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  • 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

  • Documentary

    1st Edition

    By David Saunders

    Dave Saunders’ spirited introduction to documentary covers its history, cultural context and development, and the approaches, controversies and functions pertaining to non-fiction filmmaking. Saunders examines the many methods by which documentary conveys meaning, whilst exploring its differing…

    Paperback – 2010-04-21
    Routledge Film Guidebooks

  • 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

  • Encyclopedia of Early Cinema

    1st Edition

    Edited by Richard Abel

    The Encyclopedia of Early Cinema, now in a new paperback edition, is a unique one-volume reference work which explores the first 25 years of cinema's development, from the early 1890s to the mid-1910s. These early years of the history of cinema have lately been the subject of resurgent interest and…

    Paperback – 2010-01-14

  • 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

  • Fifty Key American Films

    1st Edition

    Edited by John White, Sabine Haenni

    Fifty Key American Films explores and contextualises some of the most important films ever made in the United States. With case studies from the early years of cinema to the present day, this comprehensive Key Guide provides accessible analyses from a range of theoretical perspectives. This…

    Paperback – 2009-03-12
    Routledge Key Guides

  • 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

  • Hooked: Drug War Films in Britain, Canada, and the U.S.

    1st Edition

    By Susan C. Boyd

    Drug prohibition emerged at the same time as the discovery of film, and their histories intersect in interesting ways. This book examines the ideological assumptions embedded in the narrative and imagery of one hundred fictional drug films produced in Britain, Canada, and the U.S. from 1912 to 2006…

    Hardback – 2007-12-13
    Routledge Advances in Criminology

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