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Spielberg's Poetics of Horror

By David Roche

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International audienceThis chapter on Spielberg’s poetics of horror analyzes his horror movies (Duel, Jaws, Jurassic Park and The Lost World), as well as the horror scenes in films in other genres (Close Encounters, E.T., A.I., Schindler’s List); the aim is threefold: to describe how the strategies are orchestrated within each film, and from one film to another; to assess the degree to which they have evolved; and to demonstrate the fluidity of aesthetic categories (suggestion vs. monstration, terror vs. horror) that are often opposed. It also acts as a transtion for the following section on film genre

Topics: horror, aesthetics, Steven Spielberg, Jaws, Duel, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, E.T., Jurassic Park, The Lost World, Schindler's List, War of the Worlds, [SHS.LITT]Humanities and Social Sciences/Literature, [SHS.ART]Humanities and Social Sciences/Art and art history
Publisher: Presses universitaires de la Méditerranée
Year: 2018
OAI identifier: oai:HAL:hal-01720058v1
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