Directorial Self-Fashioning in American Horror Cinema: George A. Romero, Wes Craven, Rob Zombie, Eli Roth and the Masters of Horror

Directorial Self-Fashioning in American Horror Cinema: George A. Romero, Wes Craven, Rob Zombie, Eli Roth and the Masters of Horror

By: Ben Kooyman (author)Hardback

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Foreword: The Horror Film Director as Artist, Huckster, Star by Steffen Hantke; Acknowledgements; Introduction: Self-Fashioning in American Horror Cinema; Introduction to self-fashioning; Pros and cons of working in the "black sheep" of genres; Auteurs, impresarios, and auteur-impresarios; Scope and parameters of this study; Chapter 1: When Worlds Collide: Rob Zombie meets Corporate Horror Remake culture and the Splat Pack; Halloween (2007); Halloween II (2009); Chapter 2: How to Make Friends and Influence People: Eli Roth's Self-Fashioning; Omnipresent Wunderkind; Self-fashioning trough association; Making Friends: Roth as Director; Influencing People: Roth as Producer; Chapter 3: Survival of the Diarist of the Dead: George A Romero Inside and Outside Hollywood; Romero's influence and professional constraints; Hollywood Insider: Land of the Dead (2005); Hollywood Outside: Diary of the Dead (2007) and Survival of the Dead (2009); Chapter 4: Their Wildest Dreams, Your Worst Nightmares:; Carpenter, Dante, Landis, Hooper and Masters of Horror; Event Filmmaking in the horror genre; John Carpenter; Joe Dante; John Landis; Tobe Hooper; Twilight of the Masters; Chapter 5: Wes Craven: A Career of Contradictions; Savior of Horror?; Early Craven (1971-1994); Comeback Craven (1995-2000); Craven in the noughties (2001-2011); Conclusion: Closing Thoughts and Future Directions; High adventure and safe passage in a genre of contradictions; Outlets of self-fashioning for contemporary horror filmmakers; Self-fashioning from the fringe, and future research directions; Notes; Bibliography/Selected filmography; Index.

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  • ISBN13: 9780773400887
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 328
  • ID: 9780773400887
  • ISBN10: 0773400885

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