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Hakola, Outi

Rhetoric of Modern Death in American Living Dead Films

Hakola, Outi - Rhetoric of Modern Death in American Living Dead Films, ebook

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Zombies, vampires and mummies are frequent stars of American horror films. But what does their cinematic omnipresence, and audiences’ hunger for such films, tell us about American views of death? In this book, Outi Hakola investigates the ways in which American living dead films have addressed death through different narrative and rhetorical solutions during the twentieth century. She focuses on films from the 1930s, including Dracula, The Mummy and White Zombie, films of the 1950s and 1960s such as Night of the Living Dead and The Return of Dracula, as well as more recent fare like Bram Stoker’s Dracula, The Mummy (1999) and Resident Evil. In doing so, the book frames the tradition of living dead films, discusses the cinematic processes of addressing the films’ viewers, and analyzes the films’ sociocultural negotiation with death in this specific genre.

Author(s)
Publisher
Intellect
Publication year
2015
Language
en
Edition
1
Category
Art, Art History
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9781783203819
Printed ISBN
9781783203796

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