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  • The Freshman

    Comedy and Masculinity in 1920s Film and Youth Culture

    By Christina G. Petersen

    Before the advent of the teenager in the 1940s and the teenpic in the 1950s, The Freshman (Taylor and Newmeyer, 1925) represented 1920s college youth culture as an exclusive world of leisure to a mass audience. Starring popular slapstick comedian Harold Lloyd, The Freshman was a hit with audiences…

    Hardback – 2018-07-01 
    Routledge
    Cinema and Youth Cultures

  • Visual Culture in the Northern British Archipelago

    Imagining Islands

    Edited by Ysanne Holt, David Martin-Jones, Owain Jones

    This edited collection, including contributors from the disciplines of art history, film studies, cultural geography and cultural anthropology, explores ways in which islands in the north of England and Scotland have provided space for a variety of visual-cultural practices and forms of creative…

    Hardback – 2018-05-28 
    Routledge
    British Art: Histories and Interpretations since 1700

  • Fantasy/Animation

    Connections Between Media, Mediums and Genres

    Edited by Christopher Holliday, Alexander Sergeant

    This book examines the relationship that exists between fantasy cinema and the medium of animation. Animation has played a key role in defining our collective expectations and experiences of fantasy cinema, just as fantasy storytelling has often served as inspiration for our most popular animated…

    Hardback – 2018-05-17 
    Routledge
    AFI Film Readers

  • The City Symphony Phenomenon

    Cinema, Art, and Urban Modernity Between the Wars

    Edited by Steven Jacobs, Eva Hielscher, Anthony Kinik

    The 1920s and 1930s saw the rise of the city symphony, an experimental film form that presented the city as protagonist instead of mere decor. Combining experimental, documentary, and narrative practices, these films were marked by a high level of abstraction reminiscent of high-modernist…

    Hardback – 2018-04-30 
    Routledge
    AFI Film Readers

  • Politics Goes to the Movies

    Hollywood, Europe, and Beyond

    By Robert Kolker

    Politics Goes to the Movies introduces the topic of political representation and ideology by analyzing some of the most important politically themed films across the history of cinema in a refreshing and concise volume. Offering a survey of political cinema from 1915 to present day, topics include:…

    Paperback – 2018-03-27 
    Routledge

  • MGM

    By Tino Balio

    This is the first comprehensive history of MGM from its origins in 1905 to the present. MGM's extant corporate records are not available to researchers, but the vast amount of reliable information now available on the internet and from published sources has made this endeavor possible. Following a…

    Paperback – 2018-03-12 
    Routledge
    The Routledge Hollywood Centenary Series

  • Rediscovering U.S. Newsfilm

    Cinema, Television, and the Archive

    Edited by Mark Garrett Cooper, Sara Beth Levavy, Ross Melnick, Mark Williams

    The twentieth century generated tens of thousands of hours of American newsfilm but not the scholarly apparatus necessary to analyze and contextualize them. Assembling new approaches to the study of U.S. newsfilm in cinema and television, this book makes a long overdue critical intervention in the…

    Hardback – 2018-03-01 
    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…

    Paperback – 2018-01-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • 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 – 2018-01-12
    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

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