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  • American Pie

    The Anatomy of the Vulgar Teen Comedy

    By Bill Osgerby

    This book examines American Pie (1999), a film that exemplifies that most disparaged of movie genres – vulgar teen comedy. Taking American Pie as its focus, Bill Osgerby explores the nature and appeal of gloriously ‘grossed out’ teen humour. The book considers the relationship between American Pie’…

    Hardback – 2018-05-15 
    Routledge
    Cinema and Youth Cultures

  • 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 – 2018-05-15 
    Routledge
    AFI Film Readers

  • Politics Goes to the Movies

    By Robert Kolker

    Politics Goes to the Movies introduces the topic of political representation and ideology by analysing 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 – 2018-04-02 
    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 endeavour possible. Following…

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

  • Aesthetic Violence and Women in Film

    Kill Bill with Flying Daggers

    By Joseph Kupfer

    Aesthetic Violence and Women in Film: Kill Bill with Flying Daggers is a highly readable and timely look at contemporary films and women as agents of aesthetic violence. Focussing on how action heroines have become increasingly masculinized and featuring case studies on Kill Bill, Crouching Tiger,…

    Hardback – 2018-03-01 
    Routledge

  • Film Policy in a Globalised Cultural Economy

    Edited by John Hill, Nobuko Kawashima

    The past two decades have witnessed major changes in film industries worldwide in response to both economic globalisation and technological developments. The dominant position of Hollywood movies in the global film market has remained largely uncontested, but Hollywood itself has become…

    Hardback – 2018-01-11 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2017-12-14 
    Routledge

  • Spaces of the Cinematic Home

    Behind the Screen Door

    Edited by Eleanor Andrews, Stella Hockenhull, Fran Pheasant-Kelly

    This book examines the ways in which the house appears in films and the modes by which it moves beyond being merely a backdrop for action. Specifically, it explores the ways that domestic spaces carry inherent connotations that filmmakers exploit to enhance meanings and pleasures within film.…

    Paperback – 2017-12-11 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • Cultural and Political Nostalgia in the Age of Terror

    The Melancholic Sublime

    By Matthew Leggatt

    This book re-examines the role of the sublime across a range of disparate cultural texts, from architecture and art, to literature, digital technology, and film, detailing a worrying trend towards nostalgia and arguing that, although the sublime has the potential to be the most powerful uniting…

    Hardback – 2017-11-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Women Do Genre in Film and Television

    Edited by Mary Harrod, Katarzyna Paszkiewicz

    This volume examines how different generations of women work within the genericity of audio-visual storytelling not necessarily to ‘undo’ or ‘subvert’ popular formats, but also to draw on their generative force. Recent examples of filmmakers and creative practitioners within and outside Hollywood…

    Hardback – 2017-11-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • 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

  • 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 – 2017-09-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

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