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You are currently browsing 31–40 of 79 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. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Blaxploitation Films of the 1970s

    Blackness and Genre

    By Novotny Lawrence

    Series: Studies in African American History and Culture

    During the early years of the motion picture industry, black performers were often depicted as shuckin’ and jivin’ caricatures. Specifically, black males were portrayed as toms, coons and bucks, while the mammy and tragic mulatto archetypes circumscribed black femininity. This misrepresentation...

    Published April 5th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Postwar Renoir

    Film and the Memory of Violence

    By Colin Davis

    Series: Routledge Advances in Film Studies

    This book re-assesses director Jean Renoir’s work between his departure from France in 1940 and his death in 1979, and contributes to the debate over how the medium of film registers the impact of trauma. The 1930s ended in catastrophe for both for Renoir and for France: La Règle du jeu was a...

    Published April 3rd 2012 by Routledge

  10. Film, History and Cultural Citizenship

    Sites of Production

    Edited by Tina Mai Chen, David S. Churchill

    Series: Routledge Studies in Cultural History

    This new book investigates the relationship of film to history, power, memory, and cultural citizenship. The book is concerned with two central issues: firstly, the participation of film and filmmakers in articulating and challenging projects of modernity; and, secondly, the role of film in shaping...

    Published December 9th 2011 by Routledge