Breaking the Magic Spell: Radical Theories of Folk and Fairy Tales

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University Press of Kentucky, Jul 5, 2002 - Performing Arts - 278 pages
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Guts and Glory: The Making of the American Military Image in Film is the definitive study of the symbiotic relationship between the film industry and the United States armed services. Since the first edition was published nearly two decades ago, the nation has experienced several wars, both on the battlefield and in movie theatres and living rooms at home. Now author Lawrence Suid has extensively revised and expanded his classic history of the mutual exploitation of the film industry and the military, exploring how Hollywood has reflected and effected changes in America's image of its armed services. This significantly expanded edition has been brought completely up to date and includes many of the most recent war films, such as Saving Private Ryan, U-571, Pearl Harbor, and Windtalkers. Lawrence H. Suid, a military historian, is the author of several books and has recently appeared on The History Channel, Turner Classic Movies, and CNN. He lives in Greenbelt, Maryland. Click here for his website.

 

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Contents

Once There was a Time An Introduction to the History and Ideology of Folk and Fairy Tales
1
Might Makes Right The Politics of Folk and Fairy Tales
23
The Revolutionary Rise of the Romantic Fairy Tale in Germany
47
The Instrumentalization of Fantasy Fairy Tales the Culture Industry and Mass Media
104
The Utopian Function of Fairy Tales and Fantasy Ernst Bloch the Marxist and JRR Tolkien the Catholic
146
On the Use and Abuse of Folk and Fairy Tales with Children Bruno Bettelheims Moralistic Magic Wand
179
The Radical Morality of Rats Fairies Wizards and Ogres Taking Childrens Literature Seriously
206
Notes
233
Bibliography
253
Index
271
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