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Amy Herzog <[log in to unmask]>
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Sun, 18 Jan 2009 13:05:12 -0500
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Dear Dorothee and Michael,

I'm not sure if this is what you're looking for, but I'd suggest Eyes of
Laura Mars (1978) and Baba Yaga (1973), which both center on photography as
a portal to horrific visions. Powell's Peeping Tom (1960) and Henry:
Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986) seem fairly important in this regard as

Amy Herzog

Amy Herzog
Assistant Professor
Department of Media Studies
Coordinator of the Film Studies Program
Queens College, CUNY

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> Date:    Fri, 16 Jan 2009 14:39:20 +0100
> From:    Dorothee Birke <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Photography in horror films
> Dear list members=2C
> This is a question for horror film buffs: we are
> currently trying to compile a corpus of horror films in which
> photography is used in order to show things that are invisible to the
> naked eye. Examples would be The Omen=2C in which smudges on photographs
> foreshadow the deaths of the people in the picture=2C or Shutter=2C in
> which photos reveal the presence of a ghost.
> Can anybody think of horror films featuring photographs or photographers? W=
> e would greatly appreciate your help!
> With many thanks in advance and best wishes
> Dorothee and Michael
> PS: Other films that already came to mind were Ring=2C The Shining and The =
> Asphyx.
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> Dorothee Birke and Michael Butter
> Junior fellows
> Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS)
> School of Language and Literature
> Albert-Ludwigs-Universitaet Freiburg
> Albertstr. 19
> 79104 Freiburg
> Germany

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