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Embodiment and horror cinema

Author: Larrie Dudenhoeffer
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, [2014]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Embodiment and Horror Cinema seeks to altogether redefine the concept of "body horror." Taking the four tissue types as its frame of reference, it works to shift emphasis from the contents of the horror film, from its monsters and violence, to the "organicity" of its audiovisual, narrative, and affective registers. The films that each of its eight chapters covers will serve as tutor texts useful to the reader in  Read more...
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Dudenhoeffer, Larrie, 1974-
Embodiment and horror cinema
(DLC) 2014024471
(OCoLC)886489528
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Larrie Dudenhoeffer
ISBN: 9781137404961 1137404965 9781349487530 1349487538
OCLC Number: 898329962
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of Figures; Darkness into Light: An Introduction to the Four Tissue Types of Horror Cinema; 1 Elbows and Assholes: The Anal Work Ethic in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho; 2 Spectral Filtering: Smart Television on the "Silver Screen" in Gore Verbinski's The Ring; 3 The Red Scare: Marxism, Menstruation, and Stuart Rosenberg's The Amityville Horror; 4 Grindhouse Ago-Go: Sounding the Collagenous Commons of Rob Zombie's The Lords of Salem; 5 Spheres of Orientation: On Why Don Coscarelli's Phantasm Series Is More Cerebral than One Might Think. 6 The AIllusion: Intelligent Machines, Ethical Turns, and Oren Peli's Paranormal Activity*7 Monster Mishmash: Icon, Intertext, and Integument in Tobe Hooper's The Texas Chain Saw Massacre*; 8 "Little Children, It is the Last Time": The Ovolutionary Trees of Lars Von Trier's Antichrist; Conclusion Post-Op: Giving Horror Films Another Chance; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Larrie Dudenhoeffer.
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Using the four tissue types (connective, epithelial, nervous, and muscular), Dudenhoeffer expands and complicates the subgenre of "body horror." Changing the emphasis from the contents of the film to  Read more...

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