Film Genre Products

  • American Graffiti

    George Lucas, the New Hollywood and the Baby Boom Generation

    By Peter Kramer

    Drawing on a wide range of archival sources, Peter Kramer explains how American Graffiti came into existence, paying close attention to the small-town upbringing and previous films of its director George Lucas. The book also explores the film’s story, style and themes; its marketing, critical…

    Hardback – 2018-07-01 
    Routledge
    Cinema and Youth Cultures

  • Halloween

    Youth Cinema and the Horrors of Growing Up

    By Mark Bernard

    John Carpenter’s 1978 film Halloween, a landmark of American horror cinema, kick-started the slasher film cycle in the early 1980s. Slasher films appealed to youth markets, but this is only one example of how the idea of "youth" is central to understanding Halloween in its many contexts. This book…

    Hardback – 2018-06-01 
    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 – 2018-05-17 
    Routledge
    AFI Film Readers

  • 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

  • Easy A

    Millennials, Gender and Adaptation

    By Betty Kaklamanidou

    Hardback – 2018-05-01 
    Routledge
    Cinema and Youth Cultures

  • The City Symphony Phenomenon

    Cinema, Art, and Urban Modernity Between the Wars

    Edited by Steven Jacobs, Eva Hielscher, Anthony Kinik

    The 1920s and 1930s saw the rise of the city symphony, an experimental film form that presented the city as protagonist instead of mere decor. Combining experimental, documentary, and narrative practices, these films were marked by a high level of abstraction reminiscent of high-modernist…

    Hardback – 2018-04-30 
    Routledge
    AFI Film Readers

  • The Breakfast Club

    Youth Identity and Generational Conflict in the Golden Age of Teen Film

    By Elissa Nelson

    The Breakfast Club is often classified as a quintessential teen film. The film spoke to the generation coming of age at during the 1980s with a story that got to the heart of the conflict between adults and young adults, that understood both the camaraderie and the pressures of peer…

    Hardback – 2018-04-15 
    Routledge
    Cinema and Youth Cultures

  • The Hunger Games

    Spectacle, Risk and the Girl Action Hero

    By Catherine Driscoll, Alex Heatwole

    This book considers "The Hunger Games" as an intertextual field centred on this blockbuster film franchise but also encompassing the successful novels that preceded them and the merchandised imagery and the critical and fan discourse that surrounds them. It emphasizes the place of "The Hunger Games…

    Hardback – 2018-03-15 
    Routledge
    Cinema and Youth Cultures

  • L’Auberge Espagnole

    European Youth on Film

    By Benjamin McCann

    L’Auberge Espagnole looks at one of contemporary French cinema’s most influential and innovative youth films. examines its themes of cultural diversity, celebrates its construction of a European transnational identity, analyzes its youthful visual and structural ‘newness’, and charts its production…

    Hardback – 2018-03-01 
    Routledge
    Cinema and Youth Cultures

  • 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 – 2017-12-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Film 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

  • Boyhood

    A Young Life on Screen

    By Timothy Shary

    This book traces the development of Richard Linklater’s Boyhood from its audacious concept through its tenacious production to its celebrated reception, placing it within the context of cinematic parables about children to demonstrate its distinctive vision. Timothy Shary, author of numerous…

    Hardback – 2017-10-17
    Routledge
    Cinema and Youth Cultures

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