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Featured Series: Routledge Film Guidebooks

The Routledge Film Guidebooks offer a clear introduction to and overview of the work of key filmmakers, movements or genres. Each guidebook contains an introduction, including a brief history; defining characteristics and major films; a chronology; key debates surrounding the filmmaker, movement or genre; and pivotal scenes, focusing on narrative structure, camera work and production quality.

The Routledge Film Guidebooks offer a clear introduction to and overview of the work of key filmmakers, movements or genres. Each guidebook contains an introduction, including a brief history; defining characteristics and major films; a chronology; key debates surrounding the filmmaker, movement or genre; and pivotal scenes, focusing on narrative structure, camera work and production quality.

They are ideal books for film studies students needing in introduction to a key genre or figure. New titles for 2010 are Romantic Comedy and Documentary.

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  1. Documentary

    By David Saunders

    Series: Routledge Film Guidebooks

    Dave Saunders’ spirited introduction to documentary covers its history, cultural context and development, and the approaches, controversies and functions pertaining to non-fiction filmmaking. Saunders examines the many methods by which documentary conveys meaning, whilst exploring its differing...

    Published April 20th 2010 by Routledge

  2. Romantic Comedy

    By Claire Mortimer

    Series: Routledge Film Guidebooks

    Romantic comedy is an enduringly popular genre which has maintained its appeal by constantly evolving, from the screwball comedy to the recent emergence of the bromance. Romantic Comedy examines the history of the genre, considering the social and cultural context for key developments in new genre...

    Published March 25th 2010 by Routledge

  3. Film Noir

    Hard-boiled Modernity and the Cultures of Globalization

    By Jennifer Fay, Justus Nieland

    Series: Routledge Film Guidebooks

    The term "film noir" still conjures images of a uniquely American malaise: hard-boiled detectives, fatal women, and the shadowy hells of urban life. But from its beginnings, film noir has been an international phenomenon, and its stylistic icons have migrated across the complex geo-political...

    Published November 12th 2009 by Routledge

  4. Horror

    By Brigid Cherry

    Series: Routledge Film Guidebooks

    Horror cinema is a hugely successful, but at the same time culturally illicit genre that spans the history of cinema. It continues to flourish with recent cycles of supernatural horror and torture porn that span the full range of horror styles and aesthetics. It is enjoyed by audiences everywhere,...

    Published February 8th 2009 by Routledge

  5. Jane Campion

    By Deb Verhoeven

    Series: Routledge Film Guidebooks

    Jane Campion is one of the most celebrated auteurs of modern cinema and was the first female director to be awarded the prestigious Palme d'Or. Throughout her relatively short career, Campion has received extraordinary attention from the media and scholars alike and has provoked fierce debates on...

    Published December 4th 2008 by Routledge

  6. James Cameron

    By Alexandra Keller

    Series: Routledge Film Guidebooks

    Featuring excerpts from interviews and frame-by-frame analysis of important scenes from films such as Terminator, Aliens, True Lies, and Titanic, Alexandra Keller provides the first critical study of James Cameron as an auteur. Considering in particular his treatment of gender and preoccupation...

    Published September 26th 2006 by Routledge