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Two elements each of these seminal horror movies since 1960 have in common, Part I.

“Horror stories give us a way of exhausting our emotions around social issues, like a woman’s right to an abortion, which I always thought was the core of ‘Rosemary’s Baby,’ or the backlash against feminism which I always thought was … Continue reading

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The audience’s perspective: North By Northwest and dramatic irony.

“It all depends on how we look at things, and not how they are in themselves.” -Carl Jung Much discussion has been given to the function of the main character’s perspective,¬†what the Dramatica theory of story would consider the influence … Continue reading

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