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The Monster Always Returns
American Horror Films and Their Remakes
An in-depth look at the phenomenon of horror film remakes and the cultural fears and forces that shape the incessant reproduction of fictional monsters.
Frankenstein, Film, and the Anthropotechnical Interface
We have never been natural – and neither has nature. »Frankenstein« films offer us glimpses of this unsettling fact about the inherently technological mediation of a world in transition.
Rubble, Ruins and Romanticism
Visual Style, Narration and Identity in German Post-War Cinema
»Good Germans« during »bad times«? This study shows that there are also rubble films that provoke a »critical discussion« on German national identity.
100 Years of German Heimat Film
There has recently been an astonishing revival of the German Heimat film. This volume describes a vivid film history of this genre from the early Luis Trenker films to Fatih Akin's current works.
The Beatles on Film
Analysis of Movies, Documentaries, Spoofs and Cartoons
This book provides the production history and a contextual interpretation of The Beatles' movies (A Hard Day's Night, Help!, Yellow Submarine, Let It Be) and describes their ability to project the group's image at different stages in their career. It also includes a discussion of all of The Beatles' promotional films and videos, as well as their television cartoon series and the self-produced television special Magical Mystery Tour. Along with The Beatles' feature movies and promos, this analysis also contains documentaries, such as The Compleat Beatles and Anthology, as well as dramatizations of the band's history, such as Backbeat, The Hours and Times, and Two of Us.