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The Vampire Film: Undead Cinema
This introductory volume offers an elegant analysis of the enduring appeal of the cinematic vampire. From Georges M�li�s' early cinematic experiments to Twilight and Let the Right One In, the history of vampires in cinema can be organized by a handful of governing principles that help make sense of this movie monster's remarkable fecundity. Among these principles are that ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published May 29th 2012 by Wallflower Press
(first published April 3rd 2012)
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Some interesting ideas and connections, but lacking in some areas and downright wrong in some others (the suggestion that Theda Bara was the first film vamp, for one). An okay starting-off point for research, and might point students in some neat directions, but ultimately the book's best point is that it cites a number of better and more worthwhile texts to pursue.
Mar 22, 2014 Steen Ledet rated it it was ok
I understand that the Short Cuts series is meant to serve as an introduction and textbook bridge to a specific subject, but I can't help but be disappointed with Weinstock's book. Although it has some great insights, they are never really developed, depth of analysis instead giving way for critical summaries of a wide range of films. However, instead of fully bringing out the richness of the subject (which the other Short Cuts books I've read do), this book collapses all vampire films into desir ...more