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  1. Feature Films as History

    Edited by K. R. M. Short

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

    Bringing together the work of leading film historians, originally published in 1981, this book illustrates the breadth of methodological approaches adopted by the field and the variety of its interests. Dealing with a period from about 1924-1945, it considers feature films in particular, showing...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Hollywood Goes to War

    Films and American Society, 1939-1952

    By Colin Shindler

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

    A historian’s view of the relationship between American history and the American film industry, this book is a witty and perceptive account of Hollywood and its films in the years from the outbreak of the Second World War in Europe to the end of the war in Korea, It describes how film makers and...

    Published November 10th 2013 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. Swordsmen of the Screen

    From Douglas Fairbanks to Michael York

    By Jeffrey Richards

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

    This fascinating study of the genre of swashbuckling films received wide critical acclaim when it was first published in 1977. Jeffrey Richards assesses the contributions to the genre of directors, designers and fencing masters, as well as of the stars themselves, and devotes several chapters to...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  5. The Hollywood Feature Film in Postwar Britain

    By Paul Swann

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

    When this book was originally published in 1987, the American feature film had been colonising the world’s imagination for over 75 years and the book studies that experience in Britain, where American films have always dominated cinema screens, both commercially and intellectually. The timeframe is...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Visions of Yesterday

    By Jeffrey Richards

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

    Film is an important source of social history, as well as having been a popular art form from the early twentieth century. This study shows how a society, consciously or unconsciously, is mirrored in its cinema. It considers the role of the cinema in dramatizing popular beliefs and myths, and takes...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  7. 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

  8. Flashbacks in Film

    Memory & History

    By Maureen Turim

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

    The flashback is a crucial moment in a film narrative, one that captures the cinematic expression of memory, and history. This author’s wide-ranging account of this single device reveals it to be an important way of creating cinematic meaning. Taking as her subject all of film history, the author...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Shakespeare on Silent Film

    A Strange Eventful History

    By Robert Hamilton Ball

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Film and Literature

    In 1899, when film projection was barely three years old, Herbert Beerbohm Tree was filmed as King John. In his highly entertaining history, Robert Hamilton Ball traces in detail the fate of Shakespeare on silent films from Tree’s first effort until the establishment of sound in 1929. The silent...

    Published April 17th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Shakespearean Films/Shakespearean Directors

    By Peter S. Donaldson

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Film and Literature

    Originally published in 1990, this book brought a new rigor and subtlety to the interpretation of film adaptations of Shakespeare. Drawing on traditional literary analysis, psychoanalysis, and current film theory about gender and subjectivity, the author combines close readings of seven films with...

    Published April 17th 2013 by Routledge