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Empires of the Imagination

A Critical Survey of Fantasy Cinema from Georges Melies to The Lord of the Rings

Alec Worley

Empires of the Imagination
Empires of the Imagination

Empires of the Imagination

A Critical Survey of Fantasy Cinema from Georges Melies to The Lord of the Rings

Alec Worley

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Description

The warlocks and ghosts of fantasy film haunt our popular culture, but the genre has too long been ignored by critics. This comprehensive critical survey of fantasy cinema demonstrates that the fantasy genre amounts to more than escapism.

Most useful...recommended"—Choice

"comprehensive...meticulously researched...richly illustrated"—Prehistoric Times

"long overdue"—Dreamwatch

"critical survey...comprehensive...Worley has researched his subject with the thoroughness of a scholar"—Film Review

"an impassioned and enthusiastic read that really makes you want to seek out the more obscure titles...and believe in fairies"—VECTOR: The Critical Journal of the British Science Fiction Association

"terrific analysis...that tracks fantasy trends throughout film history...Worley makes points with reason and intelligence and the result is an impressive book...a stimulating read"—NCFlix

Author Alec Worley lives in London, England. He writes comics, books and audio dramas set in the worlds of fantasy, sci-fi and horror.

Specifications

  • Publisher
    McFarland & Co Inc
  • Pub date
    Feb 2020
  • Pages
    304
  • Theme
    Film: styles and genres
  • Dimensions
    254 x 178 x 15 mm
  • Weight
    555 gram
  • EAN
    9781476681375
  • Paperback
    Paperback
  • Language
    English

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