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Spanish Cinema

by Rob Stone

From the surrealist films of Luis Buñuel to the colourful melodramas of Pedro Almodóvar, Spain has produced a wealth of exciting and distinctive film-makers who have consistently provided a condoning or dissenting...


The Western

by David Lusted

The Western introduces the novice to the pleasures and the meanings of the Western film, shares the excitement of the genre with the fan, addresses the suspicions of the cynic and develops the knowledge of...


Soul Searching: Black-Themed Cinema from the March on Washington to the Rise of Blaxploitation

by Christopher Sieving

An engrossing look at black-themed films in pre-blaxploitation Hollywood


Kazan Revisited

by Lisa Dombrowski

Top critics and scholars reconsider the cinematic legacy of Elia Kazan


The New Entrepreneurs: An Institutional History of Television Anthology Writers

by Jon Kraszewski

How television writers thwarted the constraints of corporate culture in the 1950s and flourished


The Search for Sam Goldwyn

by Carol Easton & Carl Rollyson

Sam Goldwyn's career spanned almost the entire history of Hollywood. He made his first film, The Squaw Man, in 1913, and he died in 1974 at the age of ninety-one. In the many years between, he produced an enormous...


Hollywood Hoofbeats: The Fascinating Story of Horses in Movies and Television

by Petrine Day Mitchum & Audrey Pavia

The horses that captured the moviegoers’ hearts are the common denominator in Hollywood Hoofbeats. As author Petrine Day Mitchum writes, “the movies as we know them would be vastly different without horses....


Filmology

by Chris Barsanti

Sure, you love the movies. But how much do you really know about the ones that really made a difference? Whether it's Birth of a Nation, the brilliant silent film that fanned the flames of racism; Easy Rider...


150 Movies You Should See Before You Die

by Steve Miller

Sure, you've seen The Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, and Attack of the Killer Tomatoes. Maybe you've even sat all the way through Satan's Little Helper and The Wasp Woman. But as you'll...


Four Word Film Reviews

by Benj Clews & Michael Onesi

In four words or less, this book brings together movies from across the multiplex. So whether you like the Coen brothers (Fargo: Chipper cop; chipped criminal) or the Farrelly brothers (Dumb & Dumber: Two guys,...


Parallel Lines: Post-9/11 American Cinema

by Guy Westwell

Parallel Lines describes how post-9/11 cinema, from Spike Lee’s 25th Hour (2002) to Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty (2012), relates to different, and competing, versions of US national identity in the...


After the Silents: Hollywood Film Music in the Early Sound Era, 1926-1934

by Michael Slowik

Many believe Max Steiner’s score for King Kong (1933) was the first important attempt at integrating background music into sound film, but a closer look at the industry’s early sound era (1926–1934) reveals...


As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of the Princess Bride

by Joe Layden, Cary Elwes & Rob Reiner

From actor Cary Elwes, who played the iconic role of Westley in The Princess Bride, comes a first-person account and behind-the-scenes look at the making of the cult classic film filled with never-before-told...


What Media Classes Really Want to Discuss

by Greg Smith

What Media Classes Really Want To Discuss focuses on topics that introductory textbooks generally ignore, although they are prominent in students' minds. Using approachable prose, this book provides students...


The Epic Film

by Robert Burgoyne

With the recent release of spectacular blockbuster films from Gladiator to The Lord of the Rings trilogy, the epic has once again become a major form in contemporary cinema. The orginal essays in this volume...


The Routledge Companion to Religion and Film

by John Lyden

The Routledge Companion to Religion and Film brings together a lively and experienced team of contributors to introduce students to the key topics in religion and film and to investigate the ways in which the...


Easy Street (the Hard Way): A Memoir

by Ron Perlman

The candid, revealing, hilarious, and inspiring memoir of the iconic star of the Hellboy movies, Beauty and the Beast, and Sons of Anarchy


The Cinema of James Cameron: Bodies in Heroic Motion

by James Clarke

This timely volume explores the massively popular cinema of writer-director James Cameron. It couches Cameron's films within the evolving generic traditions of science fiction, melodrama, and the cinema of spectacle....


Everyday Pornography

by Karen Boyle

Drawing on the experiences of activists alongside academics, Everyday Pornography offers the opportunity to explore the intellectual and political challenges of anti-pornography feminism and consider its relevance...


Political Communication and Social Theory

by Aeron Davis

Political Communication and Social Theory presents an advanced, challenging text for students and scholars of political communication and the role of media in democracies.