THE ELEPHANT MAN IN THE ROOM

Date/Time
Date(s) - Tue. Oct. 15, 2013 - Tue. Oct. 29, 2013
12:00 am

Location
Microcinema [ ÊTRE]

Instructor
Cory Legassic

Admission

From “freaks” to “creepers,” Hollywood horror has capitalized on the “crip” body for decades. From disability as metaphor, plot device, or the manifestation of monstrosity itself, we’ll explore “freakshows” and “abnormal” bodies in films, and ask what bodies on screen can suggest about broader ideological shifts in American culture in the 1930s-40s. In this course, Cory Legassic draws links between Browning’s Freaks (1932) and Universal’s “Creeper” films, and the fall of the studio system with the 1949 Hollywood Anti-Trust Act.