Shocking representation : historical trauma, national cinema, and the modern horror film /

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Author / Creator:Lowenstein, Adam.
Imprint:New York : Columbia University Press, ©2005.
Description:1 online resource (xii, 255 pages) : illustrations.
Series:Film and culture
Film and culture.
Subject:Horror films -- History and criticism.
Motion pictures and history.
PERFORMING ARTS -- Film & Video -- Reference.
PERFORMING ARTS -- Film & Video -- History & Criticism.
Horror films.
Motion pictures and history.
Music, Dance, Drama & Film.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Format: E-Resource Book
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Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-240) and index.
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Summary:In this imaginative new work, Adam Lowenstein explores the ways in which a group of groundbreaking horror films engaged the haunting social conflicts left in the wake of World War II, Hiroshima, and the Vietnam War. Lowenstein centers Shocking Representation around readings of films by Georges Franju, Michael Powell, Shindo Kaneto, Wes Craven, and David Cronenberg. He shows that through allegorical representations these directors' films confronted and challenged comforting historical narratives and notions of national identity intended to soothe public anxieties in the aftermat.
Other form:Print version: Lowenstein, Adam. Shocking representation. New York : Columbia University Press, ©2005 0231132468 0231132476