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You are currently browsing 21–30 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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  1. 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 11th 2013 by Routledge

  2. 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 11th 2013 by Routledge

  3. 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 11th 2013 by Routledge

  4. 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 18th 2013 by Routledge

  5. 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 18th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Cinema as Weather

    Stylistic Screens and Atmospheric Change

    By Kristi McKim

    Series: Routledge Advances in Film Studies

    How do cinematic portrayals of the weather reflect and affect our experience of the world? While weatherly predictability and surprise can impact our daily experience, the history of cinema attests to the stylistic and narrative significance of snow, rain, wind, sunshine, clouds, and skies. Through...

    Published February 25th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Chinese Cinema

    Edited by Chris Berry

    Series: Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies

    Chinese cinema is the only non-English language cinema to have a significant global presence. From multiplex blockbusters like Ang Lee’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon to festival hits such as Jia Zhangke’s Still Life, Chinese cinema succeeds like no other foreign-language cinema. The...

    Published December 6th 2012 by Routledge

  8. A History of Popular Culture

    More of Everything, Faster and Brighter, 2nd Edition

    By Raymond F. Betts, Lyz Bly

    This lively and informative survey provides a thematic global history of popular culture focusing on the period since the end of the Second World War. A History of Popular Culture explores the rapid diffusion and 'hybridization' of popular culture as the result of three conditions of the world...

    Published November 28th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Stardom and the Aesthetics of Neorealism

    Ingrid Bergman in Rossellini's Italy

    By Ora Gelley

    Series: Routledge Advances in Film Studies

    In this exciting new book, Gelley considers the collaboration between Rossellini and Ingrid Bergman in light of the neorealist aesthetic. This study re-examines the director's postwar works in relation to the contemporary discussion on Italian national identity: rather than marking a radical break...

    Published May 29th 2012 by Routledge

  10. The Classical Hollywood Reader

    Edited by Steve Neale

    The Classical Hollywood Reader brings together essential readings to provide a history of Hollywood from the 1910s to the mid 1960s. Following on from a Prologue that discusses the aesthetic characteristics of Classical Hollywood films, Part 1 covers the period between the 1910s and the...

    Published April 24th 2012 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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