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Gaslight (Blu-ray + DVD) BFI
The action of manipulating someone by psychological means into accepting a false depiction of reality or doubting their own sanity.
Oxford English Dictionary
Included in the OED’s 2018 Words of the Year, the term which has become an increasingly ubiquitous part of public discourse in the era of fake news and social media manipulation started with this story.
Based on Patrick Hamilton’s celebrated stage play, Thorold Dickinson’s (The Queen of Spades, The Next of Kin) 1940 classic Gaslight is a harrowing and claustrophobic study of murder, abuse and lust in Victorian London.
By turns charming and cruel, Anton Walbrook (The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp) excels as the sadistic husband who attempts to drive his wife (Diana Wynyard) mad to prevent her from disclosing his dark past.
This digitally remastered presentation of one of the great British psychological thrillers is accompanied by a number of Dickinson’s short documentary films.
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