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Adam Scovell

in Folk Horror: Hours Dreadful And Things Strange

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325239
eISBN:
9781800342224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325239.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the relationships found in three predominant cinematic examples of Folk Horror: Witchfinder General (1968), The Blood on Satan's Claw (1971), and The Wicker Man (1973). The ... More


Scotland as a Site of Nihilistic Sacrifice

John Marmysz

in Cinematic Nihilism: Encounters, Confrontations, Overcomings

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474424561
eISBN:
9781474438421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474424561.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In this chapter, the films The Wicker Man, Breaking the Waves, and NEDs are shown to illustrate Nietzsche’s stages of sacrifice leading toward total nihilism. These stages consist of the literal ... More


Macbeth and Horror Cinema

Rebekah Owens

in Macbeth

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325130
eISBN:
9781800342521
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325130.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter establishes that Roman Polanski's Macbeth used the conventions of the horror genre to represent William Shakespeare's play on screen. It considers how Macbeth is placed in the wider ... More


The trauma film from romantic to modern: A Matter of Life and Death to Don't Look Now

John Orr

in Romantics and Modernists in British Cinema

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748640140
eISBN:
9780748671090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640140.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

What is trauma if not, as in the Greek, a kind of wound? Here it is something more — a wound that seldom heals, a wounding of body and soul from which, often, the subject does not recover. Hence the ... More


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