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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 16 new and published books in the subject of British Cinema — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

For books that are not yet published; please browse forthcoming books.

New and Published Books

  1. The Cinema and the Origins of Literary Modernism

    By Andrew Shail

    Series: Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

    Modernist writing has always been linked with cinema. The recent renaissance in early British film studies has allowed cinema to emerge as a major historical context for literary practice. Treating cinema as a historical rather than an aesthetic influence, this book analyzes the role of early...

    Published July 16th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Alfred Hitchcock

    Edited by Neil Badmington

    Series: Critical Evaluations of Leading Film-makers

    ‘Will there ever be an end to the supply of books about Alfred Hitchcock?’, pleaded the Times Literary Supplement in 2008. It is a fair question for, as Michael Walker pointed out in Hitchcock’s Motifs, more has been written about Hitchcock (1899–1980) than any other film director. Indeed, Jane E....

    Published February 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  3. Our Lady Cinema

    How and Why I went into the Photo-play World and What I Found There

    By Harry Furniss

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

    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 in the early days of cinema will be of interest to film historians and anyone interested in...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Where we Came In

    Seventy Years of the British Film Industry

    By Charles Allen Oakley

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

    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 from reckless optimism to demoralising pessimism, from years in which British films won...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  5. British Comedy Cinema

    Edited by I.Q. Hunter, Laraine Porter

    Series: British Popular Cinema

    British comedy cinema has been a mainstay of domestic production since the beginning of the last Century and arguably the most popular and important genre in British film history. This edited volume will offer the first comprehensive account of the rich and popular history of British comedy...

    Published April 4th 2012 by Routledge

  6. The History of British Film (Volume 1)

    The History of the British Film 1896 - 1906

    Edited by Rachael Low

    This set is one of the cornerstones of film scholarship, and one of the most important works on twentieth century British culture. Published between 1948 and 1985, the volumes document all aspects of film making in Britain from its origins in 1896 to 1939.Rachael Low pioneered the interpretation of...

    Published July 6th 2011 by Routledge

  7. History of British Film (Volume 2)

    The History of the British Film 1906 - 1914

    Edited by Rachael Low

    This set is one of the cornerstones of film scholarship, and one of the most important works on twentieth century British culture. Published between 1948 and 1985, the volumes document all aspects of film making in Britain from its origins in 1896 to 1939.Rachael Low pioneered the interpretation of...

    Published June 11th 2011 by Routledge

  8. History of British Film (Volume 3)

    The History of the British Film 1914 - 1918

    Edited by Rachael Low

    This set is one of the cornerstones of film scholarship, and one of the most important works on twentieth century British culture. Published between 1948 and 1985, the volumes document all aspects of film making in Britain from its origins in 1896 to 1939.Rachael Low pioneered the interpretation of...

    Published June 11th 2011 by Routledge

  9. British Women's Cinema

    Edited by Melanie Bell, Melanie Williams

    Series: British Popular Cinema

    British Women’s Cinema examines the place of female-centred films throughout British film history, from silent melodrama and 1940s costume dramas right up to the contemporary British ‘chick flick’....

    Published September 14th 2009 by Routledge

  10. British National Cinema

    2nd Edition

    By Sarah Street, Sarah Street

    Series: National Cinemas

    With films as diverse as Bhaji on the Beach, The Dam Busters, Trainspotting, The Draughtsman’s Contract, Prick Up Your Ears, Ratcatcher, This Is England and Atonement, British cinema has produced wide-ranging notions of British culture, identity and nationhood. British National Cinema is a...

    Published August 12th 2008 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. The Routledge Companion to British Cinema History
    Edited by Ian Hunter
    To Be Published January 15th 2015

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