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Crime Files

Jack the Ripper in Film and Culture

Top Hat, Gladstone Bag and Fog

Authors: Smith, Clare

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In 1888 the name Jack the Ripper entered public consciousness with the brutal murders of women in the East End of London. The murderer was never caught, yet film and television depicts a killer with a recognisable costume, motive and persona. This book examines the origins of the screen presentation of the four key elements associated with the murders – Jack the Ripper, the victims, the detective and Whitechapel. Nineteenth-century history, art and literature, psychoanalytical theories of Freud and Jung and feminist film theory are all used to deconstruct the representation of Jack the Ripper on screen. 

About the authors

Clare Smith is the Collection Manager for the Art Collection at Amgueddfa Cymru –National Museum Wales, UK. She has an academic background in history of art and a PhD in Film Studies. Her research interests include the depiction of murder in art, film and television, and the depiction of women in nineteenth-century British art. 

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“It is an academic examination of the films about Jack the Ripper. … it’s quite a good book and in places it’s though-provoking. … it’s an interesting look at elements of Jack movies that you probably won’t have noticed.” (Ripperologist, Issue 6, June, 2016)


Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $109.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-95604-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Jack the Ripper in Film and Culture
Book Subtitle
Top Hat, Gladstone Bag and Fog
Authors
Series Title
Crime Files
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-59999-5
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-59999-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-59998-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-95604-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 211
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