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“Hot Profits Out of Cold Shivers!”: Horror, the First-run Market, and the Hollywood Studios, 1938 to 1942

Merchants of Menace : The Business of Horror Cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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... Jancovich, 2012b). Island of Doomed Men (1940) was clearly identified as “scare-fodder,” even if it was unlikely to scare anyone except “the extremely young,” Lorre’s “ability to put the snake into a characterization” notwithstanding (“Art.,”...

“Antique Chiller”: Quality, Pretention, and History in the Critical Reception of The Innocents and The Haunting

Cinematic Ghosts : Haunting and Spectrality from Silent Cinema to the Digital Era

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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... and madness that was directly associated with the 1940s horror cycle, Powell and Pressburger’s Black Narcissus (1947).Mark Jancovich, “‘Psychological Thriller’: British Cinema, Horror and the Cultural Contexts of Dead of Night,” in Speaking...

‘A Poisonous Picture’

Howard Hawks : New Perspectives

British Film Institute, 2016

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... 2005), pp. 15–17, 191; Mark Jancovich, ‘“Thrills and Chills”: Horror, the Woman’s Film and the Origins of Film Noir’, New Review of Film and Television vol. 7 no. 2 (June 2009), pp. 157–71.Siegfried Kracauer, ‘Hollywood’s Terror Films: Do...

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Barry Jordan is Professor of European Cinema and Culture at De Montfort University, Leicester. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Mark Allinson

Mark Allinson is Professor of Spanish, University of Leicester. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Spanish Cinema: A Student's Guide

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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... of screen and social roles and audience identifications, in part as a counterpoint and reaction to the strength of auteurism (Hollows and Jancovich, 1995: 80). At that time, as a field of scholarly work, star studies still tended to focus...