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Author: Rebekah Owens
Publisher: Leighton Buzzard : Auteur, 2017.
Series: Devil's advocates.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Why write about Roman Polanski's Macbeth (1971) as part of a series of books dedicated to the classics of the horror movie genre? Because, Rebekah Owens argues, just as Banquo in Polanski's film holds up a series of mirrors that reflect images of his successors that trace back to his own son Fleance, so subsequent milestones in the genre show their lineage to this work, their originator. Polanski had previously made  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: William Shakespeare
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rebekah Owens
ISBN: 1911325132 9781911325130
OCLC Number: 946605452
Description: 97 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.
Contents: Introduction : Shakespeare's Macbeth --
Polanski and Horror: Rosemary's Baby --
Violence in Macbeth --
The Presentation of the Supernatural --
Polanskis Macbeth as Social Commentary --
Macbeth and Horror Cinema
Series Title: Devil's advocates.
Responsibility: Rebekah Owens.


This book demonstrates how Macbeth can be read as part of the British Folk tradition, strengthening the reading of the film as a horror movie in its own right through its links to The Wicker Man  Read more...


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