Film Genre Products

  • 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 – 2017-12-11 
    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 only to "undo" or "subvert" popular formats, but also to draw creatively on their generative force. Recent examples of filmmakers within and outside Hollywood as well as women working…

    Hardback – 2017-10-26 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Grease

    Gender, Nostalgia and Youth Consumption in the Blockbuster Era

    By Barbara Jane Brickman

    This book offers the first in-depth look at the history, social context, and industrial practices behind this teen musical phenomenon to suggest that social change, especially in terms of gender and sexuality, comes to the surface despite the film’s retro setting, blockbuster business model, and…

    Hardback – 2017-10-21 
    Routledge
    Cinema and Youth Cultures

  • 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 – 2017-10-20 
    Routledge
    Cinema and Youth Cultures

  • Film Comedy and the American Dream

    By Zach Sands

    Film Comedy and the American Dream is an examination of national identity in the era of the American superpower as projected in popular comedic films that center on issues of upward mobility. It is the story of what made audiences laugh and why, and what this says about the changing shape of the…

    Hardback – 2017-09-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • The Cinematic Eighteenth Century

    History, Culture, and Adaptation

    Edited by Srividhya Swaminathan, Steven W. Thomas

    This collection explores how film and television depict the complex and diverse milieu of the eighteenth century as a literary, historical, and cultural space. Topics range from adaptations of Austen’s Sense and Sensibility and Defoe's Robinson Crusoe (The Martian) to historical fiction on the…

    Hardback – 2017-07-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • The Contemporary Femme Fatale

    Gender, Genre and American Cinema

    By Katherine Farrimond

    The femme fatale occupies a precarious yet highly visible space in contemporary cinema. From sci-fi alien women to teenage bad girls, filmmakers continue to draw on the notion of the sexy deadly woman in ways which traverse boundaries of genre and narrative. This book charts the articulations of…

    Hardback – 2017-07-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • Clueless

    American Youth in the 1990s

    By Lesley Speed

    Clueless: American Youth in the 1990s is a timely contribution to the increasingly prominent academic field of youth film studies. The book draws on the social context to the film’s release, a range of film industry perspectives including marketing, audience reception and franchising, as well as…

    Hardback – 2017-06-29
    Routledge
    Cinema and Youth Cultures

  • 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 – 2017-02-14
    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 – 2017-02-06
    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
    Routledge Media and Cultural Studies Companions

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