Dissecting Hannibal Lecter

Dissecting Hannibal Lecter


Author : Benjamin Szumskyj
Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN : 0786432756
Pages : 241 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (786 users)

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This comprehensive study of author Thomas Harris' popular works focuses particularly on Harris's internationally known antihero Hannibal "The Cannibal" Lecter in the classic novels Red Dragon, Silence of the Lambs, and Hannibal. In 12 scholarly essays, the work examines several themes within Harris' trilogy, including the author's artistic exploration of repressed desires, his refinement of neo-noir themes and the serial killer motif, and his developing perceptions of feminine gender roles. Several essays also focus on Harris' works before and after the popular trilogy, examining themes such as gothic romance in Harris's first novel Black Sunday and the making of a monster in the trilogy's 2006 prequel Hannibal Rising.


Hannibal for Dinner

Hannibal for Dinner


Author : Kyle A. Moody
Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN : 1476641625
Pages : 335 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (476 users)

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NBC's Hannibal only lasted for three seasons but became a critical darling and quickly inspired a ravenous fanbase. Bryan Fuller's adaptation of Hannibal Lecter's adventures created a new set of fans and a cult audience through its stunning visuals, playful characters, and mythical tableaus of violence that doubled as works of art. The show became a nexus point for viewers that explored consumption, queerness, beauty, crime, and the meaning of love through a lens of blood and gore. Much like the show, this collection is a love letter to America's favorite cannibal, celebrating the multiple ways that Hannibal expanded the mythology, food culture, fandom, artistic achievements, and religious symbolism of the work of Thomas Harris. Primarily focusing on Hannibal, this book combines interviews and academic essays that examine the franchise, its evolution, creatively bold risks, and the art of creating a TV show that consumed the hearts and minds of its audience.


TV in the USA: A History of Icons, Idols, and Ideas [3 volumes]

TV in the USA: A History of Icons, Idols, and Ideas [3 volumes]


Author : Vincent LoBrutto
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN : 144082973X
Pages : 1133 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (44 users)

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This three-volume set is a valuable resource for researching the history of American television. An encyclopedic range of information documents how television forever changed the face of media and continues to be a powerful influence on society. • Supplies historic context for why television shows were released at a particular moment in time • Covers key television genres—such as the western, sitcoms, crime shows, and variety programs—in detail • Provides readers with an understanding of the technical evolution of television that directly affected programming • Includes biographies of important individuals in the television industry


Hannibal (Hannibal Lecter 3)

Hannibal (Hannibal Lecter 3)


Author : Thomas Harris
Publisher : DEBOLS!LLO
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ISBN : 8499896553
Pages : pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (499 users)

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Siete años han pasado desde que Clarice Starling se entrevistara con el doctor Hannibal Lecter. Siete años han pasado desde que Clarice Starling, agente especial del FBI, se entrevistara con el doctor Hannibal Lecter en un hospital de máxima seguridad. Y siete años desde que Hannibal el Canníbal burlara la vigilancia y desapareciera dejando una sangrienta estela de víctimas. Sin embargo, cuando Clarice cae en desgracia en el FBI, el doctor Lecter sale a la luz para ponerse en contacto con ella. Así se reanuda la persecución de la codiciada presa, y Clarice, que no ha olvidado su encuentro con la brillante y perversa mente del doctor, es encargada del caso. «Una de las novelas más aterradoras de nuestro tiempo.» Stephen King


Hannibal Lecter’s Forms, Formulations, and Transformations

Hannibal Lecter’s Forms, Formulations, and Transformations


Author : Jessica Balanzategui
Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1000222705
Pages : 154 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 ( users)

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This book examines how the iconic character Hannibal Lecter has been revised and redeveloped across different screen media texts. Hannibal "The Cannibal" Lecter has become one of Western culture’s most influential and enduring models of monstrosity since his emergence in 1981 in Red Dragon, Thomas Harris’ first Lecter book. Lecter is now at the centre of an extensive cross-mediated mythology, the most recent incarnation of which is Bryan Fuller’s television program, Hannibal (NBC, 2013-2015). This acclaimed series is the focus of Hannibal Lecter’s Forms, Formulations, and Transformations, which examines how Fuller’s program harnesses the iconic character to experiment with traditional boundaries of genre, medium, taste, and narrative form. Featuring chapters from established and emerging screen and popular culture scholars from around the world, the book outlines how the show operates as a striking experiment with televisual form and formula. The book also explores how this experimentation is embodied by the boundary-defying character, the savage cannibalistic serial killer, practicing psychiatrist, and cultured art enthusiast, Hannibal Lecter. The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of the journal, Quarterly Review of Film and Video.


ThirdWay

ThirdWay


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Pages : 28 pages
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Monthly current affairs magazine from a Christian perspective with a focus on politics, society, economics and culture.


Queer/Adaptation

Queer/Adaptation


Author : Pamela Demory
Publisher : Springer
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ISBN : 3030053067
Pages : 272 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (3 users)

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This collection of essays illuminates the intersection of queer and adaptation. Both adaptation and queerness suffer from the stereotype of being secondary: to identify something as an adaptation is to recognize it in relation to something else that seems more original, more authentic. Similarly, to identify something as queer is to place it in relation to what is assumed to be “normal” or “straight.” This ground-breaking volume brings together fifteen original essays that critically challenge these assumptions about originality, authenticity, and value. The volume is organized in three parts: The essays in Part I examine what happens when an adaptation queers its source text and explore the role of the author/screenwriter/director in making those choices. The essays in Part II look at what happens when filmmakers push against boundaries of various kinds: time and space, texts and bodies, genres and formats. And the essays in Part III explore adaptations whose source texts cannot be easily pinned down, where there are multiple adaptations, and where the adaptation process itself is queer. The book includes discussion of a wide variety of texts, including opera, classic film, genre fiction, documentary, musicals, literary fiction, low-budget horror, camp classics, and experimental texts, providing a comprehensive and interdisciplinary introduction to the myriad ways in which queer and adaptation overlap.


The Science of Monsters

The Science of Monsters


Author : Meg Hafdahl
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
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ISBN : 1510747184
Pages : 160 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (51 users)

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A must-have for any fan of horror and fantasy movies—Night of the Living Dead, A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Shining (Stephen King), and so many more! If you love film that scares, and want to believe that zombies, vampires, and other deadly and terrifying creatures could be real, let Meg Hafdahl and Kelly Florence, the women behind the Horror Rewind podcast called “the best horror film podcast out there” by Film Daddy, take you to the world where horror and science meet. How would a zombie really decompose in Night of the Living Dead? Are there instances of shape shifting in nature like in The Wolf Man? What is the science behind the night terrors that inspired the creation of Freddy Krueger? Is there scientific data supporting ghost detection like the tools used in Poltergeist? What is the psychological drive that compels cannibals like Hannibal Lecter? How does modern medicine and therapy differ from what would have been offered to Norman Bates in 1960? How are subliminal messages related to propaganda or brainwashing like in The Ring? What would the scientific explanation be for witches possessing people like in Carrie? Was The Blair Witch Project based on any real or imagined creature that came before?” And so much more! Gothic media moguls Meg Hafdahl and Kelly Florence revisit the films from their childhood to discover the science behind the fear. Join Kelly and Meg as they unravel the medical mysteries and scientific marvels that inspired the creation of famous monsters like Nosferatu, Norman Bates, Dracula, Frankenstein, and many more. An approachable and frightfully fun examination of what goes bump in the night, The Science of Monsters will thrill every horror fan.


Refiguring American Film Genres

Refiguring American Film Genres


Author : Nick Browne
Publisher : Univ of California Press
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ISBN : 9780520207318
Pages : 348 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (27 users)

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This collection of essays by leading American film scholars charts a whole new territory in genre film criticism. Rather than assuming that genres are self-evident categories, the contributors offer innovative ways to think about types of films, and patterns within films, in a historical context. Challenging familiar attitudes, the essays offer new conceptual frameworks and a fresh look at how popular culture functions in American society. The range of essays is exceptional, from David J. Russell's insights into the horror genre to Carol J. Clover's provocative take on "trial films" to Leo Braudy's argument for the subject of nature as a genre. Also included are essays on melodrama, race, film noir, and the industrial context of genre production. The contributors confront the poststructuralist critique of genre head-on; together they are certain to shape future debates concerning the viability and vitality of genre in studying American cinema.


American Gothic

American Gothic


Author : Robert K. Martin
Publisher : University of Iowa Press
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ISBN : 1587293021
Pages : 264 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (587 users)

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In America as in Britain, the rise of the Gothic represented the other—the fearful shadows cast upon Enlightenment philosophies of common sense, democratic positivism, and optimistic futurity. Many critics have recognized the centrality of these shadows to American culture and self-identification. American Gothic, however, remaps the field by offering a series of revisionist essays associated with a common theme: the range and variety of Gothic manifestations in high and popular art from the roots of American culture to the present. The thirteen essayists approach the persistence of the Gothic in American culture by providing a composite of interventions that focus on specific issues—the histories of gender and race, the cultures of cities and scandals and sensations—in order to advance distinct theoretical paradigms. Each essay sustains a connection between a particular theoretical field and a central problem in the Gothic tradition. Drawing widely on contemporary theory—particularly revisionist views of Freud such as those offered by Lacan and Kristeva—this volume ranges from the well-known Gothic horrors of Edgar Allan Poe and Nathaniel Hawthorne to the popular fantasies of Stephen King and the postmodern visions of Kathy Acker. Special attention is paid to the issues of slavery and race in both black and white texts, including those by Ralph Ellison and William Faulkner. In the view of the editors and contributors, the Gothic is not so much a historical category as a mode of thought haunted by history, a part of suburban life and the lifeblood of films such as The Exorcist and Fatal Attraction.


The Culture and Philosophy of Ridley Scott

The Culture and Philosophy of Ridley Scott


Author : Adam Barkman
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
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ISBN : 0739178725
Pages : 312 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (739 users)

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While recognizing Scott's undeniable contributions to contemporary popular cinema, the volume does not shy away from honest and well-evidenced critique. Each chapter's approach correlates with philosophical, literary, or cultural studies perspectives. Using both combined and single-film discussions, the contributors examine such topics as gender roles and feminist theory; philosophical abstractions like ethics, honor, and personal responsibility; historical memory and the challenges of accurately rendering historical events on screen; literary archetypes and generic conventions; race relations and the effect of class difference on character construction; how religion shapes personal and collective values; the role of a constantly changing technological universe; and the schism between individual and group-based power structures.


Twentieth Century Crime Fiction

Twentieth Century Crime Fiction


Author : Gill Plain
Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1135974616
Pages : 276 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (135 users)

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First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Displacing the Anxieties of Our World

Displacing the Anxieties of Our World


Author : Ildikó Limpár
Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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ISBN : 1443860875
Pages : 228 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (443 users)

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Monster studies, dystopian literature and film studies have become central to research on the now-proliferating works that give voice to culture-specific anxieties. This new development in scholarship reinforces the notion that the genres of fantasy and science fiction call for interpretations that see their spaces of imagination as reflections of reality, not as spaces invented merely to escape the real world. In this vein, Displacing the Anxieties of Our World discusses fictive spaces of literature, film, and video gaming. The eleven essays that follow the Introduction are grouped into four parts: I. “Imagined Journeys through History, Gaming and Travel”; II. “Political Anxieties and Fear of Dominance”; III. “The Space of Fantastic Science and Scholarship”; and IV. “Spaces Natural and Spaces Artificial”. The studies produce a dialogue among disciplinary fields that bridges the imagined space between sixteenth-century utopia and twenty-first century dystopia with analyses penetrating fictitious spaces beyond utopian and dystopian spheres. This volume argues, consequently, that the space of imagination that conjures up versions of the world's frustrations also offers a virtual battleground – and the possibility of triumph coming from a valuable gain of cognizance, once we perceive the correspondence between spaces of the fantastic and those of the mundane.


Horror: A Very Short Introduction

Horror: A Very Short Introduction


Author : Darryl Jones
Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN : 0191072095
Pages : 144 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (191 users)

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Very Short Introductions: Brilliant, Sharp, Inspiring Four o'clock in the morning, and the lights are on and still there's no way we're going to sleep, not after the film we just saw. The book we just read. Fear is one of the most primal human emotions, and one of the hardest to reason with and dispel. So why do we scare ourselves? It seems almost mad that we would frighten ourselves for fun, and yet there are thousands of books, films, games, and other forms of entertainment designed to do exactly that. As Darryl Jones shows, the horror genre is huge. Ranging from vampires, ghosts, and werewolves to mad scientists, Satanists, and deranged serial killers, the cathartic release of scaring ourselves has made its appearance in everything from Shakespearean tragedies to internet memes. Exploring the key tropes of the genre, including its monsters, its psychological chills, and its love affair with the macabre, this Very Short Introduction discusses why horror stories disturb us, and how society responds to literary and film representations of the gruesome and taboo. Should the enjoyment of horror be regarded with suspicion? Are there different levels of the horrific, and should we distinguish between the commonly reviled carnage of contemporary torture porn and the culturally acceptable bloodbaths of ancient Greek tragedies? Analysing the way in which horror manifests multiple personalities, and has been used throughout history to articulate the fears and taboos of the current generation, Darryl Jones considers the continuing evolution of the genre today. As horror is mass marketed to mainstream society in the form of romantic vampires and blockbuster hits, it also continues to maintain its former shadowy presence on the edges of respectability, as banned films and violent internet phenomena push us to question both our own preconceptions and the terrifying capacity of human nature. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable. First published in hardback as Sleeping with the Lights on.


Horror

Horror


Author : Darryl Jones
Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN : 0198755562
Pages : 169 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (198 users)

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Fear is one of the most primal emotions, and one of the hardest to reason with and dispel. So why do we scare ourselves? Delving into the darkest corners of horror literature, films, and plays, Darryl Jones explores its monsters and its psychological chills, discussing why horror stories disturb us, and how they reflect society's taboos.


Truly Funny Stories Vol. 3

Truly Funny Stories Vol. 3


Author : Lisa Scottoline
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
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ISBN : 1250100046
Pages : 560 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (25 users)

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The collections from beloved mother-daughter writing duo Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella are among the best reviewed humor books published today and have been compared to the late greats, Erma Bombeck and Nora Ephron. Here for the first time in a fabulous eBook bundle are two of their witty and warm collections. Have a Nice Guilt Trip This collection of warm and witty stories from Lisa and Francesca will strike a chord with every woman. With twenty-something Francesca navigating New York City, Lisa holding down the fort in the suburbs, and Mother Mary making frequent and always entertaining appearances, there are plenty of opportunities for family-induced guilt, fighting, laughter, and love. Does This Beach Make Me Look Fat? From identity theft to the hazards of bicycling to college reunions and eating on the beach, Lisa and Francesca tackle the quirks, absurdities, and wonders of everyday life with wit and warmth. So put aside your worries and join Lisa and Francesca as they navigate their way through the crazy world we live in, laughing along the way.


Better Living Through TV

Better Living Through TV


Author : Steven A. Benko
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
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ISBN : 1793636192
Pages : 353 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (793 users)

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The essays in this collection analyze a variety of contemporary television shows to argue for the role that TV plays in moral identity formation. Audiences take from television viewing a better sense of what matters to them, ways of relating to others, and a moral sense of the world they inhabit.