Applied Media: Filmmaking and Postproduction

  • Title Sequences as Paratexts: Narrative Anticipation and Recapitulation book cover

    Title Sequences as Paratexts

    Narrative Anticipation and Recapitulation, 1st Edition

    By Michael Betancourt

    In his third book on the semiotics of title sequences, Title Sequences as Paratexts, theorist Michael Betancourt offers an analysis of the relationship between the title sequence and its primary text—the narrative whose production the titles credit. Using a wealth of examples drawn from across film…

    Paperback – 2019-12-17
    Routledge

  • Synchronization and Title Sequences: Audio-Visual Semiosis in Motion Graphics book cover

    Synchronization and Title Sequences

    Audio-Visual Semiosis in Motion Graphics, 1st Edition

    By Michael Betancourt

    Synchronization and Title Sequences proposes a semiotic analysis of the synchronization of image and sound in motion pictures using title sequences. Through detailed historical close readings of title designs that use either voice-over, an instrumental opening, or title song to organize their…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Semiotics and Title Sequences: Text-Image Composites in Motion Graphics book cover

    Semiotics and Title Sequences

    Text-Image Composites in Motion Graphics, 1st Edition

    By Michael Betancourt

    Title sequences are the most obvious place where photography and typography combine on-screen, yet they are also a commonly neglected part of film studies. Semiotics and Title Sequences presents the first theoretical model and historical consideration of how text and image combine to create meaning…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • American Documentary Filmmaking in the Digital Age: Depictions of War in Burns, Moore, and Morris book cover

    American Documentary Filmmaking in the Digital Age

    Depictions of War in Burns, Moore, and Morris, 1st Edition

    By Lucia Ricciardelli

    American Documentary Filmmaking in the Digital Age examines the recent challenges to the conventions of realist documentary through the lens of war documentary films by Ken Burns, Michael Moore, and Errol Morris. During the twentieth century, the invention of new technologies of audiovisual…

    Paperback – 2018-02-05
    Routledge

  • Materialist Film book cover

    Materialist Film

    1st Edition

    By Peter Gidal

    A polemical introduction to the avant-garde and experimental in film (including making and viewing), Materialist Film is a highly original, thought-provoking book. Thirty-seven short chapters work through a series of concepts which will enable the reader to deal imaginatively with the contradictory…

    Paperback – 2016-10-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

  • American Film Exhibition and an Analysis of the Motion Picture Industry's Market Structure 1963-1980 book cover

    American Film Exhibition and an Analysis of the Motion Picture Industry's Market Structure 1963-1980

    1st Edition

    By Gary Edgerton

    This study looks at how the movie industry organisation functioned between the late ‘40s and 1983 when it was originally published. It describes the changing role of domestic exhibition through this time and analyses the wider film industry to provide a model of the exhibition structure in relation…

    Paperback – 2016-06-09
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

  • Documenting World Politics: A Critical Companion to IR and Non-Fiction Film book cover

    Documenting World Politics

    A Critical Companion to IR and Non-Fiction Film, 1st Edition

    Edited by Rens Van Munster, Casper Sylvest

    As a central component of contemporary culture, films mirror and shape political debate. Reflecting on this development, scholars in the field of International Relations (IR) increasingly explore the intersection of TV series, fiction film and global politics. So far, however, virtually no…

    Paperback – 2016-06-01
    Routledge
    Popular Culture and World Politics

  • The Hollywood Feature Film in Postwar Britain book cover

    The Hollywood Feature Film in Postwar Britain

    1st Edition

    By Paul Swann

    When this book was originally published in 1987, the American feature film had been colonising the world’s imagination for over 75 years and the book studies that experience in Britain, where American films have always dominated cinema screens, both commercially and intellectually. The timeframe is…

    Paperback – 2016-05-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

  • The Films of Werner Herzog: Between Mirage and History book cover

    The Films of Werner Herzog

    Between Mirage and History, 1st Edition

    Edited by Timothy Corrigan

    Given Herzog’s own pronouncement that ‘film is not the art of scholars, but of illiterates,’ it is not surprising that his work has aroused ambivalent and contradictory responses. Visually and philosophically ambitious and at the same time provocatively eccentric, Herzog’s films have been greeted…

    Paperback – 2016-05-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

  • Directors and Directions: Cinema for the Seventies book cover

    Directors and Directions

    Cinema for the Seventies, 1st Edition

    By John Russell Taylor

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

  • The Decline of the Cinema: An Economist’s Report book cover

    The Decline of the Cinema

    An Economist’s Report, 1st Edition

    By John Spraos

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

  • Film and Reform: John Grierson and the Documentary Film Movement book cover

    Film and Reform

    John Grierson and the Documentary Film Movement, 1st Edition

    By Ian Aitken

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

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