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Major Works: Cinema Studies & Popular Cinema

You are currently browsing 1–10 of 45 new and published major works in the subject of Cinema Studies & Popular Cinema — 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. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

Forthcoming Books

  1. Bollywood
    Edited by Rachel Dwyer
    To Be Published March 12th 2015

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