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Mad, bad and dangerous? : the scientist and the cinema

Author: Christopher Frayling
Publisher: London : Reaktion, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Since its origin, cinema has had an uneasy relationship with science and technology: scientists are almost always impossibly mad or impossibly saintly, and technology is usually very bad for you. In Mad, Bad and Dangerous? Christopher Frayling explores the genealogy of the cinematic scientist in films made in western Europe and, especially, in Hollywood, showing how the fictional scientist has often been used to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Student collection
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Frayling
ISBN: 1861892551 9781861892553
OCLC Number: 60611660
Description: 239 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface --
The scarecrow's brain --
The new alchemists --
Rotwang and sons --
Frankenstein meets the milkman --
My lips are sealed --
It, son of them --
Conclusion --
References --
Photographic acknowledgements --
Index.
Responsibility: Christopher Frayling.

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Christopher Frayling explores the genealogy of the film scientist in film from its beginnings to the present day, from early films such as Frankenstein and Metropolis, to cult films of the 1950s such  Read more...

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