Film Genre Products

  • Identity in Animation

    A Journey into Self, Difference, Culture and the Body

    By Jane Batkin

    Identity in Animation: A Journey into Self, Difference, Culture and the Body uncovers the meaning behind some of the most influential characters in the history of animation and questions their unique sense of who they are and how they are formed. Jane Batkin explores how identity politics shape…

    Paperback – 2017-02-21 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2017-02-03 
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Companion to Cinema & Gender

    Edited by Kristin Lené Hole, Dijana Jelača, E. Ann Kaplan, Patrice Petro

    Comprised of 43 innovative contributions, this companion is both an overview of, and intervention into the field of cinema and gender. The essays included here address a variety of geographical contexts, from an analysis of cinema. Islam and women and television under Eastern European socialism, to…

    Hardback – 2016-11-16
    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

  • 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 – 2016-11-08
    Focal Press

  • 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 – 2016-11-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • European Art Cinema

    By John White

    European art cinema includes some of the most famous films in cinema history. It is elite filmmaking that stands in direct opposition to popular cinema; and yet, it also has an intimate relationship with Hollywood. This guidebook sketches successive phases of art cinema in Europe from its early…

    Paperback – 2016-11-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Film Guidebooks

  • 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

  • Visions of Yesterday

    By Jeffrey Richards

    Film is an important source of social history, as well as having been a popular art form from the early twentieth century. This study shows how a society, consciously or unconsciously, is mirrored in its cinema. It considers the role of the cinema in dramatizing popular beliefs and myths, and takes…

    Paperback – 2016-05-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

  • Silent Film and U.S. Naturalist Literature

    Time, Narrative, and Modernity

    By Katherine Fusco

    Typically, studies of early cinema’s relation to literature have focused on the interactions between film and modernism. When film first emerged, however, it was naturalism, not modernism, competing for the American public’s attention. In this media ecosystem, the cinema appeared alongside the…

    Hardback – 2016-03-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

  • Robot Ecology and the Science Fiction Film

    By J. P. Telotte

    This book offers the first specific application in film studies of what is generally known as ecology theory, shifting attention from history to the (in this case media) environment. It takes the robot as its subject because it has attained a status that resonates not only with some of the key…

    Hardback – 2016-03-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Focus on Film Studies

  • Swordsmen of the Screen

    From Douglas Fairbanks to Michael York

    By Jeffrey Richards

    This fascinating study of the genre of swashbuckling films received wide critical acclaim when it was first published in 1977. Jeffrey Richards assesses the contributions to the genre of directors, designers and fencing masters, as well as of the stars themselves, and devotes several chapters to…

    Paperback – 2016-02-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

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