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FANTASY

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FANTASY
Jocelyn Sanchez
1/13/2015
Film Appreciation

What is Fantasy?
It is a genre containing
imaginary/ unrealistic worlds
context: dreams, hallucinations of character, precaution of storyteller
Elements of magic, myth, escapism, and extraordinary feats
Fantasy Vs. Sci-Fi
Sci-fi depends on some degree of scientific truth
Fantasy can be completely made up
Common Themes
Magic / Sorcery
Supernatural occurrences
Fantasy Worlds
Mythology
Folklore
Make believe creatures
Expectations
Mood
Light / Shot Styles
Mise en Scene
Sound and Music
THE EVOLUTION OF FANTASY
SUB GENRES
OF
FANTASY
Bangsian Fantasy
High Fantasy
Sword and Sorcery
Comic Fantasy
Dark Fantasy
Heroic
Vampire
THE END
Element of "Good versus Evil
Hero Vs. Villain
Human Vs. Alien
Princess Vs. Evil Witch
Expectations
Involvements of mystical being
FINAL BATTLE
creation of sympathy for main character
Dorothy Vs. Wicked Witch of the West
Harry Potter Vs. Voldermort
Depends upon sub genre and combination of genres
Made as a form of escapism for the audience
Definition: state of mind or emotion at a given time
Dark Fantasy
Often used to mirror horror films
mood is often:
eerie, insidious, nightmarish
Comic Fantasy
Combination of comedy genre and fantasy
Mood:
bouncy, ecstatic, silly
Set up the entire scene:
Actors
Costumes
Props
Set
Actors
Costumes
2-D characters often depend on narration
blocking is essential in the use for special effects in fantasy film
Use of alginate and body makeup to create fake body portions for unreal characters
Clothing depends on the scenario of film
Props and Set
Greens screen often used to create larger background for imaginary worlds
also be used as props give life to unreal objects
Sound
Music
Diegetic:
directly from film itself
character singing
Nondiegetic:
no source
character does not notice it
Language
In american fantasy films, British accents are used to separate the viewer from reality
British english
Characters
• Mystical/Mythical with magical power or unearthly abilities
Princesses or princes
Fairies, goblins
Aliens
Dwarves, elves, trolls
Sorcerers, magicians, witches
Evil/divine spirits, angels

Early 1900s - 1920s
Popularity lied in:
futuristic films
they gave perceptions of a possible future
dystopian societies and space travel
1930s
Children and musical fantasies began to emerge (with emergence of color film)
people gained an interest in costume and TechniColor
<- Metropolis
Voyage Dans de Lune ->

The Wizard of Oz ->
1940s
Bangsian fantasy began to emerge during the WWII era
Gave idea of life after death
Beyond Tomorrow ->
1950s
Alien movies came into interest as the claim of UFO sightings increased in this time period
The War of the Worlds ->
1960s
Following the popularity of the 60s, the appearance of unearthly creatures began to dominate this period
The First Men in the Moon ->
1970s
The Adventures of Sinbad the Sailor increased in popularity leading a mass amounts of releases
The Golden Voyage of Sinbad ->
Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger
<-
1980s
Historical based films began to emerge with an interest in sword and sorcery

Raiders of the Lost Ark ->
Sword and Sorcery
<-
1990s - Present
POPULAR
Jurassic Park
Percy Jackson
Edward Scissorhands
Men in Black
Ace Ventura : Pet Detective
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Twilight
The Chronicles of Narnia
Lord of the Rings
Shrek
Pan's Labyrinth
The NeverEnding Sotry
plot revolving around the afterlife
explores concepts of Heaven and Hell
incorporates Greek themes
based off living beings

Emphasizes on a developed fantasy world
Very intricate story lines
Dramatic character developments
Often based on novels
May have sequels and prequels

Rely on action and battle scenes
Common themes: rescue mission, battling a fantastical monster
Characters and worlds are often remain undeveloped
Usually aimed at younger audience
Often animated

Spoof of serious fantasies
contain element of humor/ often light-hearted

Often overlaps with horror
Gothic, eerie atmosphere

Focuses on a conquering hero / band of heroes
Forgivable villains
Flawed protagonist

Originally fell under “horror” subgenre
Has been integrated with romance and young adult interests
Originated with horror, Dracula theme

Setting
Heroes and Villains are built from these characters
In these mythological stories, the location of the film can vary to any place imaginable. It can take place in the past, present or future.
The background of this presentation is of the planet of Pandora from the film "Avatar"
Daniel Radcliffe
"Harry Potter"
Elijah Wood
"Frodo Baggins"
Known Actors
Logan Lerman
"Percy Jackson"
Anne Hathaway
"White Queen"
Helena Bonham Carter
"Bellatrix Lestrange"
Most fantasy films will begin the film with a pan/establishing shot of the "imaginary world" in which the film takes place.
Light and Shot Styles
Depends greatly on subgenre:
ex. romantic fantasy focuses on facial features (lighting hitting the face and shots from the shoulders, up)
Film to the left shows all establishing shots from the film "Avatar"
Known Directors
Tim Burton:
dark fantasy
Edward Scissorhands
Alice In Wonderland
The Nightmare before Christmas
Chris Columbus:
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's
Stone
The Gremlins
Night At the Museum
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