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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 51 new and published books in the subject of Contemporary Cinema — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Political Documentary Cinema in Latin America

    Edited by Antonio Traverso, Kristi M. Wilson

    The chapters in this book show the important role that political documentary cinema has played in Latin America since the 1950s. Political documentary cinema in Latin America has a long history of tracing social injustice and suffering, depicting political unrest, intervening in periods of crisis...

    Published June 8th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Hollywood Puzzle Films

    Edited by Warren Buckland

    Series: AFI Film Readers

    From Inception to The Lake House, moviegoers are increasingly flocking to narratologically complex puzzle films. These puzzle movies borrow techniques—like fragmented spatio-temporal reality, time loops, unstable characters with split identities or unreliable narrators—more commonly attributed to...

    Published June 1st 2014 by Routledge

  3. Contemporary Black American Cinema

    Race, Gender and Sexuality at the Movies

    Edited by Mia Mask

    Contemporary Black American Cinema offers a fresh collection of essays on African American film, media, and visual culture in the era of global multiculturalism. Integrating theory, history, and criticism, the contributing authors deftly connect interdisciplinary perspectives from American studies,...

    Published May 16th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Narratives of Gendered Dissent in South Asian Cinemas

    By Alka Kurian

    Series: Routledge Advances in Film Studies

    This book conducts a post-colonial, gendered investigation of women-centred South Asian films. In these films, the narrative becomes an act of political engagement and a site of feminist struggle: a map that weaves together multiple strands of subjectivity—gender, caste, race, class, religion, and...

    Published March 18th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Postcolonial Film

    History, Empire, Resistance

    Edited by Rebecca Weaver-Hightower, Peter Hulme

    Series: Routledge Advances in Film Studies

    Postcolonial Film: History, Empire, Resistance examines films of the later twentieth and early twenty-first centuries from postcolonial countries around the globe. In the mid twentieth century, the political reality of resistance and decolonization lead to the creation of dozens of new states,...

    Published March 12th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Religion in Contemporary European Cinema

    The Postsecular Constellation

    Edited by Costica Bradatan, Camil Ungureanu

    Series: Routledge Studies in Religion and Film

    The religious landscape in Europe is changing dramatically. While the authority of institutional religion has weakened, a growing number of people now desire individualized religious and spiritual experiences, finding the self-complacency of secularism unfulfilling. The "crisis of religion" is...

    Published February 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  7. From Eileen Chang to Ang Lee

    Lust/Caution

    Edited by Peng Hsiao-yen, Whitney Crothers Dilley

    Series: Academia Sinica on East Asia

    In 2007, Ang Lee made an espionage thriller based on the short story "Lust, Caution" by Eileen Chang, China’s most famous female author of the twentieth century. The release of the film became a trigger for heated debates on issues of national identity and political loyalty, and brought...

    Published January 8th 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Biopic in Contemporary Film Culture

    Edited by Tom Brown, Belén Vidal

    Series: AFI Film Readers

    The biographical film or biopic is a staple of film production in all major film industries and yet, within film studies, its generic, aesthetic, and cultural significance has remained underexplored. The Biopic in Contemporary Film Culture fills this gap, conceptualizing the biopic with a...

    Published December 6th 2013 by Routledge

  9. The Archive Effect

    Found Footage and the Audiovisual Experience of History

    By Jaimie Baron

    The Archive Effect: Found Footage and the Audiovisual Experience of History examines the problems of representation inherent in the appropriation of archival film and video footage for historical purposes. Baron analyses the way in which the meanings of archival documents are modified when they are...

    Published December 4th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Contemporary Jewish Writing

    Austria After Waldheim

    By Andrea Reiter

    Series: Routledge Studies in Religion

    This book examines Jewish writers and intellectuals in Austria, analyzing filmic and electronic media alongside more traditional publication formats over the last 25 years. Beginning with the Waldheim affair and the rhetorical response by the three most prominent members of the survivor generation...

    Published November 19th 2013 by Routledge