Grande Dame Guignol Cinema: A History of Hag Horror from Baby Jane to Mother (Paperback)

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Description


This critically analytical filmography examines 45 movies featuring grande dames in horror settings. Following a history of women in horror before 1962's What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, which launched the Grande Dame Guignol subgenre of older women featured as morally ambiguous leading ladies, are all such films (mostly U.S.) that came after that landmark release. The filmographic data includes cast, crew, reviews, synopses, and production notes, as well as recurring motifs and each role's effect on the star's career.

About the Author


Peter Shelley is a playwright, screenwriter and author of several film books. He lives in Gosford, Australia.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780786445691
ISBN-10: 0786445696
Publisher: McFarland & Company
Publication Date: September 15th, 2009
Pages: 340
Language: English