Screening the Dark Side of Love

From Euro-Horror to American Cinema

Authors: Ritzenhoff, Karen A., Randell, Karen

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How can love be understood globally as a problematic transgression rather than the narrative of "happy endings" that Hollywood has offered? The contributors utilize varying methodologies of textual analysis, psychoanalytic models, and cultural critique and engage with a broad range of films to explore issues of gender identity and spectatorship.

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Karen Randell is the program leader in Film and Television in the School of Media at Southampton Solent University.

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"This collection explores the complex relationship between love and sex . . . The essays fully engage the subject, examining films in relationship to violence, performative spectatorship, censorship, race, physical disability, and domestic violence . . . [They] problematize notions of sexuality and ask provocative questions. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty." - CHOICE


Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • The Whip and the Body: Sex, Violence, and Performative Spectatorship in Euro-Horror S&M Cinema

    Olney, Ian

    Pages 1-17

  • Re-imagining Censorship as “Reel” Mutilation: Why not Release a G-Rated Version of David Cronenberg’s Crash?

    Robinson, Janet S.

    Pages 19-31

  • Antichrist: Lost Children, Love, and the Fear of Excess

    Waddell, Terrie

    Pages 33-46

  • Black Bucks and Don Juans: In the Cut’s Seductive Mythologies of Race and Sex

    Lundy, Tiel

    Pages 47-67

  • Mad Love: The Anxiety of Difference in the Films of Lon Chaney Sr.

    Randell, Karen

    Pages 69-81

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Screening the Dark Side of Love
Book Subtitle
From Euro-Horror to American Cinema
Authors
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Karen A. Ritzenhoff and Karen Randell
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-09663-0
DOI
10.1057/9781137096630
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-34154-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-34440-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 256
Number of Illustrations and Tables
18 b/w illustrations
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