Fear itself : horror on screen and in reality during the Depression and World War II (Book, 2009) [WorldCat.org]
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Fear itself : horror on screen and in reality during the Depression and World War II

Author: Melvin E Matthews
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book demonstrates how horror films of the 1930s and 1940s reflected specific events and personalities of the era, most notably the Great Depression and World War II. Beginning with Dracula and Frankenstein (1931), it relates the many ways that horror films and society intersected"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Melvin E Matthews
ISBN: 9780786443130 0786443138
OCLC Number: 298304613
Description: v, 210 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The horror cycle begins: Dracula and Frankenstein (1931) --
Exploiting the lower classes (1932-1933) --
The banking crisis (King Kong) and the fascist alternative (The Invisible Man) --
Fade out and revivial: from the Depression to the eve of war (1935-1941) --
The War Years, Part I: The Saga of the Wolf Man (1941-1945) --
The War Years, Part II: Horror Goes to War --
Beyond the Golden Age.
Responsibility: Melvin E. Matthews, Jr.

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Demonstrates how horror films of the 1930s and 1940s reflected specific events and personalities of the era, most notably the Great Depression and World War II.  Read more...

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