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ReFocus : The films of William Castle

Author: Murray Leeder
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press Ltd, [2018]
Series: ReFocus, the American directors series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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With an influence felt on directors like Joe Dante, Robert Zemeckis and John Waters, this volume reappraises Castle's legacy as an innovator as much as a showman.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: William Castle; William Castle
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Murray Leeder
ISBN: 9781474424264 1474424260
OCLC Number: 1032124681
Description: xi, 259 pages: illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: pt. 1 The Early Castle --
1.When Strangers Marry: Film Noir as Mediated Gothic / Hugh S. Manon --
2.Gender in William Castle's Westerns / Zack Rearick --
pt. 2 The Gimmick Cycle --
3.He Earned Our Forgiveness: William Castle and American Movie Showmanship / A. T. McKenna --
4.Collective Screams: William Castle and the Gimmick Film / Murray Leeder --
5.Ghost Show Ballyhoo: Castle's Macabre Will Scare You to Death / Beth Kattelman --
6.How to View 13 Ghosts / Eliot Bessette --
7.Chaos Made Flesh: Mr. Sardonicus (1961) and the Mask as Transformative Device / Alexandra Heller-Nicholas --
pt. 3 Castle, Authorship, and Genre --
8.A Sick Mind in Search of a Monstrous Body: William Castle and the Emergence of Psychological Horror in the 1960s / Steffen Hantke --
9."What a Wicked Game to Play?" Playfulness, Generic Hybridity, and Cult Appeal in Castle's 1960s Films / Caroline Langhorst Note continued: 10."Where Did Our Love Go?" The Case of William Castle's The Night Walker / Michael Pelitti --
pt. 4 Castle's Legacy --
11.Homo/cidal: William Castle's 1960s Killer Queers / Peter Marra --
12.The Cinematic Pandemonium of William Castle and John Waters / Kate J. Russell.
Series Title: ReFocus, the American directors series.
Responsibility: edited by Murray Leeder.

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"Murray Leeder's collection is a truly perceptive study that examines the films from a variety of angles as well as including a commentary on the aspects of popular entertainment and audience appeal Read more...

 
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