I took a class on horror films in college, and this was the textbook Of course, being a college student, I didn t read very much of it so I went back and read through it a few years later It covers a variety of themes and subgenres within the field of horror and was fairly interesting. In This Volume, Stephen Prince Has Collected Essays Reviewing The History Of The Horror Film And The Psychological Reasons For Its Persistent Appeal, As Well As Discussions Of The Developmental Responses Of Young Adult Viewers And Children To The Genre The Book Focuses On Recent Postmodern Examples Such As The Blair Witch Project In A Daring Move, The Volume Also Examines Holocaust Films In Relation To Horror Part One Features Essays On The Silent And Classical Hollywood Eras Part Two Covers The PostWorld War II Era And Discusses The Historical, Aesthetic, And Psychological Characteristics Of Contemporary Horror Films In Contrast To Horror During The Classical Hollywood Period, Contemporary Horror Features Graphic And Prolonged Visualizations Of Disturbing And Horrific Imagery, As Well As Other Distinguishing Characteristics Princes Introduction Provides An Overview Of The Genre, Contextualizing The Readings That FollowStephen Prince Is Professor Of Communications At Virginia Tech He Has Written Many Film Books, Including Classical Film Violence Designing And Regulating Brutality In Hollywood Cinema And Has Edited Screening Violence, Also In The Depth Of Field Series
Stephen Prince teaches film history, criticism, and theory at Virginia Tech s School of Performing Arts He received his Ph.D from the Annenberg School of Communication at the University of Pennsylvania Librarian s note There is than one author in the Goodreads database with this name.
- 280 pages
- The Horror Film (Depth of Field)
- Stephen Prince
- 08 October 2019 Stephen Prince