The beautifully made reader is called the 'Recordak Library Film Reader
(Model C)', and was built by Kodak in the 1940's.
Brent Plate, the massive volume diverges from a typical academic reader akin to The Religion and Film Reader
Horror Film Reader
, 2000, reprinted 2006; Sue Harper, Women in British Cinema: Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know, 2000; Paul Wells, Horror Genre: From Belzebub to Blair Witch, 2000; Andrew Boot, Fragments of Fear: An Illustrated History of British Horror Movies, 2000; Paul Parla, Charles P.
1) See Geoff King, Film Comedy, Columbia University Press, 2002; Frank Krutnik, Hollywood Comedians: The Film Reader
, Routledge, 2002; Frank Krutnik and Steve Neale, Popular Film and Television Comedy, Routledge, 1990.
The editors situate this collection within the discourse of conceptual studies of horror including Noel Carroll's Philosophy of Horror (1990), Carol Clover's Men, Women and Chainsaws (1992), Harry Benshoffs Monsters in the Closet (1997), Isabel Cristina Pinedo's Recreational Terror (1997), and Cynthia Freeman's The Naked and the Undead (2000); studies of horror films including Robin Wood's The American Nightmare (1979), Barry Keith Grant's The Dread of Difference (1996), Ken Gelder's The Horror Reader (2000), and Mark Jancovich's The Horror Film Reader
(2002), among others; and the critical work of genre writers such as H.
Naremore's emphasis on the problems of finding ways of description and the struggle with his own work make clear the difficulties of working on film acting, which are even increased by the overall tendency of academic film studies to "disregard discussions of film acting" (1), mostly added by the notion that "film acting has been seen as merely an effect of cinematic technique" (2), as Pamela Robertson Wojcik stresses in the general introduction to her anthology Movie Acting: The Film Reader
Chapters build from Ezra's rich publication history: "Resurrecting the Alien Filmmaker: Jean-Pierre Jeunet in Hollywood," Journal of Contemporary Film, 2002; "Death of an Icon: Le Fabuleux Destin D'Amelie Poulain," French Cultural Studies, 2004; and her edited European Cinema and Transnational Cinema: the Film Reader
(2004 and 2006, respectively).
The resulting X-rays are processed and studied by a film reader
Marc Jancovich, editor of Horror: The Film Reader
, also feels compelled to wrestle with Scream and its position at the end of horror film history.
GANGSTER FILM READER
reviews the genre through reprints of key articles, new essays and critical analysis produced for this collection, and over 200 original photos.
Robert Fothergill, "Coward, Bully, or Clown: The Dream-Life of a Younger Brother," The Canadian Film Reader
(Toronto: Peter Martin Associates, 1977), p.
Bruce Elder, "Claude Jutra's 'Mon Oncle Antoine" in Feldman and Nelson, Canadian Film Reader