Fairy Tale and Film

Fairy Tale and Film

Sue Short examines how fairy tale tropes have been reworked in contemporary film, identifying familiar themes in a range of genres – including rom coms, crime films and horror – and noting key similarities and differences between the ...

Author: S. Short

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137020178

Category: History

Page: 218

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Sue Short examines how fairy tale tropes have been reworked in contemporary film, identifying familiar themes in a range of genres – including rom coms, crime films and horror – and noting key similarities and differences between the source narratives and their offspring.
Categories: History

Fairy Tale and Film

Fairy Tale and Film

Introduction: Fairy. Tale. Films,. Old. Tales. with. a. New. Spin. The downtrodden heroine who triumphs in the end; an enchantment that forces a male protagonist to change; the acquisition of fabulous riches – and their potential cost; ...

Author: S. Short

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137020178

Category: History

Page: 218

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Sue Short examines how fairy tale tropes have been reworked in contemporary film, identifying familiar themes in a range of genres – including rom coms, crime films and horror – and noting key similarities and differences between the source narratives and their offspring.
Categories: History

Fairy Tale Films Beyond Disney

Fairy Tale Films Beyond Disney

Tokyo: Takeshobo. Shirane, Haruo. 2013. Japan and the Culture of the Four Seasons: Nature, Literature and the Arts. New York: Columbia University Press. Short, Sue. 2014. Fairy Tale and Film: Old Tales with a New Spin.

Author: Jack Zipes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134628209

Category: Social Science

Page: 374

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The fairy tale has become one of the dominant cultural forms and genres internationally, thanks in large part to its many manifestations on screen. Yet the history and relevance of the fairy-tale film have largely been neglected. In this follow-up to Jack Zipes’s award-winning book The Enchanted Screen (2011), Fairy-Tale Films Beyond Disney offers the first book-length multinational, multidisciplinary exploration of fairy-tale cinema. Bringing together twenty-three of the world’s top fairy-tale scholars to analyze the enormous scope of these films, Zipes and colleagues Pauline Greenhill and Kendra Magnus-Johnston present perspectives on film from every part of the globe, from Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away, to Jan Švankmajer’s Alice, to the transnational adaptations of 1001 Nights and Hans Christian Andersen. Contributors explore filmic traditions in each area not only from their different cultural backgrounds, but from a range of academic fields, including criminal justice studies, education, film studies, folkloristics, gender studies, and literary studies. Fairy-Tale Films Beyond Disney offers readers an opportunity to explore the intersections, disparities, historical and national contexts of its subject, and to further appreciate what has become an undeniably global phenomenon.
Categories: Social Science

The Routledge Companion to Media and Fairy Tale Cultures

The Routledge Companion to Media and Fairy Tale Cultures

Fairy Tale and Film: Old Tales with a New Spin. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. Tasker, Yvonne, and Diane Negra, eds. 2007. Interrogating Postfeminism: Gender and the Politics of Popular Culture. Durham, NC: Duke UP. Thornham, Sue.

Author: Pauline Greenhill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317368793

Category: Social Science

Page: 664

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From Cinderella to comic con to colonialism and more, this companion provides readers with a comprehensive and current guide to the fantastic, uncanny, and wonderful worlds of the fairy tale across media and cultures. It offers a clear, detailed, and expansive overview of contemporary themes and issues throughout the intersections of the fields of fairy-tale studies, media studies, and cultural studies, addressing, among others, issues of reception, audience cultures, ideology, remediation, and adaptation. Examples and case studies are drawn from a wide range of pertinent disciplines and settings, providing thorough, accessible treatment of central topics and specific media from around the globe.
Categories: Social Science

Fairytale and Gothic Horror

Fairytale and Gothic Horror

Fairy Tale and Film: Old Tales with a New Spin (Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave Macmillan). Smith, P.J. (2014). Mexican Screen Fiction (Malden, USA: Polity Press). Spector, B. (Summer 2009). 'Sacrifice of the Children in Pan's ...

Author: Laura Hubner

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137393470

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 206

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This book explores the idiosyncratic effects generated as fairytale and gothic horror join, clash or merge in cinema. Identifying long-held traditions that have inspired this topical phenomenon, the book features close analysis of classical through to contemporary films. It begins by tracing fairytale and gothic origins and evolutions, examining the diverse ways these have been embraced and developed by cinema horror. It moves on to investigate films close up, locating fairytale horror, motifs and themes and a distinctively cinematic gothic horror. At the book’s core are recurring concerns including: the boundaries of the human; rational and irrational forces; fears and dreams; ‘the uncanny’ and transitions between the wilds and civilization. While chronology shapes the book, it is thematically driven, with an interest in the cultural and political functions of fairytale and gothic horror, and the levels of transgression or social conformity at the heart of the films.
Categories: Performing Arts

Debating Disney

Debating Disney

Sue Short, Fairy Tale and Film: Old Tales with a New Spin (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015), 28. 4. See, for instance, Cristina Bacchilega, Fairy Tales Transformed? Twenty-First Century Adaptations and the Politics of Wonder (Detroit: ...

Author: Douglas Brode

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442266094

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 252

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Disney continues to be one of the dominant forces of popular culture, not only in America, but worldwide. The company’s various films have drawn a mix of admiration and disdain. This collection of essays consider how films produced by Disney represent the best and worst the studio has offered over its nine decade history.
Categories: Performing Arts

Fairy Tales on the Teen Screen

Fairy Tales on the Teen Screen

Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema. In Visual and Other Pleasures, ... Little Red Riding Hood Uncloaked: Sex, Morality, and the Evolution of a Fairy Tale. New York: Basic Books. ... Fairy Tale and Film: Old Tales with a New Spin.

Author: Athena Bellas

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319649733

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 250

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This book examines how the fairy tale is currently being redeployed and revised on the contemporary teen screen. The author redeploys Victor Turner’s work on liminality for a feminist agenda, providing a new and productive method for thinking about girlhood onscreen. While many studies of teenagehood and teen film briefly invoke Turner’s concept, it remains an underdeveloped framework for thinking about youth onscreen. The book’s broad scope across teen media—including film, television, and online media—contributes to the need for contemporary analysis and theorisation of our multimedia cultural climate.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Fairy Tale World

The Fairy Tale World

Seifert, L.C. (2015a) “Special Issue: Queer(ing) Fairy Tales,” Marvels & Tales, 29.1. ——. (2015b) “Introduction: Queer(ing) Fairy Tales,” Marvels & Tales, 29.1: 15–20. Short, S. (2015) Fairy Tale and Film: Old Tales with a New Spin, ...

Author: Andrew Teverson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351609944

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 484

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The Fairy Tale World is a definitive volume on this ever-evolving field. The book draws on recent critical attention, contesting romantic ideas about timeless tales of good and evil, and arguing that fairy tales are culturally astute narratives that reflect the historical and material circumstances of the societies in which they are produced. The Fairy Tale World takes a uniquely global perspective and broadens the international, cultural, and critical scope of fairy-tale studies. Throughout the five parts, the volume challenges the previously Eurocentric focus of fairy-tale studies, with contributors looking at: • the contrast between traditional, canonical fairy tales and more modern reinterpretations; • responses to the fairy tale around the world, including works from every continent; • applications of the fairy tale in diverse media, from oral tradition to the commercialized films of Hollywood and Bollywood; • debates concerning the global and local ownership of fairy tales, and the impact the digital age and an exponentially globalized world have on traditional narratives; • the fairy tale as told through art, dance, theatre, fan fiction, and film. This volume brings together a selection of the most respected voices in the field, offering ground-breaking analysis of the fairy tale in relation to ethnicity, colonialism, feminism, disability, sexuality, the environment, and class. An indispensable resource for students and scholars alike, The Fairy Tale World seeks to discover how such a traditional area of literature has remained so enduringly relevant in the modern world.
Categories: Literary Collections

Re Orienting the Fairy Tale

Re Orienting the Fairy Tale

Fairy Tale and Film: Old Tales with a New Spin. Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. Taubman, Jane A. Kira Muratova. I.B. Tauris, 2015. Valentine, Gil. “Children's Bodies: An Absent Presence.” Contested Bodies of Childhood and Youth, ...

Author: Mayako Murai

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814345375

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 432

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New approaches to decenter Eurocentric perspectives in fairy tales and lift up storytelling cultures across the globe.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Fairy Tale Vanguard

The Fairy Tale Vanguard

Fairy Tale and Film: Old Tales With a New Spin. BasingstoNe: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. Print. Simpson, Jacqueline. Studies in English and Scandinavian Folklore. London: FolNlore Society, 2012. Print. Smit, Floortje.

Author: Stijn Praet

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527536548

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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Ever since its early modern inception as a literary genre unto its own, the fairy tale has frequently provided authors with a textual space in which to reflect on the nature, status and function of their own writing and that of literature in general. At the same time, it has served as an ideal laboratory for exploring and experimenting with the boundaries of literary convention and propriety. While scholarship pertaining to these phenomena has focused primarily on the fairy-tale adaptations and deconstructions of postmodern(ist) writers, this essay collection adopts a more diachronic approach. It offers fairy-tale scholars and students a series of theoretical and literary-historical expositions, as well as case studies on English, French, German, Swedish, Danish, and Romanian texts from the seventeenth to the twenty-first century, by authors as diverse as Marie-Catherine d’Aulnoy, Rikki Ducornet, Hans Christian Andersen and Robert Coover.
Categories: Literary Criticism