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“A Kind of Bacall Quality”: Jamie Lee Curtis, Stardom, and Gentrifying Non-Hollywood Horror

Richard Nowell

Richard Nowell teaches American Cinema at the American Studies Department of Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. He has served as a guest editor of the journal Iluminace, and he has published articles in several journals including the New Review of Film & Television Studies, Post Script, the Journal of Film and Video, InMedia , and Cinema Journal. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Merchants of Menace : The Business of Horror Cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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... Although non-horrifying content dominates most horror films, and plays key roles in the ways that they are targeted to audiences (see e.g. Austin, 2002; Nowell, 2011), academic and popular accounts of their assembly and marketing typically...

Introduction: There’s Gold in Them There Chills

Richard Nowell

Richard Nowell teaches American Cinema at the American Studies Department of Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. He has served as a guest editor of the journal Iluminace, and he has published articles in several journals including the New Review of Film & Television Studies, Post Script, the Journal of Film and Video, InMedia , and Cinema Journal. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Merchants of Menace : The Business of Horror Cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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... dimensions of genre-mixing or hybridity see Altman, 1999, pp. 128–32; Nowell, 2011, pp. 24–9). For example, Prom Night (1980) borrowed content from, was marketed as, and—based on journalistic responses—was understood at the time of its original...

Italian Cinema

The Cinema Book

British Film Institute, 2007

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... Italianness is internationally celebrated.RICHARD DYEROne byproduct of neo-realism was commedia all’italiana (comedy Italian-style). Comedy had been a mainstay of silent cinema since its inception, drawing on music hall and circus,...

Cars and Girls (and Burgers and Weed): Branding, Mainstreaming, and Crown International Pictures’ SoCal Drive-in Movies

Richard Nowell

Richard Nowell teaches American Cinema at the American Studies Department of Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. He has served as a guest editor of the journal Iluminace, and he has published articles in several journals including the New Review of Film & Television Studies, Post Script, the Journal of Film and Video, InMedia , and Cinema Journal. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Grindhouse : Cultural Exchange on 42nd Street, and Beyond

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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... 1970s’ institutionalization of the Hollywood teen film,See Richard Nowell, “There’s More than One Way to Lose Your Heart: The American Film Industry, Early Teen Slasher Films, and Female Youth,” Cinema Journal 51:1 (2011): 123–128. a development...

The Rise of the American Film Industry

The Cinema Book

British Film Institute, 2007

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... and Cultural Studies, London and New York, Routledge, 2003. Tino Balio (ed.). The American Film Industry, Madison, University of Wisconsin Press, 1976. Geoffrey Nowell-Smith (ed.). ‘Silent cinema 1895–1930’, in The Oxford History of World...

Risen from the Vaults: Recent Horror Film Remakes and the American Film Industry

Merchants of Menace : The Business of Horror Cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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... cared for her bedridden mother for eleven years, before the old woman’s death. Boarding with her sister’s family, Eleanor is chosen by Dr. Markway (Richard Johnson) to join a group of people who will spend a night in the supposedly haunted...

“Bad Medicine”: The Psychiatric Profession’s Interventions into the Business of Postwar Horror

Merchants of Menace : The Business of Horror Cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Janet Bergstrom and others have highlighted the parallel and occasionally intersecting histories of the psychological sciences and cinema, both of which may be seen as aspects of modernity that struggled across the twentieth century to gain...
... By “Poverty Row” I mean thinly capitalized independent companies that specialized in the supply of low-budget films primarily for rural markets (see Jacobs, 1934).In a recent essay, Richard Nowell distills efforts to account for production trends...

“New Decade, New Rules”

Merchants of Menace : The Business of Horror Cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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... is unequivocally deserving of acclaim. I thank Richard Nowell for pointing out that at least some proportion of the Scream series’ critical praise and the academic interest in its “innovation” and originality is founded on carefully,...

Conclusion

Richard Nowell

Richard Nowell teaches American Cinema at the American Studies Department of Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. He has served as a guest editor of the journal Iluminace, and he has published articles in several journals including the New Review of Film & Television Studies, Post Script, the Journal of Film and Video, InMedia , and Cinema Journal. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Blood Money : A History of the First Teen Slasher Film Cycle

Continuum, 2011

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...After several miserable failures, frustrated high school senior Edward ‘Pee Wee’ Morris (Dan Monahan) is about to lose his virginity. His buddies are all on hand to impart words of encouragement as their diminutive friend slopes...