The Vampire Film

Author: Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231162014
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The Vampire Film from the Author: Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock. This introductory volume offers an elegant analysis of the enduring appeal of the cinematic vampire. From Georges M√©li√®s' early cinematic experiments to Twilight and Let the Right One In, the history of vampires in cinema can be organized by a handful of governing principles that help make sense of this movie monster's remarkable fecundity. Among these principles are that the cinematic vampire is invariably about sex and the vexed human relationship with technology, and that the vampire is always an overdetermined body condensing what a culture considers other. This volume includes in-depth studies of films including Powell's A Fool There Was, Franco's Vampyros Lesbos, Cronenberg's Rabid, K√ľmel's Daughters of Darkness, and Merhige's Shadow of the Vampire.

The Vampire Film

Author: Alain Silver
ISBN: 9780879103958
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The Vampire Film from the Author: Alain Silver. (Limelight). This newest edition will track the form's evolution from such 1970s reinventions as Count Yorga Vampire and Blacula , The Hunger and Vampire's Kiss in the Eighties, Interview with the Vampire , Bram Stoker's Dracula , and the Blade series in the Nineties, through 30 Days of Night , I Am Legend , and the Underworld series in the first decade of the 21st century. All these films plus celebrated international examples such as Thirst and Let the Right One In and the hit television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer , New Amsterdam , Angel , The Vampire Diaries , and True Blood are covered in this long-awaited, completely revised, expanded, and redesigned fourth edition that follows the vampire figures, both male and female, through the millennium and beyond.

The Vampire Film

Author: James Ursini
ISBN: 9780904208405
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The Vampire Film from the Author: James Ursini.

The Changing Vampire Of Film And Television

Author: Tim Kane
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476609047
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The Changing Vampire Of Film And Television from the Author: Tim Kane. Vampires have been a fixture of film since Bela Lugosi brought Bram Stoker's Dracula to life on the big screen in 1931. Over the decades the genre has been far from static, as vampire narratives changed and evolved with the appetites of their viewing public. First depicted as formally dressed villains, vampires would later be portrayed as supernatural beings with some human characteristics, and still later as sympathetic figures. Focusing on 19 representative films and television productions, this critical study tracks the evolutionary changes of the screen vampire. It explores the factors that cause a genre to change and examines the alternating cycles of audience expectation. The author identifies three distinct modes of depiction: the Malignant Cycle (1931-1948), comprised primarily of the Universal films; the Erotic Cycle (1957-1985), which encompasses Hammer films and popular television shows such as Dark Shadows; and the Sympathetic Cycle (1987-present) including recent offerings such as The Lost Boys, Interview with the Vampire and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Each film is evaluated in seven key areas including the act of the vampire biting the victim; process of the victim's infection; physical appearance and demeanor of the vampire and the vampire expert; and the eventual destruction of the vampire. Appendices include a complete filmography of the films examined.

The Vampire In Folklore History Literature Film And Television

Author: J. Gordon Melton
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476620830
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The Vampire In Folklore History Literature Film And Television from the Author: J. Gordon Melton. This comprehensive bibliography covers writings about vampires and related creatures from the 19th century to the present. More than 6,000 entries document the vampire's penetration of Western culture, from scholarly discourse, to popular culture, politics and cook books. Sections by topic list works covering various aspects, including general sources, folklore and history, vampires in literature, music and art, metaphorical vampires and the contemporary vampire community. Vampires from film and television--from Bela Lugosi's Dracula to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, True Blood and the Twilight Saga--are well represented.

Dracula S Daughters

Author: Douglas Brode
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810892960
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Dracula S Daughters from the Author: Douglas Brode. Almost as long as cinema has existed, vampires have appeared on screen. Symbolizing an unholy union between sex and death, the vampire‚ÄĒmale or female‚ÄĒhas represented the libido, a ‚Äúrepressed force‚ÄĚ that consumed its victims. Early iconic representations of male vampires were seen in Nosferatu (1922) and Dracula (1931), but not until Dracula‚Äôs Daughter in 1936 did a female ‚Äúsex vampire‚ÄĚ assume the lead. Other female vampires followed, perhaps most provocatively in the Hammer films of the 1950s, ‚Äô60s, and ‚Äô70s. Later incarnations, in such films as Near Dark (1987) and From Dusk till Dawn (1996), offered modern takes on this now iconic figure. In Dracula‚Äôs Daughters: The Female Vampire on Film, Douglas Brode and Leah Deyneka have assembled a varied collection of essays that explore this cinematic type that simultaneously frightens and seduces viewers. These essays address a number of issues raised by the female vampire film, such as violence perpetrated on and by women; reactions to the genre from feminists, antifeminists, and postfeminists; the implications of female vampire films for audiences both gay and straight; and how films reflected the period during which they were created. Other topics include female vampire films in relationship to vampire fiction, particularly by women such as Anne Rice; the relationship of the vampire myth to sexually transmitted diseases like AIDS; issues of race and misogyny; and the unique phenomenon of teen vampires in young adult books and films such as Twilight. Featuring more than thirty photos spanning several decades, this collection offers a compelling assessment of an archetypal figure‚ÄĒan enduring representation of dark desires‚ÄĒthat continues to captivate audiences. This book will appeal not only to scholars and students but also to any lover of transgressive cinema.

The Vampire In Science Fiction Film And Literature

Author: Paul Meehan
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 147661654X
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The Vampire In Science Fiction Film And Literature from the Author: Paul Meehan. Vampires have been a popular subject for writers since their inception in 19th century Gothic literature and, later, became popular with filmmakers. Now the classical vampire is extinct, and in its place are new vampires who embrace the hi-tech worlds of science fiction. This book is the first to examine the history of vampires in science fiction. The first part considers the role of science and pseudo-science, from late Victorian to modern times, in the creation of the vampire, as well as the "sensation fiction" of J. Sheridan Le Fanu, Bram Stoker, Arthur Conan Doyle and H.G. Wells. The second part focuses on the history of the science fiction vampire in the cinema, from the silent era to the present. More than sixty films are discussed, including films from such acclaimed directors as Roger Corman, David Cronenberg, Guillermo del Toro and Steven Spielberg, among others.

Metamorphoses Of The Vampire In Literature And Film

Author: Erik Butler
Publisher: Camden House
ISBN: 1571134328
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Metamorphoses Of The Vampire In Literature And Film from the Author: Erik Butler. The first study to propose a unifying logic underlying the many and varied representations of the vampire in literature and culture.

Vampire Films

Author: Michelle Le Blanc
Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW
ISBN: 184839652X
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Vampire Films from the Author: Michelle Le Blanc. Vampire movies are almost as old as film itself. Constantly remade and reinvented for each new generation, the films, like the vampires themselves, adopt many shapes - from the faithful adaptation of Francis Coppola's Dracula (1992) to the art movie approach of Werner Herzog's Nosferatu remake (1979] via the high-school horror of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992). This handy book traces the vampire film from its beginnings to the present day, acknowledging on its way all the classics of vampire cinema from the original Nosferatu (1921) right up to 30 Days of Night (2007) and beyond. From saucy French vampires to hopping Chinese ones, from Hammer horrors to Hollywood blockbusters, whatever your favourite bloodsucker you'll find it here.


Author: Robert Marrero
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Dracula from the Author: Robert Marrero. No other book captures the true essence of the vampire movie as well as this book. Marrero reviews hundreds of vampire films from Nosferator (1922) to Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992). Over 150 black-and-white illustrations and a complete film index make this book the definitive guide to the vampire film.