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You are currently browsing 31–40 of 73 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. 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 23rd 2012 by Routledge

  2. 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 4th 2012 by Routledge

  3. 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 2nd 2012 by Routledge

  4. 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 8th 2011 by Routledge

  5. The Persistence of Hollywood

    By Thomas Elsaesser

    While Hollywood’s success – its persistence – has remained constant for almost one hundred years, the study of its success has undergone significant expansion and transformation. Since the 1960s, Thomas Elsaesser’s research has spearheaded the study of Hollywood, beginning with his...

    Published December 5th 2011 by Routledge

  6. Cinema, Audiences and Modernity

    New perspectives on European cinema history

    Edited by Daniel Biltereyst, Richard Maltby, Philippe Meers

    This book sheds new light on the cinema and modernity debate by confronting established theories on the role of the modern cinematic experience with new empirical work on the history of the social experience of cinema-going, film audiences and film exhibition. The book provides a wide range of...

    Published September 4th 2011 by Routledge

  7. The History of British Film (Volume 1)

    The History of the British Film 1896 - 1906

    Edited by Rachael Low

    This set is one of the cornerstones of film scholarship, and one of the most important works on twentieth century British culture. Published between 1948 and 1985, the volumes document all aspects of film making in Britain from its origins in 1896 to 1939.Rachael Low pioneered the interpretation of...

    Published July 6th 2011 by Routledge

  8. Horror Noire

    Blacks in American Horror Films from the 1890s to Present

    By Robin R Means Coleman

    From King Kong to Candyman, the boundary-pushing genre of the horror film has always been a site for provocative explorations of race in American popular culture. In Horror Noire: Blacks in American Horror Films from 1890's to Present, Robin R. Means Coleman traces the history of notable...

    Published June 19th 2011 by Routledge

  9. Japanese and Hong Kong Film Industries

    Understanding the Origins of East Asian Film Networks

    By Yau Shuk-ting, Kinnia

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    Drawing on first-hand materials collected from the Chinese and Japanese literature as well as interviews with more than twenty filmmakers and scholars Kinnia Shuk-ting Yau provides a solid historical account of the complex interactions between Japanese and Hong Kong film industries from the 1930s...

    Published June 19th 2011 by Routledge

  10. History of British Film (Volume 2)

    The History of the British Film 1906 - 1914

    Edited by Rachael Low

    This set is one of the cornerstones of film scholarship, and one of the most important works on twentieth century British culture. Published between 1948 and 1985, the volumes document all aspects of film making in Britain from its origins in 1896 to 1939.Rachael Low pioneered the interpretation of...

    Published June 11th 2011 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. The American Film History Reader
    Edited by Jon Lewis, Eric Smoodin
    To Be Published December 9th 2014
  2. The Films of Charles and Ray Eames: A Universal Sense of Expectation
    By Eric Schuldenfrei
    To Be Published December 10th 2014
  3. Screen Ages: A Survey of American Cinema
    By John Alberti
    To Be Published December 25th 2014
  4. Bollywood
    Edited by Rachel Dwyer
    To Be Published March 12th 2015
  5. Film and the American Presidency
    Edited by Jeff Menne, Christian B. Long
    To Be Published March 18th 2015

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