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The Resource Rhetoric of modern death in American living dead films, by Outi Hakola

Rhetoric of modern death in American living dead films, by Outi Hakola

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Rhetoric of modern death in American living dead films
Title
Rhetoric of modern death in American living dead films
Statement of responsibility
by Outi Hakola
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 Stoke
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Cataloging source
UKMGB
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Hakola, Outi
Dewey number
791.436548
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN1995.9 .H6 H34 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Studies on popular culture series,
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  • Death in motion pictures
  • Horror films
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • Death in motion pictures
  • Horror films
  • Mummy films
  • Vampire films
  • Zombie films
  • United States
Label
Rhetoric of modern death in American living dead films, by Outi Hakola
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Series Editors' Preface; Chapter 1: Introduction; 1.1. Cultural Context: Change of Death-Related Attitudes; 1.2. The Material: Living Dead Films; 1.3. Theoretical Departure Points: Understanding Textual and Generic Addressing; Chapter 2: Modality of Living Death; 2.1. Embodying Death; 2.2. Narrating Death; 2.3. Symbolizing Death; Chapter 3: Classical Living Dead Films; 3.1. Dracula -- Horrifying and Unnatural Death; 3.2. White Zombie -- Distancing and Alienating Death; 3.3. The Mummy and Scientific Death; 3.4. Idealization of Modern Death
  • Chapter 4: Undead of the Transitional Era4.1. Familial and Americanized Vampires; 4.2. Mummy -- Scientific Control of Natural Death; 4.3. Getting Out of Control -- Zombies, Violence and Death; 4.4. Challenging the Ideals of Modern Death; Chapter 5: Post-Classical Undead; 5.1. Mummies and Body Horror; 5.2. Mistreatment of Dead -- Zombies and Death Industries; 5.3. Desire for Self-Expressive Vampires; 5.4. Ambiguous Return of Ordinary Death; Chapter 6: Digitalized Living Dead; 6.1. The Mummy and Aesthetics of Trivial Death; 6.2. Discomforting Position of the Viewer in Zombie Apocalypses
  • 6.3. Vampires and Death as Part of Personal Identity6.4. Obsessive Interest in Death; Chapter 7: Transforming Traditions of Rhetoric of Death; Filmography; Bibliography; Back Cover
Control code
922153168
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781783203802
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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31809781783203819
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)922153168
Label
Rhetoric of modern death in American living dead films, by Outi Hakola
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Series Editors' Preface; Chapter 1: Introduction; 1.1. Cultural Context: Change of Death-Related Attitudes; 1.2. The Material: Living Dead Films; 1.3. Theoretical Departure Points: Understanding Textual and Generic Addressing; Chapter 2: Modality of Living Death; 2.1. Embodying Death; 2.2. Narrating Death; 2.3. Symbolizing Death; Chapter 3: Classical Living Dead Films; 3.1. Dracula -- Horrifying and Unnatural Death; 3.2. White Zombie -- Distancing and Alienating Death; 3.3. The Mummy and Scientific Death; 3.4. Idealization of Modern Death
  • Chapter 4: Undead of the Transitional Era4.1. Familial and Americanized Vampires; 4.2. Mummy -- Scientific Control of Natural Death; 4.3. Getting Out of Control -- Zombies, Violence and Death; 4.4. Challenging the Ideals of Modern Death; Chapter 5: Post-Classical Undead; 5.1. Mummies and Body Horror; 5.2. Mistreatment of Dead -- Zombies and Death Industries; 5.3. Desire for Self-Expressive Vampires; 5.4. Ambiguous Return of Ordinary Death; Chapter 6: Digitalized Living Dead; 6.1. The Mummy and Aesthetics of Trivial Death; 6.2. Discomforting Position of the Viewer in Zombie Apocalypses
  • 6.3. Vampires and Death as Part of Personal Identity6.4. Obsessive Interest in Death; Chapter 7: Transforming Traditions of Rhetoric of Death; Filmography; Bibliography; Back Cover
Control code
922153168
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781783203802
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
31809781783203819
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)922153168

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