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a deeper appreciation of some popular movies19 July 2006
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Hopkins argues engagingly in this concise analysis of Gothic films. It is a scholarly discourse. So there are the not unexpected references to sundry Shakespeare plots, and various upscale BBC movies like "Jane Eyre" and "Pride and Prejudice". But she also surveys more popular fare. Like Mel Gibson's Mad Max series or the Lord of the Rings movies.
She finds what we might term Gothic influences in quite a span of films, and not just the obvious incarnations of Shelley's Frankenstein.
The logic does seem to be quite understandable to a non-literary reader. A chance for a deeper appreciation of some mainstream movies.