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  • Heavenly Bodies

    Film Stars and Society, 2nd Edition

    By Richard Dyer

    Richard Dyer's classic study of movie stars and stardom has been updated, with a new introduction by the author discussing the rise of celebrity culture and developments in the study of stars since publication of the first edition in 1986. Dyer's illuminating study is based around case studies of…

    Paperback – 2003-12-04
    Routledge

  • The Silent Cinema Reader

    1st Edition

    Edited by Lee Grieveson, Peter Kramer

    The Silent Cinema Reader is a comprehensive resource of key writings on early cinema, addressing filmmaking practice, film form, style and content, and the ways in which silent films were exhibited and understood by their audiences, from the beginnings of film in the late nineteenth century to the…

    Paperback – 2003-11-27
    Routledge

  • Movie Blockbusters

    1st Edition

    By Julian Stringer

    Big-budget, spectacular films designed to appeal to a mass audience: is this what - or all - blockbusters are? Movie Blockbusters brings together writings from key film scholars, including Douglas Gomery, Peter Kramer, Jon Lewis and Steve Neale, to address the work of notable blockbuster auteurs…

    Paperback – 2003-03-27
    Routledge

  • Now You See It

    2nd Edition

    By Richard Dyer

    Now You See It, Richard Dyer's groundbreaking study of films by and about lesbians and gay men, has been revised for a second edition, and features an introduction by Juliane Pidduck outlining developments in lesbian and gay cinema since 1990. Now You See It examines familiar titles such as Girls…

    Paperback – 2002-10-24
    Routledge

  • Only Entertainment

    2nd Edition

    By Richard Dyer

    Only Entertainment explores entertainment as entertainment, asking how and whether an emphasis on the primacy of pleasure sets it apart from other forms of art.Dyer focuses on the genres most associated with entertainment, from musicals to action movies, disco to porn. He examines the nature of…

    Paperback – 2002-04-25
    Routledge

  • Philosophy goes to the Movies

    1st Edition

    By Christopher Falzon

    Philosophy goes to the Movies is a new kind of introduction to philosophy that makes use of movies including The Matrix, Antz, Total Recall and Cinema Paradiso, to explore philosophical ideas.Topics covered include:*the theory of knowledge*the self and personal Identity *moral philosophy*social and…

    Hardback – 2002-02-07
    Routledge

  • The Film Cultures Reader

    1st Edition

    Edited by Graeme Turner

    The Film Cultures Reader brings together key writings on contemporary cinema by leading authors in cinema and cultural studies. It focuses on film as a social and cultural practice, and on the relationship between cinema and popular culture. The Reader is divided into six thematic sections:…

    Paperback – 2001-12-13
    Routledge

  • Bollywood Cinema

    Temples of Desire, 1st Edition

    By Vijay Mishra

    India is home to Bollywood - the largest film industry in the world. Movie theaters are said to be the "temples of modern India," with Bombay producing nearly 800 films per year that are viewed by roughly 11 million people per day. In Bollywood Cinema, Vijay Mishra argues that Indian film…

    Paperback – 2001-12-07
    Routledge

  • Atomic Bomb Cinema

    The Apocalyptic Imagination on Film, 1st Edition

    By Jerome F. Shapiro

    Unfathomably merciless and powerful, the atomic bomb has left its indelible mark on film. In Atomic Bomb Cinema, Jerome F. Shapiro unearths the unspoken legacy of the bombing of Nagasaki and Hiroshima and its complex aftermath in American and Japanese cinema. According to Shapiro, a "Bomb film" is…

    Paperback – 2001-12-07
    Routledge

  • The Reality Effect

    Film Culture and the Graphic Imperative, 1st Edition

    By Joel Black

    It used to be only movies were on film; now the whole world is. The most intimate and most banal moments of our lives are constantly recorded for public consumption. In The Reality Effect, Joel Black argues that the desire to make visible every aspect of our lives is an impulse derived from cinema-…

    Paperback – 2001-11-16
    Routledge

  • Soul Babies

    Black Popular Culture and the Post-Soul Aesthetic, 1st Edition

    By Mark Anthony Neal

    In Soul Babies, Mark Anthony Neal explains the complexities and contradictions of black life and culture after the end of the Civil Rights era. He traces the emergence of what he calls a "post-soul aesthetic," a transformation of values that marked a profound change in African American thought and…

    Paperback – 2001-11-02
    Routledge

  • Westerns

    Films through History, 1st Edition

    Edited by Janet Walker

    First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 2001-10-12
    Routledge
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