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Fantasy, Childhood and Entertainment

James Walters

Tom Brown is Senior Lecturer in Film at King's College London, UK. He is co-editor, with James Bennett, of Film and Television After DVD (2008). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fantasy Film : A Critical Introduction

Berg, 2011

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...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...

Approaching Fantasy Film

James Walters

Tom Brown is Senior Lecturer in Film at King's College London, UK. He is co-editor, with James Bennett, of Film and Television After DVD (2008). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fantasy Film : A Critical Introduction

Berg, 2011

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...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

Tom Brown is Senior Lecturer in Film at King's College London, UK. He is co-editor, with James Bennett, of Film and Television After DVD (2008). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fantasy Film : A Critical Introduction

Berg, 2011

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...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...

What communication model is appropriate for genres?

Rick Altman

Rick Altman is a professor of Cinema and Comparative Literature in the Department of Cinema and Comparative Literature, University of Iowa, USA. His many books include ‘Film/Genre’ (BFI 1999) and ‘Silent Film Sound’ (2007). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Film/Genre

British Film Institute, 1999

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...Lasswell… argues that to understand the processes of mass communication we need to study each of the stages in his model:WhoSays whatIn which channelTo whomWith what effect?This … model… sees communication as the transmission of messages...

The Contingent Spectator

Compact Cinematics : The Moving Image in the Age of Bit-Sized Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...In 1907, the Italian writer Giovanni Papini listed a series of key characteristics that identified cinema and that made it worthy of philosophical investigations. Among these characteristics, compactness is the first to be mentioned. He...

Fantasy, History and Cinema

James Walters

Tom Brown is Senior Lecturer in Film at King's College London, UK. He is co-editor, with James Bennett, of Film and Television After DVD (2008). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fantasy Film : A Critical Introduction

Berg, 2011

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...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...

Conclusion

Gordon E. Slethaug

Gordon E. Slethaug is a professor at the University of Waterloo, Canada, where he teaches English Language and Literature and researches contemporary American literature and film, globalization and communications, and international education. He is also honorary professor in Arts at the University of Hong Kong, China, and has recently been visiting professor of English Studies at the University of Southern Denmark. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Adaptation Theory and Criticism : Postmodern Literature and Cinema in the USA

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...For too many years in the historical development of film, critics tied a film to a specific individual literary source, limiting ideas about the diversity and intertextuality of films as well as the kind of criticism that was written...

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...

Fantasy, Authorship and Genre

James Walters

Tom Brown is Senior Lecturer in Film at King's College London, UK. He is co-editor, with James Bennett, of Film and Television After DVD (2008). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fantasy Film : A Critical Introduction

Berg, 2011

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...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...

Conclusions

Jason Lee

Jason Lee is Professor and Head Leicester Media School at De Montfort University, UK. He has taught screenwriting for over twenty years and has published numerous screenplays. His articles on film have appeared in Film International and Vertigo. His other books include The Metaphysics of Mass Art Vols. I and II (1999), Pervasive Perversions (2005), and Cultures of Addiction (2010). His work has been translated into ten languages. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Psychology of Screenwriting : Theory and practice

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book chapter

...The psychology of story What exactly is a story and how can we understand story with regards to individual and group psychology? This is a simple yet profound question. A ‘real’ story is one that evokes questions. A nineteenth-century film,...