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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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Film Propaganda and American Politics An Analysis and Filmography

Film Propaganda and American Politics: An Analysis and Filmography

1st Edition

By James Combs, Sara T. Combs
December 18, 2015

Originally published in 1994, this important book traces the rise of film propaganda in the 20th Century, discussing specifically how film can be used to manipulate public perception and opinions. Two distinct areas are covered: war propaganda, including feature and documentary films regarding ...

Image and Influence Studies in the Sociology of Film

Image and Influence: Studies in the Sociology of Film

1st Edition

By Andrew Tudor
December 18, 2015

This text outlines what sociologists need to know of the nature of communication and of mass culture, while also looking in some empirical detail at the workings of the Hollywood community and the psychology of the star system. It explores trends such as attempts to adapt semiology and ...

Masters of the Soviet Cinema Crippled Creative Biographies

Masters of the Soviet Cinema: Crippled Creative Biographies

1st Edition

By Herbert Marshall
December 18, 2015

Eisenstein, Pudovkin, Dovzhenko, Vertov: these Soviet film directors are acknowledged to be among the greatest in the history of cinematography. To Eisenstein we owe such films as Battleship Potemkin and October; to Pudovkin Mother and The End of St Petersburg; to Dovzhenko Earth and Zvenigora; and...

The Difficulty of Difference Psychoanalysis, Sexual Difference and Film Theory

The Difficulty of Difference: Psychoanalysis, Sexual Difference and Film Theory

1st Edition

By D. N. Rodowick
December 18, 2015

This book argues that serious misreadings of Freud and Lacan on sexual difference have characterized prevailing models of psychoanalytic film criticism. In critiquing theories of identification and female spectatorship, the author maintains that early film theorists and feminist critics are equally...

The Road to Romance and Ruin Teen Films and Youth Culture

The Road to Romance and Ruin: Teen Films and Youth Culture

1st Edition

By Jon Lewis
December 18, 2015

This book analyses the teen film as the rare medium able to represent the otherwise chaotic and conflicting experience of youth. The author focuses on six major issues: alienation, deviance and delinquency, sex and gender, the politics of consumption, the apolitics of youth(ful) rebellion, and ...

Motion Picture Series and Sequels A Reference Guide

Motion Picture Series and Sequels: A Reference Guide

1st Edition

By Bernard A. Drew
December 17, 2015

In 1989 alone, for example, there were some forty-five major motion pictures which were sequels or part of a series. The film series phenomenon crosses all genres and has been around since the silent film era. This reference guide, in alphabetical order, lists some 906 English Language motion ...

Movies and Politics The Dynamic Relationship

Movies and Politics: The Dynamic Relationship

1st Edition

Edited By James E. Combs
December 17, 2015

Collecting together some of the best thinking about the relationship between movies and politics, this book, originally published in 1993, encourages an awareness of the political dimension of film, both for film scholars and those entering the film industry. Eight essays are grouped into four ...

Cinema and Ireland

Cinema and Ireland

1st Edition

By Kevin Rockett, Luke Gibbons, John Hill
December 07, 2015

This was the first comprehensive study of film production in Ireland from the silent period to the present day, and of representations of Ireland and ‘Irishness’ in native, British, and American films. It remains an authority on the topic. The book focuses on Irish history and politics to examine ...

Early Cinema in Russia and its Cultural Reception

Early Cinema in Russia and its Cultural Reception

1st Edition

By Yuri Tsivian, Richard Taylor
December 07, 2015

This book examines the development of cinematic form and culture in Russia, from its late nineteenth-century beginnings as a fairground attraction to the early post-Revolutionary years. The author traces the changing perceptions of cinema and its social transition from a modernist invention to a ...

Film Semiotics, Metz, and Leone's Trilogy

Film Semiotics, Metz, and Leone's Trilogy

1st Edition

By Lane Roth
December 07, 2015

Semiotics offers a systematic approach to analysing the stylistic structure of film. When this study was originally published in 1983 this was a recent addition to the methods of film study and it presents an explanation of film semiotics with direct application to comparative film research. It ...

Film and the Working Class The Feature Film in British and American Society

Film and the Working Class: The Feature Film in British and American Society

1st Edition

By Peter Stead
December 07, 2015

Taking the subject chronologically from the 1890s to when the book was initially published in 1989, this book analyses those films specifically concerned with working-class conditions and struggle, and discusses them within the context of the debate on the social significance of the feature film. ...

Hollywood Goes to War Films and American Society, 1939-1952

Hollywood Goes to War: Films and American Society, 1939-1952

1st Edition

By Colin Shindler
December 07, 2015

A historian’s view of the relationship between American history and the American film industry, this book is a witty and perceptive account of Hollywood and its films in the years from the outbreak of the Second World War in Europe to the end of the war in Korea, It describes how film makers and ...

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