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Roger Luckhurst's illuminating study of this seminal film explores its themes, tropes and resonances through a detailed analysis of sequences and performances. Situating The Shining in a series of fresh contexts, this book looks at the complex nature of horror cinema at the end of the s and early 80s. Taking the maze of the haunted hotel as a key motif, Luckhurst offers numerous threads with which to navigate the strange twists and turns of this enigmatic film.

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See our disclaimer. This study analyzes 'Chinatown' in the context of the figure of the detective in literature and film from Sophocles to Edgar Allan Poe and Alfred Hitchcock. In the account of 'Chinatown''s narrative development Michael Eaton seeks to uncover both its relationship to the pessimism of American cinema in the s and its veritably mythical structure. Customer Reviews.

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Eaton, Michael. Published London : British Film institute, Language English View all editions Prev Next edition 2 of 2. Check copyright status Cite this Title Chinatown. Other Authors Polanski, Roman. Towne, Robert. Series BFI film classics. Chinatown Polanski Motion picture plays. Motion picture plays -- History and criticism.

Jack Nicholson, in one of his most celebrated roles, stars as a Private Eye who, despite his best intentions, can only bring disaster upon the enigmatic woman he has come to love. The reassuringly familiar conventions of the thriller are dissected to expose a chaos of political corruption and violent sexuality lurking beneath a glittering, sun-drenched surface. Michael Eaton analyses Chinatown in the context of the figure of the detective in literature and film from Sophocles to Edgar Allan Poe and Alfred Hitchcock. In a searching detailed and entirely absorbing account of the narrative development and visual style of Chinatown, Eaton uncovers both the film's relationship to the pessimism of American cinema in the s and its veritably mythical structure and power.

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