Fantasy Film Post 9/11 (Hardback)
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Fantasy Film Post 9/11 (Hardback)

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Hardback 211 Pages / Published: 26/03/2013
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Examining a range of fantasy films released in the past decade, Pheasant-Kelly looks at why these films are meaningful to current audiences. The imagery and themes reflecting 9/11, millennial anxieties, and environmental disasters have furthered fantasy's rise to dominance as they allow viewers to work through traumatic memories of these issues.

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9780230392120
Number of pages: 211
Weight: 3845 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 12 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"This book is a very thoroughly researched, readable study of fantasy films created after the 9/11 attacks . . . Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-level undergraduates and above." - CHOICE

"Pheasant-Kelly's exceedingly thorough, well-crafted book opens up new ways of understanding the impact of fantasy movies.This timely, original, and significant contribution to the literature of film is a must-read." - Jack G. Shaheen, author of Guilty: Hollywood's Verdict on Arabs After 9/11

"In this path-breaking book the first in-depth study of the post-9/11 fantasy film Frances Pheasant-Kelly shows how the genre which continues to dominate the box office offers not simply an escape from painful realities but a complex and often dark mediation of contemporary anxieties. Through detailed and nuanced analysis of a wide range of films, Pheasant-Kelly traces how the themes, narratives and spectacular imagery of these texts capture the fearful post-9/11 zeitgeist in ways that resonate with the popular audience. Fantasy Film Post 9/11 offers compelling insights into how, in an era of political disengagement, war and terror have nevertheless become part of the fabric of Western popular culture." - Phil Hammond, Professor of Media and Communications and Head of the Centre for Media and Culture Research, London South Bank University, UK

"Fantasy Film Post 9/11 should be essential reading for all those interested in contemporary popular cinema. By mapping the narratives and themes of adventure and superhero franchises, Frances Pheasant-Kelly demonstrates how these apparently most escapist of films are nevertheless products of the ideological and political climate in which they were produced and consumed. This book will change the way we think about modern Hollywood cinema." - James Chapman, Professor of Film Studies, University of Leicester, UK

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