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  • Animation: A World History

    Volume I: Foundations - The Golden Age

    By Giannalberto Bendazzi

    A continuation of 1994’s groundbreaking Cartoons, Giannalberto Bendazzi’s Animation: A World History is the largest, deepest, most comprehensive text of its kind, based on the idea that animation is an art form that deserves its own place in scholarship. Bendazzi delves beyond just Disney, offering…

    Hardback – 2015-11-03 
    Focal Press

  • Animation: A World History

    Volume II: The Birth of a Style - The Three Markets

    By Giannalberto Bendazzi

    A continuation of 1994’s groundbreaking Cartoons, Giannalberto Bendazzi’s Animation: A World History is the largest, deepest, most comprehensive text of its kind, based on the idea that animation is an art form that deserves its own place in scholarship. Bendazzi delves beyond just Disney, offering…

    Hardback – 2015-11-03 
    Focal Press

  • Animation: A World History

    Volume III: Contemporary Times

    By Giannalberto Bendazzi

    A continuation of 1994’s groundbreaking Cartoons, Giannalberto Bendazzi’s Animation: A World History is the largest, deepest, most comprehensive text of its kind, based on the idea that animation is an art form that deserves its own place in scholarship. Bendazzi delves beyond just Disney, offering…

    Hardback – 2015-11-03 
    Focal Press

  • The Silents of Jesus in the Early Cinema

    Edited by David Shepherd

    While Jesus has been a star attraction at the cinema since the epics of the 1950s, 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 popular films on both sides of…

    Hardback – 2015-09-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion and Film

  • New Silent Cinema

    Edited by Katherine Groo, Paul Flaig

    With the success of Martin Scorsese’s Hugo (2011) and Michel Hazanavicius’s The Artist (2011) nothing seems more contemporary in recent film than the styles, forms, and histories of early and silent cinemas. This collection considers the latest return to silent film alongside the larger historical…

    Paperback – 2015-09-20 
    Routledge
    AFI Film Readers

  • Spectacle in "Classical" Cinemas

    Musicality and Historicity in the 1930s

    By Tom Brown

    Spectacle is not often considered to be a significant part of the style of ‘classical’ cinema. Indeed, some of the most influential accounts of cinematic classicism define it virtually by the supposed absence of spectacle. Spectacle in ‘Classical’ Cinemas: Musicality and Historicity in the 1930s…

    Hardback – 2015-08-25 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • Remaking History

    The Past in Contemporary Historical Fictions

    By Jerome De Groot

    Remaking History considers the ways that historical fictions of all kinds enable a complex engagement with the past. Popular historical texts including films, television and novels, along with cultural phenomena such as superheroes and vampires, broker relationships to ‘history’, while also…

    Paperback – 2015-08-10 
    Routledge

  • Endangering Science Fiction Film

    Edited by Sean Redmond, Leon Marvell

    Endangering Science Fiction Film explores the ways in which science fiction film is a dangerous and endangering genre. The collection argues that science fiction's cinematic power rests in its ability to imagine ‘Other’ worlds that challenge and disturb the lived conditions of the ‘real’…

    Paperback – 2015-07-07
    Routledge
    AFI Film Readers

  • Cinema as Weather

    Stylistic Screens and Atmospheric Change

    By Kristi McKim

    How do cinematic portrayals of the weather reflect and affect our experience of the world? While weatherly predictability and surprise can impact our daily experience, the history of cinema attests to the stylistic and narrative significance of snow, rain, wind, sunshine, clouds, and skies. Through…

    Paperback – 2015-06-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • The Western in the Global South

    Edited by MaryEllen Higgins, Rita Keresztesi, Dayna Oscherwitz

    The Western in the Global South investigates the Western film genre's impact, migrations, and reconfigurations in the Global South. Contributors explore how cosmopolitan directors have engaged with, appropriated, and subverted the tropes and conventions of Hollywood and Italian Westerns, and how…

    Hardback – 2015-05-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • Film Theory

    An Introduction through the Senses, 2nd Edition

    By Thomas Elsaesser, Malte Hagener

    What is the relationship between cinema and spectator? This is the key question for film theory, and one that Thomas Elsaesser and Malte Hagener put at the center of their insightful and engaging book, now revised from its popular first edition. Every kind of cinema (and every film theory) first…

    Paperback – 2015-03-25
    Routledge

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2015-03-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

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