American Silent Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy Feature Films, 1913-1929, Volum 1

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McFarland, 2012 - 810 pàgines
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During the Silent Era, when most films dealt with dramatic or comedic takes on the "boy meets girl, boy loses girl" theme, there were also quite a few motion pictures that dared to tackle such topics as rejuvenation, revivication, mesmerism, the supernatural and the grotesque. A Daughter of the Gods (1916), The Phantom of the Opera (1925), The Magician (1926) and Seven Footprints to Satan (1929) were among the unusual and startling films containing story elements that went far beyond the realm of "highly unlikely." Using surviving documentation and their combined expertise, the authors offer their thoughts on these departures from the norm in this encyclopedic discussion on the American view of cinematic horror, science fiction and fantasy in the years between 1913 and 1929.

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Revisió d'Usuari  - karenweyant - LibraryThing

A beautiful two-book set that explores the early history of horror, science fiction, and fantasy film in America. A must for all film buffs everywhere and a beautiful asset for my personal collection of film books! Llegeix la ressenya completa

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Revisió d'Usuari  - Thomas64 - LibraryThing

A detailed overview of silent-era horror, fantasy, and sci-fi movies which covers classic silent films as well as turkeys. The coverage also includes a wide variety of lost films. The authors also ... Llegeix la ressenya completa

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Quant a l’autor (2012)

John T. Soister is a teacher of modern and classical languages, and lives in Denver, Colorado. Henry Nicolella, of Syracuse, New York, retired from a ministry of working for the homeless. Software developer Steve Joyce lives in Marietta, Georgia. Georgia. Harry H Long lives in Lebanon, Pennsylvania. He reviews DVDs for the Lebanon Daily News and is editor of two magazines: Scarlet: The Film Magazine and Van Helsing's Journal. Bill Chase is a library assistant at the Cleveland Public Library and lives in Cleveland, Ohio.

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