Film Genre Products

  • Contemporary Documentary

    Edited by Daniel Marcus, Selmin Kara

    Contemporary Documentary offers a rich survey of the rapidly expanding landscape of documentary film, television, video, and new media. The collection of original essays addresses the emerging forms, popular genres, and innovative approaches of the digital era. The anthology highlights…

    Paperback – 2015-10-16 

  • Fairy-Tale Films Beyond Disney

    International Perspectives

    Edited by Jack Zipes, Pauline Greenhill, Kendra Magnus-Johnston

    The fairy tale has become one of the dominant cultural forms and genres internationally, thanks in large part to its many manifestations on screen. Yet the history and relevance of the fairy-tale film have largely been neglected. In this follow-up to Jack Zipes’s award-winning book The Enchanted…

    Paperback – 2015-09-22

  • Spectacle in "Classical" Cinemas

    Musicality and Historicity in the 1930s

    By Tom Brown

    Spectacle is not often considered to be a significant part of the style of ‘classical’ cinema. Indeed, some of the most influential accounts of cinematic classicism define it virtually by the supposed absence of spectacle. Spectacle in ‘Classical’ Cinemas: Musicality and Historicity in the 1930s…

    Hardback – 2015-08-14
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • 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.…

    Hardback – 2015-08-06
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • Endangering Science Fiction Film

    Edited by Sean Redmond, Leon Marvell

    Endangering Science Fiction Film explores the ways in which science fiction film is a dangerous and endangering genre. The collection argues that science fiction's cinematic power rests in its ability to imagine ‘Other’ worlds that challenge and disturb the lived conditions of the ‘real’…

    Paperback – 2015-07-08
    AFI Film Readers

  • The Western in the Global South

    Edited by MaryEllen Higgins, Rita Keresztesi, Dayna Oscherwitz

    The Western in the Global South investigates the Western film genre's impact, migrations, and reconfigurations in the Global South. Contributors explore how cosmopolitan directors have engaged with, appropriated, and subverted the tropes and conventions of Hollywood and Italian Westerns, and how…

    Hardback – 2015-05-05
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • Hollywood Action Films and Spatial Theory

    By Nick Jones

    This book applies the discourse of the so-called ‘spatial turn’ to popular contemporary cinema, in particular the action sequences of twenty-first century Hollywood productions. Tackling a variety of spatial imaginations (contemporary iconic architecture; globalisation and non-places;…

    Hardback – 2015-03-11
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • Film Genre for the Screenwriter

    By Jule Selbo

    Film Genre for the Screenwriter is a practical study of how classic film genre components can be used in the construction of a screenplay. Based on Jule Selbo’s popular course, this accessible guide includes an examination of the historical origins of specific film genres, how and why these genres…

    Paperback – 2014-08-05

  • The Woman's Film of the 1940s

    Gender, Narrative, and History

    By Alison L. McKee

    This book explores the relationship among gender, desire, and narrative in 1940s woman’s films which negotiate the terrain between public history and private experience. The woman’s film and other form of cinematic melodrama have often been understood as positioning themselves outside history, and…

    Hardback – 2014-04-24
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • Science Fiction TV

    By J. P. Telotte

    The first in the Routledge Television Guidebooks series, Science Fiction TV offers an introduction to the versatile and evolving genre of science fiction television, combining historical overview with textual readings to analyze its development and ever-increasing popularity. J. P. Telotte…

    Paperback – 2014-02-21
    Routledge Television Guidebooks

  • "New Jews"

    Race and American Jewish Identity in 21st-century Film

    By David L. Reznik

    "New Jews'?" is the first comprehensive study of American Jewish identity in Hollywood movies of the new millennium. Despite the argument that we live in a "post-racial" society with supposedly "new" Jewish characters emerging on the big screen, this book details how traditional racial stereotypes…

    Paperback – 2014-02-20

  • The Biopic in Contemporary Film Culture

    Edited by Tom Brown, Belén Vidal

    The biographical film or biopic is a staple of film production in all major film industries and yet, within film studies, its generic, aesthetic, and cultural significance has remained underexplored. The Biopic in Contemporary Film Culture fills this gap, conceptualizing the biopic with a…

    Paperback – 2013-12-07
    AFI Film Readers

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