In this, the first collection of essays to address the
development of fairy tale film as a genre, Pauline Greenhill and
Sidney Eve Matrix stress, "the mirror of fairy-tale film reflects
not so much what its audience members actually are but how they see
themselves and their potential to develop (or, likewise, to
regress)." As Jack Zipes says further in the foreword, "Folk and
fairy tales pervade our lives constantly through television soap
operas and commercials, in comic books and cartoons, in school
plays and storytelling performances, in our superstitions and
prayers for miracles, and in our dreams and daydreams. The artistic
re-creations of fairy-tale plots and characters in film-the
parodies, the aesthetic experimentation, and the mixing of genres
to engender new insights into art and life- mirror possibilities of
estranging ourselves from designated roles, along with the
conventional patterns of the classical tales."
Here, scholars from film, folklore, and cultural studies move
discussion beyond the well-known Disney movies to the many other
filmic adaptations of fairy tales and to the widespread use of
fairy tale tropes, themes, and motifs in cinema.
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