Screams of Reason Mad Science and Modern Culture

ISBN-10: 039304582X

ISBN-13: 9780393045826

Edition: 1998

Authors: David J. Skal
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

David J. Skal is a respected scholar of all things macabre. A frequent talk-show guest and lecturer, his many media appearances include "The CBS Evening News," " Joan Rivers," "Charlie Rose," and NPR's "All Things Considered." He is the author of The Monster Show, Hollywood Gothic, and Dark Carnival. He has written, produced and appeared in a variety of film and television documentaries on occult and pop-culture subjects.

Introduction: Laughing Sal and the Science of Screams
Frankenstein's Gate
Miracles for the Masses
Snap, Crackle, Scream
A-Bombs B Pictures, and C Cups
Alien Chic
The Doctor Will Eat You Now
Vile Bodies, or Farewell to the Flesh
Conclusion: Entertaining the Apocalypse
A Hollywood Hit Parade of Mad Scientists, Demented Doctors, and Assorted Evil Geniuses
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index
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