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ReFocus : the films of William Castle

Author: Murray Leeder
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press Ltd, [2018] ©2018
Series: ReFocus, the American directors series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : 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: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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ReFocus : the films of William Castle.
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press Ltd, [2018]
(OCoLC)1032124681
Named Person: William Castle; William Castle
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Murray Leeder
ISBN: 9781474424271 1474424279 9781474424288 1474424287
OCLC Number: 1045629657
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 259 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: 1. When Strangers Marry: Film Noir as Mediated Gothic / Hugh S. Manon --
2. Gender in William Castle's Westerns / Zack Rearick --
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 --
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 --
10. "Where Did Our Love Go?" The Case of William Castle's The Night Walker / Michael Pelitti --
11.H omo/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.
Other Titles: Films of William Castle
Responsibility: edited by Murray Leeder.

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