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Author Short, Sue

Title Fairy tale and film [electronic resource] : old tales with a new spin

Published Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (232 p.)
Series Springer English/International eBooks 2015 - Full Set
Notes Sue Short is a lecturer in film and media, a research fellow, and writer. Her previous works include Misfit Sisters: Screen Horror as Female Rites of Passage, Cyborg Cinema and Cult Telefantasy Series
Electronic book text
Epublication based on: 9781137020161
Foreword Introduction: Old Tales with a New Spin 1. Finding Love and Fulfilling Dreams: Female Aspirations in the Rom-Com 2. Curses, Wishes, and Amazing Transformations: Male Maturation Tales 3. Wealth through Stealth: Evening the Odds or Inviting Disaster? 4. Demon Lovers, Ogre Husbands, and Female Avengers 5. Houses of Horror: Domestic Dangers and Man-Made Monsters 6. Postmodern Revisions: New Tales for Old? Epilogue Bibliography Filmography
Bibliography Includes filmography.
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Introduction: old tales with a new spin -- Finding love and fulfilling dreams: female aspirations in the rom-com -- Curses, wishes, and amazing transformations: male maturationtales -- Wealth through stealth: evening the odds or inviting disaster? -- Demon lovers, ogre husbands, andfemale avengers -- Houses of horror: domestic dangers and man-made monsters -- Postmodern revisions: new tales for old? -- Epilogue.
Summary 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. How have familiar tales such as 'Cinderella', 'Beauty and the Beast', 'Ali Baba' and 'Bluebeard' been redeployed in film? Why has the industry taken such a keen interest in reworking age-old stories? And are the 3D star vehicles currently being released necessarily the most interesting examples? Paying particular attention to less conspicuous adaptations in order to question exactly what constitutes a 'fairy tale film', Sue Short argues that some of the most significant revisions can be found where we least expect them. She also seeks to challenge negative evaluations of popular cinema - and its audiences - by illustrating some progressive ideas at work in frequently undervalued texts. The book is intended for anyone interested in contemporary cinema, gender and class representation in popular culture - and lovers of fairy tales everywhere
Other author SpringerLink issuing body.
Subject Fairy tales in motion pictures.
Fairy tales -- Film adaptations.
Film adaptations
Electronic books.
ISBN 9781137020178