Fantasy (Routledge Film Guidebooks)

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Abstract

Fantasy addresses a previously neglected area within film studies. The book looks at the key aesthetics, themes, debates and issues at work within this popular genre and examines films and franchises that illustrate these concerns. Contemporary case studies include:

Alice in Wonderland (2010)
Avatar (2009)
The Dark Knight (2008)
Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Lord of the Rings (2001-2003)
Pirates of the Caribbean (2003-2007)
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010)
Shrek (2001)
Twelve Monkeys (1995)
The authors also consider fantasy film and its relationship to myth, legend and fairy tale, examining its important role in contemporary culture. The book provides an historical overview of the genre, its influences and evolution, placing fantasy film within the socio-cultural contexts of production and consumption and with reference to relevant theory and critical debates.

This is the perfect introduction to the world of fantasy film and investigates the links between fantasy film and gender, fantasy film and race, fantasy film and psychoanalysis, fantasy film and technology, fantasy film storytelling and spectacle, fantasy film and realism, fantasy film and adaptation, and fantasy film and time.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRoutledge
Number of pages200
ISBN (Electronic)0415486874
ISBN (Print)978-0415486880
Publication statusPublished - 2 Sep 2011

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Spectacle
Historical Overview
Avatar
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Socio-cultural Context
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Dark Knight
Realism
Wonderland
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Pirates
Aesthetics
Persia
Legend
Fairytales

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London : Routledge, 2011. 200 p.

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Furby J, Hines C. Fantasy (Routledge Film Guidebooks). London: Routledge, 2011. 200 p.