Shocking Representation: Historical Trauma, National Cinema, and the Modern Horror Film

Shocking Representation: Historical Trauma, National Cinema, and the Modern Horror Film

In this imaginative new work, Adam Lowenstein explores the ways in which a group of groundbreaking horror films engaged the haunting social conflicts left in the wake of World War II, Hiroshima, and the Vietnam War. Lowenstein centers Shocking Representation around readings of films by Georges Franju, Michael Powell, Shindo Kaneto, Wes Craven, and David Cronenberg. He shows that through allegorical representations these directors' films confronted and challenged… (more)

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Publisher: Columbia University Press (November 09, 2005)

Collection: Film and Culture Series

Parent ISBN: 9780231132473

Language: English


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