Monster Cinema

Written By Barry Keith Grant
Monster Cinema
  • Publsiher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release : 16 April 2018
  • ISBN : 0813588812
  • Pages : 160 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Monster Cinema written by Barry Keith Grant which was release on 16 April 2018, this book published by Rutgers University Press. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: Monster Cinema introduces readers to a vast menagerie of movie monsters. Some are gigantic, like King Kong or the kaiju in Pacific Rim, while others are microscopic. Some monsters appear uncannily human, from serial killers like Norman Bates to the pod people in Invasion of the Body Snatchers. And of course, other movie monsters like demons, ghosts, vampires, and witches emerge from long folklore traditions. Film expert Barry Keith Grant considers what each type of movie monster reveals about what it means to be human and how we regard the world. Armed with an encyclopedic knowledge of film history, Grant presents us with an eclectic array of monster movies, from Nosferatu to Get Out. As he discovers, although monster movies might claim to be about Them!, they are really about the capacity for horror that lurks within each of us.

Monster Cinema

Monster Cinema
  • Author : Barry Keith Grant
  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-04-16
  • Total pages : 160
  • ISBN : 0813588812
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Summary : Monster Cinema introduces readers to a vast menagerie of movie monsters. Some are gigantic, like King Kong or the kaiju in Pacific Rim, while others are microscopic. Some monsters appear uncannily human, from serial killers like Norman Bates to the pod people in Invasion of the Body Snatchers. And of ...

Movie Monsters in Scale

Movie Monsters in Scale
  • Author : Mark C. Glassy
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2012-11-28
  • Total pages : 268
  • ISBN : 0813588812
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Summary : "This book showcases stunningly realistic and wonderfully posed models and dioramas depicting various characters and scenes from science fiction and horror cinema. An overview of model and diorama building is presented and particular details unique to each piece are discussed. The figures are of unprecedented artistry"--Provided by publisher....

Japanese Movie Posters

Japanese Movie Posters
  • Author : Chuck Stephens,Tetsuya Masuda,Kairakutei Black
  • Publisher : DH Publishing Inc
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Total pages : 96
  • ISBN : 0813588812
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Summary : While high-art Japanese cinema has been documented and analysed in the West, the subject of popular and cult Japanese movies has remained largely unexplored. The fantastic vintage posters that drew the masses to Kurosawa's samurai flicks, Godzilla, and sex-laden Pink movies have also been locked away to Western audiences. This ...

Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Monster Movie

Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Monster Movie
  • Author : David A. Adler
  • Publisher : Yearling Books
  • Release Date : 1986
  • Total pages : 57
  • ISBN : 0813588812
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Summary : A fifth-grader uses her photographic memory, her mother, and her friend Eric to find a missing reel of a monster film they go to see. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved....

I Was a Monster Movie Maker

I Was a Monster Movie Maker
  • Author : Tom Weaver
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2010-06-21
  • Total pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0813588812
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Summary : Phil Brown, who played Luke Skywalker's uncle in Star Wars, said, "In my long life in films, there are ones I'm proud of and those I'm not proud of. The Jungle Captive and Weird Woman fall into the latter category." House of Wax co-star Paul Picerni was fired by the ...

Monsters in the Closet

Monsters in the Closet
  • Author : Harry M. Benshoff
  • Publisher : Manchester University Press
  • Release Date : 1997-11-15
  • Total pages : 328
  • ISBN : 0813588812
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Summary : Monster in the Closet is a history of the horrors film that explores the genre's relationship to the social and cultural history of homosexuality in America. Drawing on a wide variety of films and primary source materials including censorship files, critical reviews, promotional materials, fanzines, men's magazines, and popular news ...

Godzilla

Godzilla
  • Author : Therese M. Shea
  • Publisher : The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
  • Release Date : 2015-07-15
  • Total pages : 48
  • ISBN : 0813588812
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Summary : Through his famous ransack of Tokyo, Gojira—or Godzilla, to Western audiences—became the definitive movie monster. But the original Godzilla delivers more than just thrills—the fictional monster represents Japan’s very real reaction to nuclear war. Attracting new generations of fans decades after his 1954 debut, Godzilla’s popularity ...

The Essential Monster Movie Guide

The Essential Monster Movie Guide
  • Author : Stephen Jones
  • Publisher : Watson-Guptill Publications
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Total pages : 448
  • ISBN : 0813588812
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Summary : This guide alphabetically lists 4000 plus horror movies and television shows, some very obscure, that featured monsters. Each entry provides a plot synopsis, identifies the cast and director, and rates the film on a five star scale. No index. Originally published by Billboard Books. c. Book News Inc....

The Artist as Monster

The Artist as Monster
  • Author : William Beard
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Total pages : 568
  • ISBN : 0813588812
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Summary : The first systematic examination in English of Cronenberg?s feature films, from Stereo (1969) to Crash (1996)....

How To Scare A Monster The Philosophy of Monsters Inc

How To Scare A Monster   The Philosophy of Monsters  Inc
  • Author : Andrea Schäfer
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release Date : 2007-02-16
  • Total pages : 12
  • ISBN : 0813588812
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Summary : Seminar paper from the year 2006 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,0, University of Freiburg, course: Monsters, Monstrosoty and Alterity In Fiction and Film, 4 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: The commercial slogan of the biggest power authority in Monstropolis sounds like a common saying ...

The Unnameable Monster in Literature and Film

The Unnameable Monster in Literature and Film
  • Author : Maria Beville
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-10-30
  • Total pages : 204
  • ISBN : 0813588812
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Summary : This book visits the 'Thing' in its various manifestations as an unnameable monster in literature and film, reinforcing the idea that the very essence of the monster is its excess and its indeterminacy. Tied primarily to the artistic modes of the gothic, science fiction, and horror, the unnameable monster retains ...

The Monster Movies of Universal Studios

The Monster Movies of Universal Studios
  • Author : James L. Neibaur
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2017-06-16
  • Total pages : 228
  • ISBN : 0813588812
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Summary : In 1931 Universal Studios released Dracula starring Bela Lugosi. This box office success was followed by a string of films featuring macabre characters and chilling atmospherics, including Frankenstein, The Mummy, and The Invisible Man. With each new film, Universal established its place in the Hollywood firmament as the leading producer of ...

Coppola s Monster Film

Coppola s Monster Film
  • Author : Steven Travers
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2016-06-17
  • Total pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0813588812
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Summary : In 1975, after his two Godfather epics, Francis Ford Coppola went to the Philippines to film Apocalypse Now. He scrapped much of the original script, a jingoistic narrative of U.S. Special Forces winning an unwinnable war. Harvey Keitel, originally cast in the lead role, was fired and replaced by Martin ...

Monsters Inc Movie Storybook

Monsters  Inc  Movie Storybook
  • Author : Disney Books
  • Publisher : Disney Electronic Content
  • Release Date : 2013-02-26
  • Total pages : 64
  • ISBN : 0813588812
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Summary : When a little girl wanders into the monster world, it's up to monsters Mike and Sulley to get her back home safely. Follow along with their adventures through Monstropolis in this fully-illustrated picturebook featuring a full retelling of the hit film, Monsters Inc.!...

The Literary Monster on Film

The Literary Monster on Film
  • Author : Abigail Burnham Bloom
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2014-01-10
  • Total pages : 218
  • ISBN : 0813588812
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Summary : Many monsters in Victorian British novels were intimately connected with the protagonists, and representative of both the personal failings of a character and the failings of the society in which he or she lived. By contrast, more recent film adaptations of these novels depict the creatures as arbitrarily engaging in ...