The Dread of DifferenceThe Dread of Difference



"The Dread of Difference is a classic. Few film studies texts have been so widely read and so influential. It's rarely on the shelf at my university library, so continuously does it circulate.

Author: Barry Keith Grant

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292772458

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"The Dread of Difference is a classic. Few film studies texts have been so widely read and so influential. It's rarely on the shelf at my university library, so continuously does it circulate. Now this new edition expands the already comprehensive coverage of gender in the horror film with new essays on recent developments such as the Hostel series and torture porn. Informative and enlightening, this updated classic is an essential reference for fans and students of horror movies."—Stephen Prince, editor of The Horror Film and author of Digital Visual Effects in Cinema: The Seduction of Reality "An impressive array of distinguished scholars . . . gazes deeply into the darkness and then forms a Dionysian chorus reaffirming that sexuality and the monstrous are indeed mated in many horror films."—Choice "An extremely useful introduction to recent thinking about gender issues within this genre."—Film Theory

The Dread of DifferenceThe Dread of Difference



As these essays persuasively show, not only are horror movies about patriarchy and its fear of the feminine, but they also offer feminist critique and pleasure.

Author: Barry Keith Grant

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292727941

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An undying procession of sons of Dracula and daughters of darkness has animated the horror film genre from the beginning. Indeed, in this pioneering exploration of the cinema of fear, Barry Keith Grant and twenty other film critics posit that horror is always rooted in gender, particularly in anxieties about sexual difference and gender politics. The book opens with the influential theoretical works of Linda Williams, Carol J. Clover, and Barbara Creed. Subsequent essays explore the history of the genre, from classic horror such as King Kong and Bride of Frankenstein to the more recent Fatal Attraction and Bram Stoker's Dracula. Other topics covered include the work of horror auteurs David Cronenberg, Dario Argento, and George Romero; the Aliens trilogy; and the importance of gender in relation to horror marketing and reception. Other contributors include Vera Dika, Thomas Doherty, Lucy Fischer, Christopher Sharrett, Vivian Sobchack, Tony Williams, and Robin Wood. Writing across a full range of critical methods from classic psychoanalysis to feminism and postmodernism, they balance theoretical generalizations with close readings of films and discussions of figures associated with the genre. The Dread of Difference demonstrates that horror is hardly a uniformly masculine discourse. As these essays persuasively show, not only are horror movies about patriarchy and its fear of the feminine, but they also offer feminist critique and pleasure.

Film Genre Reader IVFilm Genre Reader IV



This fourth edition adds new essays on genre definition and cycles, action movies, science fiction, and heritage films, along with a comprehensive and updated bibliography.

Author: Barry Keith Grant

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292745742

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Page: 784

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From reviews of the third edition: "Film Genre Reader III lives up to the high expectations set by its predecessors, providing an accessible and relatively comprehensive look at genre studies. The anthology's consideration of the advantages and challenges of genre studies, as well as its inclusion of various film genres and methodological approaches, presents a pedagogically useful overview." —Scope Since 1986, Film Genre Reader has been the standard reference and classroom text for the study of genre in film, with more than 25,000 copies sold. Barry Keith Grant has again revised and updated the book to reflect the most recent developments in genre study. This fourth edition adds new essays on genre definition and cycles, action movies, science fiction, and heritage films, along with a comprehensive and updated bibliography. The volume includes more than thirty essays by some of film's most distinguished critics and scholars of popular cinema, including Charles Ramírez Berg, John G. Cawelti, Celestino Deleyto, David Desser, Thomas Elsaesser, Steve Neale, Thomas Schatz, Paul Schrader, Vivian Sobchack, Janet Staiger, Linda Williams, and Robin Wood.

The Hollywood Film MusicalThe Hollywood Film Musical



The book also provides a selection of close readings of iconic musicals from the golden age of the 1930s right up to the new century: from Top Hat and Singin' in the Rain to Woodstock, Gimme Shelter, West Side Story and Across the Universe.

Author: Barry Keith Grant

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118231814

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This revealing history of the American film musical synthesizes thecritical literature on the genre and provides a series of closeanalytical readings of iconic musical films, focusing on theircultural relationship to other aspects of American popularmusic. Offers a depth of scholarship that will appeal to students andscholars Leads a crucial analysis of the cultural context of musicals,particularly the influence of popular music on the genre Delves into critical issues behind these films such as race,gender, ideology, and authorship Features close readings of canonical and neglected filmmusicals from the 1930s to the present including: Top Hat,Singin' in the Rain, Woodstock, Gimme Shelter,West Side Story, and Across the Universe

Five Films by Frederick WisemanFive Films by Frederick Wiseman



This book makes available for the first time transcriptions of five of Wiseman’s most important films— Titicut Follies, High School, Welfare, High School II, Public Housing—providing all of the dialogue as well as annotations about ...

Author: Frederick Wiseman

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520938704

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Frederick Wiseman is among America’s foremost documentary filmmakers. The recipient of many awards, including three Emmys, Wiseman has made more than thirty feature-length documentaries during a career that has spanned five decades. Together, these films provide a fascinating chronicle of American social and institutional life. This book makes available for the first time transcriptions of five of Wiseman’s most important films— Titicut Follies, High School, Welfare, High School II, Public Housing—providing all of the dialogue as well as annotations about other aspects of the soundtracks such as music and ambient noise, and notes about editing and camera movement. These scene-by-scene transcripts enable readers to scrutinize the films’ complex structural patterns, recurring motifs, editing regimes, and the unscripted dialogue that makes Wiseman’s cinema a rich repository of American speech. Editor Barry Keith Grant’s critical introduction discusses the importance of sound in Wiseman’s documentaries. Liberally illustrated with images from the films, these meticulous transcriptions are accompanied by a bibliography and filmography.

Comics and Pop CultureComics and Pop Culture



The result is a fascinating re-imagination of the texts that continue to push the boundaries of panel, frame, and popular culture.

Author: Barry Keith Grant

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9781477319390

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Page: 344

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It is hard to discuss the current film industry without acknowledging the impact of comic book adaptations, especially considering the blockbuster success of recent superhero movies. Yet transmedial adaptations are part of an evolution that can be traced to the turn of the last century, when comic strips such as “Little Nemo in Slumberland” and “Felix the Cat” were animated for the silver screen. Representing diverse academic fields, including technoculture, film studies, theater, feminist studies, popular culture, and queer studies, Comics and Pop Culture presents more than a dozen perspectives on this rich history and the effects of such adaptations. Examining current debates and the questions raised by comics adaptations, including those around authorship, style, and textual fidelity, the contributors consider the topic from an array of approaches that take into account representations of sexuality, gender, and race as well as concepts of world-building and cultural appropriation in comics from Modesty Blaise to Black Panther. The result is a fascinating re-imagination of the texts that continue to push the boundaries of panel, frame, and popular culture.

Slippery PastimesSlippery Pastimes



The essays are accessibly written for undergraduate students and interested general readers.

Author: Joan Nicks

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 9781554587612

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Sixteen essays, written by specialists from many fields, grapple with the problem of a popular culture that is not very popular — but is seen by most as vital to the body politic, whether endangered by globalization or capable of politically progressive messages for its audiences. Slippery Pastimes covers a variety of topics: Canadian popular music from rock ’n’ roll to country, hip-hop to pop-Celtic; television; advertising; tourism; sport and even postage stamps! As co-editors, Nicks and Sloniowski have taken an open view of the Canadian Popular, and contributors have approached their topics from a variety of perspectives, including cultural studies, women’s studies, film studies, sociology and communication studies. The essays are accessibly written for undergraduate students and interested general readers.

Covering NiagaraCovering Niagara



Covering Niagara: Studies in Local Popular Culture closely examines some of the myriad forms of popular culture in the Niagara region of Canada.

Author: Joan Nicks

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 9781554587605

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Page: 408

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Covering Niagara: Studies in Local Popular Culture closely examines some of the myriad forms of popular culture in the Niagara region of Canada. Essays consider common assumptions and definitions of what popular culture is and seek to determine whether broad theories of popular culture can explain or make sense of localized instances of popular culture and the cultural experiences of people in their daily lives. Among the many topics covered are local bicycle parades and war memorials, cooking and wine culture, radio and movie-going, music stores and music scenes, tourist sites, and blackface minstrel shows. The authors approach their subjects from a variety of critical and historical perspectives and employ a range of methodologies that includes cultural studies, textual analysis, archival research, and participant interviews. Altogether, Covering Niagara provides a richly diverse mapping of the popular culture of a particular area of Canada and demonstrates the complexities of everyday culture.

Fritz LangFritz Lang



A collection of conversations about the filmmaker whose life and work spanned six decades of film history

Author: Fritz Lang

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ISBN: 1578065763

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Page: 195

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Film -- Biography --> The films of Fritz Lang depict an entrapping, claustrophobic world in which people are controlled by larger forces. His overriding theme is the struggle against fate and against the traits of human nature that doom us. His life and work spanned six decades of film history-from the silent era through the golden age of German Expressionism of the 1920s and the classic studio system in Hollywood to the rise of the international co-production. In Hollywood he worked for every major studio except Disney. He made blockbusters, modest B movies, and everything in between. Among his films are classics of German cinema-including Metropolis and M. In America he made some of the most notable crime movies (Fury), noir films (The Big Heat), and Westerns (The Return of Frank James) of the studio era. Despite the different time periods, nations, and genres in which he worked, his films remain stylistically consistent. Lang (1890-1976), a notoriously difficult interviewee, granted relatively few interviews apart from short publicity exchanges in the promotion of his films. Fully aware of his public persona, he was a canny self-promoter who carefully constructed half-truths and myths about himself. This fascinating collection covers his conversations about his life and his works over a period of forty years. They reveal how cinema for Lang was an intensely personal art. "For me," he said, "cinema is a vice. I love it intimately. I've often written that it is the art form of our century." Barry Keith Grant, a professor of film studies and popular culture at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada, is the author of Voyages of Discovery: The Cinema of Frederick Wiseman, co-author of The Film Studies Dictionary, and editor of The Dread of Difference: Gender and the Horror Film, Documenting the Documentary: Close Readings of Documentary Film and Video, and Film Genre Reader.

Fritz LangFritz Lang



This fascinating collection covers his conversations about his life and his works over a period of forty years. They reveal how cinema for Lang was an intensely personal art. "For me," he said, "cinema is a vice. I love it intimately.

Author: Fritz Lang

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1578065771

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Page: 195

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The films of Fritz Lang depict an entrapping, claustrophobic world in which people are controlled by larger forces. His overriding theme is the struggle against fate and against the traits of human nature that doom us. His life and work spanned six decades of film history-from the silent era through the golden age of German Expressionism of the 1920s and the classic studio system in Hollywood to the rise of the international co-production. In Hollywood he worked for every major studio except Disney. He made blockbusters, modest B movies, and everything in between. Among his films are classics of German cinema-including Metropolis and M. In America he made some of the most notable crime movies (Fury), noir films (The Big Heat), and Westerns (The Return of Frank James) of the studio era. Despite the different time periods, nations, and genres in which he worked, his films remain stylistically consistent. Lang (1890-1976), a notoriously difficult interviewee, granted relatively few interviews apart from short publicity exchanges in the promotion of his films. Fully aware of his public persona, he was a canny self-promoter who carefully constructed half-truths and myths about himself. This fascinating collection covers his conversations about his life and his works over a period of forty years. They reveal how cinema for Lang was an intensely personal art. "For me," he said, "cinema is a vice. I love it intimately. I've often written that it is the art form of our century."

Kane s Son Males and Masculinity in Alien Kane s Son Males and Masculinity in Alien



Therefore, my task in this essay will be to look at the Alien movies – with a main focus on the original and the second part – from a different point of view. (...) 1.1 ALIEN AND THE UNCANNY Why is it that some things scare us, whereas ...

Author: Rebecca Schuster

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783638001090

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Seminar paper from the year 2006 in the subject American Studies - Culture and Applied Geography, grade: 1,0, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, 8 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: INTRODUCTION Since Alien first appeared on screen in 1979, there have been many studies about it, covering every imaginable interpretation possible. There was a focus especially on gender theory and femininity studies – essays on a lesbian point of view, the abject mother and monstrous femininity. Even about male homoerotic aspects, obviously with special emphasis on Alien3. Astoundingly enough there is far less material about a male heterosexual approach to the movies. Therefore, my task in this essay will be to look at the Alien movies – with a main focus on the original and the second part – from a different point of view. (...) 1.1 ALIEN AND THE UNCANNY Why is it that some things scare us, whereas other things do not bother us at all? One may look and find a possible answer to this question in Sigmund Freud’s treatise on the uncanny. One aspect that might help is Freud’s assumptions that people always “experience the feeling [of the uncanny] in the highest degree in relation to death and dead bodies, to the return of the dead, and to spirits and ghosts.” This notion becomes important when one takes a closer look at the Alien’s body. H.R. Giger’s creation consists to a great part of (humanlike) bones. The Alien’s chest looks like an uncovered human ribcage, while the legs look as if they just consist of muscles and veins with the outer skin stripped of (Fig.1). (...) 2. THE MASCULINE ALIEN All of the Alien movies – with a possible exception of Alien Resurrection – are full of metaphoric images. Many of them are due to artist H.R. Giger, who was mainly responsible for the creation of the foreign planet, spaceships and the Alien itself. Most of those images are sexual connoted allegories. The chair-like construction of the alien pilot, for example, resembles an erect penis. The same is true for the Alien itself, but although we find allegories for both genders throughout the movies, most of the theorists who wrote about them cling to the notion, that the foreign – the alien/Alien – is female.

American JournalismAmerican Journalism



David J. Vergobbi , University of Utah Barry Keith Grant , ed . , The Dread of
Difference : Gender and the Horror Film . Austin : University of Texas Press , 1996
. 456 pp . Cloth , $ 55 . Paper , $ 24.95 . From the earliest days of the silent
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Confronting CancerConfronting Cancer



It is to enlarge the possibility of intelligible discourse between people quite
different from one another in interest , outlook ... METAPHORS THAT BATTLE
DREAD AND DIFFERENCE The encounter between Niasov and Wells
exemplifies the ...

Author: Juliet Marie McMullin

Publisher: School for Advanced Research on the

ISBN: STANFORD:36105124190872

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The World Health Organization (WHO) reported more than 7 million deaths from cancer-- 2.5 percent of all deaths--in 2005. Each year there are approximately 11 million new cases, and WHO expects that the number will double by 2020. Although the disease is not uncommon in rich nations, 70 percent of cancer deaths occur in low- and middle-income regions and countries. The growing frequency of the disease reinforces its significance as a metaphor for lack of control and degeneration and as a signifier of difference, something that is part of one's body and world and yet completely unacceptable. In this book, anthropologists examine the lived experiences of individuals confronting cancer and reveal the social context in which prevention and treatment may succeed or fail.

Separation Anxiety and the Dread of Abandonment in Adult MalesSeparation Anxiety and the Dread of Abandonment in Adult Males



The area of psychology that deals with differences among persons is called
differential psychology ( Anastasi , 1958 ; Tyler , 1965 ) . 2 . Gender difference is
the term traditionally used when the focus is on social behavior , such as
occupational ...

Author: Gwendolyn Stevens

Publisher: Praeger Publishers

ISBN: UOM:39015032491634

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A penetrating look at the psychological pitfalls for adult men of severed relationships and the reasons why men have such difficulty overcoming the obstacles that preclude the formation of meaningful longterm social ties.

Video WatchdogVideo Watchdog



the contributors to THE DREAD OF DIFFERENCE . If you want a sample of Creed
and Berenstein , DREAD provides a solid introduction to both women ' s
arguments , along with excerpts from Carol Clover and Linda Williams ; their work
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Law and ReligionLaw and Religion



Difference frequently appears to be the fearsome presence within democratic
culture , rather than its enlivening wellspring . Difference , as the epigraphs from
John Jay and Arthur Schlesinger suggest , is a source of dread : a fear of the ...

Author: Gad Barzilai

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: STANFORD:36105064193373

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This volume consists of nineteen previously-published articles written by leading international scholars on various aspects of law and religion. The volume looks at law and religion in the context of political power, covering different religions including Christianity, Islam and Judaism. It examines through a diversity of perspectives the law in religion and religion in law, enabling readers to gain multi-disciplinary insights into pressing contemporary issues.

Auteurs and AuthorshipAuteurs and Authorship



This is an introductory book on auteurs within film studies. It addresses the range of theoretical issues and aesthetic and historical debates relating to film authorship, whilst providing author criticism and analysis in practice.

Author: Barry Keith Grant

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: UOM:39015066412365

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Page: 322

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This is an introductory book on auteurs within film studies. It addresses the range of theoretical issues and aesthetic and historical debates relating to film authorship, whilst providing author criticism and analysis in practice.

A Measurable DifferenceA Measurable Difference



When men were released from the dread of sailing off the edge of a flat saucer ,
commerce followed the new knowledge as voyage followed voyage and
Europeans turned outward from their small kingdoms . In a few years , the
millennium we ...

Author: Walker Lee Cisler

Publisher: Graduate School of Business Administration University of Michigan

ISBN: UOM:39015009167795

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