9780143121367

Shock Value : How a Few Eccentric Outsiders Gave Us Nightmares, Conquered Hollywood, and Invented Modern Horror

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  • ISBN13:

    9780143121367

  • ISBN10:

    0143121367

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 5/29/2012
  • Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)
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Summary

Based on unprecedented access to the genre's major players, "New York Times" film critic Zinoman delivers the first definitive account of horror's golden age--the 1970s, when such directors as Wes Craven, Roman Polanski, John Carpenter, and Brian De Palma redefined the genre.

Author Biography

Jason Zinoman is a critic and reporter covering theater for The New York Times. He has also regularly written about movies, television, books and sports for publications such as Vanity Fair, The Guardian and Slate. He was the chief theater critic for Time Out New York before leaving to write the On Stage and Off column in the Weekend section of the Times. He grew up in Washington D.C. and now lives in Brooklyn.

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