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  • Blaxploitation Films of the 1970s

    Blackness and Genre, 1st Edition

    By Novotny Lawrence

    During the early years of the motion picture industry, black performers were often depicted as shuckin’ and jivin’ caricatures. Specifically, black males were portrayed as toms, coons and bucks, while the mammy and tragic mulatto archetypes circumscribed black femininity. This misrepresentation…

    Paperback – 2012-04-05
    Studies in African American History and Culture

  • Westerns

    The Essential 'Journal of Popular Film and Television' Collection, 1st Edition

    Edited by Gary R. Edgerton, Michael T. Marsden

    For nearly two centuries, Americans have embraced the Western like no other artistic genre. Creators and consumers alike have utilized this story form in literature, painting, film, radio and television to explore questions of national identity and purpose. Westerns: The Essential Collection…

    Paperback – 2012-03-06

  • The Persistence of Hollywood

    1st Edition

    By Thomas Elsaesser

    While Hollywood’s success – its persistence – has remained constant for almost one hundred years, the study of its success has undergone significant expansion and transformation. Since the 1960s, Thomas Elsaesser’s research has spearheaded the study of Hollywood, beginning with his…

    Paperback – 2011-12-06

  • Crime

    1st Edition

    By Sarah Casey Benyahia

    Crime films have, since the earliest days of cinema, been popular with audiences, industry and critics alike and encompassed a diverse range of subjects, styles and themes. The genre provides a range of pleasures for the spectator, from taking on the role of the detective in the pursuit of clues in…

    Paperback – 2011-11-17
    Routledge Film Guidebooks

  • Introduction to Film Studies

    5th Edition

    Edited by Jill Nelmes

    Introduction to Film Studies is a comprehensive textbook for students of cinema. This completely revised and updated fifth edition guides students through the key issues and concepts in film studies, traces the historical development of film and introduces some of the worlds key national cinemas.…

    Paperback – 2011-11-01

  • In The Space Of A Song

    The Uses of Song in Film, 1st Edition

    By Richard Dyer

    Songs take up space and time in films. Richard Dyer's In the Space of a Song takes off from this perception, arguing that the way songs take up space indicates a great deal about the songs themselves, the nature of the feelings they present, and who is allowed to present feelings how, when and…

    Paperback – 2011-10-12

  • Feminism at the Movies

    Understanding Gender in Contemporary Popular Cinema, 1st Edition

    Edited by Hilary Radner, Rebecca Stringer

    Feminism at the Movies: Understanding Gender in Contemporary Popular Cinema examines the way that contemporary film reflects today’s changing gender roles. The book offers a comprehensive overview of the central issues in feminist film criticism with analyses of over twenty popular contemporary…

    Paperback – 2011-09-20

  • Genre and Cinema

    Ireland and Transnationalism, 1st Edition

    Edited by Brian McIlroy

    This impressive volume takes a broad critical look at Irish and Irish-related cinema through the lens of genre theory and criticism. Secondary and related objectives of the book are to cover key genres and sub-genres and account for their popularity. The result offers new ways of looking at Irish…

    Paperback – 2011-09-12
    Routledge Studies in Cultural History

  • Cinema, Audiences and Modernity

    New perspectives on European cinema history, 1st Edition

    Edited by Daniel Biltereyst, Richard Maltby, Philippe Meers

    This book sheds new light on the cinema and modernity debate by confronting established theories on the role of the modern cinematic experience with new empirical work on the history of the social experience of cinema-going, film audiences and film exhibition. The book provides a wide range of…

    Paperback – 2011-09-05

  • 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

  • Movie History: A Survey

    Second Edition, 1st Edition

    By Douglas Gomery, Clara Pafort-Overduin

    Covering everything from Edison to Avatar, Gomery and Pafort-Overduin have written the clearest, best organized, and most user-friendly film history textbook on the market. It masterfully distills the major trends and movements of film history, so that the subject can be taught in one semester. And…

    Paperback – 2011-04-28

  • 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

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