Carrie: Studies in the Horror Film

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Released in 1976, Brian DePalma's adaptation of Stephen King's Carrie was marketed as a low-budget schlock film that garnered two Academy Award nominations and has become a much-studied and much-imitated classic. Joe Aisenberg's dissection of Carrie is, amazingly, the first book-length critical study on this film ever released. In fact, so little has been written on Carrie in a critical fashion that Joe found, to his delight and horror, that he had the field pretty much all to himself. He has conducted new ...

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Lakewood 2012 First edition, HB, SIGNED limited, New sans dust jacket as New This edition is limited to 100 numbered copies signed by Joe Aisenberg and Screenwriter Lawrence D. ... Cohen. "Brian De Palma's 1976 adaptation of best-selling author Stephen King's first published novel Carrie didn't just put him on the map as one of the leading directors of the seventies, but became a landmark of the horror genre and one of the most iconic films of The New Hollywood. Over the years it's been the subject of praise, admiration, imitation, parody, derision and polemical controversy, viewed simultaneously as a sick joke, a social satire, and a put down to women. Joseph Aisenberg's monumental study takes on the movie from every possible angle, from its first inception as a novel to its final incarnation on the screen. Providing an in-depth analysis on a scene-by-scene basis, he examines not only the filmmakers' intentions &emdash; the who, what and how of it &emdash; but the arc of the film in context, how its laughs, Read more Show Less

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Released in 1976, Brian DePalma's adaptation of Stephen King's Carrie was marketed as a low-budget schlock film that garnered two Academy Award nominations and has become a much-studied and much-imitated classic. Joe Aisenberg's dissection of Carrie is, amazingly, the first book-length critical study on this film ever released. In fact, so little has been written on Carrie in a critical fashion that Joe found, to his delight and horror, that he had the field pretty much all to himself. He has conducted new interviews with Brian DePalma, screenwriter Lawrence D. Cohen, and cast members, including cult legend P.J. Soles, with an in-depth analysis of plot and influence.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781933618951
  • Publisher: Centipede Press
  • Publication date: 3/13/2012
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

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