Author Archive for: ‘Lisa Bode’

The Horror Sensorium: Media and the Senses

Angela Ndalianis, The Horror Sensorium: Media and the Senses Jefferson, North Carolina and London: McFarland, 2012 ISBN: 978 0 7864 6127 1 US$38.00 (pb) 223pp (Review copy supplied by McFarland publishers) Of all screen genres, Horror has perhaps stimulated the most scholarship, with various attempts to explain its social and psychological meanings and functions, and the paradoxical pleasures for its …

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‘Conspicuous Absence’ and ‘Morbid Curiosity’: The Promotion and Reception of Saratoga (USA 1937)

Abstract The death of Jean Harlow during the filming of Saratoga (USA 1937) created problems for the film’s completion and promotion. Famously, M-G-M completed Harlow’s remaining scenes using shots of a body double, filmed with her face obscured. Despite its resulting aesthetic problems, Saratoga is on record as one of Harlow’s highest grossing films (Glancy 1991), and its success has been seen simply the …

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Vale Tom O’Regan

(Delivered at SSAAANZ conference, 1 December 2020) As I prepared to write this tribute to my colleague, mentor, and friend, Tom O’Regan, I tumbled down a series of rabbit holes. I scoured my inbox for Tom’s old emails and notes, both long and short; the articles he urged me to read by James W. Carey, Luciano Floridi, and others; the …

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