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Major Works: Film Genre

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  1. 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 11th 2013 by Routledge

  2. 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 11th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Swordsmen of the Screen

    From Douglas Fairbanks to Michael York

    By Jeffrey Richards

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

    This fascinating study of the genre of swashbuckling films received wide critical acclaim when it was first published in 1977. Jeffrey Richards assesses the contributions to the genre of directors, designers and fencing masters, as well as of the stars themselves, and devotes several chapters to...

    Published November 11th 2013 by Routledge

  4. 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 11th 2013 by Routledge

  5. 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 11th 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 11th 2013 by Routledge

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