Undead in the West

Undead in the West

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In Undead in the West: Vampires, Zombies, Mummies, and Ghosts on the Cinematic Frontier, Cynthia J. Miller and A. Bowdoin Van Riper have assembled a collection of essays that explore the many tropes and themes through which undead Westerns make the genrea€™s inner plagues and demons visible, and lay siege to a frontier tied to myths of strength, ingenuity, freedom, and independence. The volume is divided into three sections: a€œReanimating Classic Western Tropesa€ examines traditional Western characters, symbolism, and plot devices and how they are given new life in undead Westerns; a€œThe Moral Order Under Siegea€ explores the ways in which the undead confront classic values and morality tales embodied in Western films; and a€œAnd Hell Followed with Hima€ looks at justice, retribution, and retaliation at the hands of undead angels and avenger. The subjects explored here run the gamut from such B films as Curse of the Undead and Billy the Kid vs. Dracula to A-list features like From Dusk a€˜til Dawn and Jonah Hex, as well as animated films (Rango) and television programs (The Walking Dead and Supernatural). Other films discussed include Sam Raimia€™s Bubba Ho-Tep, John Carpentera€™s Vampires, George Romeroa€™s Land of the Dead, and Sergio Leonea€™s Once Upon a Time in the West. Featuring several illustrations and a filmography, Undead in the West will appeal to film scholars, especially those interested in hybrid genres, as well as fans of the Western and the supernatural in cinema.Betrock, I Was a Teenage Juvenile Delinquent Rock a#39;na#39; Roll Horror Beach Party Movie Book, 18. See also Robert G. Weiner, ... Embassy Pictures, a€œExhibitorsa#39; Shockmanship Manuala€ (Arcade Press, 1965), 4. 13. a€œShockmanship Manual, a€ 3. 14.

Title:Undead in the West
Author:Cynthia J. Miller, A. Bowdoin Van Riper
Publisher:Scarecrow Press - 2012-08-17


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