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Making and remaking horror in the 1970s and 2000s : why don't they do it like they used to?

Author: David Roche
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2014.
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In Making and Remaking Horror in the 1970s and 2000s author David Roche takes up the assumption shared by many fans and scholars that original horror movies are more "disturbing," and thus better than the remakes. He assesses the qualities of movies, old and recast, according to criteria that include subtext, originality, and cohesion. With a methodology that combines a formalist and cultural studies approach, Roche  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Roche, David, 1976-
Making and remaking horror in the 1970s and 2000s.
Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2014
(DLC) 2013034569
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Roche
ISBN: 9781617039621 1617039624 9781496802545 1496802543
OCLC Number: 856861088
Description: vii, 335 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Text, subtext, and context --
(Dis)connecting race, ethnicity, and class --
The (dys)functional American nuclear family --
Gender and sexual troubles --
(Re)situating and (re)playing the genre --
Monsters and masks (horror and terror, part 1) --
Strategies and style (horror and terror, part 2) --
Constraints and verisimilitude: a tentative conclusion.
Responsibility: David Roche.

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