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Major Works: Film History

You are currently browsing 1–10 of 21 new and published major works in the subject of Film History — 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.

New and Published Books

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

Forthcoming Books

  1. Japanese Cinema
    Edited by Nikki J.Y. Lee, Julian Stringer
    To Be Published September 25th 2014
  2. Bollywood
    Edited by Rachel Dwyer
    To Be Published March 9th 2015

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