Invasion of the Body Snatchers by Barry Keith GrantInvasion of the Body Snatchers by Barry Keith Grant

Invasion of the Body Snatchers

byBarry Keith Grant

Paperback | October 22, 2010

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Upon its release in 1956, Don Siegel's Invasion of the Body Snatchers was commonly perceived as another B-thriller in the cycle of science fiction and horror films that proliferated at the time. But in the 50 years since, its reputation has grown from cult status to become an acknowledged classic of American cinema. In the first comprehensive critical study of the film, Barry Keith Grant traces the film's historical context, it appeared in an America gripped by Cold War paranoia and atomic anxieties, and its production history, and goes on to explore the importance of genre, Communism, conformity, modernity, post-War society, and gender for an understanding of the film's cultural contexts and metaphorical weight.

Barry Keith Grant is professor of film studies and popular culture at Brock University in Ontario, Canada. He is the author, coauthor, or editor of more than a dozen books on film, and his work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. He is the coauthor, with Jim Hillier, of 100 Documentary Films in the BFI Screen Guides ser...
Title:Invasion of the Body SnatchersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pagesPublished:October 22, 2010Publisher:British Film InstituteLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1844572781

ISBN - 13:9781844572786

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements * Historical Context * Contemporary Hollywood * Production history * Genre * Don Siegel, director * Communism and Conformity * Modernity and Postwar Society * Gender * Conclusion * Bibliography