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

    1st Edition

    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 – 2016-06-09
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

  • Chinese Cinemas

    International Perspectives, 1st Edition

    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 – 2016-05-31
    Routledge

  • The Aesthetics of Antifascist Film

    Radical Projection, 1st Edition

    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 – 2016-05-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • Our Lady Cinema

    How and Why I went into the Photo-play World and What I Found There, 1st Edition

    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

    1st Edition

    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, 1st Edition

    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

    1st Edition

    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

    1st Edition

    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, 1st Edition

    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

  • Off Screen

    Women and Film in Italy: Seminar on Italian and American directions, 1st Edition

    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
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    Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

  • The British Board of Film Censors

    Film Censorship in Britain, 1896-1950, 1st Edition

    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, 1st Edition

    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

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