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Now available from Indiana University Press:

Euro Horror
Classic European Horror Cinema in Contemporary American Culture
Ian Olney

"Guaranteed to send scholars and fans running back to their DVD outlets,
either to discover or revisit some of the oddest and most provocative
horror films of all time." ‹Harry M. Benshoff, author of Monsters in the
Closet: Homosexuality and the Horror Film

Beginning in the 1950s, "Euro Horror" movies materialized in astonishing
numbers from Italy, Spain, and France and popped up in the US at rural
drive-ins and urban grindhouse theaters such as those that once dotted New
York's Times Square. Gorier, sexier, and stranger than most American
horror films of the time, they were embraced by hardcore fans and
denounced by critics as the worst kind of cinematic trash. In this volume,
Olney explores some of the most popular genres of Euro Horror
cinema‹including giallo films, named for the yellow covers of Italian pulp
fiction, the S&M horror film, and cannibal and zombie films‹and develops a
theory that explains their renewed appeal to audiences today.

New Directions in National Cinemas
280 pp., 12 b&w illus.
cloth 978-0-253-00648-6 $80.00
paper 978-0-253-00652-3 $27.00
ebook 978-0-253-00658-5 $22.99

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Cinematic Flashes
Cinephilia and Classical Hollywood
Rashna Wadia Richards

"This is a beautifully written book‹one marked not just by clarity, but by
striking and evocative turns of phrase. It is extraordinary for the way
Richards balances and intertwines traditional academic analysis with a
more poetical logic." ‹Christian Keathley, author of Cinephilia and
History, or The Wind in the Trees

Cinematic Flashes challenges popular notions of a uniform Hollywood style
by disclosing uncanny networks of incongruities, coincidences, and
contingencies at the margins of the cinematic frame.  In an agile
demonstration of "cinephiliac" historiography, Rashna Wadia Richards
extracts intriguing film fragments from their seemingly ordinary
narratives in order to explore what these unexpected moments reveal about
the studio era. Inspired by Walter Benjamin's preference for studying
cultural fragments rather than composing grand narratives, this unorthodox
history of the films of the studio system reveals how classical Hollywood
emerges as a disjointed network of accidents, excesses, and coincidences.

280 pp., 26 b&w illus.
cloth 978-0-253-00688-2 $85.00
paper 978-0-253-00692-9 $28.00
ebook 978-0-253-00700-1 $22.99

More information at:

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Indiana University Press
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