Ghosts in the Machine: The Dark Heart of Pop Cinema

by Michael Atkinson

Looking back on a century that witnessed the emergence of motion pictures to become, almost immediately, a dominant cultural force in our lives, this penetrating and provocative book argues that “movies (like cathedrals) cannot help but display the subconscious impulses oftheir society.” From D.W. Griffith to the Marx Brothers to film noir, “what are conceived and consumed as innocent pop movies ... are in fact manifestations of wild horror, superstitious ignorance, fatalistic dread and bigoted savagery.”

Publisher: Limelight Editions

Series: Limelight

Format: Softcover

Page Count: 220

Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.6 inches

ISBN: 9780879102852


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