Fantasy Film

ISBN-10: 140516879X

ISBN-13: 9781405168793

Edition: 2010

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Book details

Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 4/9/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 214
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

#60;b#62;Katherine A. Fowkes#60;/b#62; is Professor of Media Studies at High Point University and has taught film for more than fifteen years including a recently created special topics course entitled: "Monsters, Ghosts, and Angels in Popular Film." Fowkes holds a Ph.D. in critical and cultural media studies from U.T. Austin where she studied under noted scholars Janet Staiger, Tom Schatz, and Horace Newcomb. She also holds an M.A. in Screenwriting and has written and consulted on scripts with Fantasy and Science-Fiction themes. She is the author of the book Giving Up the Ghost: Spirits, Ghosts and Angels in Mainstream Comedy Films, and has recently contributed the entry for "Fantasy Film" to the forthcoming Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film.

List of Plates
Acknowledgements
What's in a Name: Defining the Elusive Fantasy Genre
Once upon a Time: A Brief Historical Overview
A Brief Critical Overview: Literary and Film Fantasy, Science Fiction and Horror
The Wizard of Oz (1939): Over the Rainbow
Harvey (1950): A Happy Hallucination?
Always (1989): Spielberg's Ghost from the Past
Groundhog Day (1993): No Time Like the Present
Big (1988): Body and Soul/"Hearts and Souls"
Shrek (2001): Like an Onion
Spider-Man (2002): The Karmic Web
The Lord of the Rings (2001-3): Tolkien's Trilogy or Jackson's Thrillogy?
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005): A Joyful Spell
Harry Potter I-VI (2001-9): Words are Mightier than the Sword
Conclusion: Imagine That!
References
Index
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