The Vampire Film

The Vampire Film

by Alain Silver
     
 

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The Third and most recent edition of The Vampire Film featuring a new chapter, "The Vampire at the Millennium," was released in October 1996 to coincide with the centennial of Stoker's novel Dracula. More vampire films have been produced since the First Edition of The Vampire Film appeared in 1974 than in the entire history of motion pictures prior to that year. The…  See more details below

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The Third and most recent edition of The Vampire Film featuring a new chapter, "The Vampire at the Millennium," was released in October 1996 to coincide with the centennial of Stoker's novel Dracula. More vampire films have been produced since the First Edition of The Vampire Film appeared in 1974 than in the entire history of motion pictures prior to that year. The first completely revised and updated edition was published in 1993. The Third Edition, at over 340 pages in length and with well over 200 illustrations, insures that what began as the first book-length study of the subject in 1974 remains the most comprehensive available. The authors, Alain Silver and James Ursini, are continuing their research for future revisions and invite comments from their readers.

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The third edition of a critical survey of vampire movies offers a thematic rather than a chronological treatment, and focuses on little- known titles that evidence a novel approach. The authors note that the vampire film is defined neither by a unity of vision nor a cultural context, and that many recent films have focused on tragic aspects of the vampire. A lengthy filmography provides extensive credits for most titles. Includes some 200 black-and-white stills. No subject index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780879102661
Publisher:
Hal Leonard Corporation
Publication date:
07/01/2004
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.72(d)

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