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Sharon Tay <[log in to unmask]>
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Sun, 20 Apr 2003 16:32:21 +0100
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what about Dragonwyck (1946), Gaslight (1944)?

 --- "Miller, James Andrew (UMC-Student)"
<[log in to unmask]> wrote: > Screenlisters:
> I'm looking at a lot of ghost movies from the 1940s
> (Ghost and Mrs Muir, Portrait of Jennie, A Guy Named
> Joe) and began to notice that there seem to be quite
> a few of what I might call "almost ghost" or "pseudo
> ghost" films in the period.
> Examples:
> The Ghost Breakers (1941): the ghost turns out to be
> a scam...
> Laura
> The Lost Moment (1947): adaptation of James' "The
> Aspern Papers"-- Miss Tina
> isn't literally a ghost but has almost made herself
> one by sheer force of will...
> Can you think of any more films of the 40s that are
> like these? Either the viewer is temporarily led to
> believe there is a ghost at work, or else one or
> more characters behave in a ghostly manner while the
> viewer is let in on the truth.
> Andy Miller
> University of Missouri-Columbia
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