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Major Works: Media & Film Studies

You are currently browsing 41–50 of 120 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.

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. The Difficulty of Difference

    Psychoanalysis, Sexual Difference and Film Theory

    By D. N. Rodowick

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

    This book argues that serious misreadings of Freud and Lacan on sexual difference have characterized prevailing models of psychoanalytic film criticism. In critiquing theories of identification and female spectatorship, the author maintains that early film theorists and feminist critics are equally...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  2. 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

  3. The Films of Werner Herzog

    Between Mirage and History

    Edited by Timothy Corrigan

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

    Given Herzog’s own pronouncement that ‘film is not the art of scholars, but of illiterates,’ it is not surprising that his work has aroused ambivalent and contradictory responses. Visually and philosophically ambitious and at the same time provocatively eccentric, Herzog’s films have been greeted...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Where we Came In

    Seventy Years of the British Film Industry

    By Charles Allen Oakley

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

    Originally published in 1964, this book tells the history of the British cinematograph industry for the first time. It describes moments of splendid triumph and others of shattering failure. The mood switches from reckless optimism to demoralising pessimism, from years in which British films won...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Mass-Observation at the Movies

    Edited by Jeffrey Richards, Dorothy Sheridan

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

    The Mass Observation social research organisation (1937 to early 1950s), a pioneering independent effort aimed at education, specialised in material about everyday life in Britain and recorded material through a panel of around 500 volunteer observers who maintained diaries or replied to open-ended...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Materialist Film

    By Peter Gidal

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

    A polemical introduction to the avant-garde and experimental in film (including making and viewing), Materialist Film is a highly original, thought-provoking book. Thirty-seven short chapters work through a series of concepts which will enable the reader to deal imaginatively with the contradictory...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Flashbacks in Film

    Memory & History

    By Maureen Turim

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

    The flashback is a crucial moment in a film narrative, one that captures the cinematic expression of memory, and history. This author’s wide-ranging account of this single device reveals it to be an important way of creating cinematic meaning. Taking as her subject all of film history, the author...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge