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American Silent Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy Feature Films, 1913-1929 by John T. Soister, Henry Nicolella, Steve Joyce, William F. Chase
  

American Silent Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy Feature Films, 1913-1929

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American Silent Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy Feature Films, 1913-1929 by John T. Soister, Henry Nicolella, Steve Joyce, William F. Chase

During the Silent Era, when most films dealt with dramatic or comedic takes on the boy meets girl, boy loses girl theme, there were also quite a few motion pictures that dared to tackle such topics as rejuvenation, revivication, mesmerism, the supernatural and the grotesque. A Daughter of the Gods (1916), The Phantom of the Opera (1925), The Magician (1926) and Seven Footprints to Satan (1929) were among the unusual and startling films containing story elements that went far beyond the realm of highly unlikely. Using surviving documentation and their combined expertise, the authors offer their thoughts on these departures from the norm in this encyclopedic discussion on the American view of cinematic horror, science fiction and fantasy in the years between 1913 and 1929.

About the Author

John T. Soister is a teacher of modern and classical languages, and lives in Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania. Henry Nicolella lives in Syracuse, New York. Software developer Steve Joyce lives in Marietta, Georgia.

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Publication date

30th April 2012

Author

John T. Soister, Henry Nicolella, Steve Joyce, William F. Chase

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Publisher

McFarland & Co Inc

Format

Hardback
830 pages

Categories

Film: styles & genres

ISBN

9780786435814

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