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Gothic Superheroes: Blade II, Hellboy and Hellboy II: The Golden Army

Keith McDonald

Keith McDonald holds a PhD from Birkbeck College, University of London, UK, and is the Head of Programme for Media, Film Studies and Mass Communications at York St John University, UK. His research interests include popular culture, cult cinema and digital media. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Roger Clark

Roger Clark taught literature and film in UK Universities for over thirty years and has published on contemporary fiction and film. He was Senior Lecturer in Literature Studies at York St John University, UK, where he is currently Honorary Research Fellow in the Faculty of Arts. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Guillermo del Toro : Film as Alchemic Art

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Writing in 2002, the year in which Blade II appeared, John Whately summarized the then relation of the Gothic to high culture in the following way:The status of the Gothic text has then always been problematic; a form that is denied yet...

Fan as Film-maker

Keith McDonald

Keith McDonald holds a PhD from Birkbeck College, University of London, UK, and is the Head of Programme for Media, Film Studies and Mass Communications at York St John University, UK. His research interests include popular culture, cult cinema and digital media. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Roger Clark

Roger Clark taught literature and film in UK Universities for over thirty years and has published on contemporary fiction and film. He was Senior Lecturer in Literature Studies at York St John University, UK, where he is currently Honorary Research Fellow in the Faculty of Arts. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Guillermo del Toro : Film as Alchemic Art

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...It is the intention of this chapter to argue that del Toro has a unique place in contemporary ‘geek’ film-making as a director who is lauded as an artist with an accomplished ability and authorial mission and a fellow fan with vested...
Image
...Street – Day It’s midday. Sunny. A silver 1987 VW Rabbit speeds through the streets. Car – Day Inside the car are Octavio and Jorge, both sixteen years old. They have long hair and jeans. Octavio is wearing a leather jacket. Jorge looks...

Scenes of Liturgy and Perversion in Buñuel

Luis Buñuel : New Readings

British Film Institute, 2003

Book chapter

...I There is nothing new in saying that L’Âge d’or (1930) launches from the very heart of Christianity, namely, of Christ himself, a sacrilegious denunciation of Catholicism. The last section of the film projects Christian iconography upon...

From Development Hell to the Pacific Depths: The Strain and Pacific Rim

Keith McDonald

Keith McDonald holds a PhD from Birkbeck College, University of London, UK, and is the Head of Programme for Media, Film Studies and Mass Communications at York St John University, UK. His research interests include popular culture, cult cinema and digital media. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Roger Clark

Roger Clark taught literature and film in UK Universities for over thirty years and has published on contemporary fiction and film. He was Senior Lecturer in Literature Studies at York St John University, UK, where he is currently Honorary Research Fellow in the Faculty of Arts. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Guillermo del Toro : Film as Alchemic Art

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...The period between 2008 and 2013, the end of which marks the appearance of del Toro’s next film as a director, Pacific Rim, was characterized by an almost feverish stream of projects that did not materialize or were shelved. We discuss...

Influences and Intertexts

Keith McDonald

Keith McDonald holds a PhD from Birkbeck College, University of London, UK, and is the Head of Programme for Media, Film Studies and Mass Communications at York St John University, UK. His research interests include popular culture, cult cinema and digital media. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Roger Clark

Roger Clark taught literature and film in UK Universities for over thirty years and has published on contemporary fiction and film. He was Senior Lecturer in Literature Studies at York St John University, UK, where he is currently Honorary Research Fellow in the Faculty of Arts. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Guillermo del Toro : Film as Alchemic Art

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...This chapter represents an attempt to document some of the enormously varied filmic, literary and visual material that has contributed to the evolution of del Toro’s art. This evolving process might be dubbed (pace Harold Bloom) the ecstasy...

Introduction

Keith McDonald

Keith McDonald holds a PhD from Birkbeck College, University of London, UK, and is the Head of Programme for Media, Film Studies and Mass Communications at York St John University, UK. His research interests include popular culture, cult cinema and digital media. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Roger Clark

Roger Clark taught literature and film in UK Universities for over thirty years and has published on contemporary fiction and film. He was Senior Lecturer in Literature Studies at York St John University, UK, where he is currently Honorary Research Fellow in the Faculty of Arts. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Guillermo del Toro : Film as Alchemic Art

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...The title of this study of Guillermo del Toro’s films was decided upon early on in the project. The alchemic metaphor is one that he himself employs from the very start of his film-making career and has been cited elsewhere as being...

Trauma – childhood – History: The Devil’s Backbone and Pan’s Labyrinth

Keith McDonald

Keith McDonald holds a PhD from Birkbeck College, University of London, UK, and is the Head of Programme for Media, Film Studies and Mass Communications at York St John University, UK. His research interests include popular culture, cult cinema and digital media. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Roger Clark

Roger Clark taught literature and film in UK Universities for over thirty years and has published on contemporary fiction and film. He was Senior Lecturer in Literature Studies at York St John University, UK, where he is currently Honorary Research Fellow in the Faculty of Arts. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Guillermo del Toro : Film as Alchemic Art

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...This chapter considers del Toro’s political horror films: The Devil’s Backbone (El Espinazo del Diablo) and Pan’s Labyrinth (El Laberinto del Fauno). If Cronos brought an alchemic touch to the vampire movie, re-politicizing the genre in its...

Vampires in the Americas

Ken Gelder

Professor of English in the School of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne, Australia. His books include Reading the Vampire (1994), the co-authored Uncanny Australia (1998), Popular Fiction: The Logics and Practices of a Literary Field (2004), and Subcultures: Cultural Histories and Social Practice (2007). He is editor of The Horror Reader (2000) and the second edition of The Subcultures Reader (2005). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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New Vampire Cinema

British Film Institute, 2012

Book chapter

...Nina Auerbach’s Our Vampires, Ourselves (1995) is a book that splits itself in two, looking at vampire fiction in Britain in the nineteenth century, and then vampire films in America in the twentieth century. ‘Vampires go where the power...

Migrants and the Dystopian State

Alien Imaginations : Science Fiction and Tales of Transnationalism

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...This essay is a study of three works of dystopian fiction: José Luis Alverdi’s short story “Azúcar en los Labios” (“Sugar on the Lips”), Gabriel Trujillo Muúoz’s short story “Cajunia,” and Cherrie Moraga’s play The Hungry Woman: A Mexican...