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Movies and Politics: The Dynamic Relationship

by James E. Combs

Collecting together some of the best thinking about the relationship between movies and politics, this book, originally published in 1993, encourages an awareness of the political dimension of film, both for...

Off Screen: Women and Film in Italy: Seminar on Italian and American Directions

by Giuliana Bruno & Maria Nadotti

This feminist anthology from Italy offers an enriching perspective on cinema studies. Focusing on women's engagement with political theory and film-making, the book never loses sight of the female experience...

Hollywood in the Age of Television

by Tino Balio

This collection of papers examines the evolving relationship between the motion picture industry and television from the 1940s onwards. The institutional and technological histories of the film and TV industries...

Film and Reform:: John Grierson and the Documentary Film Movement

by Ian Aitken

Best known for his documentaries such as Drifters, North Sea, and Housing Problems, John Grierson was the most important figure in the British documentary film movement and one of the most influential of British...

Film and the Working Class: The Feature Film in British and American Society

by Peter Stead

Taking the subject chronologically from the 1890s to when the book was initially published in 1989, this book analyses those films specifically concerned with working-class conditions and struggle, and discusses...

The Cinema of Apartheid: Race and Class in South African Film

by Keyan Tomaselli

This study analyses the historical development of South African cinema up to he book's original publication in 1988. It describes the films and comments on their relationship to South African realities, addressing...

Image and Influence: Studies in the Sociology of Film

by Andrew Tudor

This text outlines what sociologists need to know of the nature of communication and of mass culture, while also looking in some empirical detail at the workings of the Hollywood community and the psychology...

Early Cinema in Russia and Its Cultural Reception

by Yuri Tsivian & Richard Taylor

This book examines the development of cinematic form and culture in Russia, from its late nineteenth-century beginnings as a fairground attraction to the early post-Revolutionary years.

The author traces the...

Materialist Film

by Peter Gidal

A polemical introduction to the avant-garde and experimental in film (including making and viewing), Materialist Film is a highly original, thought-provoking book.

Thirty-seven short chapters work through a...

The Routledge Dictionary of Turkish Cinema

by Gönül Dönmez-Colin

The first critical and analytical dictionary of Turkish Cinema, this book provides a comprehensive overview of Turkish cinema from its beginnings to the present day.

Addressing the lacuna in scholarly work on...

Motion Picture Series and Sequels: A Reference Guide

by Bernard A. Drew

In 1989 alone, for example, there were some forty-five major motion pictures which were sequels or part of a series. The film series phenomenon crosses all genres and has been around since the silent film era....

The Epic Film: Myth and History

by Derek Elley

As Charlton Heston put it: 'There's a temptingly simple definition of the epic film: it's the easiest kind of picture to make badly.' This book goes beyond that definition to show how the film epic has taken...

Our Lady Cinema: How and Why I Went Into the Photo-Play World and What I Found There

by Harry Furniss

This charming classic of film literature was originally published in 1914 and hence represents an early attempt to catalogue the allure of cinema and how the motion picture industry began. This tale of life...

A Critical Guide to Horror Film Series

by Ken Hanke

In this book the author takes a fresh look at horror film series as series and presents an understanding of how the genre thrived in this format for a large portion of its history. It sheds light on older films...

The Road to Romance & Ruin: Teen Films and Youth Culture

by Jon Lewis

This book analyses the teen film as the rare medium able to represent the otherwise chaotic and conflicting experience of youth. The author focuses on six major issues: alienation, deviance and delinquency,...

Chicano Images: Refiguring Ethnicity in Mainstream Film

by Christine List

Providing textual analysis of 12 feature films written and directed by filmmakers who explore aspects of the Chicano cultural movement, this book discusses films including Cheech and Chong's Still Smokin' (1983),...

Masters of the Soviet Cinema: Crippled Creative Biographies

by Herbert Marshall

Eisenstein, Pudovkin, Dovzhenko, Vertov: these Soviet film directors are acknowledged to be among the greatest in the history of cinematography. To Eisenstein we owe such films as Battleship Potemkin and October;...

Where We Came in: Seventy Years of the British Film Industry

by Charles Allen Oakley

Originally published in 1964, this book tells the history of the British cinematograph industry for the first time. It describes moments of splendid triumph and others of shattering failure. The mood switches...

The Routledge Encyclopedia of Film Theory

by Edward Branigan & Warren Buckland

The Routledge Encyclopedia of Film Theory is an international reference work representing the essential ideas and concepts at the centre of film theory from the beginning of the twentieth century, to the beginning...

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