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Mad, bad and dangerous? : the scientist and the cinema

Author: Christopher Frayling
Publisher: London : Reaktion, 2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
In 'Mad, bad and dangerous?' Christopher Frayling traces the cinematic genealogy of the scientist from Fritz Lang's 'Metropolis' to more contemporary films such as 'Alien', showing how the figure of the scientist has been used to represent the prevailing phobias of the time.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Frayling, Christopher.
Mad, bad and dangerous?
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Frayling
ISBN: 9781861898210 1861898215
OCLC Number: 864823557
Description: 1 online resource (239 pages) : illustrations
Contents: The scarecrow's brain --
The new alchemists --
Rotwang and sons --
Frankenstein meets the milkman --
My lips are sealed --
It, son of them.
Responsibility: Christopher Frayling.


Christopher Frayling explores the genealogy of the film scientist in film from its beginnings to the present day, from early films such as Frankenstein and Metropolis, to cult films of the 1950s such  Read more...


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'Christopher Frayling's entertaining and illuminating book focuses on emblematic films ... [Frayling] looks at changing representations of scientists and the social anxieties they gave expression Read more...

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