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You are currently browsing 41–50 of 71 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. Movie History: A Survey

    Second Edition

    By Douglas Gomery, Clara Pafort-Overduin

    Covering everything from Edison to Avatar, Gomery and Pafort-Overduin have written the clearest, best organized, and most user-friendly film history textbook on the market. It masterfully distills the major trends and movements of film history, so that the subject can be taught in one semester. And...

    Published April 27th 2011 by Routledge

  2. Distributing Silent Film Serials

    Local Practices, Changing Forms, Cultural Transformation

    By Rudmer Canjels

    Series: Routledge Advances in Film Studies

    Tracing the international consumption, distribution, and cultural importance of silent film serials in the 1910s and 1920s, Canjels provides an exciting new understanding of the cultural dimension and the cultural transformation and circulation of media forms. Specifically, he demonstrates that the...

    Published December 20th 2010 by Routledge

  3. The Enchanted Screen

    The Unknown History of Fairy-Tale Films

    By Jack Zipes

    The Enchanted Screen: The Unknown History of Fairy-Tale Films offers readers a long overdue, comprehensive look at the rich history of fairy tales and their influence on film, complete with the inclusion of an extensive filmography compiled by the author. With this book, Jack Zipes not only looks...

    Published December 12th 2010 by Routledge

  4. American History Goes to the Movies

    Hollywood and the American Experience

    By W. Bryan Rommel Ruiz

    Whether they prefer blockbusters, historical dramas, or documentaries, people learn much of what they know about history from the movies. In American History Goes to the Movies, W. Bryan Rommel-Ruiz shows how popular representations of historic events shape the way audiences understand the history...

    Published December 1st 2010 by Routledge

  5. Post-War Italian Cinema

    American Intervention, Vatican Interests

    By Daniela Treveri Gennari

    Series: Routledge Advances in Film Studies

    Through a comparative approach of current theories developed on ideology and an analysis of official documents from the Vatican and the United States Department of State, the book investigates the decisive role that American production companies played in the development of the Italian film...

    Published November 9th 2010 by Routledge

  6. Arnheim for Film and Media Studies

    Edited by Scott Higgins

    Series: AFI Film Readers

    Rudolf Arnheim (1904-2007) was a pioneering figure in film studies, best known for his landmark book on silent cinema Film as Art. He ultimately became more famous as a scholar in the fields of art and art history, largely abandoning his theoretical work on cinema. However, his later aesthetic...

    Published September 26th 2010 by Routledge

  7. The Routledge Companion to Film History

    Edited by William Guynn

    Series: Routledge Companions

    The Routledge Companion to Film History is an indispensable guide for anyone studying film history for the first time. The approach taken presents a substantial and readable overview of the field and provides students with a tool of reference that will be valuable throughout their studies. The...

    Published August 31st 2010 by Routledge

  8. Slapstick Comedy

    Edited by Tom Paulus, Rob King

    Series: AFI Film Readers

    From Chaplin’s tramp to the Bathing Beauties, from madcap chases to skyscraper perils, slapstick comedy supplied many of the most enduring icons of American cinema in the silent era. This collection of fourteen essays by prominent film scholars challenges longstanding critical dogma and offers new...

    Published April 18th 2010 by Routledge

  9. Encyclopedia of Early Cinema

    Edited by Richard Abel

    The Encyclopedia of Early Cinema, now in a new paperback edition, is a unique one-volume reference work which explores the first 25 years of cinema's development, from the early 1890s to the mid-1910s. These early years of the history of cinema have lately been the subject of resurgent interest and...

    Published January 13th 2010 by Routledge

  10. Film Theory

    An Introduction Through the Senses

    By Thomas Elsaesser, Malte Hagener

    What is the relationship between cinema and spectator? That is the central question for film theory, and renowned film scholars Thomas Elsaesser and Malte Hagener use this question to guide students through all of the major film theories – from the classical period to today – in this insightful,...

    Published December 15th 2009 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Japanese Cinema
    Edited by Nikki J.Y. Lee, Julian Stringer
    To Be Published September 25th 2014
  2. American and Chinese-Language Cinemas: Examining Cultural Flows
    Edited by Lisa Funnell, Man-Fung Yip
    To Be Published October 12th 2014
  3. The American Film History Reader
    Edited by Jon Lewis, Eric Smoodin
    To Be Published November 18th 2014
  4. The Films of Charles and Ray Eames: A Universal Sense of Expectation
    By Eric Schuldenfrei
    To Be Published December 10th 2014
  5. Screen Ages: A Survey of American Cinema
    By John Alberti
    To Be Published December 25th 2014

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