Murder and the Movies (Compact Disc)

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By David Thomson, Chris MacDonnell (Narrated by)
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How many acts of murder have each of us followed on a screen? What does that say about us? Do we remain law-abiding citizens who wouldn't hurt a fly? Film historian David Thomson, known for wit and subversiveness, leads us into this very delicate subject. While unpacking classics such as Seven, Kind Hearts and Coronets, Strangers on a Train, The Conformist, The Godfather, and The Shining, he offers a disconcerting sense of how the form of movies makes us accomplices in this sinister narrative process. By turns seductive and astringent, very serious and suddenly hilarious, Murder and the Movies admits us into what Thomson calls a warped triangle: the creator working out a compelling death; the killer doing his and her best; and the entranced spectator trying to cling to life and a proper sense of decency.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781705232781
ISBN-10: 1705232787
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Publication Date: August 5th, 2020
Language: English