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Children of the Ruins

Beryl Pong

in British Literature and Culture in Second World Wartime: For the Duration

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198840923
eISBN:
9780191876530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840923.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter explores anxieties surrounding war-torn childhood, both in terms of juvenile delinquency and as a metaphor for uncertain post-war reconstruction. Films were especially evocative in this ... More


‘I’m not frightened…I’m not frightened…’

Jez Conolly and David Owain Bates

in Dead of Night

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780993238437
eISBN:
9781800341968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780993238437.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter evaluates ‘Christmas Party’, the first of two stories directed by Alberto Cavalcanti. The story is told from the perspective of teenager Sally O'Hara (Sally Ann Howes) who relates a ... More


‘You don’t know what Hugo’s capable of’

Jez Conolly and David Owain Bates

in Dead of Night

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780993238437
eISBN:
9781800341968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780993238437.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter studies Dead of Night's most potent and well-remembered story, ‘Ventriloquist's Dummy’ directed by Alberto Cavalcanti. The peculiar three-way relationship between the ventriloquist ... More


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