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  • Popular Hindi Cinema

    Aesthetic Formations of the Seen and Unseen

    By Ronie Parciack

    The popular Hindi film industry is the largest in India and the most conspicuous film industry in the non-Western world. This book analyses the pivotal visual and narrative conventions employed in popular Hindi films through the combined prism of film studies and classical Indian philosophy and…

    Hardback – 2016-05-18 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • 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 – 2016-05-04 
    Routledge

  • Thanatourism and Cinematic Representations of Risk

    Screening the End of Tourism

    By Rodanthi Tzanelli

    In today’s world, the need to eliminate natural and human-made disasters has been at the forefront of national and international socio-political agendas. The management of risks such as terrorism, labour strikes, protests and environmental degradation has become pivotal for countries that depend on…

    Hardback – 2016-04-25 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Cinema, Censorship and Sexuality 1909-1925

    By Annette Kuhn

    First published in 1988. This book shows how censorship as a set of institutions, practices and discourses was involved in the struggle over the nature of cinema in the early twentieth century. It also reveals the part played in this struggle by other institutions, practices and discourses — for…

    Hardback – 2016-03-30 
    Routledge

  • Deforming American Political Thought

    Challenging the Jeffersonian Legacy, 2nd Edition

    By Michael J. Shapiro

    Deforming American Political Thought offers an alternative to the dominant American historical imagination, treating issues that range from the nature of Thomas Jefferson's vision of an egalitarian nation to the persistence of racial inequality. Presenting multifaceted arguments that transcend the…

    Paperback – 2016-03-18 
    Routledge

  • Off Screen

    Women and Film in Italy: Seminar on Italian and American directions

    Edited by Giuliana Bruno, Maria Nadotti

    This feminist anthology from Italy offers an enriching perspective on cinema studies. Focusing on women’s engagement with political theory and film-making, the book never loses sight of the female experience of cinema. It examines how women have chosen to represent themselves and how they have been…

    Paperback – 2016-02-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

  • The British Board of Film Censors

    Film Censorship in Britain, 1896-1950

    By James C. Robertson

    The secrecy in which the British Board of Film Censors enveloped itself until 1948 resulted in a glaring vacuum in British cinematic history. Originally published in 1985, this book filled this important gap, drawing on the detailed registers of films passed, cut and banned since 1913. The book…

    Paperback – 2016-02-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

  • Swordsmen of the Screen

    From Douglas Fairbanks to Michael York

    By Jeffrey Richards

    This fascinating study of the genre of swashbuckling films received wide critical acclaim when it was first published in 1977. Jeffrey Richards assesses the contributions to the genre of directors, designers and fencing masters, as well as of the stars themselves, and devotes several chapters to…

    Paperback – 2016-02-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

  • A Critical Guide to Horror Film Series

    By Ken Hanke

    In this book the author takes a fresh look at horror film series as series and presents an understanding of how the genre thrived in this format for a large portion of its history. It sheds light on older films such as the Universal and the Hammer series films on Dracula, Frankenstein and the Mummy…

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

  • Chicano Images

    Refiguring Ethnicity in Mainstream Film

    By Christine List

    Providing textual analysis of 12 feature films written and directed by filmmakers who explore aspects of the Chicano cultural movement, this book discusses films including Cheech and Chong's Still Smokin' (1983), El Norte (1985), and Break of Dawn (1988). The text analyzes the portrayal of Chicano,…

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

  • Directors and Directions

    Cinema for the Seventies

    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

  • At a Theater or Drive-in Near You

    The History, Culture, and Politics of the American Exploitation Film

    By Randall Clark

    Millions of Americans have been thrilled, scared, titillated, and shocked by exploitation movies, low budget films with many scenes of sex, violence, and other potentially lurid elements. The term derives from the fact that promoters of such films exploit the contents in advertising that plays up…

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

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