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  • The Future of the Nineteenth-Century Dream-Child

    Fantasy, Dystopia, Cyberculture

    By Amy Billone

    This book investigates the reappearance of the 19th-century dream-child from the Golden Age of Children's Literature, both in the Harry Potter series and in other works that have reached unprecedented levels of popular success today. Discussing Harry Potter as a reincarnation of Lewis Carroll's…

    Hardback – 2016-07-04 
    Routledge
    Children's Literature and Culture

  • Early Race Filmmaking in America

    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 – 2016-06-13 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • Chinese Cinemas

    International Perspectives

    Edited by Felicia Chan, Andy Willis

    Chinese Cinemas: International Perspectives examines the impact the rapid expansion of Chinese filmmaking in mainland China has had on independent and popular Chinese cinemas both in and outside of China. While the large Chinese markets are coveted by Hollywood, the commercial film industry within…

    Paperback – 2016-06-06 
    Routledge

  • Shakespeare and Indian Cinemas

    Edited by Poonam Trivedi, Paromita Chakravarti

    This book is the first to explore the rich archive of Shakespeare in Indian cinemas, including less familiar, Indian language cinemas to contribute to the assessment of the expanding repertoire of Shakespeare films worldwide. Essays cover mainstream and regional Indian cinemas such as the better…

    Hardback – 2016-06-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Shakespeare

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

    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 – 2016-05-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

  • Our Lady Cinema

    How and Why I went into the Photo-play World and What I Found There

    By Harry Furniss

    This charming classic of film literature was originally published in 1914 and hence represents an early attempt to catalogue the allure of cinema and how the motion picture industry began. This tale of life in the early days of cinema will be of interest to film historians and anyone interested in…

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

  • Mass-Observation at the Movies

    Edited by Jeffrey Richards, Dorothy Sheridan

    The Mass Observation social research organisation (1937 to early 1950s), a pioneering independent effort aimed at education, specialised in material about everyday life in Britain and recorded material through a panel of around 500 volunteer observers who maintained diaries or replied to open-ended…

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

  • Cinema, Literature & Society

    Elite and Mass Culture in Interwar Britain

    By Peter Miles, Malcolm Smith

    During the interwar period cinema and literature seemed to be at odds with each other, part of the continuing struggle between mass and elite culture which so worried writers such as Aldous Huxley, T.S. Eliot and the Leavises. And this cultural divide appeared to be sharp evidence of a deeper…

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

  • Visions of Yesterday

    By Jeffrey Richards

    Film is an important source of social history, as well as having been a popular art form from the early twentieth century. This study shows how a society, consciously or unconsciously, is mirrored in its cinema. It considers the role of the cinema in dramatizing popular beliefs and myths, and takes…

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

  • The Hollywood Feature Film in Postwar Britain

    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

    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

  • The Aesthetics of Antifascist Film

    Radical Projection

    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 – 2016-05-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

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