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Why are films of the fantastic so perennially popular?Can the idea of 'fantasy' explain audiences' fascination with cinema?Has a carnivalesque cinema today displaced the avant-garde?This book revitalised the study of film by suggesting a provocative new perspective that draws on aspects of contemporary cultural theory. The articles turn a sophisticated, scholarly but oftenWhy are films of the fantastic so perennially popular?Can the idea of 'fantasy' explain audiences' fascination with cinema?Has a carnivalesque cinema today displaced the avant-garde?This book revitalised the study of film by suggesting a provocative new perspective that draws on aspects of contemporary cultural theory. The articles turn a sophisticated, scholarly but often irreverenet eye on material that ranges from modernist classics like Vampyr and India Song to Hollywood sci-fi, from the alchemical animation of Jan Svankmajer and the witty feminist videos of Ceceilia Condit to gut-churning horrors of Motel Hell. This is a book for people who enjoy cinema, but who want to understand why....

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ISBN : 9780851702292
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 298 Pages
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  • Carmen
    2018-12-18 08:40

    Horror, fiction, fantasy, it's all here, with insights into how the horror works in film.