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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, 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, 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, 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...

Fantasy, Style and Coherence

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 Value of Coherence This final chapter seeks to crystallize a notion that has underpinned a number of the debates taking place within the book: coherence within fantasy film. At a basic level, concepts of coherence have clear prescience...

Objects of Desire

Elizabeth Ezra

Elizabeth Ezra is Professor of Cinema and Culture at the University of Stirling in Scotland. Major publications include: The Colonial Unconscious (2000); Georges Méliès: The Birth of the Auteur (2000); Jean-Pierre Jeunet (2008); European Cinema (2004); and Transnational Cinema: The Film Reader (2006) as well as numerous contributions to scholarly journals including Screen and Yale French Studies. Current work includes projects on screen tests and on the posthuman in children's literature and cinema. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Cinema of Things : Globalization and the Posthuman Object

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...As the previous chapter demonstrated, the fetishistic logic of substitution in which one thing stands in for another underpins the construction of group identities, which work by disavowing differences among individuals and imposing them...

Dragons, Ninjas, and Kickboxers: The Minor Transnational Action Films of IFD

Exploiting East Asian Cinemas : Genre, Circulation, Reception

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...Introduction This chapter presents a preliminary study of IFD Films and Arts Limited (henceforth IFD), a fascinating but little-known company from Hong Kong specializing in the production and distribution of low-cost, transnational...

Beyond Girlhood in Ghibli: Mapping Heroine Development against the Adult Woman Anti-hero in Princess Mononoke

Princess Mononoke : Understanding Studio Ghibli’s Monster Princess

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...Many of the films of Studio Ghibli feature a child or young adult protagonist. In most of these cases, the audience is presented with a celebration of girlhood. From Tonari no Totoro (My Neighbor Totoro, Hayao Miyazaki, 1988) to Omoide...

Marketing Mononoke: The Daihitto Becoming Disney

Princess Mononoke : Understanding Studio Ghibli’s Monster Princess

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...The very existence of this monograph, and indeed the existence of other volumes concerning Studio Ghibli penned in the English language, accords with the fact that a sizable Anglophone audience exists for the studio’s canon of films....