The Devil on Screen: Feature Films Worldwide, 1913 through 2000

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Overview

The Devil has been represented in many film genres, including horror, comedy, the musical, fantasy, satire, drama, and the religious epic, and in these works has assumed many shapes and forms. This book begins with a discussion of how the devil has been portrayed on stage, how that portrayal carried over to the big screen, and what are the standard elements of a satanic plot. Each entry in the filmography includes year of production, running time, writer, editor, cinematographer, producer, and director, evaluative rating, annotated cast list, plot synopsis, overall appraisal, and a spotlight on the actor playing Satan.

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Editorial Reviews

Classic Images
...excellent writing and research
Cult Movies
...fascinating...entertaining and thoughtful
VideoScope
...delves deep...exhaustively researched...crisply written
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786446995
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 7/1/2010
  • Series: Performing Arts/Film
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 344
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

The late Charles P. Mitchell was a librarian in Millinocket, Maine. He wrote on film for numerous periodicals and on music for several more and hosted radio shows about classical music in New York City and Portland, Maine.

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