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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 72 new and published books in the subject of Film History — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Japanese Cinema

    Edited by Nikki J.Y. Lee, Julian Stringer

    Series: Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies

    Japanese cinema is historically one of the world’s most important national film industries and one that continues to have a significant global influence. From the Golden Age of the 1930s and the 1950s art-house success of Kurosawa, Mizoguchi, and Ozu to the 1960s New Wave of Imamura and Oshima and...

    Published September 28th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Routledge Encyclopedia of Films

    Edited by Sabine Haenni, Sarah Barrow, John White

    The Routledge Encyclopedia of Films comprises 200 essays by leading film scholars analysing the most important, influential, innovative and interesting films of all time. Arranged alphabetically, each entry explores why each film is significant for those who study film and explores the social,...

    Published August 31st 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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 August 7th 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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

  5. The Woman's Film of the 1940s

    Gender, Narrative, and History

    By Alison L. McKee

    Series: Routledge Advances in Film Studies

    This book explores the relationship among gender, desire, and narrative in 1940s woman’s films which negotiate the terrain between public history and private experience. The woman’s film and other form of cinematic melodrama have often been understood as positioning themselves outside history, and...

    Published April 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  6. 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

  7. American Newsfilm 1914-1919 (RLE The First World War)

    The Underexposed War

    By David H. Mould

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: The First World War

    The First World War was the first conflict in which film became a significant instrument of propaganda. For the United States, the war had two distinct phases: from August 1914 to April 1917, America was officially a neutral country; after April 1917 the United States was in the war, providing men,...

    Published March 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  8. 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

  9. Early Cinema

    Edited by Richard Abel

    Series: Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies

    Especially over the past thirty years, serious research on early cinema has blossomed as never before. This rapid growth has included the establishment of international organizations such as Domitor (founded in 1987), with its biannual conferences; film festivals such as Le Giorante del cinema muto...

    Published January 29th 2014 by Routledge

  10. British Cinema

    Edited by Robert Murphy

    Series: Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies

    Serious scholarly writing and research on British cinema has burgeoned to a dizzying degree in recent decades, and this new four-volume collection from Routledge meets the need for an authoritative reference work to enable users to navigate and make sense of the subject’s large body of scholarship,...

    Published December 10th 2013 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. American and Chinese-Language Cinemas: Examining Cultural Flows
    Edited by Lisa Funnell, Man-Fung Yip
    To Be Published October 9th 2014
  2. The American Film History Reader
    Edited by Jon Lewis, Eric Smoodin
    To Be Published November 18th 2014
  3. The Films of Charles and Ray Eames: A Universal Sense of Expectation
    By Eric Schuldenfrei
    To Be Published December 10th 2014
  4. Screen Ages: A Survey of American Cinema
    By John Alberti
    To Be Published December 25th 2014
  5. Film and the American Presidency
    Edited by Jeff Menne, Christian B. Long
    To Be Published January 30th 2015

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