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Approaching Fantasy Film

James Walters

James Walters is Lecturer in Film and Television Studies at the University of Birmingham and author of Alternative Worlds in Hollywood Cinema and co-editor of Film Moments: Criticism, History, Theory. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fantasy Film : A Critical Introduction

Berg, 2011

Book chapter

...Fantasy and the Moment A series of critics and theoristsLotte Eisner, Fritz Lang, New York: Da Capo Press, 1976, 190; Tom Gunning, The Films of Fritz Lang: Allegories of Vision and Modernity, London: British Film Institute, 2000, pp...

Fantasy, Imagination and Interiority

James Walters

James Walters is Lecturer in Film and Television Studies at the University of Birmingham and author of Alternative Worlds in Hollywood Cinema and co-editor of Film Moments: Criticism, History, Theory. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fantasy Film : A Critical Introduction

Berg, 2011

Book chapter

...The Invisible Dream Where previous chapters in this book have concerned themselves primarily with the somewhat broader questions that can be posed in the context of fantasy film (entertainment and representation; authorship and genre...

Fantasy, Childhood and Entertainment

James Walters

James Walters is Lecturer in Film and Television Studies at the University of Birmingham and author of Alternative Worlds in Hollywood Cinema and co-editor of Film Moments: Criticism, History, Theory. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fantasy Film : A Critical Introduction

Berg, 2011

Book chapter

...Questions of Value A significant strand of fantasy cinema features a close association with and strong investment in concepts of childhood. From Cecil Hepworth’s 1903 adaptation of Alice in Wonderland to Victor Fleming’s The Wizard of Oz...

Fantasy, Authorship and Genre

James Walters

James Walters is Lecturer in Film and Television Studies at the University of Birmingham and author of Alternative Worlds in Hollywood Cinema and co-editor of Film Moments: Criticism, History, Theory. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fantasy Film : A Critical Introduction

Berg, 2011

Book chapter

...Who Made What In Chapter 1 I suggested that a series of creative decisions taken by Fritz Lang in the concluding moments of You Only Live Once effectively transform both the tone and narrative possibilities of the film, giving rise...

Fantasy, History and Cinema

James Walters

James Walters is Lecturer in Film and Television Studies at the University of Birmingham and author of Alternative Worlds in Hollywood Cinema and co-editor of Film Moments: Criticism, History, Theory. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fantasy Film : A Critical Introduction

Berg, 2011

Book chapter

...Fantasies of Time and Space There has been a marked recent resurgence in fantasy film, ranging from large-scale (and large-budget) Hollywood franchises such as the Harry Potter (2001–), Chronicles of Narnia (2005–) and His Dark Materials...

Film Constructs

Nitzan Ben-Shaul

Nitzan Ben-Shaul is Associate Professor at the Film and Television Department in Tel Aviv University. He is the author of Mythical Expressions of Siege in Israeli Films, Introduction to Film Theories and A Violent World: Competing Images of Middle East Conflicts. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Film : The Key Concepts

Berg, 2007

Book chapter

...Introduction Semiological and structural approaches that developed in the 1950s strove to decipher some deep underlying sign system (semiology) or structure (structuralism) able to explain or reveal the meaning of a variety of surface...

“Nous sommes dans le bain”/“We are Implicated”

Brian Winston

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Brian Winston is the Lincoln Professor at the University of Lincoln, UK. He has held senior academic posts at universities both in the UK and the USA and is a visiting professor at Beijing Normal University. In 1985, he won an Emmy for documentary script-writing and he is the editor of The Documentary Film Book. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Gail Vanstone

Gail Vanstone is the coordinator of the Culture & Expression program at York University, Canada. She is concerned with the affordances of new technology for the documentary and women’s film production. She is the author of D is for Daring, a history of Studio D the feminist film unit at Canada’s National Film Board. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Wang Chi

Wang Chi is a lecturer at the Communication University of China and a doctoral student at the University of Lincoln, UK. He has published widely on the documentary in Chinese, including the edited volumes (with Brian Winston) Documenting and Methods (2014). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Act of Documenting : Documentary Film in the 21st Century

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...CARE: The basis of ethical filmmaking is that no HARM (1) shall be done by the filmmaker to the filmed; but allowing for subjectivity and concomitantly the greater Involvement (1.1) of the filmed as co-creators alters this: even...

‘Adventure Dramas of the Future’: Creating Genre

Keith M Johnston

Keith M. Johnston is Lecturer in Film and Television Studies at the University of East Anglia and author of Coming Soon: Film Trailers and the Selling of Hollywood Technology. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Science Fiction Film : A Critical Introduction

Berg, 2011

Book chapter

...Hollywood has no interest … in explicitly identifying a film with a single genre. On the contrary, the industry’s publicity purposes are much better served by implying that a film offers ‘Everything the Screen can give you’ …The indication...

Writing the Action-Adventure Genre

Stephen V. Duncan

Stephen Duncan is an Associate Professor, and currently Chair of the Screenwriting Department, at Loyola Marymount University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Genre Screenwriting : How to Write Popular Screenplays That Sell

Continuum, 2008

Book chapter

...Lights! Camera! Action! INT. CYPRESS’ AIRBOAT - FLORIDA EVERGLADES - DAY Roger Chase and Eric True look back as– Cordero aims the MP5 Submachine Gun– It spews lead! They hit the deck as bullets whiz overhead, punching holes...

The Tarnish on the Tinsel: Great Films Reconsidered

Philip Gillett

Philip Gillett is an independent film critic and writer and author of The British Working Class in Postwar Film. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Movie Greats : A Critical Study of Classic Cinema

Berg, 2008

Book chapter

...The fourteen films encompass three-quarters of a century of cinema, with an American bias which parallels the industry itself. All the films have been judged significant; all have flaws noted by several commentators. The first twelve films...