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Introduction

  • Clare Smith
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Part of the Crime Files book series (CF)

Abstract

‘Jack the Ripper’ entered public consciousness in the autumn of 1888 with the murder of five women in Whitechapel. Whoever was responsible was never caught. This has resulted in a murder mystery that literature and film has turned into a virtual industry of words and images. This book Jack the Ripper in Film and Culture does not seek to solve the mystery, there are already enough investigators, but to examine how Jack the Ripper, the women who were murdered, the detectives that investigated the murders and the murder site of Whitechapel have been depicted on screen, from their first appearance in Waxworks (Germany 1924: Leni) to The Wolfman (US 2010: Johnston).

Keywords

Serial Killer Conspiracy Theory Film Maker Popular Fiction Penile Deformity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Clare Smith
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  1. 1.University of Wales: Trinity St. DavidUK

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