For the information of those too productive and healthy to bother concerning themselves with such tawdry insignificances, one of the darlings of the degenerate art house crowd at present is Iranian-American director Ana Lily Amirpour. Her 2014 debut feature film, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, has been roundly applauded and hailed as the world’s first “Iranian vampire western”. Much attention – much of it not unjustified – has been heaped onto its visual flair and deep atmospheric qualities; but A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night is a movie which – this writer intends to argue – has not been properly understood and appreciated for what might be termed its payload of extra-filmic resonances.
Ed Sikov, the author of Film Studies: An Introduction, has the following to say about extra-filmic significances:
One aspect of film studies that has no counterpart in literary analysis is that film…
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