Hollywood Gothic, 1930-1960

Jancovich, Mark (2021) Hollywood Gothic, 1930-1960. In: The Cambridge History of the Gothic. Cambridge University Press, pp. 80-98.

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Abstract

An account of Hollywood Gothic productions from 1930s to 1960 that challenges the preoccupation with the Universal horror films of the 1930s and the Hammer films of the late 1950s. In the process, it examines both of these phenomena within a broader context of Gothic productions and examines how the Universal films emerged out of a cycle of Gothic productions that went back into the 1920s; the ways in which the 1940s marked a period that was distinct from that of the late 1920s and early 1930s; and the processes through which the sf films of the 1950s emerged and then transformed into the (often psychological) Gothic films of the late 1950s.

Item Type: Book Section
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Art, Media and American Studies
University of East Anglia > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Film, Television and Media
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2021 23:41
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2021 23:41
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/81169
DOI: 10.1017/9781108624268.005

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