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In 1896, Maxim Gorky declared cinema "the nation of Shadows." In its silent, ashen-grey international, he observed a land of spectral, and ever due to the fact then cinema has had a distinct courting with the haunted and the ghostly. Cinematic Ghosts is the 1st assortment dedicated to this topic, together with fourteen new essays, devoted to exploring the numerous variations of the films' phantoms.

Cinematic Ghosts comprises essays revisiting a few vintage ghost movies in the genres of horror (The Haunting, 1963), romance (Portrait of Jennie, 1948), comedy (Beetlejuice, 1988) and the artwork movie (Uncle Boonmee Who Can bear in mind His earlier Lives, 2010), in addition to essays facing a couple of movies from world wide, from Sweden to China. Cinematic Ghosts lines the archetype of the cinematic ghost from the silent period until eventually this day, providing analyses from various ancient, aesthetic and theoretical dimensions.

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