Księgarnia naukowa
English Polski
On-line access

Bookstore

0.00 PLN
Bookshelf (0) 
Your bookshelf is empty
Household Horror: Cinematic Fear and the Secret Life of Everyday Objects

Household Horror: Cinematic Fear and the Secret Life of Everyday Objects

Authors
Publisher Indiana University Press
Year 11/02/2020
Pages 350
Version paperback
Readership level Professional and scholarly
ISBN 9780253046567
Categories Film theory & criticism, Film: styles & genres, Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers, Folklore, myths & legends
$50.08 (with VAT)
185.00 PLN / €40.98 / £35.33
Qty:
Delivery to United States

check shipping prices
Product to order
Delivery 14 days
Add to bookshelf

Book description

Take a tour of the house where a microwave killed a gremlin, a typewriter made Jack a dull boy, a sewing machine fashioned Carrie's prom dress, and houseplants might kill you while you sleep. In Household Horror: Cinematic Fear and the Secret Life of Everyday Objects, Marc Olivier highlights the wonder, fear, and terrifying dimension of objects in horror cinema. Inspired by object-oriented ontology and the nonhuman turn in philosophy, Olivier places objects in film on par with humans, arguing, for example, that a sleeper sofa is as much the star of Sisters as Margot Kidder, that The Exorcist is about a possessed bed, and that Rosemary's Baby is a conflict between herbal shakes and prenatal vitamins. Household Horror reinvigorates horror film criticism by investigating the unfathomable being of objects as seemingly benign as remotes, radiators, refrigerators, and dining tables. Olivier questions what Hitchcock's Psycho tells us about shower curtains. What can we learn from Freddie Krueger's greatest accomplice, the mattress? Room by room, Olivier considers the dark side of fourteen household objects to demonstrate how the objects in these films manifest their own power and connect with specific cultural fears and concerns.

Household Horror: Cinematic Fear and the Secret Life of Everyday Objects

Table of contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction

Part I: Kitchen/Dining Room
1. Refrigerator
2. Microwave
3. Telephone
4. Dining Table

Part II: Living Room
5. (Sleeper) Sofa
6. Remote
7. Sewing Machine
8. Houseplant

Part III: Bedroom
9. Bed
10. Typewriter
11. Armoire

Part IV: Bathroom
12. Radiator
13. Pills
14. Shower Curtain
Conclusion
Filmography
Bibliography
Index

We also recommend books

Strony www Białystok Warszawa
801 777 223