Films as ghosts
posted Friday, 20 March 2009
From this thread: http://www.knibbworld.com/campbelldiscuss/messages/1/1698.html?1237558293
Q: I watched A PASSAGE TO INDIA last night for the first time in ages and was struck by its almost supernatural atmosphere. What other films have a similar mood without slipping over the line into the explictly ghostly?
My of-the-cuff answer:
The Passage to India film (as I recall it) simply reflects (in a good way) the book as you suggest.
All films for me have the presence of ghosts (perhap the cameramen and crew whose shadows can be often glimpsed or imagined (in a bad way)).
Many black and white films carry viruses of haunting, some intentional others not.
'Death In Venice' is probably the best example of a film that carries a supernatural soul that is not obviously fabricated by the film-makers.