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  • Actresses and Mental Illness

    Histrionic Heroines

    By Fiona Gregory

    This book examines the relationship between the work of the actress and her personal history of mental illness.…

    Hardback – 2018-08-10 
    Routledge
    Interdisciplinary Research in Gender

  • Ethics, Justice, Embodiment, and Global Film

    Cinematic Provocations

    By Brian Bergen-Aurand

    This book is a study in film and philosophy that explores the intersection of global post-fascist cinema, ethics and justice, and screen bodies. It addresses the question "What is the good of film experience?" by staging an encounter between Levinasian-Derridean concerns over ethics and justice and…

    Hardback – 2018-08-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • Heavenly Creatures

    Queer Fantasy and the Coming-of-Age Film

    By Andrew Scahill

    Heavenly Creatures (1994), an early film by blockbuster director Peter Jackson, chronicles the true story of Pauline Parker and Juliet Hulme, two adolescent girls in 1954 New Zealand. In the film, the girls develop a deep romantic friendship based in shared fantasy, but their forced separation…

    Hardback – 2018-08-01 
    Routledge
    Cinema and Youth Cultures

  • Inside Reality TV

    Producing Race, Gender, and Sexuality on "Big Brother"

    By Ragan Fox

    In the summer of 2010, Ragan Fox was one of twelve people selected to participate in the twelfth season of CBS's reality program Big Brother. The show heightens everyday life performance to a theatrical state where houseguests’ performances, no matter how humdrum, are turned into televisual…

    Paperback – 2018-08-01 
    Routledge

  • Superman and Comic Book Brand Continuity

    By Phillip Bevin

    Superman and Comic Book Brand Continuity traces the development of comic book continuity through the case study of Superman, examining the character’s own evolution across several media, including comics, radio, television and film. Superman’s relationship with continuity illustrates a key feature…

    Hardback – 2018-08-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Comics Studies

  • Kinotalk

    21st Century

    By Olga Mesropova

    Paperback – 2018-08-01 
    Routledge

  • Contemporary Film and Economics

    Lights! Camera! Econ!

    By Samuel R. Staley

    What does the movie Lion tell us about why some societies grow rich and others remain poor? What can the global, box office juggernaut, Jurassic World tell us about entrepreneurs and the ethics of business? Can the movie Passengers give us insight into human motivation and decision making? This…

    Paperback – 2018-07-17 
    Routledge
    Routledge Economics and Popular Culture Series

  • The Documentary Filmmaker's Roadmap

    A Practical Guide to Planning, Production and Distribution

    By Maxine Trump

    The Documentary Filmmaker’s Roadmap is a concise and practical guide to making a feature-length documentary film – from funding to production to distribution, exhibition and marketing. Using her award-winning film Musicwood—a New York Times Critics’ Pick—as a case study, director Maxine Trump…

    Paperback – 2018-07-13 
    Focal Press

  • American Graffiti

    George Lucas, the New Hollywood and the Baby Boom Generation

    By Peter Kramer

    Drawing on a wide range of archival sources, Peter Kramer explains how American Graffiti came into existence, paying close attention to the small-town upbringing and previous films of its director George Lucas. The book also explores the film’s story, style and themes; its marketing, critical…

    Hardback – 2018-07-01 
    Routledge
    Cinema and Youth Cultures

  • Halloween

    Youth Cinema and the Horrors of Growing Up

    By Mark Bernard

    John Carpenter’s 1978 film Halloween, a landmark of American horror cinema, kick-started the slasher film cycle in the early 1980s. Slasher films appealed to youth markets, but this is only one example of how the idea of "youth" is central to understanding Halloween in its many contexts. This book…

    Hardback – 2018-07-01 
    Routledge
    Cinema and Youth Cultures

  • The Virgin Suicides

    Reverie, Sorrow and Young Love

    By Justin Wyatt

    In this book, the analysis of the film occurs around three inter-locking arguments: the unusual structuring absence at the center of the film; the intricate manner through which music is used in the drama, communication, and character creation; and the film’s careful and specific referencing of…

    Hardback – 2018-07-01 
    Routledge
    Cinema and Youth Cultures

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