Empires of the Imagination: A Critical Survey of Fantasy Cinema from Georges Melies to the ""Lord of the Rings (Hardback)
  • Empires of the Imagination: A Critical Survey of Fantasy Cinema from Georges Melies to the ""Lord of the Rings (Hardback)
zoom

Empires of the Imagination: A Critical Survey of Fantasy Cinema from Georges Melies to the ""Lord of the Rings (Hardback)

(author)
£32.95
Hardback 304 Pages / Published: 31/12/2005
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
The warlocks and ghosts of fantasy film haunt our popular culture, but the genre has too long been ignored by critics. This comprehensive critical survey of fantasy cinema demonstrates that the fantasy genre amounts to more than escapism. Through a meticulously researched analysis of over a century of fantasy pictures - from the seminal work of Georges Melies to Peter Jackson's recent tours of Middle Earth - the work identifies narrative strategies and their recurring components and studies patterns of challenge and return, setting and character. First, addressing the difficult task of defining the genre, the work examines fantasy as a cultural force in both film and literature and explores its relation to science fiction, horror, and fairy tales. Fantasy's development is traced from the first days of film, with emphasis on how the evolving genre reflected such events as economic depression and war. Also considered is fantasy's expression of politics, as either the subject of satire or fuel for the fires of propaganda. Discussion ventures into the subgenres, from stories of invented lands inhabited by fantastic creatures to magical adventures set in the familiar world, and addresses clashes between fantasy and faith, such as the religious opposition to the Harry Potter phenomenon. From the money-making classics to little-known arthouse films, this richly illustrated work covers every aspect of fantasy film.

Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc
ISBN: 9780786423248
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 694 g
Dimensions: 260 x 183 x 23 mm

You may also be interested in...

Withnail and I
Added to basket
£11.99
Paperback
The Good, The Bad and The Multiplex
Added to basket
Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari
Added to basket
Unforgiven
Added to basket
£11.99
Paperback
Cinema I
Added to basket
£19.99
Paperback
Metropolis
Added to basket
£11.99
Paperback
Cronenberg on Cronenberg (new edition)
Added to basket
Sculpting in Time
Added to basket
A Short History of Cahiers du Cinema
Added to basket
The Definitive Guide To Screenwriting
Added to basket
Eyes Wide Shut
Added to basket
£11.99
Paperback
On the Waterfront
Added to basket
£11.99
Paperback
Pulp Fiction
Added to basket
£11.99
Paperback
It's Only a Movie
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Cinema and Zionism
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.