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  • Folk Horror

    An article from the nice people at Caught by the River about a new book that focuses on British horror films and their relation to the folk tradition.

    http://www.caughtbytheriver.net/2017...er-man-cinema/

    Nick

  • #2
    Looks good Nick. The author Adam Scovell has a blog called Celluloid Wicker Man which deals with essays and analysis of film and art. His writing is excellent and he also makes evocative short films with a sense of the Bristish landscape and its underlying folklore.

    A book called Folk Horror Revival: Field Studies has been out for a while now. It includes work by various authors (including Adam) with a high emphasis on British film and television.

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    • #3
      Hope it looks at the TV plays of the 70s that fall into this genre: especially Robin Redbreast and Penda's Fen.
      Last edited by agutterfan; 30th May 2017, 02:37 PM.

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      • #4
        The background to the music from The Wicker Man, thanks to the BFI.

        http://www.bfi.org.uk/films-tv-people/52f4e5db8c553

        Nick

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        • #5
          Thanks, Nick. A very enjoyable piece about a fascinating and wonderful soundtrack which ironically has nothing to do with Scottish folk music.

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