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Electric Ghost Magazine is an independent online film publication dedicated to heterodox navigations of transformative cinema. 

 

Run by cinephiles educated in film interpretation, we heed the medium's message, separate its wisdom from its blindness, and show how film can act as a guide to life.

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A Touch of Zen & Violence: On The Fantasy of Cliff Booth

Words by David G. Hughes | September 25, 2019

As moral panic around fantasy violence becomes the norm again, Tarantino presents a philosophy of cathartic, ethical screen violence via the charisma of Brad Pitt

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"Thy Shall Bear Witness!" A Case for the Continued Admiration of Early Cinema

Words by George Turner | 1 September 2019

In a time of overwhelming 'realism' on screen, we argue for the creative virtues of silent cinema

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Cynical Cinema Criticism & The New Puritanism:

A Polemic On Where We Are

Words by David G. Hughes | 14 July 2019

Cinema has maintained an anti-Puritan ethos since its conception, but how long can that last in an age of moralism?

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Archives of Pain: 

Shoah, A Retrospective Reappraisal

Words by Benjamin Brown | 11 July 2019

Looking closely at Claude Lanzmann's harrowing and seminal nine-hour Holocaust documentary

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The Rocky Road To Meaning: The Enduring Philosophy of a Hollywood Icon

Words by Edward Weech | 20 April 2019

Why does Sylvester Stallone's Rocky Balboa occupy such a treasured spot in the public imagination?

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Dead, I'll Suffer Less:

Dead Souls & The Documentation of Decay

Words by Ruairi McCann | 31 January 2019

A close look at Wang Bing's eight-hour delve into the survivors of Mao's "re-education" camps

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On Exhuming the Dead:

The Walt Disney Company, or the Modern Prometheus

Words by David G. Hughes | 1 October 2019

Why did the digital resurrection of Peter Cushing perturb us so much?

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Guardians of What, Exactly? The Post Colonialism of Guardians of the Galaxy

Words by Danny Shanahan | 27 April 2017

Discover the hidden post-colonial meaning of Marvel's space opera