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Major Works: Film Studies

You are currently browsing 1–10 of 63 new and published major works in the subject of 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.

New and Published Books

  1. Japanese Cinema

    Edited by Nikki J.Y. Lee, Julian Stringer

    Series: Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies

    Japanese cinema is historically one of the world’s most important national film industries and one that continues to have a significant global influence. From the Golden Age of the 1930s and the 1950s art-house success of Kurosawa, Mizoguchi, and Ozu to the 1960s New Wave of Imamura and Oshima and...

    Published September 28th 2014 by Routledge

  2. American Newsfilm 1914-1919 (RLE The First World War)

    The Underexposed War

    By David H. Mould

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: The First World War

    The First World War was the first conflict in which film became a significant instrument of propaganda. For the United States, the war had two distinct phases: from August 1914 to April 1917, America was officially a neutral country; after April 1917 the United States was in the war, providing men,...

    Published March 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  3. Alfred Hitchcock

    Edited by Neil Badmington

    Series: Critical Evaluations of Leading Film-makers

    ‘Will there ever be an end to the supply of books about Alfred Hitchcock?’, pleaded the Times Literary Supplement in 2008. It is a fair question for, as Michael Walker pointed out in Hitchcock’s Motifs, more has been written about Hitchcock (1899–1980) than any other film director. Indeed, Jane E....

    Published February 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  4. Early Cinema

    Edited by Richard Abel

    Series: Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies

    Especially over the past thirty years, serious research on early cinema has blossomed as never before. This rapid growth has included the establishment of international organizations such as Domitor (founded in 1987), with its biannual conferences; film festivals such as Le Giorante del cinema muto...

    Published January 29th 2014 by Routledge

  5. British Cinema

    Edited by Robert Murphy

    Series: Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies

    Serious scholarly writing and research on British cinema has burgeoned to a dizzying degree in recent decades, and this new four-volume collection from Routledge meets the need for an authoritative reference work to enable users to navigate and make sense of the subject’s large body of scholarship,...

    Published December 10th 2013 by Routledge

  6. French Cinema

    Edited by Phil Powrie

    Series: Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies

    Of all European cinema, the most important is French. France annually produces more films than any other European nation, and throughout its history it has been the key competitor to Hollywood; it is Cannes that matters most after the Oscars. Moreover, the study of film as an academic discipline...

    Published November 20th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

    By Various

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

    Reissuing works originally published between 1914 and 1996, Routledge Library Editions: Cinema (39 volume set) offers a selection of scholarship covering the movies. Volumes range from film propaganda to the epic film genre, women in cinema to Soviet cinema, teen film to horror series; and touch on...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  8. 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

  9. American Political Movies

    An Annotated Filmography of Feature Films

    By James Combs

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

    Essays here explore the relationship between politics and explicitly political feature films from the beginning of the movie industry to World War I, and for each decade through to the 1980's. The included filmography is particularly useful. Originally published in 1990, the method of inquiry put...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  10. American Film Exhibition and an Analysis of the Motion Picture Industry's Market Structure 1963-1980

    By Gary Edgerton

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

    This study looks at how the movie industry organisation functioned between the late ‘40s and 1983 when it was originally published. It describes the changing role of domestic exhibition through this time and analyses the wider film industry to provide a model of the exhibition structure in relation...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge