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Grande Dame Guignol cinema : a history of hag horror from Baby Jane to Mother

Author: Peter Shelley
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This critical analysis examines 45 films featuring "grande dames" in horror films. Included is a history of women in horror. Next is an exploration of Grande Dame Guignol films that have followed that landmark release, continuing into the present. The filmography includes cast, crew, reviews, synopses, production notes, recurring motifs and each role's effect on the star's career"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Shelley
ISBN: 9780786445691 0786445696
OCLC Number: 368032159
Description: viii, 331 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Responsibility: Peter Shelley.

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Examines 45 films featuring 'grande dames' in horror films. This book includes a history of women in horror before the 1962 release of ""What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?"", which launched the 'Grande  Read more...

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"Kudos to author Shelley for coming up with a great idea, Highlighting some classics in horror cinema that some of them I feel tend to be left behind. Shelley writes in the preface, "for me the sign Read more...

 
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