Complete Dictionary Catalogue Of The Public School Library Of Grand Rapids Michigan

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Author: Grand Rapids Public Library (Grand Rapids, Mich.)
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Category : Dictionary catalogs
Languages : en
Pages : 729

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A Place Of Darkness

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Author: Kendall R. Phillips
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 1477315535
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
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A Place Of Darkness

by Kendall R. Phillips, A Place Of Darkness Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download A Place Of Darkness books, Horror is one of the most enduringly popular genres in cinema. The term “horror film” was coined in 1931 between the premiere of Dracula and the release of Frankenstein, but monsters, ghosts, demons, and supernatural and horrific themes have been popular with American audiences since the emergence of novelty kinematographic attractions in the late 1890s. A Place of Darkness illuminates the prehistory of the horror genre by tracing the way horrific elements and stories were portrayed in films prior to the introduction of the term “horror film.” Using a rhetorical approach that examines not only early films but also the promotional materials for them and critical responses to them, Kendall R. Phillips argues that the portrayal of horrific elements was enmeshed in broader social tensions around the emergence of American identity and, in turn, American cinema. He shows how early cinema linked monsters, ghosts, witches, and magicians with Old World superstitions and beliefs, in contrast to an American way of thinking that was pragmatic, reasonable, scientific, and progressive. Throughout the teens and twenties, Phillips finds, supernatural elements were almost always explained away as some hysterical mistake, humorous prank, or nefarious plot. The Great Depression of the 1930s, however, constituted a substantial upheaval in the system of American certainty and opened a space for the reemergence of Old World gothic within American popular discourse in the form of the horror genre, which has terrified and thrilled fans ever since.



Nature

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