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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 98 new and published books in the subject of Film Theory — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Blade Runner

    Edited by Amy Coplan, David Davies

    Series: Philosophers on Film

    Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner is widely regarded as a "masterpiece of modern cinema" and is regularly ranked as one of the great films of all time. Set in a dystopian future where the line between human beings and ‘replicants’ is blurred, the film raises a host of philosophical questions about what...

    Published April 14th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Film Theory

    An Introduction through the Senses, 2nd Edition

    By Thomas Elsaesser, Malte Hagener

    What is the relationship between cinema and spectator? This is the key question for film theory, and one that Thomas Elsaesser and Malte Hagener put at the center of their insightful and engaging book, now revised from its popular first edition. Every kind of cinema (and every film theory) first...

    Published March 26th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Hollywood Action Films and Spatial Theory

    By Nick Jones

    Series: Routledge Advances in Film Studies

    This book applies the discourse of the so-called ‘spatial turn’ to popular contemporary cinema, in particular the action sequences of twenty-first century Hollywood productions. Tackling a variety of spatial imaginations (contemporary iconic architecture; globalisation and non-places;...

    Published March 11th 2015 by Routledge

  4. A Coat of Many Colours

    Occasional Essays

    By Herbert Read

    Series: Routledge Revivals: Herbert Read and Selected Works

    This book, first published in 1947, is collection of critical essays by Herbert Read that had not been previously published in book form. The essays cover several different subject areas, including literature, art, architecture, and film, from a span of twenty years. This title will be of interest...

    Published March 9th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Cinema as Therapy

    Grief and transformational film

    By John Izod, Joanna Dovalis

    Loss is an inescapable reality of life, and individuals need to develop a capacity to grieve in order to mature and live life to the full. Yet most western movie audiences live in cultures that do not value this necessary process and filmgoers finding themselves deeply moved by a particular film...

    Published January 26th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Architecture's Pretexts

    Spaces of Translation

    By Aarati Kanekar

    The aim of this book is to expose readers to architecture’s pretexts that include literary narratives, film, theatre, painting, music, and ritual, as a bridge between diverse intellectual territories and architecture. It introduces a selection of seminal modern and contemporary architectural...

    Published January 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  7. On Not Looking

    The Paradox of Contemporary Visual Culture

    Edited by Frances Guerin

    Series: Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

    On Not Looking: The Paradox of Contemporary Visual Culture focuses on the image, and our relationship to it, as a site of "not looking." The collection demonstrates that even though we live in an image-saturated culture, many images do not look at what they claim, viewers often do not look at the...

    Published January 14th 2015 by Routledge

  8. The Routledge Encyclopedia of Film Theory

    Edited by Edward Branigan, Warren Buckland

    The Routledge Encyclopedia of Film Theory is an international reference work representing the essential ideas and concepts at the centre of film theory from the beginning of the twentieth century, to the beginning of the twenty-first. When first encountering film theory, students are often...

    Published January 9th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Neuroscience and Media

    New Understandings and Representations

    Edited by Michael Grabowski

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    This volume explores how advances in the fields of evolutionary neuroscience and cognitive psychology are informing media studies with a better understanding of how humans perceive, think and experience emotion within mediated environments. The book highlights interdisciplinary and...

    Published December 17th 2014 by Routledge

  10. The Trickster and the System

    Identity and agency in contemporary society

    By Helena Bassil-Morozow

    For centuries, the trickster has been used in various narratives, including mythological, literary and cinematic, to convey the idea of agency, rebellion and, often turbulent, progress. In The Trickster and the System: Identity and Agency in Contemporary Society, Helena Bassil-Morozow shows how the...

    Published October 1st 2014 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Twenty-First Century Bollywood
    By Ajay Gehlawat
    To Be Published May 14th 2015
  2. Theories of Authorship
    By John Caughie
    To Be Published May 29th 2015
  3. Race, Philosophy, and Film
    Edited by Mary K. Bloodsworth-Lugo, Dan Flory
    To Be Published May 29th 2015
  4. Theorizing Film Acting
    Edited by Aaron Taylor
    To Be Published May 29th 2015
  5. Cinema as Weather: Stylistic Screens and Atmospheric Change
    By Kristi McKim
    To Be Published May 29th 2015

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