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Alternative worlds in Hollywood cinema [electronic resource] : resonance between realms / James Walters.

By: Walters, James (James R.).
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Bristol, UK ; Chicago : Intellect, 2008Description: 1 online resource (232 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9781841502526 (electronic bk.); 1841502529 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Motion pictures -- Case studies | Motion pictures -- Aesthetics | Motion pictures -- United States | Motion pictures -- Psychological aspects | Motion pictures | PERFORMING ARTS -- Film & Video -- Reference | Phantasiewelt | Film | USAGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Alternative worlds in Hollywood cinema.DDC classification: 791.430973 Online resources: EBSCOhost | Click here to access online
Contents:
Establishing contexts -- Imagined worlds -- Making it home : The Wizard of Oz (Victor Fleming,1939) & The Woman in the window (Fritz Lang, 1944) -- Return to innocence : Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind (Michael Gondry, 2004) -- Potential worlds -- Reclaiming the real : It's a wonderful life (Frank Capra, 1946) -- The search for tomorrow : Groundhog day (Harold Ramis, 1993) -- Other worlds -- Life beyond reason : Brigadoon (Vincente Minnelli, 1954) -- Rehearsal space : Pleasantville (Gary Ross, 1998).
Summary: Alternative worlds in films such as The Wizard of Oz, Its a Wonderful Life, Donnie Darko and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind offer similarities and resonances to our world, but provide a way for filmmakers to address the human condition by forming a sincere and serious connection with everyday life. An illuminating new book explores the history, background and meaning of films that feature alternative worlds films in which characters cross back and forth between another world and our own, which bring out correspondences and resonances between the worlds they depict. The popularity of.
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Alternative worlds in films such as The Wizard of Oz, Its a Wonderful Life, Donnie Darko and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind offer similarities and resonances to our world, but provide a way for filmmakers to address the human condition by forming a sincere and serious connection with everyday life. An illuminating new book explores the history, background and meaning of films that feature alternative worlds films in which characters cross back and forth between another world and our own, which bring out correspondences and resonances between the worlds they depict. The popularity of.

Establishing contexts -- Imagined worlds -- Making it home : The Wizard of Oz (Victor Fleming,1939) & The Woman in the window (Fritz Lang, 1944) -- Return to innocence : Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind (Michael Gondry, 2004) -- Potential worlds -- Reclaiming the real : It's a wonderful life (Frank Capra, 1946) -- The search for tomorrow : Groundhog day (Harold Ramis, 1993) -- Other worlds -- Life beyond reason : Brigadoon (Vincente Minnelli, 1954) -- Rehearsal space : Pleasantville (Gary Ross, 1998).

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