Uncanny Bodies The Coming of Sound Film and the Origins of the Horror Genre by Robert Spadoni

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Published by University of California Press .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Films, cinema,
  • Social history,
  • Performing Arts,
  • Pop Arts / Pop Culture,
  • Cinema/Film: Book,
  • Film & Video - History & Criticism,
  • Performing Arts / General,
  • Film & Video - General,
  • History and criticism,
  • Horror films,
  • Sound motion pictures,
  • United States

Book details

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages202
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7712376M
ISBN 100520251210
ISBN 109780520251212

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