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historical fantasy, in that many of the stories contain fantastical elements such as talking snakes and world-wide floods, yet concerned what were/are believed to be actual past events in the real world.
Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift used satire in the form of fantasy to parody many of the political and social conventions of its time, and can be considered the earliest work of modern-style fantasy.
This is in contrast to many other forms of fantasy, such as the works of J. Tolkien, which generally invent their own mythologies and volunteer entirely new pantheons, or attempt to disguise traditional mythology with made-up names.
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Superhero films also fulfill the requirements of the fantasy or science fiction genres but are often considered to be a separate genre.
Fantasy offerings were released only sporadically until the 1980s, however, when high-tech filmmaking techniques and increased audience interest caused the genre to flourish.
Fantasy elements of Arthurian legend were again featured, albiet absurdly, in 1975's Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
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 Fantasy subgenres
The term "high fantasy" was originated by J.R.R. Tolkien, who used it to describe a story set in an independent fantasy world, as contrasted to "low fantasy", in which story is set in our world, into which intrude fantastic elements.
Low fantasy is not a proper subgenre as such, but a catch-all term employed to describe works of fantasy literature that tries not to emphasise magic.
Mannerpunk is the fantasy genre's arena for the comedy of manners.
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Fantasy films are films with fantastic themes, usually involving magic, supernatural events, or exotic fantasy worlds.
In the 1950's there were only two major fantasy films, Darby O'Gill and the Little People and The 5000 Fingers of Dr. T, the latter penned by Dr.
The historical fantasy Raiders of the Lost Ark in 1981 began a fantasy explosion which continues into the Twenty-first Century.
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 Bangsian fantasy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bangsian fantasy is the school of fantasy writing that sets the plot wholly or partially in the afterlife.
Bangsian fantasy is named for John Kendrick Bangs
For his part, Dante's works verge into the territory of fan fiction at times, using not just the dead but famous fictional personae as well.
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High fantasy - A story that is based in a traditional fantasy enviornment that attempts to reach a level of acceptance to be considered literature.
Bangsian fantasy - never heard of it so I looked it up: Comic, occasionally savage, spoof fantasy set in the afterlife.
Between the two sword and sorcery would be more likely to be pure fantasy but the heroic fiction would tend toward fictional characters in historic times.
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John Kendrick Bangs (1862-1922) was a prolific writer of humorous fantasy and satire.
He is credited with the creation of Bangsian Fantasy, a style which uses the afterlife as the setting and which had a powerful influence on later writers such as Philip Jose Farmer.
She also accepts commissions for fantasy portraits and RPG character depictions.
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 Fantasy film - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the 1950's there were a few major fantasy films, including Darby O'Gill and the Little People and The 5000 Fingers of Dr. T, the latter penned by Dr.
Jason and the Argonauts (1963), featuring special effects by Ray Harryhausen
The modern sword and sorcery boom also began at approximately the same time, with 1982's Conan the Barbarian.
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By the American author and satirist, and the creator of modern Bangsian fantasy, the school of fantasy writing that sets the plot wholly or partially in the afterlife.
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