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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 – 2017-07-01 
    Routledge
    Cinema and Youth Cultures

  • US Youth Films and Popular Music

    Identity, Genre, and Musical Agency

    By Tim McNelis

    This book brings theory from popular music studies to an examination of identity and agency in youth films while building on, and complementing, film studies literature concerned with genre, identity, and representation. McNelis includes case studies of Hollywood and independent US youth films that…

    Hardback – 2017-05-04 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • Interpreting Tyler Perry

    Perspectives on Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality

    Edited by Jamel Santa Cruze Bell, Ronald L. Jackson II

    Tyler Perry has become a significant figure in media due to his undeniable box office success led by his character Madea and popular TV sitcoms House of Payne and Meet the Browns. Perry built a multimedia empire based largely on his popularity among African American viewers and has become a…

    Paperback – 2017-05-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Transformations in Race and Media

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2017-05-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • Charlie Chaplin

    A Political Biography from Victorian Britain to Modern America

    By Richard Carr

    Richard Carr’s Charlie Chaplin places politics at the centre of the filmmaker’s life as it looks beyond Chaplin’s role as a comedic figure to his constant political engagement both on and off the screen. Drawing from a wealth of archival sources from across the globe, Carr provides an in-depth…

    Paperback – 2017-04-26 
    Routledge
    Routledge Historical Biographies

  • 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
    Routledge

  • The Modern Superhero in Film and Television

    Popular Genre and American Culture

    By Jeffrey A. Brown

    Hollywood’s live-action superhero films currently dominate the worldwide box-office, with the characters enjoying more notoriety through their feature film and television depictions than they have ever before. This book argues that this immense popularity reveals deep cultural concerns about…

    Hardback – 2016-11-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Comics Studies

  • Eastern Westerns

    Film and Genre Outside and Inside Hollywood

    By Stephen Teo

    The western, one of Hollywood’s great film genres, has, surprisingly, enjoyed a revival recently in Asia and in other parts of the world, whilst at the same time declining in America. Although the western is often seen as an example of American cultural dominance, this book challenges this view. It…

    Hardback – 2016-10-25
    Routledge
    Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

  • The Screenwriter's Path

    From Idea to Script to Sale

    By Diane Lake

    The Screenwriter’s Path takes a comprehensive approach to learning how to write a screenplay—allowing the writer to use it as both a reference and a guide in constructing a script. A tenured professor of screenwriting at Emerson College in Boston, author Diane Lake has 20 years' experience writing…

    Paperback – 2016-10-13
    Focal Press

  • Celebrity Audiences

    Edited by Su Holmes, Sarah Ralph, Martin Barker

    The study of audience relations with star / celebrity culture has often been marginalised in Star/Celebrity Studies. This book brings together new research which explores a range of audience encounters with celebrities, moving across social media, royal weddings, national identity to questions of…

    Hardback – 2016-06-07
    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…

    Hardback – 2016-05-31
    Routledge

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