Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Unfortunately another melodrama research group meeting cannot be organised before the end of term. Details of our first meeting of 2013 will be posted here when available.

But Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year or Holiday Greetings to everyone!

Until we meet next term, here’s a relevant film still for the time of year: Deanna Durbin and Gene Kelly in Robert Siodmak’s Christmas Holiday (1944). While most (including the AFI) classify it as film noir, it does have melodramatic elements. Indeed the film noir has points of crossover with the gangster film or the ‘crime melodrama’. Perhaps discussion of such a definition will be a good starting point for 2013!