The Resource Modern ghost melodramas : 'What lies beneath', Michael Walker

Modern ghost melodramas : 'What lies beneath', Michael Walker

Label
Modern ghost melodramas : 'What lies beneath'
Title
Modern ghost melodramas
Title remainder
'What lies beneath'
Statement of responsibility
Michael Walker
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The popular and critical successes of films like 'The Sixth Sense' and the 'Ring' film and its sequels in the late 1990s led to an impressive international explosion of scary films dealing with ghosts. This book takes a close look at a number of those films from different countries. Making a crucial distinction between these atmospheric films and conventional horror, Michael Walker argues that they are most productively seen as ghost melodramas, which opens them up to a powerful range of analytic tools from the study of melodrama, including, crucially, psychoanalysis
Member of
Cataloging source
JSTOR
Dewey number
791
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995.9.S8
LC item number
W35 2017eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Film culture in transition
Label
Modern ghost melodramas : 'What lies beneath', Michael Walker
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; 1. Introduction; The Gothic Tradition; Freud and Motifs; 2. Three Major Predecessors; The Haunted House; The Changeling (Peter Medak, Canada, 1979); The Malevolent Hotel; The Shining (Stanley Kubrick, GB, 1980); The Avenging Ghost; Ghost Story (John Irvin, US, 1981); 3. The Fallow Years: An Assortment of Ghosts; Bringing Back the Past; Lady in White (Frank LaLoggia, US, 1988) and Ijintachi tono natsu/The Discarnates (Nobuhiko Obayashi, Japan, 1988); Lady in White; The Discarnates; Benevolent Ghosts; Ghost (Jerry Zucker, US, 1990)
  • 13. Ghosts and Institutions 1: South KoreaThe School; The Yeogo goedam films; Whispering Corridors (Park Ki-hyeong 1998); Voice (Choi Equan 2005); A Blood Pledge (Lee Jong-yong 2009); The Department Store; Geoul sokeru/Into the Mirror (Kim Sung-ho 2003); 14. Ghosts and Institutions 2: The West; The Hospital; Riget/The Kingdom (4-part TV series) (Lars von Trier & Morten Arnfred, Denmark, 1994); Fragile/Frágiles (Jaume Balagueró, Spain/UK, 2005); The Prison; Gothika (Mathieu Kassovitz, US, 2003); 15. National Variations; Hong Kong; Inner Senses (Lo Chi-leung 2002); India
  • Always (Steven Spielberg, US, 1989)The Seductive Revenant; Haunted (Lewis Gilbert, UK/ US, 1995); Seminal Films; 4. Ghosts in the City; A Ghost World; The Sixth Sense (M. Night Shyamalan, US, 1999); Working-class Tensions; Stir of Echoes (David Koepp, US, 1999); 5. Ghosts in the Machine; Ringu/Ring (Hideo Nakata, Japan, 1998) and Ringu 2/Ring 2 (Nakata, Japan, 1999); Ringu 2; 6. Schoolgirl Angst; Kokkuri-san/Kokkuri (Takahisa Zeze, Japan, 1997); Memento Mori (Kim Tae-yong & Min Kyu-dong, South Korea, 1999); 7. Childhood Abuse
  • In Dreams (Neil Jordan, US, 1998) and The Dark (John Fawcett, UK/Germany, 2005)The Haunting (Jan de Bont, US, 1999); Evolution of the cycle; 8. Generic Developments 1: Messages from the Dead; A Ghost Movie Thriller; What Lies Beneath (Robert Zemeckis, US, 2000); Southern Gothic; The Gift (Sam Raimi, US, 2000); Bereaved Husband; Dragonfly (Tom Shadyac, US/Germany, 2002); 9. Spain and History 1: Politics and War; El espinazo del diablo/ The Devil's Backbone (Guillermo del Toro, Spain/Mexico, 2001); The Others/Los otros (Alejandro Amenábar, Spain/ US, 2001); 10. Hollywood Reinflections
  • The Ring (Gore Verbinski 2002) and The Ring Two (Hideo Nakata 2005)The Ring Two; Male Melodrama; Below (David Twohy, 2002); 11. Asian Variations; Pon/Phone (Ahn Byung-ki, South Korea, 2002); Ju-on (Takashi Shimizu, Japan, 2002) and The Grudge (Takashi Shimizu, US, 2004); The Grudge; Chakushin ari/One Missed Call (Takashi Miike, Japan, 2004); 12. Generic Developments 2: Ghosts in the Woman's Film; Honogurai mizu no soko kara/Dark Water (Hideo Nakata, Japan, 2002); Dark Water (Walter Salles, US, 2005); Half Light (Craig Rosenberg, Germany/US, 2006); The Marsh (Jordan Barker, Canada/ US, 2006)
Control code
ocn986222311
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (467 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789048529346
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
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22573/ctt1pk36wk
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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.b36721797
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)986222311
  • jstor9048529344

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