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By Frances Pheasant-Kelly

American cinema abounds with motion pictures set in prisons, asylums, hospitals and different associations. instead of orderly locations of restoration and rehabilitation, those institutional settings end up abject areas of regulate and repression during which grownup id is threatened as a story impetus. Exploring the abject via matters as different as racism, psychological ailment or the protection of our bodies for organ donation, this e-book analyses a number of movies together with 'The Shawshank Redemption' (1994), 'Full steel Jacket' (1987) and 'Girl, Interrupted' (1999) via to cult motion pictures akin to 'Carrie' (1976) and 'Bubba Ho-tep' (2002). by means of studying scenes of horror and disgust in the context of abject area, Frances Pheasant-Kelly unearths how threats to identification occur in scenes of torture, horror and psychosexual repression and are resolved both although demise or via nerve-racking re-entry into the surface global. This readable and fascinating journey of the abject within the establishment movie could be immensely necessary to scholars of movie stories, serious idea and Cultural Studies.

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