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Fri, 6 Oct 2000 11:38:32 -0500
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October is a month of frights and pranks.  Check out the latest University
of Minnesota Press books:

Cutting Edge
Art-Horror and the Horrific Avant-garde
by Joan Hawkins

³Cutting Edge incisively explores the way in which social anxieties are
refracted by horror films. For instance: Was the murderous plastic surgeon
in Eyes Without a Face really a metaphor for smoldering French guilt over
collaboration with the Nazis? Did the thalidomide scare enhance the appeal
of Freaks at the time of its re-release in the 60s? Hawkins is at her
strongest when she explores how the historical reception of specific films
shook up critics¹ assumptions. Examining the dorky downtown art snobs who
dismissed the gross-out humor of Andy Warhol¹s Frankenstein in their efforts
to discredit the popularity of its director, Paul Morrissey, Hawkins skewers
the art-vs.-pulp mentality.² ‹‹Variety

$19.95  Paperback  ISBN 0-8166-3414-9
$49.95  Hardcover  ISBN 0-8166-3413-0
For more information, visit the book's webpage:

Comedy Is a Man in Trouble
Slapstick in American Movies
by Alan Dale

³This is a selective, appreciative survey of the diverse masters of physical
comedy.  Rejecting the notion that slapstick necessarily involves pathos,
the author deftly combines criticism and biography, offering keen insight
and lively prose. This book deserves a place next to Walter Kerr¹s The
Silent Clowns and other classics on film comedy.² ‹‹Library Journal

$25.95  Hardcover  ISBN 0-8166-3657-5
For more information, visit the book's webpage:

These books are available at bookstores and from the University of Minnesota
Press at: (773)568-1550


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