Christmas at the movies : Images of Christmas in American, British and European cinema / edited by Mark Connelly

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Subjects: Christmas films--History and criticism
Christmas in motion pictures
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: New York, N.Y. : I.B. Tauris ; New York, N.Y. : Distributed in the United States and Canada by St. Martin's Press, 2000
Series: Cinema and society
LC Classification: P, PN
Physical Description: 242 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Table of Contents: Illustrations
Acknowledgements
General Editor's Introduction
Contributors
Introduction / Mark Connelly 1
1. God Bless Us, Every One: Movie Adaptations of A Christmas Carol / James Chapman 9
2. A Hollywood Carol's Wonderful Life / Jonathan Munby 39
3. Dreaming of Christmas: Hollywood and the Second World War / H. Mark Glancy 59
4. Christmas Under Fire: The Wartime Christmas in Britain / Sarah Street 77
5. Crisis at Christmas: Turkey Time, The Holly and the Ivy, The Cheaters / Jeffrey Richards 97
6. Santa Claus: The Movie / Mark Connelly 115
7. You Better Watch Out: Christmas in the Horror Film / Kim Newman 135
8. 'Peace on Earth, Goodwill to All Men': The Depiction of Christmas in Modern Hollywood Films / Rowana Agajanian 143
9. Christmas in French Cinema / Guy Austin 165
10. Father Frost on 31 December: Christmas and New Year in Soviet and Russian Cinema / Birgit Beumers 185
11. Satirizing the Spanish Christmas: Placido / Peter William Evans 211
Filmography 223
Index of cast, crew, characters and film locations 233
General Index 239
Additional Authors: Connelly, Mark
Notes: ISBN: 1860643973
Filmography: p.[223]-232 and two indexes
Summary: Contains essays about the role of Christmas film and highlights the celebrations of Christmas as depicted in cinema throughout different parts of the world
OCLC Number: 45658496
ISBN/ISSN: 1860643973