Film History Products

  • Cinema in the Cold War

    Political Projections

    Edited by Cyril Buffet

    The film industry was an important propaganda element during the Cold War. As with other conflicts, the Cold War was fought not just with weapons, but with words and images. Throughout the conflict, cinema was a reflection of the societies, the ideologies, and the political climates in which the…

    Paperback – 2017-10-24 
    Routledge

  • Cinema, Censorship and Sexuality 1909-1925 (Routledge Revivals)

    By Annette Kuhn

    First published in 1988. This book shows how censorship as a set of institutions, practices and discourses was involved in the struggle over the nature of cinema in the early twentieth century. It also reveals the part played in this struggle by other institutions, practices and discourses — for…

    Paperback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge

  • Closely Watched Films (Routledge Revivals)

    The Czechoslovak Experience

    By Antonín J. Liehm

    First published in 1974, this book collects interviews with leading Czechslovak filmmakers conducted mostly between 1967 and 1969. This was a period of immense upheaval beginning with the attack of the Czechoslovak establishment on the Union of Writers in 1967, continuing through the liberalisation…

    Paperback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge

  • The Miloš Forman Stories (Routledge Revivals)

    By Antonín J. Liehm

    First published in 1975, this book examines the career of one of the leading post-war Czech filmmakers Miloš Forman through his own testimony. After recollecting his childhood and early artistic ventures, Forman gives accounts of the making of his major films, interspersed with contemporaneous…

    Paperback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge

  • The Politics of Memory in Sinophone Cinemas and Image Culture

    Altering Archives

    Edited by Peng Hsiao-yen, Ella Raidel

    Cinema archives memories, conserves the past, and rewrites histories. As much as the Sinophone embodies differences, contemporary Sinophone cinemas in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and the People’s Republic of China invest various images of contested politics in order to assert different histories and…

    Hardback – 2017-09-26 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Film Comedy and the American Dream

    By Zach Sands

    Film Comedy and the American Dream is an examination of national identity in the era of the American superpower as projected in popular comedic films that center on issues of upward mobility. It is the story of what made audiences laugh and why, and what this says about the changing shape of the…

    Hardback – 2017-09-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • Animation in China

    History, Aesthetics, Media

    By Sean Macdonald

    By the turn of the 21st century, animation production has grown to thousands of hours a year in the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Despite this, and unlike American blockbuster productions and the diverse genres of Japanese anime, much animation from the PRC remains relatively unknown. This…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • American and Chinese-Language Cinemas

    Examining Cultural Flows

    Edited by Lisa Funnell, Man-Fung Yip

    Critics frequently describe the influence of "America," through Hollywood and other cultural industries, as a form of cultural imperialism. This unidirectional model of interaction does not address, however, the counter-flows of Chinese-language films into the American film market or the influence…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • Film and Religion

    Edited by S. Brent Plate

    The four volumes of 'Film and Religion' will present a range of scholarly articles, mainly since 1990, which offer a critical overview of the interdisciplinary field from a number of perspectives. It is an international collection that includes attention to popular Hollywood and 'arthouse' films…

    Hardback – 2017-05-24
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies

  • The Animal Surreal

    The Role of Darwin, Animals, and Evolution in Surrealism

    By Kirsten Strom

    The Animal Surreal situates Surrealism within the burgeoning field of Animal Studies by examining Surrealist representations of nonhuman animals through the lens of Darwinian theory. Unlike Marx and Freud, Darwin was rarely cited by name as a source for the Surrealists, and yet his influence is…

    Hardback – 2017-05-15
    Routledge
    Studies in Surrealism

  • Film and the American Presidency

    Edited by Jeff Menne, Christian B. Long

    The contention of Film and the American Presidency is that over the twentieth century the cinema has been a silent partner in setting the parameters of what we might call the presidential imaginary. This volume surveys the partnership in its longevity, placing stress on especially iconic presidents…

    Paperback – 2017-05-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • Charlie Chaplin

    A Political Biography from Victorian Britain to Modern America

    By Richard Carr

    Richard Carr’s Charlie Chaplin places politics at the centre of the filmmaker’s life as it looks beyond Chaplin’s role as a comedic figure to his constant political engagement both on and off the screen. Drawing from a wealth of archival sources from across the globe, Carr provides an in-depth…

    Paperback – 2017-04-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Historical Biographies

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