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  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 17th 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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 24th 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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 13th 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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 4th 2014 by Routledge

  5. 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 24th 2014 by Routledge

  6. 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 30th 2014 by Routledge

  7. 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 11th 2013 by Routledge

  8. French Cinema

    Edited by Phil Powrie

    Series: Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies

    Of all European cinema, the most important is French. France annually produces more films than any other European nation, and throughout its history it has been the key competitor to Hollywood; it is Cannes that matters most after the Oscars. Moreover, the study of film as an academic discipline...

    Published November 21st 2013 by Routledge

  9. American Film Exhibition and an Analysis of the Motion Picture Industry's Market Structure 1963-1980

    By Gary Edgerton

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

    This study looks at how the movie industry organisation functioned between the late ‘40s and 1983 when it was originally published. It describes the changing role of domestic exhibition through this time and analyses the wider film industry to provide a model of the exhibition structure in relation...

    Published November 11th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Cinema and Ireland

    By Kevin Rockett, Luke Gibbons, John Hill

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

    This was the first comprehensive study of film production in Ireland from the silent period to the present day, and of representations of Ireland and ‘Irishness’ in native, British, and American films. It remains an authority on the topic. The book focuses on Irish history and politics to examine...

    Published November 11th 2013 by Routledge