Euro Gothic: Classics of Continental Horror Cinema

Euro Gothic Classics of Continental Horror Cinema From the Expressionist reveries of the Weimar Republic to the transgressive nightmares smuggled past the Franco regime via surrealist Gallic fever dreams and psychedelic shockers from Cinecitt Jona

  • Title: Euro Gothic: Classics of Continental Horror Cinema
  • Author: Jonathan Rigby
  • ISBN: 9780957648159
  • Page: 394
  • Format: Hardcover
  • From the Expressionist reveries of the Weimar Republic to the transgressive nightmares smuggled past the Franco regime, via surrealist Gallic fever dreams and psychedelic shockers from Cinecitt , Jonathan Rigby brings his incisive scrutiny to bear on than 100 key films, starting in the aftermath of World War I and winding up with the video revolution of the early 1980From the Expressionist reveries of the Weimar Republic to the transgressive nightmares smuggled past the Franco regime, via surrealist Gallic fever dreams and psychedelic shockers from Cinecitt , Jonathan Rigby brings his incisive scrutiny to bear on than 100 key films, starting in the aftermath of World War I and winding up with the video revolution of the early 1980s.

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    1. I doubt that there is a more comprehensive examination of the European horror scene than this book. Starting with the earliest silent films Euro Gothic runs all the way up to the mid 1980's and picks out several key films for each era and with each step the author makes you want to sit down and revisit the films you have enjoyed from the past and that maybe you have missed. Only the other 2 volumes in this series (English Gothic and American Gothic) and Stephen Thrower's Nightmare USA, come clos [...]

    2. Easily one of the best books about movies I've ever read. Obscure foreign horror films of yesteryear are an avid and lifelong interest of mine, but somehow this book was able to aim me at literally dozens of interesting specimens that I'd not been previously aware of.

    3. EURO GOTHIC is an excellent and fully comprehensive look at horror cinema in continental Europe, from its inception in the early 20th century through to its dying days in the 1980s. Jonathan Rigby, who previously handled the similarly-themed (and just as good) ENGLISH GOTHIC, comes up trumps once more with a book that is both scholarly and entertaining, readable and yet packed with depth.The sheer breadth and amount of films covered is breathtaking; even as a movie fan familiar with thousands up [...]

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