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Fantasy Cinema : Impossible Worlds on Screen - David Butler

Fantasy Cinema

Impossible Worlds on Screen


Published: 1st May 2009
For Ages: 22+ years old
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Often dismissed as escapist tales of sword and sorcery or childish fairy tales, fantasy is one of the fundamental impulses in film making, a source of some of the most vivid and memorable films ever made.

This volume covers the major genres, stylistic approaches, and exponents of cinematic fantasy, from Georges Melies, Walt Disney, and Andrei Tarkovsky to such contemporary fantasists as Terry Gilliam and Peter Jackson, and focuses on fantasy's social function and interpretations.

Considering the popular and the experimental, subversive desires and reactionary dreams, this book is an engaging introduction to one of cinema's vital energies.

About the Author

David Butler is lecturer in screen studies at the University of Manchester.


ISBN: 9781906660161
ISBN-10: 1906660166
Series: Short Cuts
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 1st May 2009
Publisher: Wallflower Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 15.1 x 20.0  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.256