Cinema Studies & Popular Cinema Products

  • The Soundtrack Album

    Listening to Media, 1st Edition

    Edited by Paul Reinsch, Laurel Westrup

    The Soundtrack Album: Listening to Media offers the first sustained exploration of the soundtrack album as a distinctive form of media. Soundtrack albums have been part of our media and musical landscape for decades, enduring across formats from vinyl and 8-tracks to streaming playlists. This…

    Paperback – 2020-02-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Music and Screen Media Series

  • United Artists

    1st Edition

    Edited by Peter Krämer, Gary Needham, Yannis Tzioumakis, Tino Balio

    This edited collection brings together leading film historians to examine key aspects of United Artists' centennial history from its origins to the sometimes chaotic developments of the last four decades. The focus is on several key executives – ranging from Joseph Schenck to Paula Wagner and Tom…

    Paperback – 2020-02-13 
    Routledge
    The Routledge Hollywood Centenary Series

  • Bande de Filles

    Girlhood Identities in Contemporary France, 1st Edition

    By Frances Smith

    Few films in the twenty-first century have represented coming-of-age with the beauty and brutality of Bande de Filles (or Girlhood). This book provides an in-depth examination of Céline Sciamma’s film, focusing on its portrayal of female adolescence in contemporary Paris. Motivated by the absence…

    Hardback – 2020-01-31 
    Routledge
    Cinema and Youth Cultures

  • Popular Cinema in Bengal

    Genre, Stars, Public Cultures, 1st Edition

    Edited by Madhuja Mukherjee, Kaustav Bakshi

    Popular Cinema in Bengal marks a decisive turn in studies of Bengali language cinema by shifting the focus from auteur and text-based studies to exhaustive readings of the film industry. The book covers a wide range of themes and issues, including: generic tropes (like comedy and action)…

    Hardback – 2020-01-21 
    Routledge
    Routledge South Asian History and Culture Series

  • Why We Remake

    The Politics, Economics and Emotions of Film and TV Remakes, 1st Edition

    By Lauren Rosewarne

    This examination of film and television remakes focuses explicitly on why – since the dawn of cinema – studios have remade films over and over again. Each chapter provides insight into the business of Hollywood, the motivations of filmmakers and also the pleasures for audiences, and offers a…

    Hardback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • Branded Entertainment and Cinema

    The Marketisation of Italian Film, 1st Edition

    By Gloria Dagnino

    The history of Italian cinema is mostly regarded as a history of Italian auteurs. This book takes a different standpoint, looking at Italian cinema from the perspective of an unusual, but influential actor: advertisers. From the iconic Vespa scooter and the many other Made in Italy products…

    Hardback – 2019-12-13 
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Advertising Studies

  • The Routledge Companion to Cult Cinema

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ernest Mathijs, Jamie Sexton

    The Routledge Companion to Cult Cinema offers an overview of the field of cult cinema – films at the margin of popular culture and art that have received exceptional cultural visibility and status mostly because they break rules, offend, and challenge understandings of achievement (some are so bad…

    Hardback – 2019-11-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Media and Cultural Studies Companions

  • The Cinematic Political

    Film Composition as Political Theory, 1st Edition

    By Michael J. Shapiro

    In this book, Michael J. Shapiro stages a series of pedagogical encounters between political theory, represented as a compositional challenge, and cinematic texts, emphasizing how to achieve an effective research paper/essay by heeding the compositional strategies of films. The text’s…

    Paperback – 2019-11-13
    Routledge

  • Ethics of Cinematic Experience

    Screens of Alterity, 1st Edition

    By Orna Raviv

    Ethics of Cinematic Experience: Screens of Alterity deals with the relationship between cinema and ethics from a philosophical perspective, finding an intrinsic connection between film spectatorship and the possibility of being open to different modes of alterity. The book’s main thesis is that…

    Hardback – 2019-10-25
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • American Pie

    The Anatomy of Vulgar Teen Comedy, 1st Edition

    By Bill Osgerby

    American Pie represents the most commercially successful example of the vulgar teen comedy, and this book analyses the film's development, audience-appeal and cultural significance. American Pie (1999) is a film that exemplifies that most disparaged of movie genres – the vulgar teen comedy.…

    Hardback – 2019-10-15
    Routledge
    Cinema and Youth Cultures

  • Halloween

    Youth Cinema and the Horrors of Growing Up, 1st Edition

    By Mark Bernard

    This book argues that Halloween need not be the first nor the most influential youth slasher film for it to hold a special place in the history of youth cinema. John Carpenter’s 1978 horror hit was once considered the be-all, end-all of teen slasher cinema and was regarded as the first, the best,…

    Hardback – 2019-10-07
    Routledge
    Cinema and Youth Cultures

  • Y Tu Mamá También

    Mythologies of Youth, 1st Edition

    By Scott L. Baugh

    Charting production, distribution, censorship, and reception, this book examines Y Tu Mamá También in its presentation as a journey of self-discoveries. Three young adults enjoy a road trip together in search of a legendary beach. Behind their stories are mythologies of youth, a network of ideas…

    Hardback – 2019-09-12
    Routledge
    Cinema and Youth Cultures

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