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Gothic Imagination Conversations on Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction in the Media

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ISBN-10: 0230118178

ISBN-13: 9780230118171

Edition: 2011

Authors: John C. Tibbetts, Richard Holmes

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The Gothic tradition continues to excite the popular imagination. John C. Tibbetts presents interviews and conversations with prominent novelists, filmmakers, artists, and film and television directors and actors as they trace the Gothic mode across three centuries, from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, through H.P. Lovecraft, to today's science fiction, goth, and steampunk culture. H. P. Lovecraft, Stephen King, Ray Bradbury, Robert ( Psycho) Bloch, Chris ( The Polar Express, Jumanji) Van Allsburg, Maurice Sendak, Gahan Wilson, Ray Harryhausen, Christopher Reeve, Greg Bear, William Shatner, and many more share their worlds of imagination and terror.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 10/20/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 422
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

John C. Tibbetts, Lenexa, Kansas, is associate professor of film and media studies at the University of Kansas. His recent books are The Gothic Imagination: Conversations on Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction in the Media; Composers in the Movies: Studies in Musical Biography; Schumann: A Chorus of Voices; and the three-volume American Classic Screen.

Prefatory Note
Introduction: Voices Heard �ǠRound the Cosmic Campfire
The Lovecraft Circle
�ǣThe Provocative Abysses of Unplumbed Space�Ǡ
�ǣI Am Providence�Ǡ
�ǣPsycho Is Not About a Shower Scene!�Ǡ
�ǣFrom Providence to Liverpool�Ǡ
�ǣCertain Things Associated with the Night�Ǡ
The Heroic Age of Fantasy and Science Fiction
"Robert E. Howard and The Whole Wide World�Ǡ
�ǣBatman and Me�Ǡ
"The Man Who Explained Miracles�Ǡ
�ǣSuperman is a Friend�Ǡ
�ǣWonder���s Child�Ǡ
�ǣRagnarok and Relativity�Ǡ
"The Way the Future Was�Ǡ
�ǣI Tell People Stories�Ǡ
�ǣThe Complete Enchanter�Ǡ
The Bradbury Chronicles
The Bradbury Collaborations
�ǣStan and Ollie�Ǡ
�ǣJoe and Me�Ǡ
The Bradbury Circle (Friends and Associates)
�ǣLet���s Put on a Show!�Ǡ
"Mister Monster�Ǡ
�ǣDandelion Chronicles�Ǡ
�ǣThe Repairman Cometh�Ǡ
�ǣA Bradbury Companion�Ǡ
Destination: Mars!
�ǣBack to Barsoom�Ǡ: Bob Zeuschner Talks about the Mars Books of Edgar Rice Burroughs
�ǣThis Is Where We Start Again�Ǡ
The Extravagant Gaze
�ǣA Sublime Madness�Ǡ: Professors Albert Boime and Tim Mitchell Talk about Goya, Géricault, and Caspar David Friedrich
�ǣScenes from Childhood�Ǡ
�ǣAlbum for the Young�Ǡ
�ǣThere���s a Lot of Reality to These Fantasies�Ǡ
�ǣThe Mysteries of Chris Van Allsburg�Ǡ
�ǣGahan Wilson���s Diner�Ǡ
�ǣWhere No Man Has Gone Before. . .�Ǡ
Frankie Thomas on �ǣTom Corbett�Ǡ and the Early Days of �ǣLive�Ǡ Television
Four members of the Enterprise crew speak out about Star Trek
The Music of Terror
�ǣSymphonie fantastique�Ǡ
Postmodern Gothic
�ǣThe Night Ride of Charles Beaumont�Ǡ
�ǣWe Walk Your Dog at Night!�Ǡ Stephen King
"The Kiss That Bites�Ǡ
�ǣA Magellan of the Interior�Ǡ
�ǣThe Billion Year Spree�Ǡ
�ǣSavage Pastimes�Ǡ: Gothic Schlock and True-Crime Horrors
�ǣDifferent Engines�Ǡ: Alternate Worlds and Anachronistic Technologies
"The Heresy Of Humanism�Ǡ