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Back after a hiatus, we delve further into Ben Wheatley’s oeuvre, with his 2013 historical horror A FIELD IN ENGLAND. Our reviews are mixed, but then we do get into some very interesting discussions about genre collisions, social structure, and whether or not Ben Wheatley will be a success as a blockbuster Hollywood director with his…interesting use of generic and visual ideas!<u>Next Week</u>Our final Ben Wheatley film is his latest offering, FREE FIRE (2017), available here:<wbr></wbr>uk/Free-Fire-Sharlto-Copley/<wbr></wbr>dp/B06XXNTJ4V.<u>This Week’s Media</u>THE HORNE SECTION TV PROGRAMME (2018): Alex Horne, Joe Auckland, Ben ReynoldsPRIVATE SCHOOL (1983): Noel Black, Phoebe Cates, Betsy Russell<u>Recommendations</u>NANNY MCPHEE (2005): Kirk Jones, Emma Thompson, Colin FirthAMBASSADORS (2013): Jeremy Webb, David Mitchell, Robert WebbGHOST IN THE SHELL (2017): Rupert Sanders, Scarlett Johansson, Michael Carmen PittNAKED LUNCH (1991): William S. Burroughs, David Cronenberg, Peter Weller<u>Footnotes</u>For more on the history of the English Civil War, this is a good place to start:<wbr></wbr><wbr></wbr>printsec=frontcover&source=<wbr></wbr>gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=<wbr></wbr>onepage&q&f=false. While we’re recommending books, this is a good introduction to one of the many genres with which Wheatley engages in this film:<wbr></wbr>uk/books?id=1VGsrJEdnfEC&<wbr></wbr>printsec=frontcover&dq=giallo+<wbr></wbr>horror&hl=en&sa=X&ved=<wbr></wbr>0ahUKEwj0rLSXk_<wbr></wbr>jbAhUJa8AKHWLED-kQ6AEILzAB#v=<wbr></wbr>onepage&q=giallo%20horror&f=<wbr></wbr>false. This is a good article on the presentation of psychedelia on film: http://realitysandwich.<wbr></wbr>com/318989/psychedelia-in-the-<wbr></wbr>movies. Sam mentions Rabelais and ‘the world turned upside down’; Bakhtin’s take on Rabelais is quite old, but still very good:<wbr></wbr>uk/books?id=SkswFyhqRIMC&pg=<wbr></wbr>PA370&lpg=PA370&dq=rabelais+<wbr></wbr>the+world+turned+upside+down&<wbr></wbr>source=bl&ots=wgwpACfQeE&sig=<wbr></wbr>kjdL0t4B9x3Cw86XlgKCwgmf-xM&<wbr></wbr>hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjz4J_Zk_<wbr></wbr>jbAhUiDsAKHWNACAYQ6AEIJzAA#v=<wbr></wbr>onepage&q=rabelais%20the%<wbr></wbr>20world%20turned%20upside%<wbr></wbr>20down&f=false. Looking for more on the concept, though, I found information about a ballad called ‘The World Turned Upside Down’ that was a direct political response to Parliament’s restrictive policies about freedom of expression and celebration — so this is probably what O’Neil is talking about: https://en.wikipedia.<wbr></wbr>org/wiki/The_World_Turned_<wbr></wbr>Upside_Down. Finally, to end on a cheery note, this is an introduction to a book on death, purgatory, and other upbeat topics: http://www.<wbr></wbr><wbr></wbr>document/obo-9780195399301/<wbr></wbr>obo-9780195399301-0083.xml.

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