by James DonaldWhy 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.
|Title||Fantasy and the Cinema|
|eBook format||Paperback, (torrent)|
|Publisher||British Film Institute|
|File size||5.9 Mb|
|Book rating||4 (4 votes)