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

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

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by John T.; Nicolella Soister, Chase Archivist
     
 

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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, other motion pictures 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

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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, other motion pictures 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 catalog and discuss these departures from the norm in this encyclopedic guide to American horror, science fiction and fantasy in the years from 1913 through 1929.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786487905
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
06/15/2012
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NOOK Book
File size:
21 MB
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Meet the Author

John T. Soister is a teacher of modern and classical languages, and lives in Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania. Henry Nicolella lives in Syracuse, New York. 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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