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Author Hubner, Laura, 1970- author.

Title Fairytale and Gothic Horror : Uncanny Transformations in Film / Laura Hubner.

Published London, United Kingdom : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018]


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Physical description 1 online resource
Series Springer Literature, Cultural and Media Studies eBooks 2018 English+International
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Intro; Preface; Acknowledgements; Contents; List of Figures; Chapter 1 Introduction; References; Chapter 2 Fairytale Roots and Transformations; References; Chapter 3 Gothic Transgression, Horror and Film; References; Chapter 4 Rebecca Returns: Death and Renewal Beyond the Door; References; Chapter 5 Encountering the Werewolf-Confronting the Self: On and Off the Path to The Company of Wolves; References; Chapter 6 The Horror in Pan's Labyrinth: Beneath the Rhetoric of Hope and Fear; References; Chapter 7 Afterword: Uncanny Transformations in Film; Index.
Summary This book explores the idiosyncratic effects generated as fairytale and gothic horror join, clash or merge in cinema. Identifying long-held traditions that have inspired this topical phenomenon, the book features close analysis of classical through to contemporary films. It begins by tracing fairytale and gothic origins and evolutions, examining the diverse ways these have been embraced and developed by cinema horror. It moves on to investigate films close up, locating fairytale horror, motifs and themes and a distinctively cinematic gothic horror. At the book's core are recurring concerns including: the boundaries of the human; rational and irrational forces; fears and dreams; 'the uncanny' and transitions between the wilds and civilization. While chronology shapes the book, it is thematically driven, with an interest in the cultural and political functions of fairytale and gothic horror, and the levels of transgression or social conformity at the heart of the films.
Other author SpringerLink issuing body.
Subject Horror films -- History and criticism.
Fairy tales in motion pictures.
Folklore in motion pictures.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
ISBN 9781137393470 (electronic bk.)
1137393475 (electronic bk.)
Standard Number 10.1057/978-1-137-39347-0