Tales From The Crypt

The Official Archives Including the Complete History of DC Comics and the Hit Television Series

Author: Digby Diehl

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312170400

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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Contains the official biography of the Crypt Keeper, a history of EC Horror Comics, 105 covers, and other stories, facts, and features relating to "Tales from the Crypt"

Terror Television

American Series, 1970–1999

Author: John Kenneth Muir

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476604169

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 685

View: 6517


Although horror shows on television are popular in the 1990s thanks to the success of Chris Carter’s The X-Files, such has not always been the case. Creators Rod Serling, Dan Curtis, William Castle, Quinn Martin, John Newland, George Romero, Stephen King, David Lynch, Wes Craven, Sam Raimi, Aaron Spelling and others have toiled to bring the horror genre to American living rooms for years. This large-scale reference book documents an entire genre, from the dawn of modern horror television with the watershed Serling anthology, Night Gallery (1970), a show lensed in color and featuring more graphic makeup and violence than ever before seen on the tube, through more than 30 programs, including those of the 1998-1999 season. Complete histories, critical reception, episode guides, cast, crew and guest star information, as well as series reviews are included, along with footnotes, a lengthy bibliography and an in-depth index. From Kolchak: The Night Stalker to Millennium, from The Evil Touch to Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Twin Peaks, Terror Television is a detailed reference guide to three decades of frightening television programs, both memorable and obscure.

The Juggler of Notre Dame and the Medievalizing of Modernity.

Volume 4: Picture That: Making a Show of the Jongleur

Author: Jan M. Ziolkowski

Publisher: Open Book Publishers

ISBN: 1783745320

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 520

View: 2163


This ambitious and vivid study in six volumes explores the journey of a single, electrifying story, from its first incarnation in a medieval French poem through its prolific rebirth in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The Juggler of Notre Dame tells how an entertainer abandons the world to join a monastery, but is suspected of blasphemy after dancing his devotion before a statue of the Madonna in the crypt; he is saved when the statue, delighted by his skill, miraculously comes to life. Jan Ziolkowski tracks the poem from its medieval roots to its rediscovery in late nineteenth-century Paris, before its translation into English in Britain and the United States. The visual influence of the tale on Gothic revivalism and vice versa in America is carefully documented with lavish and inventive illustrations, and Ziolkowski concludes with an examination of the explosion of interest in The Juggler of Notre Dame in the twentieth century and its place in mass culture today. Volume 4 examines the famous Le jongleur de Notre Dame by the French composer Jules Massenet, which took Europe by storm after premiering in 1902 and then crossed the Atlantic to the impresario Oscar Hammerstein and the diva Mary Garden, who gave the opera new legs as a female juggler. Presented with great clarity and simplicity, Ziolkowski's work is accessible to the general reader, while its many new discoveries will be valuable to academics in such fields and disciplines as medieval studies, medievalism, philology, literary history, art history, folklore, performance studies, and reception studies.

Comic Books Incorporated

How the Business of Comics Became the Business of Hollywood

Author: Shawna Kidman

Publisher: University of California Press

ISBN: 0520297555

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 328

View: 6662


Comic Books Incorporated tells the story of the US comic book business, reframing the history of the medium through an industrial and transmedial lens. Comic books wielded their influence from the margins and in-between spaces of the entertainment business for half a century before moving to the center of mainstream film and television production. This extraordinary history begins at the medium’s origin in the 1930s, when comics were a reviled, disorganized, and lowbrow mass medium, and surveys critical moments along the way—market crashes, corporate takeovers, upheavals in distribution, and financial transformations. Shawna Kidman concludes this revisionist history in the early 2000s, when Hollywood had fully incorporated comic book properties and strategies into its business models and transformed the medium into the heavily exploited, exceedingly corporate, and yet highly esteemed niche art form we know so well today.

War Remains

Mediations of Suffering and Death in the Era of the World Wars

Author: Marie Cronqvist,Lina Sturfeldt

Publisher: Nordic Academic Press

ISBN: 9188661008

Category: History

Page: 220

View: 1872



Fantasy and Horror

A Critical and Historical Guide to Literature, Illustration, Film, TV, Radio, and the Internet

Author: Neil Barron,Marshall B. Tymn

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art

Page: 816

View: 3627


More than 2,300 works of fiction and poetry are discussed, each cross-referenced to other works with similar or contrasting themes. Winners and nominees for major awards are identified. Books that are part of a series are flagged, with a complete list of books in series included in a final chapter, along with a comprehensive list of awards, of translations, and of young adult and children's books.

The Pirates and the Mouse

Disney's War Against the Counterculture

Author: Bob Levin

Publisher: N.A


Category: Social Science

Page: 266

View: 9004


Chronicles the ten-year-long copyright and trademark infringement litigation battle between the Walt Disney Company and a group of rogue cartoonists named the Air Pirates whose semi-pornigraphic, satirical comic books starred Disney's most famous characters.