Routledge Advances in Film Studies

This series is our home for innovative research in the field of film studies. It includes monographs and targeted edited collections that provide new insights into this important and evolving subject area.

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  • Why We Remake

    The Politics, Economics and Emotions of Film and TV Remakes, 1st Edition

    By Lauren Rosewarne

    This examination of film and television remakes focuses explicitly on why – since the dawn of cinema – studios have remade films over and over again. Each chapter provides insight into the business of Hollywood, the motivations of filmmakers and also the pleasures for audiences, and offers a…

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  • Ethics of Cinematic Experience

    Screens of Alterity, 1st Edition

    By Orna Raviv

    Ethics of Cinematic Experience: Screens of Alterity deals with the relationship between cinema and ethics from a philosophical perspective, finding an intrinsic connection between film spectatorship and the possibility of being open to different modes of alterity. The book’s main thesis is that…

    Hardback – 2019-10-25
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  • Re-reading the Monstrous-Feminine

    Art, Film, Feminism and Psychoanalysis, 1st Edition

    Edited by Nicholas Chare, Jeanette Hoorn, Audrey Yue

    This book provides a critical reappraisal of Barbara Creed’s ground-breaking work of feminist psychoanalytic film scholarship, The Monstrous-Feminine, which was first published in 1993. The Monstrous-Feminine married psychoanalytic thinking with film analysis in radically new ways to provide…

    Hardback – 2019-09-18
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  • Affect and Embodied Meaning in Animation

    Becoming-Animated, 1st Edition

    By Sylvie Bissonnette

    This book combines insights from the humanities and modern neuroscience to explore the contribution of affect and embodiment on meaning-making in case studies from animation, video games, and virtual worlds. As we interact more and more with animated characters and avatars in everyday media…

    Hardback – 2019-03-12
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  • Classical Hollywood Film Cycles

    1st Edition

    By Zoe Wallin

    This book explores the ways in which Hollywood film cycles from the 1930s to the 1960s were shaped by their surrounding industrial contexts and market environments, to build an inclusive conception of the form, operation, and function of film cycles. By foregrounding patterns of distribution,…

    Hardback – 2019-03-08
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  • Found Footage Horror Films

    A Cognitive Approach, 1st Edition

    By Peter Turner

    This book adopts a cognitive theoretical framework in order to address the mental processes that are elicited and triggered by found footage horror films. Through analysis of key films, the book explores the effects that the diegetic camera technique used in such films can have on the cognition of…

    Hardback – 2019-02-11
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  • New Approaches to Cinematic Space

    1st Edition

    Edited by Filipa Rosário, Iván Villarmea Álvarez

    New Approaches to Cinematic Space aims to discuss the process of creation of cinematic spaces through moving images and the subsequent interpretation of their purpose and meaning. Throughout seventeen chapters, this edited collection will attempt to identify and interpret the formal strategies used…

    Hardback – 2018-12-14
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  • Post-Production and the Invisible Revolution of Filmmaking

    From the Silent Era to Synchronized Sound, 1st Edition

    By George Larkin

    Post-Production and the Invisible Revolution of Filmmaking studies the discourses surrounding post-production, as well as the aesthetic effects of its introduction during the 1920s and 1930s, by exploring the philosophies and issues faced by practitioners during this transitional, transformative…

    Hardback – 2018-12-13
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  • Melancholy Emotion in Contemporary Cinema

    A Spinozian Analysis of Film Experience, 1st Edition

    By Francesco Sticchi

    This work outlines a new methodology for film analysis based on the radical materialist thought of Baruch Spinoza, re-evaluating contemporary cognitive media theory and philosophical theories on the emotional and intellectual aspects of film experience. Sticchi’s exploration of Spinozian…

    Hardback – 2018-12-13
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  • Indian Cinema Beyond Bollywood

    The New Independent Cinema Revolution, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ashvin Immanuel Devasundaram

    This is the first edited volume on new independent Indian cinema. It aims to be a comprehensive compendium of diverse theoretical, philosophical, epistemological and practice-based perspectives, featuring contributions from multidisciplinary scholars and practitioners across the world. This edited…

    Hardback – 2018-10-30
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  • Emotion in Animated Films

    1st Edition

    Edited by Meike Uhrig

    Ranging from blockbuster movies to experimental shorts or documentaries to scientific research, computer animation shapes a great part of media communication processes today. Be it the portrayal of emotional characters in moving films or the creation of controllable emotional stimuli in scientific…

    Hardback – 2018-10-10
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  • Melodrama, Self and Nation in Post-War British Popular Film

    1st Edition

    By Johanna Laitila

    This book investigates the portrayal of nationalities and sexualities in British post-Second World War crime film and melodrama. By focussing on these genres, and looking at the concept of melodrama as an analytical tool apt for the analysis of both sexuality and nation, the book offers insight…

    Hardback – 2018-06-28
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  • Collective Trauma and the Psychology of Secrets in Transnational Film

    1st Edition

    By Deborah Lynn Porter

    Collective Trauma and the Psychology of Secrets in Transnational Film advances a methodological line of inquiry based on a fresh insight into the ways in which cinematic meaning is generated and can be ascertained. Premised on a critical reading strategy informed by a metapsychology of secrets, the…

    Hardback – 2018-02-09
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  • Ecocinema in the City

    1st Edition

    By Robin L. Murray, Joseph K. Heumann

    In Ecocinema in the City, Murray and Heumann argue that urban ecocinema both reveals and critiques visions of urban environmentalism. The book emphasizes the increasingly transformative power of nature in urban settings, explored in both documentaries and fictional films such as Children…

    Hardback – 2017-11-14
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  • Film Comedy and the American Dream

    1st Edition

    By Zach Sands

    Film Comedy and the American Dream is an examination of national identity in the era of the American superpower as projected in popular comedic films that center on issues of upward mobility. It is the story of what made audiences laugh and why, and what this says about the changing shape of the…

    Hardback – 2017-09-19
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  • The Cinematic Eighteenth Century

    History, Culture, and Adaptation, 1st Edition

    Edited by Srividhya Swaminathan, Steven W. Thomas

    This collection explores how film and television depict the complex and diverse milieu of the eighteenth century as a literary, historical, and cultural space. Topics range from adaptations of Austen’s Sense and Sensibility and Defoe's Robinson Crusoe (The Martian) to historical fiction on the…

    Hardback – 2017-07-27
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  • The Contemporary Femme Fatale

    Gender, Genre and American Cinema, 1st Edition

    By Katherine Farrimond

    The femme fatale occupies a precarious yet highly visible space in contemporary cinema. From sci-fi alien women to teenage bad girls, filmmakers continue to draw on the notion of the sexy deadly woman in ways which traverse boundaries of genre and narrative. This book charts the articulations of…

    Hardback – 2017-07-13
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  • US Youth Films and Popular Music

    Identity, Genre, and Musical Agency, 1st Edition

    By Tim McNelis

    This book brings theory from popular music studies to an examination of identity and agency in youth films while building on, and complementing, film studies literature concerned with genre, identity, and representation. McNelis includes case studies of Hollywood and independent US youth films that…

    Hardback – 2017-05-11
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  • Surveillance in Asian Cinema

    Under Eastern Eyes, 1st Edition

    Edited by Karen Fang

    Critical theory and popular wisdom are rife with images of surveillance as an intrusive, repressive practice often suggestively attributed to eastern powers and opposed to western liberalism. Hollywood-dominated global media has long promulgated a geopoliticized east-west axis of freedom vs.…

    Hardback – 2017-03-16
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  • Postfeminism and Paternity in Contemporary US Film

    Framing Fatherhood, 1st Edition

    By Hannah Hamad

    This book interrogates representations of fatherhood across the spectrum of popular U.S. film of the early twenty-first century. It situates them in relation to postfeminist discourse, identifying and discussing dominant paradigms and tropes that emerge from the tendency of popular cinema to…

    Paperback – 2017-02-07
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  • The Camera-Eye Metaphor in Cinema

    1st Edition

    By Christian Quendler

    This book explores the cultural, intellectual, and artistic fascination with camera-eye metaphors in film culture of the twentieth century. By studying the very metaphor that cinema lives by, it provides a rich and insightful map of our understanding of cinema and film styles and shows how cinema…

    Hardback – 2016-11-10
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  • Crossover Cinema

    Cross-Cultural Film from Production to Reception, 1st Edition

    Edited by Sukhmani Khorana

    Cinematic products in the twenty-first century increasingly emerge from, engage with, and are consumed in cross-cultural settings. While there have been a number of terms used to describe cinematic forms that do not bear allegiance to a single nation in terms of conceptualization, content, finance…

    Paperback – 2016-11-08
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  • Masculinity in the Contemporary Romantic Comedy

    Gender as Genre, 1st Edition

    By John Alberti

    This volume addresses the growing obsolescence of traditional constructions of masculine identity in popular romantic comedies by proposing an approach that combines gender and genre theory to examine the ongoing radical reconstruction of gender roles in these films.  Alberti creates a unified…

    Paperback – 2016-11-08
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  • Spanish Cinema in the Global Context

    Film on Film, 1st Edition

    By Samuel Amago

    Across a broad spectrum of media, markets, and national contexts, self-reflexivity continues to be a favored narrative mode with wide ranging functions. In this book Amago argues that, in addition to making visible industry and production concerns within the film text, reflexive aesthetics have a…

    Paperback – 2016-11-08
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  • Film Text Analysis

    New Perspectives on the Analysis of Filmic Meaning, 1st Edition

    Edited by Janina Wildfeuer, John A. Bateman

    This book examines film as a multimodal text and an audiovisual synthesis, bringing together current work within the fields of narratology, philosophy, multimodal analysis, sound as well as cultural studies in order to cover a wide range of international academic interest. The book provides new…

    Hardback – 2016-10-14
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  • Landscape and Memory in Post-Fascist Italian Film

    Cinema Year Zero, 1st Edition

    By Giuliana Minghelli

    This study argues that neorealism’s visual genius is inseparable from its almost invisible relation to the Fascist past: a connection inscribed in cinematic landscapes. While largely a silent narrative, neorealism’s complex visual processing of two decades of Fascism remains the greatest cultural…

    Paperback – 2016-10-10
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  • Cine-Ethics

    Ethical Dimensions of Film Theory, Practice, and Spectatorship, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jinhee Choi, Mattias Frey

    This volume looks at the significance and range of ethical questions that pertain to various film practices. Diverse philosophical traditions provide useful frameworks to discuss spectators’ affective and emotional engagement with film, which can function as a moral ground for one’s connection to…

    Paperback – 2016-10-10
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  • India's New Independent Cinema

    Rise of the Hybrid, 1st Edition

    By Ashvin Immanuel Devasundaram

    This is the first-ever book on the rise of the new wave of independent Indian films that is revolutionising Indian cinema. Contemporary scholarship on Indian cinema so far has focused asymmetrically on Bollywood—India’s dominant cultural export. Reversing this trend, this book provides an in-depth…

    Hardback – 2016-07-05
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  • Early Race Filmmaking in America

    1st Edition

    Edited by Barbara Lupack

    The early years of the twentieth century were a formative time in the long history of struggle for black representation. More than any other medium, movies reflected the tremendous changes occurring in American society. Unfortunately, since they drew heavily on the nineteenth-century theatrical…

    Hardback – 2016-06-07
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  • The Aesthetics of Antifascist Film

    Radical Projection, 1st Edition

    By Jennifer Lynde Barker

    Through a series of detailed film case histories ranging from The Great Dictator to Hiroshima mon amour to The Lives of Others, The Aesthetics of Antifascist Film: Radical Projection explores the genesis and recurrence of antifascist aesthetics as it manifests in the WWII, Cold War and Post-Wall…

    Paperback – 2016-05-31
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  • Postwar Renoir

    Film and the Memory of Violence, 1st Edition

    By Colin Davis

    This book re-assesses director Jean Renoir’s work between his departure from France in 1940 and his death in 1979, and contributes to the debate over how the medium of film registers the impact of trauma. The 1930s ended in catastrophe for both for Renoir and for France: La Règle du jeu was a…

    Paperback – 2016-05-31
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  • Hollywood Melodrama and the New Deal

    Public Daydreams, 1st Edition

    By Anna Siomopoulos

    While many critics have analyzed the influence of the FDR administration on Hollywood films of the era, most of these studies have focused either on New Deal imagery or on studio interactions with the federal government. Neither type of study explores the relationship between film and the…

    Paperback – 2016-05-10
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  • Horror Film and Affect

    Towards a Corporeal Model of Viewership, 1st Edition

    By Xavier Aldana Reyes

    This book brings together various theoretical approaches to Horror that have received consistent academic attention since the 1990s – abjection, disgust, cognition, phenomenology, pain studies – to make a significant contribution to the study of fictional moving images of mutilation and the ways in…

    Hardback – 2016-02-24
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  • Stardom and the Aesthetics of Neorealism

    Ingrid Bergman in Rossellini's Italy, 1st Edition

    By Ora Gelley

    In this exciting new book, Gelley considers the collaboration between Rossellini and Ingrid Bergman in light of the neorealist aesthetic. This study re-examines the director's postwar works in relation to the contemporary discussion on Italian national identity: rather than marking a radical break…

    Paperback – 2016-01-29
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  • Japanese Horror Films and their American Remakes

    1st Edition

    By Valerie Wee

    The Ring (2002)—Hollywood’s remake of the Japanese cult success Ringu (1998)—marked the beginning of a significant trend in the late 1990s and early 2000s of American adaptations of Asian horror films. This book explores this complex process of adaptation, paying particular attention to the various…

    Paperback – 2016-01-29
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  • The Politics of Age and Disability in Contemporary Spanish Film

    Plus Ultra Pluralism, 1st Edition

    By Matthew J. Marr

    The Politics of Age and Disability in Contemporary Spanish Film examines the onscreen construction of adolescent, elderly, and disabled subjects in Spanish cinema from 1992 to the present. Applying a dual lens of film analysis and theory drawn from the allied fields of youth, age, and disability…

    Paperback – 2016-01-29
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  • European Civil War Films

    Memory, Conflict, and Nostalgia, 1st Edition

    By Eleftheria Rania Kosmidou

    This book examines the ways in which late twentieth-century European cinema deals with the neglected subject of civil war. Exploring a range of films about the Spanish, Irish, former Yugoslavia, and Greek civil wars, this comparative and interdisciplinary study engages with contemporary debates in…

    Paperback – 2016-01-29
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  • Distributing Silent Film Serials

    Local Practices, Changing Forms, Cultural Transformation, 1st Edition

    By Rudmer Canjels

    Tracing the international consumption, distribution, and cultural importance of silent film serials in the 1910s and 1920s, Canjels provides an exciting new understanding of the cultural dimension and the cultural transformation and circulation of media forms. Specifically, he demonstrates that the…

    Paperback – 2016-01-20
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  • The Other in Contemporary Migrant Cinema

    Imagining a New Europe?, 1st Edition

    By Guido Rings

    As a rapidly aging continent, Europe increasingly depends on the successful integration of migrants. Unfortunately, contemporary political and media discourses observe and frequently also support the development of nationalist, eurosceptic and xenophobic reactions to immigration and growing…

    Hardback – 2016-01-15
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  • Mobility and Migration in Film and Moving Image Art

    Cinema Beyond Europe, 1st Edition

    By Nilgun Bayraktar

    Mobility and Migration in Film and Moving Image Art explores cinematic and artistic representations of migration and mobility in Europe from the 1990s to today. Drawing on theories of migrant and diasporic cinema, moving-image art, and mobility studies, Bayraktar provides historically situated…

    Hardback – 2015-12-07
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  • Transnational Asian Identities in Pan-Pacific Cinemas

    The Reel Asian Exchange, 1st Edition

    Edited by Philippa Gates, Lisa Funnell

    This collection examines the exchange of Asian identities taking place at the levels of both film production and film reception amongst pan-Pacific cinemas. The authors consider, on the one hand, texts that exhibit what Mette Hjort refers to as, "marked transnationality," and on the other, the…

    Paperback – 2015-12-07
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  • Rashomon Effects

    Kurosawa, Rashomon and their legacies, 1st Edition

    Edited by Blair Davis, Robert Anderson, Jan Walls

    Akira Kurosawa is widely known as the director who opened up Japanese film to Western audiences, and following his death in 1998, a process of reflection has begun about his life’s work as a whole and its legacy to cinema. Kurosawa’s 1950 film Rashomon has become one of the best-known Japanese…

    Hardback – 2015-11-12
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  • Spectacle in Classical Cinemas

    Musicality and Historicity in the 1930s, 1st Edition

    By Tom Brown

    Spectacle is not often considered to be a significant part of the style of ‘classical’ cinema. Indeed, some of the most influential accounts of cinematic classicism define it virtually by the supposed absence of spectacle. Spectacle in ‘Classical’ Cinemas: Musicality and Historicity in the 1930s…

    Hardback – 2015-08-14
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  • Spaces of the Cinematic Home

    Behind the Screen Door, 1st Edition

    Edited by Eleanor Andrews, Stella Hockenhull, Fran Pheasant-Kelly

    This book examines the ways in which the house appears in films and the modes by which it moves beyond being merely a backdrop for action. Specifically, it explores the ways that domestic spaces carry inherent connotations that filmmakers exploit to enhance meanings and pleasures within film.…

    Hardback – 2015-08-06
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  • Cinema and Language Loss

    Displacement, Visuality and the Filmic Image, 1st Edition

    By Tijana Mamula

    Cinema and Language Loss provides the first sustained exploration of the relationship between linguistic displacement and visuality in the filmic realm, examining in depth both its formal expressions and theoretical implications. Combining insights from psychoanalysis, philosophy and film theory,…

    Paperback – 2015-07-16
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  • Theorizing Film Acting

    1st Edition

    Edited by Aaron Taylor

    This comprehensive collection provides theoretical accounts of the grounds and phenomenon of film acting. The volume features entries by some of the most prominent scholars on film acting who collectively represent the various theoretical traditions that constitute the discipline of film studies.…

    Paperback – 2015-06-23
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  • The Politics of Loss and Trauma in Contemporary Israeli Cinema

    1st Edition

    By Raz Yosef

    The last decade has marked the growing visibility and worldwide interest in Israeli cinema. Films such as Walk on Water, Or, My Treasure, Beaufort and Waltz with Bashir have been commercially and critically successful both in Europe and the United States and have won a number of prestigious…

    Paperback – 2015-06-23
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  • Cinema as Weather

    Stylistic Screens and Atmospheric Change, 1st Edition

    By Kristi McKim

    How do cinematic portrayals of the weather reflect and affect our experience of the world? While weatherly predictability and surprise can impact our daily experience, the history of cinema attests to the stylistic and narrative significance of snow, rain, wind, sunshine, clouds, and skies. Through…

    Paperback – 2015-06-23
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  • Asian Cinema and the Use of Space

    Interdisciplinary Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Lilian Chee, Edna Lim

    Asian cinemas are connected to global networks and participate in producing international film history while at the same time influenced and engaged by spatial, cultural, social and political transformations. This interdisciplinary study forwards a productive pairing of Asian cinemas and space,…

    Hardback – 2015-05-06
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  • The Western in the Global South

    1st Edition

    Edited by MaryEllen Higgins, Rita Keresztesi, Dayna Oscherwitz

    The Western in the Global South investigates the Western film genre's impact, migrations, and reconfigurations in the Global South. Contributors explore how cosmopolitan directors have engaged with, appropriated, and subverted the tropes and conventions of Hollywood and Italian Westerns, and how…

    Hardback – 2015-05-05
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