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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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

A Slay-Ride to Small-Town, USA

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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... for portraying female youth sensitively as for crafting an effective chiller. Richard Schickel of Time magazine (1976), for example, described a sequence in which Carrie is bullied as ‘the most terrifying demonstration of the adolescent capacity...

Introduction

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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...As students party in their college dorms, a mysterious figure heads toward a bathroom where a female student is showering. The prowler is revealed to be a hunched, middle-aged man, with an unhinged and lustful gleam in his eye. He...

The Animal House on Sorority Row

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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... drive orchestrated by Paramount Pictures, one which seemed designed to protect the company from being associated with, what was seen in most quarters, as a fairly disreputable commodity (Nowell, 2011). This explanation goes a long way...

‘There's more than one way to lose your heart’

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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... journalist Richard Labonte in respect to what he dubbed a ‘litany of recent films, each with essentially the same plot’ (1980b, p. 202). Later Labonté was even more specific: ‘It's a genre which, like any other trend, is rooted in a formula...