Cristina Massaccesi

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I was born in Ortona near Pescara, on Italy’s Adriatic coast, and I moved to London in 2000 for my postgraduate studies. I completed my PhD in Italian Studies, with a thesis on postmodernity and intertextuality in the work of the Italian writer Pier Vittorio Tondelli, at UCL in 2007 and I hold an MA in History of Film and Visual Media from Birkbeck College London.
I have always loved film and comics, and my teaching and research interests are now entirely focused on the areas of Film Studies and Sequential Art.
My interest in specific cinematic genres, such as horror and science fiction, gave me the chance to work on films not connected to Italian cinema. I have recently published a book on F.W. Murnau’s Nosferatu (Auteur, 2016), the first (u
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“I wondered at him, so wise and so foolish, to have lived with me all these months and not know that the worst storms break inside a man.”
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“I followed him up the stairs. I was a fornicator, of unnatural appetite, in thrall to an Atheist. I repeated the words in my head and tried to feel the shock of them, but they remained strange and cruel, far removed from Ferris and me. It was simpler to say I was in love.”
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“Speak to me, Jacob, do not play the tyrant.

Speak to me.”
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“Why did You bid me drown the letter? I have lost something that he touched, and the destruction of it has gained You nothing, for now I no longer read the words, I hear them, as if he implored me face to face. Speak to me, Jacob, do not play the tyrant. Speak to me.”
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“Sin is our condition," I said.
"Say rather that love is our rightful condition."
"You talk like--you are a good man! But how can you be good without God?"
He grinned. "Not so good, neither. But what virtue I do have is in me and of me. Men deny the good that comes from themselves, calling it God. So they do with their own evil, calling it the Devil."
I tried to see how this might be.
"There is no Hell, Jacob."
"And the Bible?"
"Was written by men like ourselves."
He was frightening. At the idea of there being no Hell I had felt a breath of something like freedom, but it was illusion. I marvelled at his foolhardiness, feared it, and loved it.”
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Cristina Laura wrote: "Hi Cristina! Send Mike and Liam my love. :) Looking forward to chatting books with you. See you around GR!"

Hello, Laura! Thanks for accepting the friend's request :) Will do and looking forward to chatting with you too!


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Laura Hi Cristina! Send Mike and Liam my love. :) Looking forward to chatting books with you. See you around GR!


Cristina Rachel wrote: "Hi Cristina! Thanks for the friendship, and for sharing some of your favorite reads. I love learning what my GR pals enjoy, and I share your love of Aleksandr Voinov. Looking forward to sharing mor..."

Hello Rachel! It's great to meet you :) Thanks for accepting the request and I'm too looking forward to exchanging ideas and comments!


Rachel Hi Cristina! Thanks for the friendship, and for sharing some of your favorite reads. I love learning what my GR pals enjoy, and I share your love of Aleksandr Voinov. Looking forward to sharing more great recommendations with you!


Cristina Simone wrote: "Thank you for the friend invite, Cristina! I still have some TJ Klune books to read, but I loved How To Be A Normal Person! And I will check out more of Tamara Allens books!!!

I'm..."


Thanks for accepting it :) Oh, I love How to Be a Normal Person -
Gus and Casey are amazing!
Same here - looking forward to chatting about books with you!

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Simone Thank you for the friend invite, Cristina! I still have some TJ Klune books to read, but I loved How To Be A Normal Person! And I will check out more of Tamara Allens books!!!

I'm looking forward chatting about books with you! 😊

Cheers,
Simone


Cristina Thomas wrote: "Thanks so much for your friend request, Christina! Excited to share thoughts on books with you in the future. :)"
Thank you for accepting the request 😊 And looking forward to our future book discussions!


Thomas Thanks so much for your friend request, Christina! Excited to share thoughts on books with you in the future. :)


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