Rational Fears: American Horror in the 1950s download epub
by Mark Jancovich
Jancovich (Horror, Trafalgar Square, 1994) targets the 1950s in his scholarly treatment of titles like The Thing from . Rational Fears is a fascinating discussion that includes excellent analyses of key films of the 1950s.
Jancovich (Horror, Trafalgar Square, 1994) targets the 1950s in his scholarly treatment of titles like The Thing from Another World, The Day the Earth Stood Still, It Came from Outer Space, and Creature from the Black Lagoon. Refuting the usual interpretation that such films display Cold War paranoia, he shows how American 1950s horror cinema offered a critique of consumer culture, masculinity, and scientific rationality.
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Jancovich, Mark (1996). Rational Fears: American Horror in the 1950s. Download as PDF. Printable version. Manchester University Press. The American Film Institute Catalog of Motion Pictures Produced in the United States: Feature Films, 1961–1970, Part 2. University of California Press.
The United States in the 1950s experienced marked economic growth – with an increase in manufacturing and home construction amongst a post–World War II economic expansion. The Cold War and its associated conflicts helped create a politically conservative climate in the country, as the quasi-confrontation intensified throughout the entire decade.
This re-assessment of 1950s American horror films relates them to the cultural debates of the period and to other examples of the horror genre: novels and comics. Through close analysis of a wide range of films such as I Was a Teenage Werewolf and Creature of the Black Lagoon Mark Jancovich argues that horror films of the 1950s developed a critique of conservatism, conformity, mass society and masculinity.
Rational Fears: American Horror in the 1950s. Part 1 Preface: creatures from beyond - rationalization and resistance in the 1950s
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Mark Jancovich is Professor of Film and Television Studies at the University of East. Rational Fears: American Horror in the 1950s more. More Info: Manchester University Press, 1996, pp. viii + 324.
In the 1950s, financial prosperity allowed young Americans to participate in. .Hollywood also felt the strain of Cold War fears. To appeal to teens, studios produced large numbers of horror films and movies starring music idols such as Elvis.
Hollywood also felt the strain of Cold War fears. The House Un-American Activities Committee hearings targeted suspected Communists in Hollywood. When Senator Joseph McCarthy called eleven unfriendly witnesses to testify before Congress about Communism in the film industry in October 1947, only playwright Bertolt Brecht answered questions.
Rational fears by Mark Jancovich, 1996, Manchester University Press, Distributed exclusively in the USA and Canada by St.American horror in the 1950s. There's no description for this book yet.
American horror in the 1950s. Published 1996 by Manchester University Press, Distributed exclusively in the USA and Canada by St. Martin's Press in Manchester, New York, New York, NY, USA. History and criticism, Horror films, Internet Archive Wishlist.