Ghost Images - Cinema of The Afterlife
- 279 Pages
- Released: October 3, 2004
- Originally Released: 2004
- Publisher: McFarland & Company
Description by OLDIES.com:
The work opens with a historical perspective, which outlines the development of pre-cinematic technology for "projecting" phantoms, and discusses the use of these skills in early ghost cinema. English-language sound films are then examined thematically with topics ranging from the expiation of sins to "hungry" ghosts. Six of the most significant films, Dead of Night, A Matter of Life and Death, The Innocents, The Haunting, The Shining, and Jacob's Ladder, are given a detailed analysis. A conclusion, filmography, and bibliography follow.