The Enchanted Screen: The Unknown History of Fairy-Tale Films
The Enchanted Screen: The Unknown History of Fairy-Tale Films offers readers a long overdue, comprehensive look at the rich history of fairy tales and their influence on film, complete with the inclusion of an extensive filmography compiled by the author. With this book, Jack Zipes not only looks at the extensive, illustrious life of fairy tales and cinema, but he also reminds us that, decades before Walt Disney made his mark on the genre, fairy tales were central to the birth of cinema as a medium, as they offered cheap, copyright-free material that could easily engage audiences not only though their familiarity but also through their dazzling special effects.
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Definitely worth more than three stars. This book is truly interesting and reflects the possible and actual messages in the films. Aside from depicting the struggle during those times, I believe that these films were well-made and always have a good sentimental message to those who care to listen and view it.