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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Images into Consciousness 1963 and Beyond
Auteur and Industry The Individual
1971 The Year of the AntiHero

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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.