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  • The New Woman's Film

    Femme-centric Movies for Smart Chicks

    By Hilary Radner

    With the chick flick arguably in decline, film scholars may well ask: what has become of the woman’s film? Little attention has been paid to the proliferation of films, often from the independent sector, that do not sit comfortably in either the category of popular culture or that of high art––…

    Paperback – 2017-02-06 

  • Semiotics and Title Sequences

    Text-Image Composites in Motion Graphics

    By Michael Betancourt

    Title sequences are the most obvious place where photography and typography combine on-screen, yet they are also a commonly neglected part of film studies. Semiotics and Title Sequences presents the first theoretical model and historical consideration of how text and image combine to create meaning…

    Hardback – 2017-02-02 
    Focal Press
    Routledge Studies in Media Theory and Practice

  • Stage-Play and Screen-Play

    The intermediality of theatre and cinema

    By Michael Ingham

    Dialogue between film and theatre studies is frequently hampered by the lack of a shared vocabulary. Stage-Play and Screen-Play sets out to remedy this, mapping out an intermedial space in which both film and theatre might be examined. Each chapter’s evaluation of the processes and products of…

    Paperback – 2016-12-13 

  • Jungian Film Studies

    The essential guide

    By Helena Bassil-Morozow, Luke Hockley

    Jungian film studies is a fast-growing academic field, but Jungian and post-Jungian concepts are still new to many academics and film critics. Helena Bassil-Morozow and Luke Hockley present Jungian Film Studies: The essential guide, the first book to bring together all the different strands, issues…

    Paperback – 2016-12-06 
    Jung: The Essential Guides

  • The Camera-Eye Metaphor in Cinema

    By Christian Quendler

    This book explores the cultural, intellectual, and artistic fascination with camera-eye metaphors in film culture of the twentieth century. By studying the very metaphor that cinema lives by, it provides a rich and insightful map of our understanding of cinema and film styles and shows how cinema…

    Hardback – 2016-11-14 
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • Film Noir Production

    The Whodunit of the Classic American Mystery Film

    By David Landau

    David Landau’s Film Noir Production: The Whodunit of the Classic American Mystery Film is a book meant for those who like a good story, one the Noir Films always delivered, concentrating on the characters more than anything else. Readers will find in these pages many behind-the-scenes tales of the…

    Paperback – 2016-11-03 
    Focal Press

  • Materialist Film

    By Peter Gidal

    A polemical introduction to the avant-garde and experimental in film (including making and viewing), Materialist Film is a highly original, thought-provoking book. Thirty-seven short chapters work through a series of concepts which will enable the reader to deal imaginatively with the contradictory…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

  • Crossover Cinema

    Cross-Cultural Film from Production to Reception

    Edited by Sukhmani Khorana

    Cinematic products in the twenty-first century increasingly emerge from, engage with, and are consumed in cross-cultural settings. While there have been a number of terms used to describe cinematic forms that do not bear allegiance to a single nation in terms of conceptualization, content, finance…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • Masculinity in the Contemporary Romantic Comedy

    Gender as Genre

    By John Alberti

    This volume addresses the growing obsolescence of traditional constructions of masculine identity in popular romantic comedies by proposing an approach that combines gender and genre theory to examine the ongoing radical reconstruction of gender roles in these films.  Alberti creates a unified…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • Spanish Cinema in the Global Context

    Film on Film

    By Samuel Amago

    Across a broad spectrum of media, markets, and national contexts, self-reflexivity continues to be a favored narrative mode with wide ranging functions. In this book Amago argues that, in addition to making visible industry and production concerns within the film text, reflexive aesthetics have a…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • Film Discourse Interpretation

    Towards a New Paradigm for Multimodal Film Analysis

    By Janina Wildfeuer

    This book contributes to the analysis of film from a multimodal and textual perspective by extending formal semantics into the realm of multimodal discourse analysis. It accounts for both the inferential as well as intersemiotic meaning making processes in filmic discourse and therefore addresses…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge Studies in Multimodality

  • Subjectivity across Media

    Interdisciplinary and Transmedial Perspectives

    Edited by Maike Sarah Reinerth, Jan-Noël Thon

    Media in general and narrative media in particular have the potential to represent not only a variety of both possible and actual worlds but also the perception and consciousness of characters in these worlds. Hence, media can be understood as "qualia machines," as technologies that allow for the…

    Hardback – 2016-10-14
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

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