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The Classical Mexican Cinema: The Poetics of the Exceptional Golden Age Films

by Charles Ramírez Berg

From the mid-1930s to the late 1950s, Mexican cinema became the most successful Latin American cinema and the leading Spanish-language film industry in the world. Many Cine de Oro (Golden Age cinema) films adhered...


Slay the Dragon: Writing Great Video Games

by Robert Denton Bryant & Keith Giglio

Writing for the multibillion-dollar video-game industry is unlike writing for any other medium. Slay the Dragon will help you understand the challenges and offer creative solutions to writing for a medium where...


New British Cinema from 'Submarine' to '12 Years a Slave': The Resurgence of British Film-making

by Jason Wood & Ian Haydn Smith

Over the past year the success of British films at international film festivals - as well as the numerous awards bestowed on 12 Years a Slave - have demonstrated that British cinema has undergone a genuine renaissance...


Rhetoric and Representation in Nonfiction Film

by Carl Plantinga

Rhetoric and Representation in Nonfiction Film provides a clear and compelling introduction to the basic theoretical issues that ground any in-depth study of documentary film and video. Exploring the legitimacy...


Bringing Up Oscar: The Story of the Men and Women Who Founded the Academy

by Debra Ann Pawlak

The untold story of the innovative pioneers who helped make movies the preeminent art form of the twentieth century.

The founders of the now infamous Academy were a motley crew as individuals, but when they...


Film Studies: An Introduction: Teach Yourself

by Warren Buckland

An unpretentious guide for all those who want to learn to analyse, understand and evaluate films.

Film Studies: An Introduction provides an overview of the key areas in film studies, including aesthetics, narrative,...


An Actor's Guide: Your First Year in Hollywood

by Michael St. Nicholas & Lisa Mulcahy

For every actor beginning a career in Hollywood, this indispensable guide will lay out a clear and comprehensible path with tried-and-true advice. Up-to-date resources and new interviews with recently established...


As If!: The Oral History of Clueless as told by Amy Heckerling and the Cast and Crew

by Jen Chaney

Will we ever get tired of Clueless? Ugh, as if!

Acclaimed pop culture journalist Jen Chaney celebrates the twentieth anniversary of the classic film’s release in the first book of its kind, weaving together...


American Film History: Selected Readings, 1960 to the Present

by Cynthia Lucia, Roy Grundmann & Art Simon

From the American underground film to the blockbuster superhero, this authoritative collection of introductory and specialized readings explores the core issues and developments in American cinematic history...


American Film History: Selected Readings, Origins to 1960

by Cynthia Lucia, Roy Grundmann & Art Simon

This authoritative collection of introductory and specialized readings explores the rich and innovative history of this period in American cinema. Spanning an essential range of subjects from the early 1900s...


We Don't Need Roads: The Making of the Back to the Future Trilogy

by Caseen Gaines

A behind-the-scenes look at the making of the wildly successful and beloved Back to the Future trilogy, just in time for the 30th anniversary Long before Marty McFly and Doc Brown traveled through time in a...


Keepers: The Greatest Films--and Personal Favorites--of a Moviegoing Lifetime

by Richard Schickel

From a legendary film critic and movie fan extraordinaire, the highlights reel of a life spent at the movies

Richard Schickel has seen, by his own estimate, more than twenty thousand films. He has been a reviewer...


Engaging the Past: Mass Culture and the Production of Historical Knowledge

by Alison Landsberg

Reading films, television dramas, reality shows, and virtual exhibits, among other popular texts, Engaging the Past examines the making and meaning of history for everyday viewers. Contemporary media can encourage...


Spinegrinder: The Movies Most Critics Won't Write About

by Clive Davies

First came video and more recently high definition home entertainment, through to the internet with its streaming videos and not strictly legal peer-to-peer capabilities. With so many sources available, today's...


Boxing Films, Mobsters, Dames!: Volume One;  How Kirk Douglas and Robert Ryan Fought Their Way To Stardom

by William Hare & Alvaro Armada Gonzalez

This work explores the success of great films of the early post World War Two era by exploring the links and dimensions of young men impoverished by the Great Depression seeking fame and fortune as professional...


The Dark Tourism of the Bosnian Screen

by Edward Alexander

How is it possible that despite the destruction of its infrastructure during the Siege of Sarajevo in the 1990s, Bosnian cinema rapidly rose to claim many of the most prestigious awards in world cinema during...


Experimental Filmmaking: Break the Machine

by Kathryn Ramey

First published in 2014. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


The Horror of It All: One Moviegoer's Love Affair with Masked Maniacs, Frightened Virgins, and the Living Dead...

by Adam Rockoff

Pop culture history meets blood-soaked memoir as a horror film aficionado and screenwriter recalls a life spent watching blockbuster slasher films, cult classics, and everything in between.

Horror films have...


Errol Flynn Slept Here: The Flynns, the Hamblens, Rick Nelson, and the Most Notorious House in Hollywood

by Robert Matzen & Michael Mazzone

Documenting the most notorious house in Hollywood, this history spans the life and death of Mulholland Farm, the elegant and infamous mountaintop showplace built by film star Errol Flynn at the height of his...


The Subject of Torture: Psychoanalysis and Biopolitics in Television and Film

by Hilary Neroni

Considering representations of torture in such television series as 24, Alias, and Homeland; the documentaries Taxi to the Dark Side (2007), Ghosts of Abu Ghraib (2007), and Standard Operating Procedure (2008);...