Moen, Kristian. Film and Fairy Tales: The Birth of Modern Fantasy. I.B. Tauris, 2013.
In Film and Fairy Tales, Kristian Moen examines how fairy tales have shaped “cinema, its culture, and its discourse during its most formative years.” Through an analysis of early film theorists and the films of Méliès, Tourneur, and Walt Disney, Moen reveals how fairy tales helped to formulate and express the anxieties of modernity—the fears of social and cultural change, consumer culture, the world’s impermanence and mutability—and radically alter the perception of fairy tales in contemporary society.