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Adriana Craciun

Adriana Craciun teaches Romantic literature at the University of Nottingham.

A Matter of Beauty: Hal Hartley’s No Such Thing

Hal Hartley’s enigmatic No Such Thing begins where Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein ended—with a seemingly immortal monster seeking death in the arctic. Hartley’s exploration of the highly generic monster and fairy tale traditions, as well as the visual possibilities of landscape, marks a major and welcome departure from his previous New York films.


The Brooklyn Rail

SEPT 2023

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