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White zombie : anatomy of a horror film

Author: Gary Don Rhodes
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The 1932 horror film "White Zombie" received controversial attention. This work analyses the film text, using both academic and popular film theories. It also has a history of the predecessor works  Read more...

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Rhodes, Gary Don, 1972-
White zombie.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2001
(OCoLC)606629613
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gary Don Rhodes
ISBN: 0786409886 9780786409884 0786427620 9780786427628
OCLC Number: 46602691
Description: viii, 352 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: Analyzing the texts and contexts: White zombie under scrutiny --
Casting the mold: the pre-Halperin world of voodoo and zombies --
Bringing an independent film to life: White zombie in production --
Exhibiting the land of the living dead: White zombie on first release --
Continuing the tradition: more voodoo, more zombies --
Creeping back from the grave: White zombie's modern cultural impact --
Preserving the history: the restoration of White zombie --
Re-examining the reputation: White zombie under modern critical scrutiny --
Reviewing the literature: White zombie in print --
Reconstructing a director: the life and career of Victor Hugo Halperin --
Appendix A: Reviews of The magic island --
Appendix B: Zombie program information --
Appendix C: Reviews of Zombie --
Appendix D: White zombie cast and credits --
Appendix E: White zombie pressbook information --
Appendix F: Additional White zombie ballyhoo --
Appendix G: Reviews of White zombie --
Appendix H: White zombie theater grosses --
Appendix I: White zombie British pressbook information --
Appendix J: White zombie videocassette releases --
Appendix K: Subsequent careers of White zombie's cast, crew, and auxiliaries --
Appendix L: Revolt of the zombies pressbook information --
Appendix M: Victor Halperin family scrapbook photographs --
Appendix N: Cast and credits for other Victor Halperin films --
Appendix O: Strange lands and seven seas --
Appendix P: White zombie shot list.
Responsibility: Gary D. Rhodes ; foreword by George E. Turner.

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