Body-horror movies : Their emergence and evolution.

BAKER, Shelley F. (2000). Body-horror movies : Their emergence and evolution. Doctoral, Sheffield Hallam University (United Kingdom)..

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Abstract

The subject of this thesis is the body-horror film, considered as a cycle which emerged in the early 1970s and which lasted until the late 1980s when it went into decline. It begins with a discussion of the body-horror film, what it is and how it can be distinguished from other kinds of film product. This is then followed by a detailed examination of the two clusters which comprise the cycle i.e. medical body-horror and non-medical body-horror. Following this the cultural context is discussed in an attempt to explain what motivated the production of these films, providing a background against which the films of David Cronenberg can be considered. A detailed discussion of Cronenberg's work, from Shivers (1974) to Dead Ringers (1988), then follows, with particular attention given to his concept of 'creative diseases' and New Flesh.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Additional Information: Thesis (M.Phil.)--Sheffield Hallam University (United Kingdom), 2000.
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Sheffield Hallam Doctoral Theses
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2018 17:18
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2018 17:18
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/19305

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