Cinema Studies & Popular Cinema Products

  • Horror Noire

    Blacks in American Horror Films from the 1890s to Present, 1st Edition

    By Robin R Means Coleman

    From King Kong to Candyman, the boundary-pushing genre of the horror film has always been a site for provocative explorations of race in American popular culture. In Horror Noire: Blacks in American Horror Films from 1890's to Present, Robin R. Means Coleman traces the history of notable…

    Paperback – 2011-06-20

  • The Enchanted Screen

    The Unknown History of Fairy-Tale Films, 1st Edition

    By Jack Zipes

    The Enchanted Screen: The Unknown History of Fairy-Tale Films offers readers a long overdue, comprehensive look at the rich history of fairy tales and their influence on film, complete with the inclusion of an extensive filmography compiled by the author.  With this book, Jack Zipes not only looks…

    Paperback – 2010-12-13

  • American History Goes to the Movies

    Hollywood and the American Experience, 1st Edition

    By W. Bryan Rommel Ruiz

    Whether they prefer blockbusters, historical dramas, or documentaries, people learn much of what they know about history from the movies. In American History Goes to the Movies, W. Bryan Rommel-Ruiz shows how popular representations of historic events shape the way audiences understand the history…

    Paperback – 2010-12-02

  • Neo-Feminist Cinema

    Girly Films, Chick Flicks, and Consumer Culture, 1st Edition

    By Hilary Radner

    What lies behind current feminist discontent with contemporary cinema? Through a combination of cultural and industry analysis, Hilary Radner’s Neo-Feminist Cinema: Girly Films, Chick Flicks and Consumer Culture shows how the needs of conglomerate Hollywood have encouraged an emphasis on…

    Paperback – 2010-10-25

  • Analysing the Screenplay

    1st Edition

    Edited by Jill Nelmes

    Most producers and directors acknowledge the crucial role of the screenplay, yet the film script has received little academic attention until recently, even though the screenplay has been in existence since the end of the 19th century. Analysing the Screenplay highlights the screenplay as an…

    Paperback – 2010-09-03

  • Slapstick Comedy

    1st Edition

    Edited by Tom Paulus, Rob King

    From Chaplin’s tramp to the Bathing Beauties, from madcap chases to skyscraper perils, slapstick comedy supplied many of the most enduring icons of American cinema in the silent era. This collection of fourteen essays by prominent film scholars challenges longstanding critical dogma and offers new…

    Paperback – 2010-04-19
    AFI Film Readers

  • The Cinematic Tourist

    Explorations in Globalization, Culture and Resistance, 1st Edition

    By Rodanthi Tzanelli

    Recent years have seen a radical transformation of conventional tourist marketing and experience. The use of exotic locations in Hollywood films has allowed global audiences to enjoy distant places. Simultaneously, Hollywood screening of potential 'tourist paradises' has generated new tourist…

    Paperback – 2010-01-20
    International Library of Sociology

  • Indian Literature and Popular Cinema

    Recasting Classics, 1st Edition

    Edited by Heidi R.M. Pauwels

    This book is about the popular cinema of North India ("Bollywood") and how it recasts literary classics. It addresses questions about the interface of film and literature, such as how Bollywood movies rework literary themes, offer different (broader or narrower) interpretations, shift plots,…

    Paperback – 2009-12-10
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Film and Ethics

    Foreclosed Encounters, 1st Edition

    By Lisa Downing, Libby Saxton

    Film & Ethics considers a range of films and texts of film criticism alongside disparate philosophical discourses of ethics by Levinas, Derrida, Foucault, Lacanian psychoanalysts and postmodern theorists.…

    Paperback – 2009-09-08

  • South African National Cinema

    1st Edition

    By Jacqueline Maingard

    South African National Cinema examines how cinema in South Africa represents national identities, particularly with regard to race. This significant and unique contribution establishes interrelationships between South African cinema and key points in South Africa’s history, showing how cinema…

    Paperback – 2007-12-14
    National Cinemas

  • Japanese Cinema

    Texts and Contexts, 1st Edition

    Edited by Alastair Phillips, Julian Stringer

    Japanese Cinema includes twenty-four chapters on key films of Japanese cinema, from the silent era to the present day, providing a comprehensive introduction to Japanese cinema history and Japanese culture and society. Studying a range of important films, from Late Spring, Seven Samurai and In…

    Paperback – 2007-11-05

  • Brand Hollywood

    Selling Entertainment in a Global Media Age, 1st Edition

    By Paul Grainge

    From the growth in merchandising and product placement to the rise of the movie franchise, branding has become central to the modern blockbuster economy. In a wide-ranging analysis focusing on companies such as Disney, Dolby, Paramount, New Line and, in particular, Warner Bros., Brand Hollywood…

    Paperback – 2007-10-30

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