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Ghosts in the Machine: Speculating on the Dark Heart of Pop Cinema
     

Ghosts in the Machine: Speculating on the Dark Heart of Pop Cinema

by Michael Atkinson
 
(Limelight). Looking back on a century that witnessed the emergence of motion pictures to become, almost immediately, a dominant cultural force in our lives, this penetrating and provocative book argues that "movies (like cathedrals) cannot help but display the subconscious impulses oftheir society." From D.W. Griffith to the Marx Brothers to film noir, "what are

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(Limelight). Looking back on a century that witnessed the emergence of motion pictures to become, almost immediately, a dominant cultural force in our lives, this penetrating and provocative book argues that "movies (like cathedrals) cannot help but display the subconscious impulses oftheir society." From D.W. Griffith to the Marx Brothers to film noir, "what are conceived and consumed as innocent pop movies ... are in fact manifestations of wild horror, superstitious ignorance, fatalistic dread and bigoted savagery."

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ISBN-13:
9780879102852
Publisher:
Hal Leonard Corporation
Publication date:
08/28/2004
Edition description:
1ST LIMELI
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.34(h) x 0.63(d)

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