The Enchanted Screen

The Enchanted Screen

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The Enchanted Screen: The Unknown History of Fairy-Tale Films offers readers a long overdue, comprehensive look at the rich history of fairy tales and their influence on film, complete with the inclusion of an extensive filmography compiled by the author. With this book, Jack Zipes not only looks at the extensive, illustrious life of fairy tales and cinema, but he also reminds us that, decades before Walt Disney made his mark on the genre, fairy tales were central to the birth of cinema as a medium, as they offered cheap, copyright-free material that could easily engage audiences not only though their familiarity but also through their dazzling special effects. Since the story of fairy tales on film stretches far beyond Disney, this book, therefore, discusses a broad range of films silent, English and non-English, animation, live-action, puppetry, woodcut, montage (Jim Henson), cartoon, and digital. Zipes, thus, gives his readers an in depth look into the special relationship between fairy tales and cinema, and guides us through this vast array of films by tracing the adaptations of major fairy tales like qLittle Red Riding Hood, q qCinderella, q qSnow White, q qPeter Pan, q and many more, from their earliest cinematic appearances to today. Full of insight into some of our most beloved films and stories, and boldly illustrated with numerous film stills, The Enchanted Screen, is essential reading for film buffs and fans of the fairy tale alike.For instance, James Frawleya#39;s Hansel and Gretel (1982), part of Shelley Duvalla#39;s Faerie Tale Theatre series, basically uses the traditional ... Abandoned, the children meet a gay sandman, a sexy wood fairy, and a dumb troll, and then An la The Wizard ofOz, the children manage to ... short skit, Hansel and Gretela#39;s mother wants carbohydrates, amino acids, and riboflavin, and she is driving her woodchopperanbsp;...

Title:The Enchanted Screen
Author: Jack Zipes
Publisher:Routledge - 2011-01-27

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