Children's Films: History, Ideology, Pedagogy, Theory / Edition 1

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This study examines children's films from various critical perspectives, including those provided by classical and current film theory.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780815337942
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/28/2000
  • Series: Children's Literature and Culture Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Series Editor's Foreword
List of Figures
Pt. 1 Introduction: What Is a Children's Film?
Some Personal, Pedagogical, Critical, Textual, Institutional, and Cultural Thoughts on Defining a Children's Film
Pt. 2 Criticism: Taking Stock: The Politics of Children's Film Criticism
Moral 1910-20s
Social Science 1930s
Cultural 1950s
Feminist 1960s
Ideological 1970
Adaptation and Film History 1980s
Media Studies
Critical Theory, and Beyond 2000
Pt. 3 History
1895-1927: The Silent Era and the Beginning of Children's Cinema and Film in America and Britain
1930s Children's Cinema and Film: Literary Adaptations, Child Stars, and Censorship
World War II: Disney, American Film Noir, Italian Neorealism, and French Classicism
1960s Children's Cinema and Film History: Feminist Politics and the Death of a Child Star
First and Third World Children's Cinema: The 1970s and 1980s
1990s United States and European Children's Cinema and Film: The Bicycle Thief, Toy Story, and the End of Children's Cinema
Pt. 4 Ideology
Marx, Althusser, Comolli and Narboni: Disney, Home Alone, and Ferngully
Class and Children's Films: Bright Eyes, Stand By Me, and Harriet the Spy
Feminist Film Theory, Feminist Children's Film Criticism, and Children's Films
Pt. 5 Pedagogy
Teaching Children's Films
Point of View and Tone
Allusions in The Land Before Time
Stand By Me
Adaptation Theory
Allusions in Avant-Garde
Children's Films as Ethnography: Salaam Bombay and The Indian in the Cupboard
What Children's Films Teach: The Pedagogy of Empire in Kim and Aladdin
Works Cited
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