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1930s horror films - including hypnosis, mad-doctor, and jungle horror movies - proved to be lucrative ventures for film companies. This text focuses on this genre, analyzing its gender dynamics with the publicity and film reviews surrounding each of its releases.


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1930s horror films - including hypnosis, mad-doctor, and jungle horror movies - proved to be lucrative ventures for film companies. This text focuses on this genre, analyzing its gender dynamics with the publicity and film reviews surrounding each of its releases.

38 review for Attack of the Leading Ladies: Gender, Sexuality, and Spectatorship in Classic Horror Cinema

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    Samb Hicks

    Quite enjoyable. Not as dry as I was initially concerned it could be. I imagine this would mainly be for fans of Horror films and/or Gender Politics, who should appreciate the manner in which she lays down the early foundations for analyzing films through gender and gender through film. She then pulls in later theories that modify, expand or flat out negate the earlier theories. Lots of page space is spent pulling in publicity materials of all varieties to show how stars, the movie industry, the Quite enjoyable. Not as dry as I was initially concerned it could be. I imagine this would mainly be for fans of Horror films and/or Gender Politics, who should appreciate the manner in which she lays down the early foundations for analyzing films through gender and gender through film. She then pulls in later theories that modify, expand or flat out negate the earlier theories. Lots of page space is spent pulling in publicity materials of all varieties to show how stars, the movie industry, theater managers, critics and the general public contextualized the release of the films. From the early theories of 'the other', it expands into race in the last portion with discussions on Jungle films. Rather a lot of fun thinking through the multiple perspectives of gender and race - with footnotes (for the scholars). [Thanks to Melissa for loaning it to me.]

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