Film Genre Products

  • Gothic Cinema

    1st Edition

    By Xavier Aldana Reyes

    Arguing for the need to understand Gothic cinema as an aesthetic mode, this book explores its long history, from its transitional origins in phantasmagoria shows and the first ‘trick’ films to its postmodern fragmentation in the Gothic pastiches of Tim Burton. But what is Gothic cinema and when…

    Paperback – 2020-01-13 
    Routledge
    Routledge Film Guidebooks

  • The Routledge Companion to Cult Cinema

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ernest Mathijs, Jamie Sexton

    The Routledge Companion to Cult Cinema offers an overview of the field of cult cinema – films at the margin of popular culture and art that have received exceptional cultural visibility and status mostly because they break rules, offend, and challenge understandings of achievement (some are so bad…

    Hardback – 2019-11-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Media and Cultural Studies Companions

  • American Pie

    The Anatomy of Vulgar Teen Comedy, 1st Edition

    By Bill Osgerby

    American Pie represents the most commercially successful example of the vulgar teen comedy, and this book analyses the film's development, audience-appeal and cultural significance. American Pie (1999) is a film that exemplifies that most disparaged of movie genres – the vulgar teen comedy.…

    Hardback – 2019-10-15
    Routledge
    Cinema and Youth Cultures

  • Halloween

    Youth Cinema and the Horrors of Growing Up, 1st Edition

    By Mark Bernard

    This book argues that Halloween need not be the first nor the most influential youth slasher film for it to hold a special place in the history of youth cinema. John Carpenter’s 1978 horror hit was once considered the be-all, end-all of teen slasher cinema and was regarded as the first, the best,…

    Hardback – 2019-10-07
    Routledge
    Cinema and Youth Cultures

  • Hollywood Musicals

    1st Edition

    By Steven Cohan

    Hollywood Musicals offers an insightful account of a genre that was once a mainstay of twentieth-century film production and continues to draw audiences today. What is a film musical? How do musicals work, formally and culturally? Why have they endured since the introduction of sound in the late…

    Paperback – 2019-10-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Film Guidebooks

  • Inhuman Materiality in Gothic Media

    1st Edition

    By Aspasia Stephanou

    This book examines the manifestations of materiality across different gothic media to show the inhuman at the heart of literature, film and contemporary media, outlining a philosophy of horror that deals with the horror of the nonhuman, the machine and the nonorganic. The author explores how…

    Hardback – 2019-05-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Gothic Heroines on Screen

    Representation, Interpretation, and Feminist Inquiry, 1st Edition

    Edited by Tamar Jeffers McDonald, Frances A. Kamm

    Gothic Heroines on Screen explores the translation of the literary Gothic heroine on screen, the potential consequences of these adaptations, and contemporary interpretations of the form. Each chapter illuminates the significance of this moving image mediation, relating its screen topics to their…

    Paperback – 2019-05-13
    Routledge

  • The Breakfast Club

    John Hughes, Hollywood, and the Golden Age of the Teen Film, 1st Edition

    By Elissa H. Nelson

    The Breakfast Club is a quintessential teen film. This book analyzes how multiple factors coalesced to solidify the status of The Breakfast Club as one of the most emblematic films of the 1980s and one of the most definitive teen films of the genre. The film brings together genre-defining elements…

    Hardback – 2019-04-02
    Routledge
    Cinema and Youth Cultures

  • Classical Hollywood Film Cycles

    1st Edition

    By Zoe Wallin

    This book explores the ways in which Hollywood film cycles from the 1930s to the 1960s were shaped by their surrounding industrial contexts and market environments, to build an inclusive conception of the form, operation, and function of film cycles. By foregrounding patterns of distribution,…

    Hardback – 2019-03-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • The World of The Walking Dead

    1st Edition

    By Matthew Freeman

    An accessible introduction to the world of The Walking Dead, this book looks across platforms and analytical frameworks to characterize the fictional world of The Walking Dead and how its audiences make use of it. From comics and television to social media, apps, and mobile games, utilizing…

    Hardback – 2019-02-25
    Routledge
    Imaginary Worlds

  • Found Footage Horror Films

    A Cognitive Approach, 1st Edition

    By Peter Turner

    This book adopts a cognitive theoretical framework in order to address the mental processes that are elicited and triggered by found footage horror films. Through analysis of key films, the book explores the effects that the diegetic camera technique used in such films can have on the cognition of…

    Hardback – 2019-02-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • Unplugging Popular Culture

    Reconsidering Analog Technology, Materiality, and the “Digital Native", 1st Edition

    By K. Shannon Howard

    Unplugging Popular Culture showcases youth and young adult characters from film and television who defy the stereotype of the "digital native" who acts as an unquestioning devotee to screened technologies like the smartphone. In this study, unplugged tools, or non-digital tools, do not necessitate…

    Hardback – 2018-12-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

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