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Fantasy, Style and Coherence

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

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...

Between Setting and Character: A Taxonomy of Sentient Spaces in Fantasy Film

Animated Landscapes : History, Form and Function

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...Introduction With reference to Aylish Wood’s concept of ‘timespaces’, this chapter explores the sentient spaces of fantasy film.Aylish Wood, ‘Timespaces in Spectacular Cinema: Crossing the Great Divide of Spectacle versus Narrative...

Introduction: Franchised Adaptations

Kyle Meikle

Kyle Meikle is Assistant Professor of Communication and English at the University of Baltimore, USA, and Film Reviews Editor for Adaptation. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Adaptations in the Franchise Era : 2001–16

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...Warner Bros.’s Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, adapted from the bestselling 1997 young adult (YA) novel by J.K. Rowling, opened in November 2001, grossing over $974 million worldwide and launching...

Conclusion: Dimensional Adaptations

Kyle Meikle

Kyle Meikle is Assistant Professor of Communication and English at the University of Baltimore, USA, and Film Reviews Editor for Adaptation. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Adaptations in the Franchise Era : 2001–16

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...LEGO set #4701 – The Sorting Hat – was released in 2001, timed to coincide with the arrival of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone on the big screen. The scene features a Harry Potter minifigure, an accompanying wand and white owl...

Animation and Performance

Annabelle Honess Roe

Annabelle Honess Roe is a lecturer at the University of Surrey, UK, where she is the programme director for Film Studies. Her scholarship and teaching focuses on animation, documentary and popular culture more broadly. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Animation Studies Reader

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...The concept of performance, imbued as it is with ideas of embodiment and the corporeal, would initially seem to have little relevance to animation. After all, many animated characters are virtual and intangible, unlike the physical, ‘real...

Distribution: Open Wide

Tino Balio

Tino Balio is Emeritus Professor of Communication Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.The 2001 recipient of the inaugural Academy Film Scholar Grant from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Balio has written widely on the historical development of Hollywoodand the American film industry. He is the author of a two-volume history of United Artists, Grand Design: Hollywood as a Modern Business Enterprise, 1930–1939 (1996), and The Foreign Film Renaissance on American Screens, 1946–1973 (2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hollywood in the New Millennium

British Film Institute, 2013

Book chapter

...The Hollywood majors dominate the distribution sector of the industry just as they do the production. Over 500 pictures are released theatrically in the USA each year, of which about a hundred come from these companies. But these pictures...

Tolkien Dirty

I.Q. Hunter

I.Q. Hunter is Reader in Film Studies at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK. He is the editor of British Science Fiction Cinema (1999), and the co-editor of British Comedy Cinema (2012), Controversial Images (2012) and Science Fiction Across Media (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cult Film as a Guide to Life : Fandom, Adaptation and Identity

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...Richard Burt, Unspeakable ShaXXXspeares: Queer Theory and American Kiddie Culture (New York: St . Martin’s Press, 1998), 122.It is not at all clear that academics view porn in a way that is compatible with the way nonacademics watch...
...When I first saw the third part of Peter Jackson’s trilogy, I was impressed by the sequence where the beacons of Gondor are lit, calling for the aid of the country’s ally, Rohan. It involves soaring helicopter shots over New Zealand...

Cult Adaptations

I.Q. Hunter

I.Q. Hunter is Reader in Film Studies at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK. He is the editor of British Science Fiction Cinema (1999), and the co-editor of British Comedy Cinema (2012), Controversial Images (2012) and Science Fiction Across Media (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cult Film as a Guide to Life : Fandom, Adaptation and Identity

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...Adaptation can be a shock, a betrayal, a resurrection, commercial cash in, homage, act of loving remembrance or even a deadly curse. The cult French novelist Boris Vian actually died watching the film adaptation of his I Spit on Your...

Independents: ‘To the Rear of the Back End’

Tino Balio

Tino Balio is Emeritus Professor of Communication Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.The 2001 recipient of the inaugural Academy Film Scholar Grant from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Balio has written widely on the historical development of Hollywoodand the American film industry. He is the author of a two-volume history of United Artists, Grand Design: Hollywood as a Modern Business Enterprise, 1930–1939 (1996), and The Foreign Film Renaissance on American Screens, 1946–1973 (2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hollywood in the New Millennium

British Film Institute, 2013

Book chapter

...The independent film market is headquartered in New York City and is run by numerous small distributors who typically acquire their pictures as pickups at film festivals. The term ‘independent’ has meant different things at different times...