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Conclusion

Kidding Around : The Child in Film and Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Based upon the 2008 Washington D.C. conference of the same name, the anthology Kidding Around: The Child in Film and Media provides valuable insights into the intersections between children’s media, the child spectator, literary...

The Wild and the Cute

Kidding Around : The Child in Film and Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...A number of important recent animated films have focused thoughtfully on images of how human experience intersects with different elements of the natural order. Pixar’s Wall-E imagines an earth where natural life forms have been all...

Pundit Knows Best

Kidding Around : The Child in Film and Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...The more polite you are, the more responsive the other person will be. Remember that in any debate.Few other media personalities have enjoyed more success during the past decade than Bill O’Reilly. His nightly current events and political...

Building a Mystery

Kidding Around : The Child in Film and Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...The terrible tragedy of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut on December 14, 2012 left countless Americans (including myself) in a state of shock and sadness. For many, it seemed important to preserve...

Only a Child

Kidding Around : The Child in Film and Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...In a 1958 letter to Putnam editor Walter Minton, Vladimir Nabokov expressed great concern over the burgeoning notoriety of his controversial novel Lolita. In particular, the author insisted that the producers of any future film version...

Power to the Princess

Kidding Around : The Child in Film and Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...If I WAS a princess—a REAL princess—I could scatter largess to the populace. But even if I am only a pretend princess, I can invent little things to do for people … I’ll pretend that to do things like this is scattering largess. I’ve...

The “Rubbing Off” of “Art and Beauty”

Kidding Around : The Child in Film and Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...In 2011, KaBOOM!, a nonprofit organization dedicated to building playgrounds, celebrated its fifteenth birthday by building its two thousandth playground. KaBOOM’s aim of creating more play spaces for children is noble and has had political...

“The Studio World Surprised and Disturbed Ruth”

Kidding Around : The Child in Film and Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...A seasoned actress who became a playwright, novelist, and social critic, Noel Streatfeild, OBE (1895–1986) will forever be associated with Ballet Shoes: A Story of Three Children on the Stage. This 1936 favorite continues in print...

Betwixt and Between

Kidding Around : The Child in Film and Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...At Apartment 16B at the Cove, Cleveland Heap rocks back and forth, loudly chomping down on a chocolate chip cookie and sipping a glass of milk, which leaves a mustache on his upper lip. He leans back on the living room sofa and slowly curls...

The Monstrous Masculine

Kidding Around : The Child in Film and Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Horror and the abject There is a scene in Todd Solondz’s Happiness that echoes the dread and fascination that consumes the spectator when watching Norman Bates, the protagonist of Alfred Hitchcock’s horror classic Psycho, as he shifts...