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  • Chick Flicks

    Contemporary Women at the Movies, 1st Edition

    Edited by Suzanne Ferriss, Mallory Young

    From An Affair to Remember to Legally Blonde, "chick flicks" have long been both championed and vilified by women and men, scholars and popular audiences. Like other forms of "chick culture," which the editors define as a group of mostly American and British popular culture media forms focused…

    Paperback – 2007-10-12

  • Brazilian National Cinema

    1st Edition

    By Lisa Shaw, Stephanie Dennison

    Brazilian cinema is one of the most influential national cinemas in Latin America and this wide-ranging study traces the evolution of Brazilian film from the silent era to the present day, including detailed studies of more recent international box-office hits, such as Central Station (1998) and…

    Paperback – 2007-08-20
    National Cinemas

  • America First

    Naming the Nation in US Film, 1st Edition

    Edited by Mandy Merck

    At a time when the expanded projection of US political, military, economic and cultural power draws intensified global concern, understanding how that country understands itself seems more important than ever. This collection of new critical essays tackles this old problem in a new way, by…

    Paperback – 2007-03-08

  • British Queer Cinema

    1st Edition

    Edited by Robin Griffiths

    British Queer Cinema draws together a diverse range of innovative new essays that explore, for the first time, the provocative history of lesbian, gay and queer representation in British cinema. From the early years of ‘Pre-Gay’ film, through to the social upheaval of post-war ‘permissiveness’,…

    Paperback – 2006-03-02
    British Popular Cinema

  • Projecting a Camera

    Language-Games in Film Theory, 1st Edition

    By Edward Branigan

    In Projecting a Camera, film theorist Edward Branigan offers a groundbreaking approach to understanding film theory. Why, for example, does a camera move? What does a camera "know"? (And when does it know it?) What is the camera's relation to the subject during long static shots? What happens when…

    Paperback – 2006-01-13

  • French National Cinema

    2nd Edition

    By Susan Hayward

    This revised and updated version of a successful and established text, French National Cinema offers a thorough and much-needed historical overview of French cinema at a time when it continues to grow in popularity with films such as Amelie and Belleville Rendez-vous. Brought wholly up to date…

    Paperback – 2005-06-17
    National Cinemas

  • Screened Out

    Playing Gay in Hollywood from Edison to Stonewall, 1st Edition

    By Richard Barrios

    Rapacious dykes, self-loathing closet cases, hustlers, ambiguous sophisticates, and sadomasochistic rich kids: most of what America thought it knew about gay people it learned at the movies. A fresh and revelatory look at sexuality in the Great Age of movie making, Screened Out shows how much gay…

    Paperback – 2005-02-22

  • The Coming of Sound

    1st Edition

    By Douglas Gomery

    The coming of sound to film was an event whose importance can hardly be overestimated; sound transformed not only the Hollywood film industry but all of world cinema as well. As economic and film historian Douglas Gomery explains, the business of film became not only bigger but much more complex.…

    Paperback – 2004-12-07

  • Reel Food

    Essays on Food and Film, 1st Edition

    Edited by Anne L. Bower

    First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 2004-10-04

  • Contemporary American Independent Film

    From the Margins to the Mainstream, 1st Edition

    Edited by Christine Holmlund, Justin Wyatt

    From Easy Rider to The Blair Witch Project, this book is a comprehensive examination of the independent film scene. Exploring the uneasy relationship between independent films and the major studios, the contributors trace the changing ideas and definitions of independent cinema, and the diversity…

    Paperback – 2004-09-30

  • American Youth Cultures

    1st Edition

    Edited by Neil Campbell

    First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 2004-05-24

  • Hitchcock

    Past and Future, 1st Edition

    Edited by Richard Allen, Sam Ishii-Gonzales

    This new collection of writings on Alfred Hitchcock considers Hitchcock both in his time and as a continuing influence on filmmakers, films and film theory. The contributions, who include leading scholars such as Slavoj Zizek, Laura Mulvey, Peter Wollen, and James Naremore, discuss canonical films…

    Paperback – 2003-12-18

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