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Bell, book and camera : a critical history of witches in American film and television

Author: Heather Greene
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book traces the figure of the witch through American cinematic history with an analysis of the entertainment industry's shifting boundaries concerning expressions of femininity. Focusing on films and television series from The Wizard of Oz to The Craft, the author looks at how the witch reflects alterations of gender roles, religion, modern practice of witchcraft, female agency"--
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Heather Greene
ISBN: 9781476662527 1476662525
OCLC Number: 1035420338
Description: vii, 234 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: A woman unleashed : an introduction --
In the beginning (1896/1919) --
Wild women, vamps and green skin (1919/1939) --
War and weird women (1939/1950) --
Toward a new Hollywood (1951/1967) --
Horror and the fantastic (1968/1982) --
The Satanic panic (1983/1999) --
A new witch order (2000/2016) --
A woman unleashed : revisited.
Responsibility: Heather Greene.

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To understand how the witch changed over 120 years, this book follows the trajectory of the cinematic witch by examining her visual and narrative constructions over time. It looks at the witch,  Read more...

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"a thoroughly detailed and a wonderful read...wonderful enjoyment"--The Horror Times; "The only book on the subject that you'll ever need...[Greene's] research skills are in full swing here, and she Read more...

 
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