Abstract

Abstract:

This article argues that the "exilic vision" of director Joseph Losey and screenwriter Harold Pinter is best demonstrated in The Servant (1963). The filmmakers' shared exilic perspective on British culture (resulting from their outsider backgrounds as a Hollywood blacklist victim and a working-class British Jew, respectively) created an apocalyptic film, which subversively employs the narrative conventions and visual styles of gothic horror and film noir to critique conservative British fears of impending social, sexual, and political upheavals during the early 1960s.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2578-4919
Print ISSN
2578-4900
Pages
pp. 93-117
Launched on MUSE
2019-05-14
Open Access
No
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