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  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 4th 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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 30th 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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 11th 2013 by Routledge

  4. 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

  5. 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 11th 2013 by Routledge

  6. 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

  7. 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 11th 2013 by Routledge

  8. 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 11th 2013 by Routledge

  9. 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 11th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Cinema, Literature & Society

    Elite and Mass Culture in Interwar Britain

    By Peter Miles, Malcolm Smith

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

    During the interwar period cinema and literature seemed to be at odds with each other, part of the continuing struggle between mass and elite culture which so worried writers such as Aldous Huxley, T.S. Eliot and the Leavises. And this cultural divide appeared to be sharp evidence of a deeper...

    Published November 11th 2013 by Routledge