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Major Works: Media & Film Studies

You are currently browsing 11–20 of 125 new and published major works in the subject of Media & Film Studies — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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Routledge Major Works has a strong international focus and each of the sets is edited by a leading expert in their field. This publishing programme continues to grow with new book series being created all the time. Worthy mentions include a new Sports Studies and Construction Series.

Titles published by Routledge Major Works cover an abundance of literature on leading and influential figures, key concepts, topics and sub-disciplines across the social sciences, humanities, behavioural sciences and law.

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  1. 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

  2. Chicano Images

    Refiguring Ethnicity in Mainstream Film

    By Christine List

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

    Providing textual analysis of 12 feature films written and directed by filmmakers who explore aspects of the Chicano cultural movement, this book discusses films including Cheech and Chong's Still Smokin' (1983), El Norte (1985), and Break of Dawn (1988). The text analyzes the portrayal of Chicano,...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Cinema and Ireland

    By Kevin Rockett, Luke Gibbons, John Hill

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

    This was the first comprehensive study of film production in Ireland from the silent period to the present day, and of representations of Ireland and ‘Irishness’ in native, British, and American films. It remains an authority on the topic. The book focuses on Irish history and politics to examine...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Cinema Eye, Cinema Ear

    Some Key Film-makers of the Sixties

    By John Russell Taylor

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

    Since the cinema first began to be taken seriously as an art form, there has been a constant debate on the question: who is the real creator of the film, the writer or the director? This study of a group of key film-makers in the sixties suggests that during this decade there was an emergence...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Cinema, Literature & Society

    Elite and Mass Culture in Interwar Britain

    By Peter Miles, Malcolm Smith

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

    During the interwar period cinema and literature seemed to be at odds with each other, part of the continuing struggle between mass and elite culture which so worried writers such as Aldous Huxley, T.S. Eliot and the Leavises. And this cultural divide appeared to be sharp evidence of a deeper...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Directors and Directions

    Cinema for the Seventies

    By John Russell Taylor

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

    This is a study of nine key film-makers who came into prominence in the early ‘70s: Claude Chabrol, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Lindsay Anderson, Stanley Kubrick, Andy Warhol and Paul Morrissey, Satyajit Ray, Miklos Jancsó, and Dušan Makavejev – representing seven film-producing countries. In this book...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Early Cinema in Russia and its Cultural Reception

    By Yuri Tsivian

    Edited by Richard Taylor

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

    This book examines the development of cinematic form and culture in Russia, from its late nineteenth-century beginnings as a fairground attraction to the early post-Revolutionary years. The author traces the changing perceptions of cinema and its social transition from a modernist invention to a...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Eisenstein: A Documentary Portrait

    By Norman Swallow

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

    Of all the pioneers of the cinema, the Soviet film director Sergei Eisenstein has exerted the most enduring hold on the popular imagination. This book offers a unique portrait of the director based on the personal recollections of those who knew him. Originally published in 1976, it is illustrated...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Feature Films as History

    Edited by K. R. M. Short

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

    Bringing together the work of leading film historians, originally published in 1981, this book illustrates the breadth of methodological approaches adopted by the field and the variety of its interests. Dealing with a period from about 1924-1945, it considers feature films in particular, showing...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Film and Reform

    John Grierson and the Documentary Film Movement

    By Ian Aitken

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

    Best known for his documentaries such as Drifters, North Sea, and Housing Problems, John Grierson was the most important figure in the British documentary film movement and one of the most influential of British film theorists. This major assessment of Grierson and the documentary film movement...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge