Gaslight melodrama: from Victorian London to 1940s Hollywood
Barefoot (film studies, Middlesex U., England) examines 1940s Hollywood melodramas which were set in Victorian London as well as British films set in Victorian or Edwardian times. Films analyzed include Gaslight, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and Hangover Square. Coverage extends to 18th century Gothic novels, 19th century discussions of gas-lighting, and 20th century responses to the Victorian era. c. Book News Inc.
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