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FAIRY TALE AND FILM: OLD TALES WITH A NEW SPIN. Sue Short. Palgrave Macmillan, St. Martin's Press, Inc., New York, 2015. 228 pp. 23 x 15 cm. LC 2014-28335 ISBN 9781137020161 In English.
Publisher's description: 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.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Post-1970 — Video/Film/Performance, Criticism/Theory
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 162980
Hardcover $95.00x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

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