Hi, I’m reviewing Horror at the Drive-In, which is a book I picked up at the library. And I thought it was fascinating, but I would not recommend it for anybody who is not really, really into film history and film analysis.
I used to take film analysis in college. I mean, I had one course and I just got really, really interested in the art of movie production and movies at that point. And I thought about becoming a reviewer because I was a journalism major. In any case, this book really goes into some detail—detailed analyses of B-movies, horror movies, gender politics at the time that drive-ins were popular, why they became popular. It’s really a fascinating book if you can make it through the verbiage.
It’s written in a rather scholarly and almost flowery way at times. But I enjoy that actually, and it really drew me in and made me interested in the subject matter. So if you’re looking for a more scholarly kind of read about film and about film history and about things like drive-ins and horror movies and why they were popular, it’s a good book and I’d recommend it for that.
So that’s it. And I’ll talk to you later.
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PPS: To avoid fainting, keep repeating, “It’s only a movie … Only a movie … Only a movie … Only a movie” 🙂