Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer - Controversies (Paperback)Shaun Kimber (author)
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Shaun Kimber's examination of the controversies surrounding Henry considers the history and implications of censors' decisions about the film on both sides of the Atlantic. Taking account of the views of audiences, critics and academics, both at the time the film was released and in the years since, Kimber also looks at the changing political, social and economic contexts within which the film was produced and has subsequently circulated. Henry continues to represent a key film within the horror genre, the history of censorship, and the study of film violence. Kimber's account of the film's production and its fortunes in the marketplace provides a fascinating case study of film censorship in action, and offers a sustained and wide-ranging analysis of what remains one of the most disturbing films ever made.
'An excellent in-depth analysis... Kimber effectively combines close readings of key scenes with detailed consideration of the history of different versions of Henry and its various engagements with critics, supporters and regulatory authorities.'
Geoff King, Brunel University
Shaun Kimber is a Senior Lecturer in the Media School at Bournemouth University.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 168
Weight: 225 g
Dimensions: 190 x 135 x 12 mm
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