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Routledge Library Editions: Cinema


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Reissuing works originally published between 1914 and 1996, Routledge Library Editions: Cinema offers a selection of scholarship covering the movies. Volumes range from film propaganda to the epic film genre, women in cinema to Soviet cinema, silent film to horror series, and touch on acting, screenwriting and film production among other areas making this a comprehensive collection of previously out-of-print works.

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American Political Movies An Annotated Filmography of Feature Films

American Political Movies: An Annotated Filmography of Feature Films

1st Edition

By James Combs
January 20, 2016

Essays here explore the relationship between politics and explicitly political feature films from the beginning of the movie industry to World War I, and for each decade through to the 1980's. The included filmography is particularly useful. Originally published in 1990, the method of inquiry put ...

At a Theater or Drive-in Near You The History, Culture, and Politics of the American Exploitation Film

At a Theater or Drive-in Near You: The History, Culture, and Politics of the American Exploitation Film

1st Edition

By Randall Clark
January 20, 2016

Millions of Americans have been thrilled, scared, titillated, and shocked by exploitation movies, low budget films with many scenes of sex, violence, and other potentially lurid elements. The term derives from the fact that promoters of such films exploit the contents in advertising that plays up ...

Chicano Images Refiguring Ethnicity in Mainstream Film

Chicano Images: Refiguring Ethnicity in Mainstream Film

1st Edition

By Christine List
January 20, 2016

Providing textual analysis of 12 feature films written and directed by filmmakers who explore aspects of the Chicano cultural movement, this book discusses films including Cheech and Chong's Still Smokin' (1983), El Norte (1985), and Break of Dawn (1988). The text analyzes the portrayal of Chicano,...

Directors and Directions Cinema for the Seventies

Directors and Directions: Cinema for the Seventies

1st Edition

By John Russell Taylor
January 20, 2016

This is a study of nine key film-makers who came into prominence in the early ‘70s: Claude Chabrol, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Lindsay Anderson, Stanley Kubrick, Andy Warhol and Paul Morrissey, Satyajit Ray, Miklos Jancsó, and Dušan Makavejev – representing seven film-producing countries. In this book ...

Eisenstein: A Documentary Portrait

Eisenstein: A Documentary Portrait

1st Edition

By Norman Swallow
January 20, 2016

Of all the pioneers of the cinema, the Soviet film director Sergei Eisenstein has exerted the most enduring hold on the popular imagination. This book offers a unique portrait of the director based on the personal recollections of those who knew him. Originally published in 1976, it is illustrated ...

Film and Reform John Grierson and the Documentary Film Movement

Film and Reform: John Grierson and the Documentary Film Movement

1st Edition

By Ian Aitken
January 20, 2016

Best known for his documentaries such as Drifters, North Sea, and Housing Problems, John Grierson was the most important figure in the British documentary film movement and one of the most influential of British film theorists. This major assessment of Grierson and the documentary film movement ...

The Cinema of Apartheid Race and Class in South African Film

The Cinema of Apartheid: Race and Class in South African Film

1st Edition

By Keyan Tomaselli
January 20, 2016

This study analyses the historical development of South African cinema up to he book's original publication in 1988. It describes the films and comments on their relationship to South African realities, addressing all aspects of the industry, focusing on domestic production, but also ...

The Decline of the Cinema An Economist’s Report

The Decline of the Cinema: An Economist’s Report

1st Edition

By John Spraos
January 20, 2016

Between 1952 and 1962, when this book was originally published, the number of people visiting British cinemas had fallen by nearly two thirds and was little more than half the pre-war total. Nearly 1500 of the 4500 cinemas functioning in 1955 had closed five years later, and the author here ...

The Epic Film Myth and History

The Epic Film: Myth and History

1st Edition

By Derek Elley
January 20, 2016

As Charlton Heston put it: ‘There’s a temptingly simple definition of the epic film: it’s the easiest kind of picture to make badly.’ This book goes beyond that definition to show how the film epic has taken up one of the most ancient art-forms and propelled it into the modern world, covered in ...

Where we Came In Seventy Years of the British Film Industry

Where we Came In: Seventy Years of the British Film Industry

1st Edition

By Charles Allen Oakley
January 20, 2016

Originally published in 1964, this book tells the history of the British cinematograph industry for the first time. It describes moments of splendid triumph and others of shattering failure. The mood switches from reckless optimism to demoralising pessimism, from years in which British films won ...

Cinema Eye, Cinema Ear Some Key Film-makers of the Sixties

Cinema Eye, Cinema Ear: Some Key Film-makers of the Sixties

1st Edition

By John Russell Taylor
December 18, 2015

Since the cinema first began to be taken seriously as an art form, there has been a constant debate on the question: who is the real creator of the film, the writer or the director? This study of a group of key film-makers in the sixties suggests that during this decade there was an emergence ...

Feature Films as History

Feature Films as History

1st Edition

Edited By K. R. M. Short
December 18, 2015

Bringing together the work of leading film historians, originally published in 1981, this book illustrates the breadth of methodological approaches adopted by the field and the variety of its interests. Dealing with a period from about 1924-1945, it considers feature films in particular, showing ...

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