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Cannibalism at Cannes: why eating humans holds us in thrall

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Classical drama, medieval romance, Jacobean theatre, novels, comic books and television all contain examples of cannibalism, treated more or less seriously depending on the text.

Hannah Priest, Manchester Metropolitan University

One of the more unexpected themes to emerge from the year’s Cannes film festival was cannibalism. One film, Nicolas Winding Regn’s The Neon Demon, is about an aspiring model who falls into a world of cannibalism and lesbian necrophilia. Julia Ducournau’s Raw, meanwhile, is a cannibal movie set in a French veterinary college. With no less than five films featuring flesh-eating, the “cannibalism concept” is certainly getting some attention this year.

Variously understood as a taboo, a pathological fixation, an anthropological anomaly and, of course, a crime, cannibalism (also known as anthropophagy) is undoubtedly an extreme act of social deviance. So should we be shocked by the number of filmmakers choosing to flirt with the pop culture cannibal?

The short answer is no. Filmmakers at Cannes are simply joining a very long tradition of creating (and enjoying) the dangerously alluring figure of the cannibal. And this tradition has long undermined the taboo status of cannibalistic practice.

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Frankie Manning flipped his partner over his back and onto her feet, Lindy Hop “air step” made him the most famous swing dancer of all time – Honoured in today’s Google Doodle.

In 1935, a dancer named Frankie Manning won a dance competition with a daring feat: He flipped his partner over his back and onto her feet, the Lindy Hop “air step” that would make Manning, honored in today’s Google Doodle, arguably the most famous swing dancer of all time.

Manning, who died in 2009, would be 102 today. Like a good performance, his career included both a first act and a later revival, bookending a 30-year job and a quiet life at the post office. He started dancing in his teens, and he was still dancing at his 85th birthday party, when he danced with 85 different partners.

But the fact that Manning’s career needed a revival at all — a revival driven mostly by white swing dancers in the mid-1980s — also shows how white Americans embraced black dance steps without always uplifting the people who created them.

Manning, like swing dancing, got his start in Harlem

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