak, woman, stain / Eugenie Brinkema --
Mark of the vampire : seeing is believing / Reynold Humphries --
An incident in the history of surrealism : on a sequence in The devil-doll / Adrian Martin --
Miracles for sale and other films of detection and the occult / Marcel Arbeit.
Responsibility: edited by Bernd Herzogenrath.
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