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  • 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 – 2016-02-25
    Routledge

  • A Critical Guide to Horror Film Series

    1st Edition

    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, 1st Edition

    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, 1st Edition

    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, 1st Edition

    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

  • The Decline of the Cinema

    An Economist’s Report, 1st Edition

    By John Spraos

    Between 1952 and 1962, when this book was originally published, the number of people visiting British cinemas had fallen by nearly two thirds and was little more than half the pre-war total. Nearly 1500 of the 4500 cinemas functioning in 1955 had closed five years later, and the author here…

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

  • Eisenstein: A Documentary Portrait

    1st Edition

    By Norman Swallow

    Of all the pioneers of the cinema, the Soviet film director Sergei Eisenstein has exerted the most enduring hold on the popular imagination. This book offers a unique portrait of the director based on the personal recollections of those who knew him. Originally published in 1976, it is illustrated…

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

  • Where we Came In

    Seventy Years of the British Film Industry, 1st Edition

    By Charles Allen Oakley

    Originally published in 1964, this book tells the history of the British cinematograph industry for the first time. It describes moments of splendid triumph and others of shattering failure. The mood switches from reckless optimism to demoralising pessimism, from years in which British films won…

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

  • The Epic Film

    Myth and History, 1st Edition

    By Derek Elley

    As Charlton Heston put it: ‘There’s a temptingly simple definition of the epic film: it’s the easiest kind of picture to make badly.’ This book goes beyond that definition to show how the film epic has taken up one of the most ancient art-forms and propelled it into the modern world, covered in…

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

  • The Cinema of Apartheid

    Race and Class in South African Film, 1st Edition

    By Keyan Tomaselli

    This study analyses the historical development of South African cinema up to he book's original publication in 1988. It describes the films and comments on their relationship to South African realities, addressing all aspects of the industry, focusing on domestic production, but also…

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

  • Film and Reform

    John Grierson and the Documentary Film Movement, 1st Edition

    By Ian Aitken

    Best known for his documentaries such as Drifters, North Sea, and Housing Problems, John Grierson was the most important figure in the British documentary film movement and one of the most influential of British film theorists. This major assessment of Grierson and the documentary film movement…

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

  • American Political Movies

    An Annotated Filmography of Feature Films, 1st Edition

    By James Combs

    Essays here explore the relationship between politics and explicitly political feature films from the beginning of the movie industry to World War I, and for each decade through to the 1980's. The included filmography is particularly useful. Originally published in 1990, the method of inquiry put…

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

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