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"Richard J. Leskosky" <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 16 Jan 2009 14:56:04 -0600
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In "The Sixth Sense" all of the photos of Cole in his mother's 
apartment  have  a  small streak of light in them (presumably  
signifying the presence of dead people around him).  His mother notices 
this at one point, but it  is  never really remarked upon or explained.

In "The Unborn" an image  of a  ghost boy shows up in an  old  photo of 
the heroine's mother.

Richard J .Leskosky

Dorothee Birke wrote:
> Dear list members,
> 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, in which smudges on photographs
> foreshadow the deaths of the people in the picture, or Shutter, in
> which photos reveal the presence of a ghost.
> Can anybody think of horror films featuring photographs or photographers? We 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, The Shining and The Asphyx.
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