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  • 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

  • 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

  • The Freshman

    Comedy and Masculinity in 1920s Film and Youth Culture

    By Christina G. Petersen

    Before the advent of the teenager in the 1940s and the teenpic in the 1950s, The Freshman (Taylor and Newmeyer, 1925) represented 1920s college youth culture as an exclusive world of leisure to a mass audience. Starring popular slapstick comedian Harold Lloyd, The Freshman was a hit with audiences…

    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 – 2018-06-01 
    Routledge
    Cinema and Youth Cultures

  • Fantasy/Animation

    Connections Between Media, Mediums and Genres

    Edited by Christopher Holliday, Alexander Sergeant

    This book examines the relationship that exists between fantasy cinema and the medium of animation. Animation has played a key role in defining our collective expectations and experiences of fantasy cinema, just as fantasy storytelling has often served as inspiration for our most popular animated…

    Hardback – 2018-05-17 
    Routledge
    AFI Film Readers

  • American Pie

    The Anatomy of the Vulgar Teen Comedy

    By Bill Osgerby

    This book examines American Pie (1999), a film that exemplifies that most disparaged of movie genres – vulgar teen comedy. Taking American Pie as its focus, Bill Osgerby explores the nature and appeal of gloriously ‘grossed out’ teen humour. The book considers the relationship between American Pie’…

    Hardback – 2018-05-15 
    Routledge
    Cinema and Youth Cultures

  • The Breakfast Club

    Youth Identity and Generational Conflict in the Golden Age of Teen Film

    By Elissa Nelson

    The Breakfast Club is often classified as a quintessential teen film. The film spoke to the generation coming of age at during the 1980s with a story that got to the heart of the conflict between adults and young adults, that understood both the camaraderie and the pressures of peer…

    Hardback – 2018-04-15 
    Routledge
    Cinema and Youth Cultures

  • The Hunger Games

    Spectacle, Risk and the Girl Action Hero

    By Catherine Driscoll, Alex Heatwole

    This book considers "The Hunger Games" as an intertextual field centred on this blockbuster film franchise but also encompassing the successful novels that preceded them and the merchandised imagery and the critical and fan discourse that surrounds them. It emphasizes the place of "The Hunger Games…

    Hardback – 2018-03-15 
    Routledge
    Cinema and Youth Cultures

  • New Perspectives on Detective Fiction

    Mystery Magnified

    Edited by Casey Cothran, Mercy Cannon

    This collection establishes new perspectives on the idea of mystery, as it is enacted and encoded in the genre of detective fiction. Essays reclaim detective fiction as an object of critical inquiry, examining the ways it shapes issues of social destabilization, moral ambiguity, reader complicity,…

    Paperback – 2018-01-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • Cinema in the Cold War

    Political Projections

    Edited by Cyril Buffet

    The film industry was an important propaganda element during the Cold War. As with other conflicts, the Cold War was fought not just with weapons, but with words and images. Throughout the conflict, cinema was a reflection of the societies, the ideologies, and the political climates in which the…

    Paperback – 2018-01-12
    Routledge

  • Cultural and Political Nostalgia in the Age of Terror

    The Melancholic Sublime

    By Matthew Leggatt

    This book re-examines the role of the sublime across a range of disparate cultural texts, from architecture and art, to literature, digital technology, and film, detailing a worrying trend towards nostalgia and arguing that, although the sublime has the potential to be the most powerful uniting…

    Hardback – 2017-11-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Ecocinema in the City

    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
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

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