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Argentine Cinema and National Identity (1966-1976)

Argentine Cinema and National Identity (1966-1976)

Carolina Rocha

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781786940544
eISBN:
9781786944955
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940544.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Argentine Cinema and National Identity covers the development of Argentine cinema since the late 1950s to the mid-1970s, a period that has been understudied. Marked by tumultuous political events, ... More

Black Sunday

Black Sunday

Martyn Conterio

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733834
eISBN:
9781800342156
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733834.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Despite its reputation as one of the greatest and most influential of all horror films, there is surprisingly little literature dedicated to Mario Bava's Black Sunday (1960), and this work is the ... More

Blade Runner

Blade Runner

Sean Redmond

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325093
eISBN:
9781800342200
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325093.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Ridley Scott's 1982 film Blade Runner is now widely recognized as an undisputed masterwork of science fiction cinema and one of the most influential films released in the last forty years. Yet on its ... More

The Blair Witch Project

The Blair Witch Project

Peter Turner

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733841
eISBN:
9781800342163
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733841.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Few films have had the influence and impact of The Blair Witch Project (1999). Its arrival was a horror cinema palette cleanser after a decade of serial killers and postmodern intertextuality, a bare ... More

Blood and Black Lace

Blood and Black Lace

Roberto Curti

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781911325932
eISBN:
9781800342538
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325932.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Mario Bava's Blood and Black Lace (1964) is a legendary title, and is commonly considered as the archetypal giallo. A murder mystery about a faceless and menacing killer stalking the premises of a ... More

The Blood on Satan's Claw

The Blood on Satan's Claw

David Evans-Powell

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781800348349
eISBN:
9781800850958
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781800348349.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Widely regarded as one of the foundational 'Unholy Trinity' of folk horror film, The Blood on Satan's Claw (1971) has been comparatively over-shadowed, if not maligned, when compared to Witchfinder ... More

Candyman

Candyman

Jon Towlson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325543
eISBN:
9781800342347
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325543.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

When Candyman was released in 1992, Roger Ebert gave it his thumbs up, remarking that the film was “scaring him with ideas and gore, rather than just gore.” Indeed, Candyman is almost unique in 1990s ... More

Cannibal Holocaust

Cannibal Holocaust

Calum Waddell

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325116
eISBN:
9781800342583
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325116.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book is one of the most controversial horror films ever made. Despite not achieving huge success when it was first released, the Italian production found an audience on home video in the 1980s ... More

Carrie

Carrie

Neil Mitchell

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733728
eISBN:
9781800342118
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733728.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Brian De Palma's adaptation of Stephen King's debut novel, Carrie (1976), is one of the defining films of 1970s ‘New Hollywood’ style and a horror classic. The story of a teenage social outcast who ... More

Children of Men

Children of Men

Dan Dinello

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781999334024
eISBN:
9781800342507
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781999334024.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

A mirror of tomorrow, Alfonso Cuarón's visionary Children of Men (2006) was released to good reviews and a poor box office but is now regarded by many as a twenty-first-century masterpiece. Its ... More

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Jon Towlson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325079
eISBN:
9781800342194
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325079.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

For many, Close Encounters of the Third Kind (CE3K) is not so much a movie as a religious experience. On its release in 1977, CE3K virtually redefined the science-fiction film, shifting it away from ... More

The Company of Wolves

The Company of Wolves

James Gracey

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325314
eISBN:
9781800342262
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325314.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Co-written by Irish filmmaker Neil Jordan and British novelist Angela Carter, and based on several short stories from Carter's collection The Bloody Chamber, The Company of Wolves (1984) is a ... More

Creepshow

Creepshow

Simon Brown

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325918
eISBN:
9781800342477
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325918.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Released in cinemas in 1982, Creepshow is typically regarded as a minor entry in both the film output of George A. Romero and the history of adaptations of the works of Stephen King. Yet this lack of ... More

Cruising

Cruising

Eugenio Ercolani and Marcus Stiglegger

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781800348363
eISBN:
9781800850972
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781800348363.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

When William Friedkin’s psycho thriller Cruising was shown at the Berlin International Film Festival and hit cinemas worldwide in 1980 it was mainly misunderstood: the upcoming gay scene dismissed it ... More

The Curse of Frankenstein

The Curse of Frankenstein

Marcus K. Harmes

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733858
eISBN:
9781800342170
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733858.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Critics abhorred it, audiences loved it, and Hammer executives were thrilled with the box office returns: The Curse of Frankenstein was big business. The 1957 film is the first to bring together in a ... More

The Damned

The Damned

Nick Riddle

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325529
eISBN:
9781800342330
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325529.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The Damned (1963) is the most intriguing of director Joseph Losey's British “journeyman” films. A sci-fi film by a director who hated sci-fi; a Hammer production that sat on the shelf for over two ... More

Dead of Night

Dead of Night

Jez Conolly and David Owain Bates

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780993238437
eISBN:
9781800341968
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780993238437.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Released a matter of days after the end of the Second World War and a dozen years ahead of the first full-blooded Hammer Horror, the Ealing Studios horror anthology film Dead of Night featured ... More

The Descent

The Descent

James Marriott

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733711
eISBN:
9781800342101
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733711.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The story of an all-female caving expedition gone horribly wrong, The Descent (2005) is arguably the best of the mid-2000s horror entries to return verve and intensity to the genre. Unlike its peers ... More

The Devils

The Devils

Darren Arnold

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325758
eISBN:
9781800342415
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325758.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Undoubtedly the most notorious title in director Ken Russell's controversial filmography, The Devils (1973) caused a real furore on its initial theatrical release, only to largely disappear for many ... More

Doing TextMedia After the Subject

Doing Text: Media After the Subject

Pete Bennett and Julian McDougall

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325031
eISBN:
9781800342576
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325031.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This volume re-imagines the study of English and media in a way that decentralises the text (e.g. romantic poetry or film noir) or media formats/platforms (e.g. broadcast media/new media). Instead, ... More

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