It Came From the 1950s!: Popular Culture, Popular Anxieties

An eclectic and insightful choice of essays predicated at the speculation that renowned cultural records offer detailed insights into the troubles, anxieties and needs in their instances. Fifties well known culture is analysed through major students and critics comparable to Christopher Frayling, Mark Jancovich, Kim Newman and David J. Skal.

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I’ll be right here within the morning. Hammer’s Dracula 119 reduce TO: LUCY’S bed room, that very same evening. She is now donning a white night-dress. The room is filled with garlic plants, with vases of them on each side of her mattress. In mattress, Lucy is suffering to arrive one of many vases of vegetation. ultimately she succeeds in knocking it over. The maidservant Girda, in a dressing-gown, her hair plaited, enters the room to inquire after the noise. She is flustered. GIRDA: Heavens, baby, what's it? LUCY: Girda, those plants, I can’t stand them. GIRDA: They do scent robust, yet Mrs Holmwood stated. . . LUCY: Please Girda, they stifle me. GIRDA: Oh good, I’ll take them out. LUCY: And the home windows, you’ll open the home windows. GIRDA: certain, leave out, if that’s what you will have. Girda opens the French home windows and eliminates many of the garlic vegetation. As she leaves she turns to Lucy. GIRDA: I’ll come again for the remainder. go out Girda. minimize TO: MEDIUM CLOSE-UP, leaves swirling open air the window. reduce TO: MEDIUM CLOSE-UP, Lucy in mattress, her apprehension and pleasure mounting. reduce TO: lengthy SHOT, Dracula status within the window. reduce TO: the complete moon, as clouds cross throughout its face. lower TO: Lucy in mattress, a sheet pulled up over her face. Van Helsing stands close to her, Mina and Arthur stand on the foot of the mattress and Girda stands by way of the door. . . VAN HELSING: Mrs Holmwood, did you do as I advised you? ARTHUR: She did. and you may see the end result. ———————— 120 It got here from the Fifties! reduce TO: CLOSE-UP OF Mina status within the doorway, contained in the Holmwoods’ residence. She has a fur collar pulled up round her neck, a eco-friendly coat, and she or he has a hot twinkle in her eyes that has now not been there ahead of. She is asking shiny and sensual. MINA: strong morning. ARTHUR: Mina, you gave me relatively a fright. the place have you ever been at this hour of the morning? MINA: It was once this type of attractive day I received up early and went for a stroll within the backyard. I didn’t anticipate you again so quickly. ARTHUR: I’m afraid I’ve received to head out back. MINA: Oh! whilst will you be again? ARTHUR: I can’t say needless to say. Mina, you glance very ailing, are you o.k.? MINA: Arthur darling, don’t fuss, i believe completely good. so long darling. ———————— reduce TO: . . . VAN HELSING: i do know I ask loads of you yet you mustn’t weaken now. we have now it inside our energy to rid the realm of this evil, and with God’s support we’ll prevail. minimize TO: external, backyard OF THE HOLMWOODS’ condominium. Arthur is status, jiggling the crucifix in his hand. He appears to be like up on the window of Mina’s bed room. lower TO: inside, MINA’S bed room. Mina is sitting at the fringe of her mattress. reduce TO: ARTHUR within the backyard, preserving WATCH. A wolf howls. lower TO: inside OF the home. Dracula is status within the corridor. The digital camera is excessive, taking a look down. As Dracula ascends the steps the digicam tracks around the most sensible of the steps, eventually bringing Dracula into close-up. Hammer’s Dracula 121 minimize TO: MINA SITTING at the fringe of THE mattress, nervous yet keen. Dracula enters the room and techniques her. He performs his face as regards to hers and pushes her again onto the mattress. there's a scream. reduce TO: CLOSE-UP OF AN OWL SCREAMING within the backyard.

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