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A new heritage of horror : the English gothic cinema

Author: David Pirie
Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris ; New York : In the United States and Canada distributed by Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [New edition]View all editions and formats
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David Pirie updates his original work, bringing the story right into the new century, examining all that has happened since and uncovering fresh documentation from the original files to add more revelations about the history of UK horror and Hammer Films, not least the largely untold story of their desperate battles against censorship.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Pirie, David, 1946-
New heritage of horror.
London ; New York : I.B. Tauris ; New York : In the United States and Canada distributed by Palgrave Macmillan, 2008
(OCoLC)608551041
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Pirie
ISBN: 9781845114817 1845114817 1845114825 9781845114824
OCLC Number: 148905734
Notes: Originally published as 'A heritage of horror : the English gothic cinema' by Gordon Fraser Gallery Ltd, 1973.
Description: xvi, 254 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 25 cm
Contents: The characteristics of English gothic literature --
The identification of Hammer --
The world of Terence Fisher --
Approaches to Frankenstein: Fisher, Francis and Sangster --
Approaches to Dracula --
Other approaches to horror --
Three satellite directors --
Science fiction, exoticism and psychosis --
A renaissance of themes and ideas? --
Towards a new horror mythology.
Responsibility: David Pirie.

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A book on the British horror movie to detect and analyse the roots of British horror, identifying it as 'the only staple cinematic myth which Britain can properly claim as its own.' It has revised  Read more...

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