Routledge Film Guidebooks

  • Bollywood

    A Guidebook to Popular Hindi Cinema, 2nd Edition

    By Tejaswini Ganti

    'Bollywood' is the dominant global term to refer to the prolific Hindi language film industry in Bombay (renamed Mumbai in 1995). Characterised by music, dance routines, melodrama, lavish production values and an emphasis on stars and spectacle, Bollywood films have met with box-office success and…

    Paperback – 2013-02-12
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  • Science Fiction

    By Dr Mark Bould

    Science Fiction explores the genre from 1895 to the present day, drawing on examples from over forty countries. It raises questions about the relationship between science fiction, science and technology, and examines the interrelationships between spectacle, narrative and self-reflexivity, paying…

    Paperback – 2012-06-11
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  • Crime

    By Sarah Casey Benyahia

    Crime films have, since the earliest days of cinema, been popular with audiences, industry and critics alike and encompassed a diverse range of subjects, styles and themes. The genre provides a range of pleasures for the spectator, from taking on the role of the detective in the pursuit of clues in…

    Paperback – 2011-11-16
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  • Fantasy

    By Jacqueline Furby, Claire Hines

    Fantasy addresses a previously neglected area within film studies. The book looks at the key aesthetics, themes, debates and issues at work within this popular genre and examines films and franchises that illustrate these concerns. Contemporary case studies include: Alice in Wonderland (2010)…

    Paperback – 2011-09-01
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  • Westerns

    By John White

    It is a common assertion that the history of America is written in its Westerns, but how true is this? In this guidebook John White discusses the evolution of the Western through history and looks at theoretical and critical approaches to Westerns such as genre analysis, semiotics,…

    Paperback – 2010-11-24
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  • Documentary

    By David Saunders

    Dave Saunders’ spirited introduction to documentary covers its history, cultural context and development, and the approaches, controversies and functions pertaining to non-fiction filmmaking. Saunders examines the many methods by which documentary conveys meaning, whilst exploring its differing…

    Paperback – 2010-04-20
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  • Romantic Comedy

    By Claire Mortimer

    Romantic comedy is an enduringly popular genre which has maintained its appeal by constantly evolving, from the screwball comedy to the recent emergence of the bromance. Romantic Comedy examines the history of the genre, considering the social and cultural context for key developments in new genre…

    Paperback – 2010-03-25
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  • Film Noir

    Hard-boiled Modernity and the Cultures of Globalization

    By Jennifer Fay, Justus Nieland

    The term "film noir" still conjures images of a uniquely American malaise: hard-boiled detectives, fatal women, and the shadowy hells of urban life. But from its beginnings, film noir has been an international phenomenon, and its stylistic icons have migrated across the complex geo-political…

    Paperback – 2009-11-12
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  • Horror

    By Brigid Cherry

    Horror cinema is a hugely successful, but at the same time culturally illicit genre that spans the history of cinema. It continues to flourish with recent cycles of supernatural horror and torture porn that span the full range of horror styles and aesthetics. It is enjoyed by audiences everywhere,…

    Paperback – 2009-02-08
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  • Jane Campion

    By Deb Verhoeven

    Jane Campion is one of the most celebrated auteurs of modern cinema and was the first female director to be awarded the prestigious Palme d'Or. Throughout her relatively short career, Campion has received extraordinary attention from the media and scholars alike and has provoked fierce debates on…

    Paperback – 2008-12-04
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  • James Cameron

    By Alexandra Keller

    Featuring excerpts from interviews and frame-by-frame analysis of important scenes from films such as Terminator, Aliens, True Lies, and Titanic, Alexandra Keller provides the first critical study of James Cameron as an auteur. Considering in particular his treatment of gender and preoccupation…

    Paperback – 2006-09-26
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  • Bollywood

    A Guidebook to Popular Hindi Cinema

    By Tejaswini Ganti

    In Bollywood, anthropologist and film scholar Tejaswini Ganti provides a guide to the cultural, social and political significance of Hindi cinema, outlining the history and structure of the Bombay film industry, and the development of popular Hindi filmmaking since the 1930s. Providing information…

    Hardback – 2004-06-23
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