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  • Silent Film and U.S. Naturalist Literature

    Time, Narrative, and Modernity

    By Katherine Fusco

    Typically, studies of early cinema’s relation to literature have focused on the interactions between film and modernism. When film first emerged, however, it was naturalism, not modernism, competing for the American public’s attention. In this media ecosystem, the cinema appeared alongside the…

    Hardback – 2016-04-06 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

  • Teaching Transnational Cinema

    Politics and Pedagogy

    Edited by Marciniak Katarzyna, Bruce Bennett

    This collection of essays offers a pioneering analysis of the political and conceptual complexities of teaching transnational cinema in university classrooms around the world. In their exploration of a wide range of films from different national and regional contexts, contributors reflect on the…

    Hardback – 2016-04-01 
    Routledge
    AFI Film Readers

  • Cinema, Censorship and Sexuality 1909-1925

    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…

    Hardback – 2016-03-30 
    Routledge

  • The Miloš Foreman Stories

    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…

    Hardback – 2016-03-30 
    Routledge

  • The Silents of Jesus in the Cinema (1897–1927)

    Edited by David Shepherd

    While Jesus has attracted the sporadic interest of film-makers since the epics of the Sixties, it is often forgotten that between the advent of motion pictures in the 1890s and the close of the "silent" era at the end of the 1920s, some of the longest, most expensive and most watched films on both…

    Hardback – 2016-03-25 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion and Film

  • Reframing the Past

    History, Film and Television

    By Mia E. M. Treacey

    Reframing the Past traces what historians have written about film and television from 1898 until the early 2000s. Mia Treacey argues that historical engagement with film and television should be reconceptualised as Screened History: an interdisciplinary, international field of research to…

    Paperback – 2016-03-16 
    Routledge

  • Shakespeare on Silent Film

    A Strange Eventful History

    By Robert Hamilton Ball

    In 1899, when film projection was barely three years old, Herbert Beerbohm Tree was filmed as King John. In his highly entertaining history, Robert Hamilton Ball traces in detail the fate of Shakespeare on silent films from Tree’s first effort until the establishment of sound in 1929. The silent…

    Paperback – 2016-02-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Film and Literature

  • Swordsmen of the Screen

    From Douglas Fairbanks to Michael York

    By Jeffrey Richards

    This fascinating study of the genre of swashbuckling films received wide critical acclaim when it was first published in 1977. Jeffrey Richards assesses the contributions to the genre of directors, designers and fencing masters, as well as of the stars themselves, and devotes several chapters to…

    Paperback – 2016-02-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

  • Stardom and the Aesthetics of Neorealism

    Ingrid Bergman in Rossellini's Italy

    By Ora Gelley

    In this exciting new book, Gelley considers the collaboration between Rossellini and Ingrid Bergman in light of the neorealist aesthetic. This study re-examines the director's postwar works in relation to the contemporary discussion on Italian national identity: rather than marking a radical break…

    Paperback – 2016-01-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • Directors and Directions

    Cinema for the Seventies

    By John Russell Taylor

    This is a study of nine key film-makers who came into prominence in the early ‘70s: Claude Chabrol, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Lindsay Anderson, Stanley Kubrick, Andy Warhol and Paul Morrissey, Satyajit Ray, Miklos Jancsó, and Dušan Makavejev – representing seven film-producing countries. In this book…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

  • Distributing Silent Film Serials

    Local Practices, Changing Forms, Cultural Transformation

    By Rudmer Canjels

    Tracing the international consumption, distribution, and cultural importance of silent film serials in the 1910s and 1920s, Canjels provides an exciting new understanding of the cultural dimension and the cultural transformation and circulation of media forms. Specifically, he demonstrates that the…

    Paperback – 2016-01-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • Cinema Eye, Cinema Ear

    Some Key Film-makers of the Sixties

    By John Russell Taylor

    Since the cinema first began to be taken seriously as an art form, there has been a constant debate on the question: who is the real creator of the film, the writer or the director? This study of a group of key film-makers in the sixties suggests that during this decade there was an emergence…

    Paperback – 2015-12-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

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