New PDF release: American Horror Film: The Genre at the Turn of the

By Steffen Hantke

ISBN-10: 1604734531

ISBN-13: 9781604734539

Creatively spent and politically beside the point, the yank horror movie is a trifling ghost of its former self-or so is going the outdated observed from lovers and students alike. taking over this undeserved recognition, the participants to this assortment supply a accomplished examine a decade of cinematic creation, masking a wide selection of fabric from the final ten years with a transparent severe eye.

Individual essays profile the paintings of up-and-coming director Alexandre Aja and re-examine William Malone's muchmaligned Feardotcom within the gentle of the torture debate on the finish of President George W. Bush's management. different essays examine the commercial, social, and formal points of the style; the globalization of the U.S. movie undefined; the alleged escalation of cinematic violence; and the big advertisement approval for the remake. a few essays research particular subgenres-from the teenage horror flick to the serial killer movie and the non secular horror film-as good because the carrying on with relevance of vintage administrators similar to George A. Romero, David Cronenberg, John Landis, and Stuart Gordon.

Essays planned at the advertising of nostalgia and its concomitant aesthetic, and the interestingly schizophrenic standpoint of lovers who occur to be students in addition. Taken jointly, the participants to this assortment make a compelling case that American horror cinema is as important, artistic, and thought-provoking because it ever was.

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Commercial genres are among the best places to observe this process of transnationalization taking place, as bodies of visual and narrative conventions once strongly identified with one or perhaps two national film industries are appropriated, revised, and remade across the globe. In recent years the once unambiguously “American” horror film has been challenged—in the marketplace and in fans’ affections—by films that have been profoundly shaped by Hollywood, both directly and indirectly, but that cannot be classified as American in any simple way.

In contrast to the grittiness of its American counterparts, however, High Tension has an arresting beauty, featuring stylish camera work, poignant montage, and haunting musical arrangements along with the mandatory bloodletting. The film, which features a plucky (and deadly) antiheroine, was influenced stylistically by the giallo film, but certainly owes something to the French film movement of the 1980s known as Cinéma du look, with its slick, glossy style, elevation of image over substance, and focus on young, alienated characters recalling the marginalized youth of Francois Mitterand’s France (notable examples of Cinéma du look include Diva [1981] and Nikita [1990]).

Asian Genres —Christina Klein Scholars and fans alike tend to think about film genres as products of national film industries and as expressions of national culture. We talk about the American musical, the Hollywood Western, the Japanese samurai film, or the Chinese martial arts film. Yet as film industries around the world undergo the processes of economic globalization, they are gradually becoming less national and more transnational in everything from the workers they hire to the audiences they cater to.

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