Dying for a laugh : disaster movies and the camp imagination / Ken Feil

Author(s): Feil, Ken
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Subjects: Disaster films--History and criticism
Homosexuality and motion pictures
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Middletown, Conn. : Wesleyan University Press, c2005
LC Classification: P, PN
Physical Description: xxix, 233 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: Ch. 1. Recipes for disaster : the rise and fall of the 1970s disaster movie 1
Ch. 2. From disaster parody to parodic disaster : Gremlins, Ghostbusters and the development of high concept camp 31
Ch. 3. Queering the wreckage and straightening up : camp, stereotyping and the late 1990s disaster cycle 59
Ch. 4. "The movie is awful" : Mars attacks! and the limits of high concept camp 94
Ch. 5. From camp to kitsch : 9/11, taste, and the imagination of disaster 119
Conclusion : campy disaster, comic book movies, and The day after tomorrow 142
Notes: LCCN: 2005020855
ISBN: 0819567914 (cloth : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0819567922 (pbk. : alk. paper)
EAN: 9780819567918
EAN: 9780819567925
Includes bibliographical references (p. 215-222) and index
OCLC Number: 61130816
ISBN/ISSN: 0819567914
0819567922
9780819567918
9780819567925