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Candyman and the Return of the Repressed

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/9781911325543.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter presents a textual analysis of Candyman (1992). The film at first appears to be a product of white liberal guilt at the plight of poor African-Americans; Helen Lyle lives in an expensive ... More


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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


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