Devouring Whirlwind

Devouring Whirlwind

by Will H Rockett

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780313259982
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/17/1988
Series: Contributions to the Study of Popular Culture Series , #21
Pages: 221
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.56(d)

About the Author

WILL H. ROCKETT is Dean of Faculty for Arts and Humanities, State University of New York at Fredonia. He worked for a number of years as a writer and director for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, which produced a dozen of his radio plays. Two volumes of his verse have been published by Fiddlehead Poetry Books, and he has written for a variety of magazines, newspapers, and scholarly journals.

Table of Contents

Introduction

The Unhealthy Postulate and Transcendence

The Unhealthy Postulate

The Attractions of Horror

The Ways of Transcendence

The Cinema and Transcendence

A Cinema of Cruelty

The Horror Canon

The Varieties of Horror

Fear, Horror, and Terror

The Unheimlich and the Fantastic

The Theatre of Cruelty and the Cinema of Cruelty

The Mise-en-Scène of the Cinema of Cruelty

The Transcendental Style: Realism and Atmosphere

Dramatic Setting

Character: Humans and Monsters

Dramatic Structure and Convention

Films of the Cinema of Cruelty

Bibliography

Index

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