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Contemporary US Cinema

by Michael Allen

Contemporary U.S. Cinema is a forceful exploration of the tumultuous changes that have dominated the shifting landscape of American film-making over the past three decades. From the explosive release of Easy...


Russian Cinema

by David Gillespie

Russian Cinema provides a lively and informative exploration of the film genres that developed during Russia's tumultuous history, with discussion of the work of Eisenstein, Pudovkin, Mikhalkov, Paradzhanov,...


Terence Davies

by Michael Koresky

An appraisal of one of contemporary cinema's most admired and confounding figures


The Philosophy of the Coen Brothers

by Mark Conard

Many critics agree that Joel and Ethan Coen are one of the most visionary and idiosyncratic filmmaking teams of the last three decades. Combining thoughtful eccentricity, wry humor, irony, and often brutal violence,...


Some Like It Wilder: The Life and Controversial Films of Billy Wilder

by Gene Phillips

One of the most accomplished writers and directors of classic Hollywood, Billy Wilder (1906-2002) directed numerous acclaimed films, including Sunset Boulevard (1950), Sabrina (1954), The Seven Year Itch (1955),...


Film Theory: Creating a Cinematic Grammar

by Felicity Colman

Film Theory addresses the core concepts and arguments created or used by academics, critical film theorists, and filmmakers, including the work of Dudley Andrew, Raymond Bellour, Mary Ann Doane, Miriam Hansen,...


Behind the Screen: Hollywood Insiders on Faith, Film, and Culture

by Barbara Nicolosi

True stories of courage, faith, and perseverance show Christians making a difference in Hollywood.


Crafting Short Screenplays That Connect

by Claudia H Johnson

Crafting Short Screenplays That Connect, Fourth Edition stands alone among screenwriting books by emphasizing that human connection, though often overlooked, is as essential to writing effective screenplays...


Eco-Trauma Cinema

by Anil Narine

Film has taken a powerful position alongside the global environmental movement, from didactic documentaries to the fantasy pleasures of commercial franchises. This book investigates in particular film's complex...


Soviet Cinema in the Silent Era, 1918-1935

by Denise J. Youngblood

The golden age of Soviet cinema, in the years following the Russian Revolution, was a time of both achievement and contradiction, as reflected in the films of Eisenstein, Pudovkin, and Kuleshov. Tensions ran...


David Fincher: Interviews

by Laurence F. Knapp

David Fincher (b. 1962) did not go to film school and hates being defined as an auteur. He prefers to see himself as a craftsman, dutifully going about the art and business of making film. Trouble is, it’s...


The Routledge Encyclopedia of Films

by Sabine Haenni, Sarah Barrow & John White

The Routledge Encyclopedia of Films comprises 200 essays by leading film scholars analysing the most important, influential, innovative and interesting films of all time. Arranged alphabetically, each entry...


Iranian Cinema in a Global Context: Policy, Politics, and Form

by Peter Decherney & Blake Atwood

Iranian films have been the subject of much critical and scholarly attention over the past several decades, and Iranian filmmakers are mainstays of international film festivals. Yet most of the attention has...


Music Editing for Film and Television: The Art and the Process

by Steven Saltzman

Making music for the movies is a complicated, involved, and challenging process. Music Editing for Film and Television covers the practical skills needed to successfully hone your craft. Through an overview...


Scandals of Classic Hollywood: Sex, Deviance, and Drama from the Golden Age of American Cinema

by Anne Helen Petersen

Gossip meets history—a compulsively readable collection of Hollywood's most notorious clashes and controversies in the spirit of Hollywood Babylon

Believe it or not, America's fascination with celebrity culture...


The Cinema of István Szábo: Visions of Europe

by John Cunningham

István Szabó is one of Hungary’s most celebrated and best-known film directors, and the only Hungarian to have won an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, for Mephisto (1981). In a career spanning...


Last Words: Considering Contemporary Cinema

by Jason Wood

Last Words features extensive interviews with Christopher Nolan, Harmony Korine, Charlie Kaufmann, Nicolas Winding Refn, Wim Wenders, Michael Winterbottom, Christian Petzhold, and many others. Each interview...


The Horror Film

by Peter Hutchings

The Horror Film is an in-depth exploration of one of the most consistently popular, but also most disreputable, of all the mainstream film genres. Since the early 1930s there has never been a time when horror...


Quentin Tarantino

by Edward Gallafent

Quentin Tarantino is one of the best-known living American filmmakers in the world, and the story of his career has been the subject of a number of books and articles. But what do his films mean? In this new...


Closely Watched Films: An Introduction to the Art of Narrative Film Technique

by Marilyn Fabe

How do films work? How do they tell a story? How do they move us and make us think? Through detailed examinations of passages from classic films, Marilyn Fabe supplies the analytic tools and background in film...