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Title It came from the 1950s! [electronic resource] : popular culture, popular anxieties / edited by Darryl Jones, Elizabeth McCarthy, Bernice M. Murphy
Imprint Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011
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Descript 1 online resource
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Acknowledgements -- Dedication -- List of Illustrations -- Note on Contributors -- Introduction -- 'A-Bombs, B-Pictures and C-Cups'; D.J. Skal -- 'It's in the trees! It's coming!' Night of the Demon and the Decline and Fall of the British Empire; D. Jones -- Mutants and Monsters; K. Newman -- 'Don't Dare See It Alone!' The Fifties Hammer Invasion; W. Kinsey -- Genre, Special Effects and Authorship in the Critical Reception of Science Fiction Film and Television during the 1950s; M. Jancovich & D. Johnston -- Hammer's Dracula; C. Frayling -- Fast Cars and Bullet Bras: The Image of the Female Juvenile Delinquent in 1950s America; E. McCarthy -- 'A Search for the Father-Image': Masculine Anxiety in Robert Bloch's 1950s Fiction; K. Corstorphine -- 'Reading her Difficult Riddle': Shirley Jackson and late 1950s' Anthropology; D. Downey -- 'At My Cooking I Feel It Looking': Food, Domestic Fantasies and Consumer Anxiety in Sylvia Plath's Writing; L. Piatti-Farnell -- 'All that Zombies Allow' Re-Imagining the Fifties in Far From Heaven and Fido; B.M. Murphy -- Bibliography -- Filmography -- Index
A-Bombs, B-Pictures and C-Cups / D.J. Skal -- "It's in the trees! It's coming!" : Night of the Demon and the Decline and Fall of the British Empire / D. Jones -- Mutants and Monsters / K. Newman -- "Don't Dare See It Alone!" : The Fifties Hammer Invasion / W. Kinsey -- Genre, Special Effects, and Authorship in the Critical Reception of Science Fiction Film and Television during the 1950s / M. Jancovich & D. Johnston -- Hammer's Dracula / C. Frayling -- Fast Cars and Bullet Bras : The Image of the Female Juvenile Delinquent in 1950s America / E. McCarthy -- A Search for the Father-Image : Masculine Anxiety in Robert Bloch's 1950s Fiction / K. Corstorphine -- "Reading her Difficult Riddle" : Shirley Jackson and late 1950s' Anthropology / D. Downey -- "At My Cooking I Feel It Looking" : Food, Domestic Fantasies, and Consumer Anxiety in Sylvia Plath's Writing / L. Piatti-Farnell -- All that Zombies Allow : Re-Imagining the Fifties in Far From Heaven and Fido / B.M. Murphy -- Filmography
It Came From the 1950s is an eclectic, witty and insightful collection of essays predicated on the hypothesis that popular cultural documents provide unique insights into the concerns, anxieties and desires of their times. The essays€explore€the emergence of 'Hammer Horror' and€the company's groundbreaking 1958 adaptation of Dracula; the work of popular authors such as Shirley Jackson and Robert Bloch, and the effect that 50s food advertisements had upon the poetry of Sylvia Plath; the place of special effects in the decade's science fiction films; and 1950s Anglo-American relations as refracted through the prism of the 1957 film Night of the Demon. There are also essays on radioactive mutants, zombie-human love triangles, far-out girl gangs and mad science at its most nefarious. The collection features contributions from leading scholars and critics such as Christopher Frayling, Mark Jancovich, Kim Newman and David J. Skal
"It came from the 1950s is an eclectic, witty, and insightful collection of essays predicated on the hypothesis that popular cultural documents provide unique insights into the concerns, anxieties, and desires of their times. The essays explore the emergence of "Hammer Horror" and the company's groundbreaking 1958 adaptation of Dracula; the work of popular authors such as Shirley Jackson and Robert Bloch, and the effect that 50s food advertisements had upon the poetry of Sylvia Plath; the place of special effects in the decade's science fiction films; and 1950s Anglo-American relations as refracted through the prism of the 1957 film Night of the Demon"-- Provided by publisher
Link Print version: It came from the 1950s! Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011 9780230272217 (DLC) 2011018687 (OCoLC)713185413
Subject Popular culture -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Mass media -- Social aspects -- United States -- History -- 20th century
United States -- Intellectual life -- 20th century
United States -- Social life and customs -- 1945-1970
United States -- Social conditions -- 1945-
Motion pictures -- United States -- History -- 20th century
American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism
Anxiety -- Social aspects -- United States -- History -- 20th century
PERFORMING ARTS -- Film & Video -- History & Criticism. bisacsh
PERFORMING ARTS -- Theater -- History & Criticism. bisacsh
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Popular Culture. bisacsh
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Media Studies. bisacsh
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Alt Author Jones, Darryl, 1967-
McCarthy, Elizabeth, 1971-
Murphy, Bernice M
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