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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 13 new and published books in the subject of Film Genre — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Science Fiction TV

    By J. P. Telotte

    Series: Routledge Television Guidebooks

    The first in the Routledge Television Guidebooks series, Science Fiction TV offers an introduction to the versatile and evolving genre of science fiction television, combining historical overview with textual readings to analyze its development and ever-increasing popularity. J. P. Telotte...

    Published February 20th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Biopic in Contemporary Film Culture

    Edited by Tom Brown, Belén Vidal

    Series: AFI Film Readers

    The biographical film or biopic is a staple of film production in all major film industries and yet, within film studies, its generic, aesthetic, and cultural significance has remained underexplored. The Biopic in Contemporary Film Culture fills this gap, conceptualizing the biopic with a...

    Published December 6th 2013 by Routledge

  3. A Critical Guide to Horror Film Series

    By Ken Hanke

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

    In this book the author takes a fresh look at horror film series as series and presents an understanding of how the genre thrived in this format for a large portion of its history. It sheds light on older films such as the Universal and the Hammer series films on Dracula, Frankenstein and the Mummy...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  4. At a Theater or Drive-in Near You

    The History, Culture, and Politics of the American Exploitation Film

    By Randall Clark

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

    Millions of Americans have been thrilled, scared, titillated, and shocked by exploitation movies, low budget films with many scenes of sex, violence, and other potentially lurid elements. The term derives from the fact that promoters of such films exploit the contents in advertising that plays up...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Swordsmen of the Screen

    From Douglas Fairbanks to Michael York

    By Jeffrey Richards

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

    This fascinating study of the genre of swashbuckling films received wide critical acclaim when it was first published in 1977. Jeffrey Richards assesses the contributions to the genre of directors, designers and fencing masters, as well as of the stars themselves, and devotes several chapters to...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  6. 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

  7. The Road to Romance and Ruin

    Teen Films and Youth Culture

    By Jon Lewis

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

    This book analyses the teen film as the rare medium able to represent the otherwise chaotic and conflicting experience of youth. The author focuses on six major issues: alienation, deviance and delinquency, sex and gender, the politics of consumption, the apolitics of youth(ful) rebellion, and...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Visions of Yesterday

    By Jeffrey Richards

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

    Film is an important source of social history, as well as having been a popular art form from the early twentieth century. This study shows how a society, consciously or unconsciously, is mirrored in its cinema. It considers the role of the cinema in dramatizing popular beliefs and myths, and takes...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Transnational Horror Across Visual Media

    Fragmented Bodies

    Edited by Dana Och, Kirsten Strayer

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    This volume investigates the horror genre across national boundaries (including locations such as Africa, Turkey, and post-Soviet Russia) and different media forms, illustrating the ways that horror can be theorized through the circulation, reception, and production of transnational media texts....

    Published September 30th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Masculinity in the Contemporary Romantic Comedy

    Gender as Genre

    By John Alberti

    Series: Routledge Advances in Film Studies

    This volume addresses the growing obsolescence of traditional constructions of masculine identity in popular romantic comedies by proposing an approach that combines gender and genre theory to examine the ongoing radical reconstruction of gender roles in these films. Alberti creates a unified...

    Published May 1st 2013 by Routledge