Caligari's children : the film as tale of terror

S.S. Prawer

"The terror film, with puzzling, disturbing, multivalent images, often leads us into regions that are strange, disorienting, yet somehow familiar; and for all the crude and melodramatic and morally questionable forms in which we so often encounter it, it does speak of something true and important, and offers us encounters with hidden aspects of ourselves and our world." So writes S. S. Prawer in his concise and penetrating study of the horror film--from The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and Frankenstein, to Invasion of the Body Snatchers and The Omen. After a brief history of the horror genre in film, Prawer offers detailed analyses of specific sequences from various films, such as Murnau's Nosferatu. He discusses continuities between literary and cinematic tales, and shows what happens when one is transformed into the other. Unpatronizing and scholarly, Prawer draws on a wide range of sources in order to better situate a genre that is both enormously popular with contemporary audiences and of increasing critical importance.

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  • * Introduction * The Making of a Genre * The Fascination of Fear * Book into Film I: Mamoulians Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde * The Uncanny * Book Into Film II: Dreyers Vampyr * The Iconography of the Terror-film: Wienes Caligari * Beyond Caligari * An image and its Context * Conclusion

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書名 Caligari's children : the film as tale of terror
著作者等 Prawer S. S.
Prawer Siegbert Solomon
シリーズ名 A Da Capo paperback
出版元 Da Capo Press
刊行年月 1989, c1980
版表示 New ed
ページ数 307 p., [16] p. of plates
大きさ 21 cm
ISBN 030680347X
NCID BA13893842
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国