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


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



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