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The Films of Tod Browning

by Bernd Herzogenrath

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Published by Black Dog Publishing .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Individual film directors, film-makers,
  • Film & Video - History & Criticism,
  • Performing Arts,
  • Pop Arts / Pop Culture,
  • Cinema/Film: Book,
  • Film & Video - General,
  • Film & Video - Direction & Production

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages238
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8773428M
    ISBN 10190477251X
    ISBN 109781904772514

    Looking for a book on Universal’s film Dracula to do research for a project, I stumbled upon Gary D. Rhodes’ book “Tod Browning’s Dracula”. Wow! It is not only the bible for the original film, but related films before and after. From the very first chapter The Vampire in America, I was hooked/5(27).   Directed by Tod Browning. With Wallace Ford, Leila Hyams, Olga Baclanova, Roscoe Ates. A circus' beautiful trapeze artist agrees to marry the leader of side-show performers, but his deformed friends discover she is only marrying him for his inheritance/10(K).

    It's difficult to see Tod Browning's year-old Freaks, even though it hasthe reputation of being one of the masterpieces of baroque cinema. It has beenore written about than watched. Yet the. Tod Browning's Outside the Law () has been released on video, due to the presence of Lon Chaney in a dual supporting role. It is a rare chance to see a Browning film that is not a horror story. It is a rare chance to see a Browning film that is not a horror story.

    Tod Browning made an easy transition to sound films, although surprisingly he did not direct the remake of The Unholy Three. Instead, he directed the atmospheric Dracula, a skillful blend of comedy and horror that made a legend of the actor Bela Lugosi. "The Films of Tod Browning" is a long overdue consideration of this influential auteur, and is an essential for film buffs and academics alike. About the Author Tod Browning was an American actor and director whose career spanned the silent and talkie eras.5/5(2).


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The Films of Tod Browning by Bernd Herzogenrath Download PDF EPUB FB2

First off, this book is not as good as Skal and Savada's authoritative biography on Tod Browning, Dark Carnival. With The Films of Tod Browning by Herzogenrath, I expected more or less a chronologiocal filmography-type presentation of Browning's films similar to the old Citadel Press film books/5(3).

The Films of Tod Browning at last pays tribute to his cinematic legacy. With contributors including Vivian Sobchack, Bernd Herzogenrath and Nicole Brenez.

Known as the ‘Edgar Allan Poe of cinema’, Tod Browning is the dark master of filmmaking/5. Known as the 'Edgar Allen Poe of cinema', Tod Browning is truly the dark master of filmmaking. However, despite the commercial success he enjoyed during his lifetime, he has never received the critical acclaim his work deserves.

Studying under the great master, DW Griffiths, Browning employed a unique cinematic style, involving cross-cutting between scenes, dark noir-ish shadows, and macabre. Tod Browning - The Films of Tod Browning by Bernd Herzogenrath - Paperback Book () for $ from Movies & TV - Order by Phone /5(3).

The films of Tod Browning: an overview long past / Vivian Sobchack --Tod Browning and the slapstick genre / Boris Henry --Staging deception: theatrical illusionism in Browning's films of the s / Matthew Solomon --The spectator's spectacle: Tod Browning's theatre / The Films of Tod Browning book Diekmann, Ekkehard Knörer --Double identity: presence and.

Bernd Herzogenrath is the author of Films of Tod Browning ( avg rating, 16 ratings, 4 reviews, published ), The Farthest Place ( avg rating, /5. Tod Browning, Director: Dracula. Belonging to a well-situated family, Charles Browning fell in love at the age of 16 with a dancer of a circus.

Following her began his itinerary of being clown, jockey and director of a variety theater which ended when he met D.W. Griffith and became an actor. He made his debut in Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages ().Occupation: Director, Actor, Writer.

The Films of Tod Browning. London: Black Dog Publishing, ( pages). London: Black Dog Publishing, ( pages). This admirably all-inclusive volume is divided into two parts: "Themes, topics, approaches"; "Films".

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Free shipping for many products. It is a definitive academic text on Tod Browning's singularly complex body of work, and looks at the entire pantheon of the director's films, analysing his choice of subject matter and cinematic approaches. In a similar vein to Black Dog Publishing's previous success, "For Ever Godard", the book is packaged in colourful, richly illustrated format/5(15).

Tod Browning with the cast of Freaks (). The Kobal Collection Freaks Olga Baclanova in Freaks (), directed by Tod Browning. © Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc.

As a director, actor, writer and producer, Tod Browning was one of the most dynamic Hollywood figures during the birth of commercial cinema. Known for his fantastic collaborations with Lon Chaney in numerous silents, and for directing the horror classic Dracula and the still-controversial Freaks, Browning has been called “the Edgar Allan Poe of the cinema.”.

Browning had retired from films in and was living in seclusion, but to paraphrase author Mark Twain, reports of his death were greatly exaggerated.

He died at 82 in According to author Steve Massa, during the 'teens while under the supervision of D.W. Griffith at Reliance/Majestic, Browning was a knockabout comedian appearing in. Freaks is a American pre-Code horror film produced and directed by Tod Browning, and starring Wallace Ford, Leila Hyams, Olga Baclanova and Roscoe Ates.

It follows a trapeze artist who joins a group of carnival sideshow performers with a plan to seduce and murder a dwarf in the troupe to gain his inheritance, but her plot proves to have dangerous ed by: Tod Browning, Harry Rapf. There was a time not that long ago that when Tod Browning was remembered, it was for either directing the Bela Lugosi DRACULA () - (to which all the credit was given to Lugosi) or as the man responsible for FREAKS () a horror film that featured real deformed carnival performers and was a notorious failure (it virtually ended his career even though he lived another 30 years) until it /5(10).

This book will bring even the biggest fans of Tod Browning and Lugosi's opus closer to the film than they have ever been before. Rhodes successfully makes a case for 'Dracula' being one of the most important horror films of all time and at the same time he destroys many misconceptions and outright lies repeated about the film.4/5.

Dracula is a American pre-Code supernatural horror film directed and co-produced by Tod Browning from a screenplay written by Garrett Fort. It is based on the stage play Dracula by Hamilton Deane and John L.

Balderston, which in turn is adapted from the novel Dracula by Bram ed by: Tod Browning, Karl Freund (uncredited). First off, this book is not as good as Skal and Savada's authoritative biography on Tod Browning, Dark Carnival. With The Films of Tod Browning by Herzogenrath, I expected more or less a chronologiocal filmography-type presentation of Browning's films similar to the old Citadel Press film books/5.

Savada collaborated with David J. Skal on the book Dark Carnival: The Secret World of Tod Browning, Hollywood's Master of the Macabre. The book was the first major biography of Tod Browning, a horror film director known for his work on Freaks, Dracula, and several Lon Chaney Sr.

films. A pioneering director who helped create the horror film genre, Tod Browning made his mark on cinema via his film collaboration with actor Lon Chaney, the first sound version of "Dracula" (), starring Bela Lugosi, and most particularly his master work, "Freaks" (). Film historian Gary D.

Rhodes lays out a spirited defense of the movie in his new book TOD BROWNING'S DRACULA. In TOD BROWNING'S DRACULA, Rhodes doesn't just delve into the film's production history--he also reviews the up-and-down cultural standing the vampire thriller has had over the .Why this might not seem so easy.

The offbeat cinema of Tod Browning () offers an astonishing pulp-fiction assortment of carnies, crooks, deadbeats, impostors, lowlifes, miscreants, magicians, pickpockets, pimps, vamps, vampires and weirdos.

He specialised in the outré, the macabre and the perverse, and successfully capitalised on the appetite for lurid stories.In fact, a portion of Rhodes’ book is dedicated to defending Tod Browning’s film from some genre revisionists who have criticized the film the past couple of generations.