Christmas at the Movies : Images of Christmas in American, British and European Cinema Hardback
Edited by Mark Connelly
Part of the Cinema and Society series
Whether we love or hate it, Christmas has always played a special role in the cinema, and Christmas movies like ""It's a Wonderful Life"" and ""Miracle on 34th Street"" have a special place in popular affections.
They almost constitute a mini-cinematic genre. So what does Christmas in the movies mean to societies across the Anglo-Saxon and European world and what does it have to say about them?
The contributors to this book take a good look at popular Christmas films, decoding the messages they convey about preoccupations and attitudes internationally and about the different societies that produce them.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 256 pages, 25 b&w illustrations
- Publisher: I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd.
- Publication Date: 27/10/2000
- Category: Film theory & criticism
- ISBN: 9781860643972