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American Horror FilmThe Genre at the Turn of the Millennium$
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Steffen Hantke

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9781604734539

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781604734539.001.0001

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A Parisian in Hollywood

A Parisian in Hollywood

Ocular Horror in the Films of Alexandre Aja

(p.15) A Parisian in Hollywood
American Horror Film

Tony Perrello

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter examines the transnational career of Alexandre Aja, one of the hot young horror directors who has migrated from his native country to the U.S film industry. It focuses on the characteristic features of Aja’s style and his thematic preoccupations, which have survived the transition from France to the United States. What emerges from the analysis is a reconsideration of the classic auteur’s creative autonomy within the context of genre cinema’s ability to transcend national and cultural boundaries.

Keywords:   French film directors, genre cinema, cultural boundaries, creative autonomy

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