Exorcising the Liberal

Waddell, Calum (2012) Exorcising the Liberal. In: The Exorcist: Studies in the Horror Film. Centipede Press, pp. 125-138. ISBN 1933618965

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Item Type:Book Section
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Abstract

Chapter in the extensive book 'The Exorcist: Studies in the Horror Film' edited by Professor Danel Olson. In this chapter the classic horror text 'The Exorcist' (William Friedkin, 1973) is approached as a conservative motion picture that seeks to restore confidence to middle-class American viewers vis-à-vis its depiction of characters saved (figuratively and thematically) by faith in Christian dogma and the family unit as well as a better tomorrow.

Keywords:Horror film, Film Studies, Robin Wood, American film, William Friedkin, Religion, Nationhood, Science fiction film
Subjects:P Mass Communications and Documentation > P303 Film studies
Divisions:College of Arts > Lincoln School of Film & Media > Lincoln School of Film & Media (Film)
ID Code:42406
Deposited On:23 Sep 2020 15:54

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