Big Screen: Gaslight

9/17/2023; 38 minutes

Shelley Stamp (Film & Digital Media, UC Santa Cruz) joins moderator Kelsey Moore (Film and Media Studies, UCSB) in a post-screening discussion on George Cukor's classic 1944 film Gaslight, sharing thoughts on genre, the origin of gaslighting as a term, and the film's historical legacy. Their conversation also dives into the complexities of gender and the historical contexts of the Second World War and Hollywood's Golden Age. They discuss the relationships between Gothic melodrama and film noir, as well as these films' appeal to female audiences. Recorded on 05/16/2023. (#39053)

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