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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 41 new and published books in the subject of Hollywood — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Hollywood Puzzle Films

    Edited by Warren Buckland

    Series: AFI Film Readers

    From Inception to The Lake House, moviegoers are increasingly flocking to narratologically complex puzzle films. These puzzle movies borrow techniques—like fragmented spatio-temporal reality, time loops, unstable characters with split identities or unreliable narrators—more commonly attributed to...

    Published June 1st 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Woman's Film of the 1940s

    Gender, Narrative, and History

    By Alison L. McKee

    Series: Routledge Advances in Film Studies

    This book explores the relationship among gender, desire, and narrative in 1940s woman’s films which negotiate the terrain between public history and private experience. The woman’s film and other form of cinematic melodrama have often been understood as positioning themselves outside history, and...

    Published April 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  3. Hollywood Goes to War

    Films and American Society, 1939-1952

    By Colin Shindler

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

    A historian’s view of the relationship between American history and the American film industry, this book is a witty and perceptive account of Hollywood and its films in the years from the outbreak of the Second World War in Europe to the end of the war in Korea, It describes how film makers and...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Hollywood in the Age of Television

    Edited by Tino Balio

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

    This collection of papers examines the evolving relationship between the motion picture industry and television from the 1940s onwards. The institutional and technological histories of the film and TV industries are looked at, concluding that Hollywood and television had a symbiotic relationship...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  5. The Epic Film

    Myth and History

    By Derek Elley

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

    As Charlton Heston put it: ‘There’s a temptingly simple definition of the epic film: it’s the easiest kind of picture to make badly.’ This book goes beyond that definition to show how the film epic has taken up one of the most ancient art-forms and propelled it into the modern world, covered in...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  6. The Hollywood Feature Film in Postwar Britain

    By Paul Swann

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

    When this book was originally published in 1987, the American feature film had been colonising the world’s imagination for over 75 years and the book studies that experience in Britain, where American films have always dominated cinema screens, both commercially and intellectually. The timeframe is...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Interpreting Tyler Perry

    Perspectives on Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality

    Edited by Jamel Santa Cruze Bell, Ronald L. Jackson II

    Series: Routledge Transformations in Race and Media

    Tyler Perry has become a significant figure in media due to his undeniable box office success led by his character Madea and popular TV sitcoms House of Payne and Meet the Browns. Perry built a multimedia empire based largely on his popularity among African American viewers and has become a...

    Published September 9th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Hollywood and the CIA

    Cinema, Defense and Subversion

    By Oliver Boyd Barrett, David Herrera, James A. Baumann

    Series: Media, War and Security

    This book investigates representations of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in Hollywood films, and the synergies between Hollywood product, U.S. military/defense interests and U.S. foreign policy. As probably the best known of the many different intelligence agencies of the US, the CIA is an...

    Published December 6th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Ecocinema Theory and Practice

    Edited by Stephen Rust, Salma Monani, Sean Cubitt

    Series: AFI Film Readers

    Ecocinema Theory and Practice is the first collection of its kind—an anthology that offers a comprehensive introduction to the rapidly growing field of eco-film criticism, a branch of critical scholarship that investigates cinema’s intersections with environmental understandings. It references...

    Published August 24th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Cinema and Inter-American Relations

    Tracking Transnational Affect

    By Adrián Pérez Melgosa

    Series: Routledge Advances in Film Studies

    Cinema and Inter-American Relations studies the key role that commercial narrative films have played in the articulation of the political and cultural relationship between the United States and Latin America since the onset of the Good Neighbor policy (1933). Pérez Melgosa analyzes the evolution of...

    Published July 25th 2012 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Film Genre for the Screenwriter
    By Jule Selbo
    To Be Published August 6th 2014
  2. American and Chinese-Language Cinemas: Examining Cultural Flows
    Edited by Lisa Funnell, Man-Fung Yip
    To Be Published October 13th 2014
  3. The American Film History Reader
    Edited by Jon Lewis, Eric Smoodin
    To Be Published November 19th 2014
  4. Film and the American Presidency
    Edited by Jeff Menne, Christian B. Long
    To Be Published December 1st 2014
  5. Moralizing Cinema: Film, Catholicism, and Power
    Edited by Daniel Biltereyst, Daniela Treveri Gennari
    To Be Published December 15th 2014

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