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By Frances Pheasant-Kelly

ISBN-10: 1848855974

ISBN-13: 9781848855977

American cinema abounds with movies set in prisons, asylums, hospitals and different associations. instead of orderly areas of restoration and rehabilitation, those institutional settings end up abject areas of regulate and repression within which grownup id is threatened as a story impetus. Exploring the abject via matters as varied as racism, psychological affliction or the renovation of our bodies for organ donation, this booklet analyses various movies together with 'The Shawshank Redemption' (1994), 'Full steel Jacket' (1987) and 'Girl, Interrupted' (1999) via to cult movies reminiscent of 'Carrie' (1976) and 'Bubba Ho-tep' (2002). by means of analysing scenes of horror and disgust in the context of abject area, Frances Pheasant-Kelly finds how threats to id appear in scenes of torture, horror and psychosexual repression and are resolved both notwithstanding demise or via annoying re-entry into the surface international. This readable and interesting journey of the abject within the establishment movie can be immensely useful to scholars of movie stories, serious idea and Cultural Studies.

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