Modern Ghost Melodramas:

Modern Ghost Melodramas: "What Lies Beneath"

by Michael Walker



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789462980167
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Publication date: 12/15/2017
Series: Film Culture in Transition
Pages: 490
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Michael Walker is an independent writer and member of the editorial board of Movie magazine.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Three major predecessors
3. The fallow years: an assortment of ghosts


4. Ghosts in the city
5. Ghosts in the machine
6. Schoolgirl angst
7. Childhood abuse


8. Generic developments 1: Messages from the dead
9. Spain and history 1: Politics and war
10. Hollywood reinflections
11. Asian variations
12. Generic developments 2: Ghosts in the woman's film
13. Ghosts and institutions 1: South Korea
14. Ghosts and institutions 2: The West
15. National variations
16. Anatomy of the ghost melodrama
17. Spain and history 2: The Franco legacy and the Catholic church
18. Return of the British ghost film
19. Recent US developments and conclusion


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