Why not start with The Twilight Saga?  (Since the last film in the series hasn't come out yet, your students shouldn't regard it as ancient history just yet.)

Sara Ross, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Communication and Media Studies
Sacred Heart University

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Subject: [SCREEN-L] the "female gothic"

one inflection of the "female gothic," in which the young heroine falls in with - or in love with - an attractive but menacing and mysterious man, has been extensively analyzed by feminist critics who use it as a way of exploring female subjectivity  . . . films in this genre became very popular in the forties, although its cinematic ancestors go back at least as far as hitchcock's 1926 LODGER   . . .

but i'm having trouble [no doubt a memory lapse] thinking of more contemporary films that might fall into this category . . . since i want to use these films in a course,  in which students consider anything released before last thursday as ancient history that has nothing to do with their own much more enlightened world, i'd welcome suggestions for VERY  recent films that i might use

thanks in advance for any suggestions


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