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The Cinema of Robert Zemeckis

by Norman Kagan

Kagan unlocks the mind behind the making of these diverse and groundbreaking hits-appraising each work's appeal while placing it in the context of Zemeckis's career.


Deeper than Oblivion: Trauma and Memory in Israeli Cinema

by Raz Yosef & Boaz Hagin

In this collection, leading scholars in both film studies and Israeli studies show that beyond representing familiar historical accounts or striving to offer a more complete and accurate depiction of the past,...


Revolution and Rebellion in Mexican Film

by Niamh Thornton

A study of the representation of political conflict in Mexican film.


Wag the Dog: A Study on Film and Reality in the Digital Age

by Eleftheria Thanouli

Wag the Dog is a film that became a media event and a cultural icon because it inadvertently short-circuited the distance that is supposed to separate reality and fiction. The film's narration challenges the...


Dark Energy: Hitchcock's Absolute Camera and the Physics of Cinematic Spacetime

by Philip J. Skerry

Alfred Hitchcock and the cinema grew up together. Born in 1899, four years after the first 'official' film showing in Paris, Hitchcock demonstrated an early fascination with the new art of the cinema. He entered...


Very Naughty Boys: The Amazing True Story of Handmade Films

by Robert Sellers

The incredible, hilarious insider's story of Britain's favourite film company! 

It all started when Beatle George Harrison stepped in to fund Life of Brian when Monty Python's original backers pulled out. His...


The Wizard of Oz

by William Stillman & Jay Scarfone

Commemorating the seventy-fifth anniversary of The Wizard of Oz, this collectible edition delivers an interactive experience, transporting readers over the rainbow and into the Land of Oz with its host of unpublished...


The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made

by Greg Sestero & Tom Bissell

From the actor who somehow lived through it all, a “sharply detailed…funny book about a cinematic comedy of errors” (The New York Times): the making of the cult film phenomenon The Room.

In 2003, an independent...


The Cinema of Me: Self and Subjectivity in First-Person Documentary Film

by Alisa Lebow

When a filmmaker makes a film with herself as a subject, she is already divided as both the subject matter of the film and the subject making the film. The two senses of the word are immediately in play – the...


Hard to Swallow: Hard-Core Pornography on Screen

by Claire Hines & Darren Kerr

Even in our increasingly sexualized culture hard-core pornography and the representation of explicit sex is still hard to swallow. This lively and provocative new collection of essays by leading scholars explores...


The Vampire Film: Undead Cinema

by Jeffrey Weinstock

This introductory volume offers an elegant analysis of the enduring appeal of the cinematic vampire. From Georges Méliès' early cinematic experiments to Twilight and Let the Right One In, the history of vampires...


Chain Saw Confidential: How We Made the World's Most Notorious Horror Movie

by Gunnar Hansen

When The Texas Chain Saw Massacre first hit movie screens in 1974 it was both reviled and championed. To critics, it was either "a degrading, senseless misuse of film and time" or "an intelligent, absorbing...


Westerns Essential Collection: The Essential 'Journal of Popular Film and Television' Collection

by Gary R. Edgerton

For nearly two centuries, Americans have embraced the Western like no other artistic genre. Creators and consumers alike have utilized this story form in literature, painting, film, radio and television to explore...


Violence and American Cinema

by J. David Slocum

First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Writing History in Film

by William Guynn

Historical film has been an important genre since the earliest silent films. The French Revolution, the American Civil War, the conquest of the New World, World War II--all have been repeatedly represented in...


Maureen O'Hara: The Biography

by Aubrey Malone

From her first appearances on the stage and screen, Maureen O'Hara (b. 1920) commanded attention with her striking beauty, radiant red hair, and impassioned portrayals of spirited heroines. Whether she was being...


The Charley Chase Talkies: 1929-1940

by James L. Neibaur

In The Charley Chase Talkies: 1929-1940, James L. Neibaur examines, film-by-film, the comedian's 79 short subjects at Roach and Columbia studios. The first book to examine any portion of Chase’s filmography,...


The Art and Politics of Bolivian Cinema

by José|Ruiz, Jorge Sànchez-H.

In Bolivia, politics have always shaped art, particularly when it comes to film. This book presents Bolivia's most significant filmmakers largely in their own words.


Death at the Movies: Hollywood's Guide to the Hereafter

by Tom and Lyn Genelli

It’s a Wonderful Life (1946), Resurrection (1980), Poltergeist (1982), Beetlejuice (1988), Ghost (1990), Groundhog Day (1993), The Sixth Sense (1999) — these are only a few of the influential movies in recent...


Gloria Swanson

by Stephen Michael Shearer & Jeanine Basinger

Gloria Swanson defined what it meant to be a movie star, but her unforgettable role in Sunset Boulevard overshadowed the true story of her life. Now Stephen Michael Shearer sets the record straight in the...