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Chronicles Of Terror: The History Of The Horror Film In The Twentieth Century

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By the end of the 1920s, sound in films was firmly established as a commercial necessity. With the death of Lon Chaney in 1930, America's foremost apostle of the weird and morbid in cinema was gone. In Germany, financial collapse and frightening political upheavals drove filmmakers to abandon the supernatural for the grim realities of modern life.

But the silent era had in

Hardcover, 240 pages
Published January 1st 2003 by Midnight Marquee PR
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Sean O'Hara
Dec 27, 2010 rated it really liked it
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Excellent overview of horror movies through the silent era. Unsurprisingly, America gets most of the attention, though Haberman devotes two chapters to European cinema -- one (the longest in the book) to German film, and one to the rest of Europe, though really he only mentions three films (Haxan, The Lodger, and a mediocre French production of The Fall of the House of Usher). When Haberman turns to the United States, he gives a quick overview of the genre up to 1920, which pretty much consists ...more
Oct 30, 2012 rated it liked it
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Good historical overview of silent horror movies though I felt it spent a bit too much time on Metropolis. Although Metropolis is great and highly influential I think it's a stretch to call it a horror movie even if it is a genre film. The Passion of Joan of Arc has much more in common with horror movies than Metropolis.
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