The blood poets: a cinema of savagery 1958-1999

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Scarecrow Press, 1999 - Performing Arts - 368 pages
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This thought-provoking and insightful study of 40 years of American violent cinema ties together the multiple disciplines of psychology, criminology, censorship, and anthropology. The study is divided into two volumes: Volume 1: American Chaos, From Touch of Evil to The Terminator, and Volume 2: Millennial Blues, From Apocalypse Now to The Matrix. Horsley raises a new dialogue between scholars and movie buffs as readers struggle to find their own answers to the connection between the need to portray and the need to watch violent films.

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Review: The Blood Poets: A Cinema of Savagery, 1958-98: American Chaos, from "Touch of Evil" to "Brazil" v. 1 (Filmmakers Series, No. 68)

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I really liked it at the beginning, because the author's young and exuberant personality shows through in his subjective reviews and endless footnoting asides, but isn't it said that the thing that ... Read full review

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About the author (1999)

Horsley was born and raised in the UK in the late 1960s. He began writing film criticism while still a teenager, travelled the world during his 20s and has since published three books and made a series of short digital movies (THE GOD GAME) as well as one feature (BEAUTY FOOL). He is currently based in Mexico.