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Fear, cultural anxiety, and transformation : horror, science fiction, and fantasy films remade

Author: Scott A Lukas; John Marmysz
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, 2009.
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The contributors to this volume explore the themes of fear, cultural anxiety, and transformation as expressed in remade horror, science fiction, and fantasy films. While opening on a note that emphasizes the compulsion of filmmakers to revisit issues concerning fear and anxiety, this collection ends with a suggestion that repeated confrontation with these issues allows the opportunity for creative and positive  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Fear, cultural anxiety, and transformation.
Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, 2009
(DLC) 2008028685
(OCoLC)233030154
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Scott A Lukas; John Marmysz
ISBN: 9780739124895 0739124897 9780739131404 0739131400 9781461633433 1461633435 1283616998 9781283616997
OCLC Number: 682101447
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 301 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Horror, science fiction, and fantasy films remade / Scott A. Lukas and John Marmysz --
Immanent attack : an existential take on The Invasion of the Body Snatchers films / Juneko J. Robinson --
Invasions of fear : the body snatcher theme / Ils Huygens --
Remaking Romero / Shane Borrowman --
Cultural change and nihilism in the Rollerball films / John Marmysz --
Hollywood's remake practices under the copyright regime : French films and Japanese horror films / Myoungsook Park --
Monsters reappearing in Great Yôkai Wars, 1968-2005 / Zilia Papp --
Trading spaces : transnational dislocations in Insomnia/Insomnia and Ju-on/The Grudge / Daniel Herbert --
Second chance : remaking Solaris / Constantine Verevis --
Ape redux : King Kong and the kiwis / Stan Jones --
Distinct identities of Star Trek fan film remakes / Daryl G. Frazetti --
Horror video game remakes and the question of medium : remaking Doom, Silent Hill, and Resident Evil / Scott A. Lukas --
Film remake or film adaptation? New media Hollywood and the digitalizing of gothic monsters in Van Helsing / Costas Constandinides.
Responsibility: edited by Scott A. Lukas and John Marmysz.

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The contributors to this volume explore the themes of fear, cultural anxiety, and transformation as expressed in remade horror, science fiction, and fantasy films. While opening on a note that emphasizes the compulsion of filmmakers to revisit issues concerning fear and anxiety, this collection ends with a suggestion that repeated confrontation with these issues allows the opportunity for creative and positive transformation.

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