The Aural Aesthetics of Ghosts in BBC Ghost Stories - Part 3 (William Ager).

The Aural Aesthetics of Ghosts in BBC Ghost Stories – Part 3 (William Ager).

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Part 1. Part 2.

A “Disembodied Voice” of some form is a clear norm for representing a creature that, by its very definition, is now bodiless.  This means that, as an aural technique, it is used frequently throughout many other ghost stories as well.  In Lawrence Gordon Clark’s films, the aural trait occurs several times with different and varying effects, though never with the layered intent of…

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The Folk Horror Chain.

The Folk Horror Chain.

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This article was originally a paper presented at Queens University Belfast at the first Folk Horror Conference on Friday the 19th of September 2014.

Introduction/Thesis.

Folk horror is a strange form of media.  It has a craving for the need to be defined and canonised whilst also being a sub-genre which seems inherently intuitive, especially when becoming aware of its common likenesses in films,…

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A Musicological Study of Ken Russell’s Composer Films - Part 6 (Mahler).

A Musicological Study of Ken Russell’s Composer Films – Part 6 (Mahler).

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Part 1. Part 2. Part 3. Part 4. Part 5.

Mahler (1974) and the Balance Between Personal Reception and History.

Mahleris an apt end for this period in Ken Russell’s musical exploration for a number of reasons.  It firstly completes the transition in the director’s popularity as well as the full fledgling of creative confidence.  It also manages to amalgamate all of the elements discussed so far…

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Blanche (1971) - Walerian Borowczyk (Arrow Video).

Blanche (1971) – Walerian Borowczyk (Arrow Video).

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A palette of strange objects, muted imagery, and medieval oddness awaits the viewer of Walerian Borowczyk’s Blanche (1971); only the third feature film in one of the most surreal and haphazard cinematic careers of all European art house directors.  Though now more infamous as a purveyor of perverted worlds and eventually soft-core titillation (Emmanuelle 5 in 1987 being a complicated low point),

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