B-Movie Gothic: International Perspectives (Traditions in World Cinema) (Paperback)

B-Movie Gothic: International Perspectives (Traditions in World Cinema) By Justin Edwards (Editor), Johan Höglund (Editor) Cover Image
By Justin Edwards (Editor), Johan Höglund (Editor)
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Following the Second World War, low-budget B-movies that explored and exploited Gothic narratives and aesthetics became a significant cinematic expression of social and cultural anxieties. Influencing new trends in European, Asian and African filmmaking, these films carried on the tradition established by the Gothic novel, and yet they remain part of a largely neglected subject. B-Movie Gothic: International Perspectives examines the influence of Gothic B-movies on the cinematic traditions of the United States, Britain, Scandinavia, Spain, Turkey, Japan, Hong Kong and India, highlighting their transgressive, transnational and provocative nature. It shows how B-movie Gothic is a relentlessly creative form, filled with political tensions and moving from shocking conservatism to profound social critique.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781474455091
ISBN-10: 1474455093
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication Date: December 10th, 2019
Pages: 248
Language: English
Series: Traditions in World Cinema