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Affect, the Gas Pump and US Horror Films (1956–73)
Chuck Jackson

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (dir. Don Siegel, 1956), The Birds (dir. Alfred Hitchcock, 1963), and Night of the Living Dead (dir. George Romero, 1968) imbue scenes that take place at a gas pump with a horror so intense, it petrifies. As three of the earliest American horror films to feature a monstrous exchange at the pump, they transform the genre by reimagining automotive affect. This article examines the cinematic mood created when petrification meets petroleum, providing an alternative look at American oil culture after 1956, but before the oil crisis of 1973.

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My wife is an actress (and a star)
Felicity Chaplin

articles of clothing she favours, the ‘cool’ restaurants and cafes she frequents, and her favourite books and films. Mood boards, such as the one that appeared in Vogue Paris in 2007 titled ‘Tout comme Charlotte’, are used to promote identification with their subject through the consumption of certain boutique consumer products. Style guides often prescribe Gainsbourg’s look for those wanting to embody the sartorial elegance of the bobo Parisienne. In 2012, Grazia posted an online gallery (‘Les idées mode’), displaying a range of fashion ideas to steal from

in Charlotte Gainsbourg
Kate Newell

, and expanded the sinister context of the laboratory’ (x). Walton is absent from early stage productions and ‘wild action, alchemical rituals, and gothic settings replaced the novel’s epistolary format, scientific background, and internalised landscapes’ (xi). We see these elements shape several later film and stage adaptations of Frankenstein , including Whale’s film and Kenneth Branagh’s Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1994), in terms of the filmsmood and depiction of science. As William St Clair puts it, ‘Frankenstein did not become part of popular culture with

in Adapting Frankenstein