The Fantasy Film

The Fantasy Film

Author(s): Katherine A. Fowkes

Print ISBN: 9781405168786

Online ISBN: 9781444320589

DOI: 10.1002/9781444320589

Series Editor(s): Barry Keith Grant


"In true reflection of its straightforward-if generic-title, The Fantasy Film presents a useful foundation for deeper reflection on the complexities of the fantastic in film."  (Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts, 1 February 2014)

"Written in prose that is careful and cogent, the book provides a defence of what Fowkes calls the "orphan" genre (unloved; neglected even, perhaps, of questionable legitimacy), one which she argues has long been excluded from serious analysis by "dogmas of realism" that privilege "codes of. . . mimesis." (The Times Literary Supplement, 18 February 2011)