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European Nightmares: Horror Cinema in Europe Since 1945
This volume is the first edited collection of essays focusing on European horror cinema from 1945 to the present. It features new contributions by distinguished international scholars exploring British, French, Spanish, Italian, German and Northern European and Eastern European horror cinema. The essays employ a variety of current critical methods of analysis, ranging from ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published May 29th 2012 by Wallflower Press
(first published April 3rd 2012)
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The problem with this kind of a collection of essays is that it's very loose and doesn't give you any kind of a good picture you'd like from a book called "Horror Cinema in Europe Since 1945", it's just random snippets from here and there. Most of the films talked in here aren't the obvious big ones (again, the ones you'd like from a book like this), except for Italian cinema, which goes into detail about Suspiria, and slightly into Fulci etc. Some of the essays are quite interesting, others rat ...more
Very scholarly collection of essays using different critical approaches. Deleuzian theory went right over my head, other passages resonated like the essay about art walking. Far too much critical snobbery and references to 'low culture' for my taste.