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The Resource Celluloid vampires : life after death in the modern world, Stacey Abbott

Celluloid vampires : life after death in the modern world, Stacey Abbott

Label
Celluloid vampires : life after death in the modern world
Title
Celluloid vampires
Title remainder
life after death in the modern world
Statement of responsibility
Stacey Abbott
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
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Abbott, Stacey
Dewey number
791.43/675
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
PN1995.9.V3
LC item number
A23 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vampire films
  • Stoker, Bram; Dracula
  • Stoker, Bram
  • Stoker, Bram
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • Vampire films
  • Vampirfilm
  • Film
  • Motiv (Film)
  • Vampir
  • Vampirfilm
  • Vampire films
Summary expansion
In 1896, French magician and filmmaker George Meacute;liegrave;s brought forth the first celluloid vampire in his film Le manoir du diable . The vampire continues to be one of film's most popular gothic monsters and in fact, today more people become acquainted with the vampire through film than through literature, such as Bram Stoker's classic Dracula . How has this long legacy of celluloid vampires affected our understanding of vampire mythology? And how has the vampire morphed from its folkloric and literary origins? In this entertaining and absorbing work, Stacey Abbott challenges the conventional interpretation of vampire mythology and argues that the medium of film has completely reinvented the vampire archetype. Rather than representing the primitive and folkloric, the vampire has come to embody the very experience of modernity. No longer in a cape and coffin, today's vampire resides in major cities, listens to punk music, embraces technology, and adapts to any situation. Sometimes she's even female. With case studies of vampire classics such as Nosferatu, Martin, Blade, and Habit, the author traces the evolution of the American vampire film, arguing that vampires are more than just blood-drinking monsters; they reflect the cultural and social climate of the societies that produce them, especially during times of intense change and modernization. Abbott also explores how independent filmmaking techniques, special effects makeup, and the stunning and ultramodern computer-generated effects of recent films have affected the representation of the vampire in film
Label
Celluloid vampires : life after death in the modern world, Stacey Abbott
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Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
  • Includes filmography: pages 255-258
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-254) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: A little less ritual and a little more fun. PART ONE. Bram Stoker's Dracula from novel to film. Dracula: a wonder of the modern world -- The cinematic spectacle of vampirism: Nosferatu in the light of new technology -- From Hollywood gothic to hammer horror: the modern evolution of Dracula. PART TWO. The birth of the modern American vampire. The Seventies: the vamire decade -- George Romero's Martin: an American vampire -- Walking corpses and independent filmmaking techniques -- Special makeup effects and exploding vampires. PART THREE. Reconfiguring the urban vampire. New York and the vampire flaneuse -- Vampire road movies: from modernity to postmodernity -- Los Angeles: fangs, gangs, and vampireland. PART FOUR. Redefining boundaries. Vampire cyborgs -- Vampires in a borderless world
Control code
605919621
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (x, 266 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780292794696
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
99968852505
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt8vz8b
  • 51c668a3-12f1-4c45-ab4f-9c0d75058e1f
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)605919621
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Celluloid vampires : life after death in the modern world, Stacey Abbott
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
  • Includes filmography: pages 255-258
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-254) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: A little less ritual and a little more fun. PART ONE. Bram Stoker's Dracula from novel to film. Dracula: a wonder of the modern world -- The cinematic spectacle of vampirism: Nosferatu in the light of new technology -- From Hollywood gothic to hammer horror: the modern evolution of Dracula. PART TWO. The birth of the modern American vampire. The Seventies: the vamire decade -- George Romero's Martin: an American vampire -- Walking corpses and independent filmmaking techniques -- Special makeup effects and exploding vampires. PART THREE. Reconfiguring the urban vampire. New York and the vampire flaneuse -- Vampire road movies: from modernity to postmodernity -- Los Angeles: fangs, gangs, and vampireland. PART FOUR. Redefining boundaries. Vampire cyborgs -- Vampires in a borderless world
Control code
605919621
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (x, 266 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780292794696
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
99968852505
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt8vz8b
  • 51c668a3-12f1-4c45-ab4f-9c0d75058e1f
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)605919621
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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