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Gaslight Melodrama

Author: BAREFOOT, G.
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Pub Date: 01/06/2001
ISBN: 9780826453341
Availability: In Stock
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Quick overview In 1945, a reviewer remarked on the emergence of a "cycle of mystery and horror pictures (that were) placed in the gaslight era of the turn of the century". This title examines these films and looks to explain what prompted film-makers to look to the gaslight era at the time they did.
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Guy Barefoot explores Hollywood's fascination in the 1940s, with late Victorian or Edwardian settings. All of the films studied are crime melodramas - films that feature a narrative pattern of sensation and reparation, and that involve crime, investigation and identification.

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