Melodrama Screening and Discussion, 3rd April, Jarman 7, 5-7pm

Posted by Sarah

All are welcome to attend the sixth and last of this term’s melodrama screening and discussion sessions which will take place on the 3rd of April in Jarman 7, from 5pm to 7pm.

We will be showing Gaslight (Thorold Dickinson, 1940) 84 mins

Gaslight UK

At the last session we watched the 1944 Hollywood remake of this film. As well as a broad consideration of melodrama, and the two film versions’  similarities and differences, we hope to discuss Guy Barefoot’s “East Lynne to Gas Light: Hollywood, Melodrama and Twentieth-Century Notions of the Victorian” in Jacky Bratton, Jim Cook and Christine Gledhill (eds), Melodrama: Stage, Picture, Screen (BFI, 1994): 94-105. Email me on if you would like access to the chapter.

Do join us for the screening of this British classic.

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