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Synopsis

Jon Towlson

in Devil’s Advocates: Candyman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325543
eISBN:
9781800342347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325543.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter details the synopsis of Bernard Rose's Candyman (1992), which takes place in present-day Chicago. Helen Lyle (Virginia Madsen), a graduate student researching urban legends, investigates ... More


Candyman: Production and Reception

Jon Towlson

in Candyman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325543
eISBN:
9781800342347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325543.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter provides a background of the production and reception of Candyman (1992). It begins by looking at the casting of Tony Todd for the Candyman role, as well as the casting of Virginia ... More


‘Sweets to the Sweet’: from ‘The Forbidden’ to Candyman

Jon Towlson

in Candyman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325543
eISBN:
9781800342347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325543.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the intersection between Clive Barker's work and that of Bernard Rose; surprisingly, the two are closely connected, even symbiotic. Rose's UK debut film Paperhouse (1988) ... More


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