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Major Works: Media & Communications

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  1. Image and Influence

    Studies in the Sociology of Film

    By Andrew Tudor

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

    This text outlines what sociologists need to know of the nature of communication and of mass culture, while also looking in some empirical detail at the workings of the Hollywood community and the psychology of the star system. It explores trends such as attempts to adapt semiology and...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Masters of the Soviet Cinema

    Crippled Creative Biographies

    By Herbert Marshall

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

    Eisenstein, Pudovkin, Dovzhenko, Vertov: these Soviet film directors are acknowledged to be among the greatest in the history of cinematography. To Eisenstein we owe such films as Battleship Potemkin and October; to Pudovkin Mother and The End of St Petersburg; to Dovzhenko Earth and Zvenigora; and...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Motion Picture Series and Sequels

    A Reference Guide

    By Bernard A. Drew

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

    In 1989 alone, for example, there were some forty-five major motion pictures which were sequels or part of a series. The film series phenomenon crosses all genres and has been around since the silent film era. This reference guide, in alphabetical order, lists some 906 English Language motion...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Movies and Politics

    The Dynamic Relationship

    Edited by James E. Combs

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

    Collecting together some of the best thinking about the relationship between movies and politics, this book, originally published in 1993, encourages an awareness of the political dimension of film, both for film scholars and those entering the film industry. Eight essays are grouped into four...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Off Screen

    Women and Film in Italy: Seminar on Italian and American directions

    Edited by Giuliana Bruno, Maria Nadotti

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

    This feminist anthology from Italy offers an enriching perspective on cinema studies. Focusing on women’s engagement with political theory and film-making, the book never loses sight of the female experience of cinema. It examines how women have chosen to represent themselves and how they have been...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Our Lady Cinema

    How and Why I went into the Photo-play World and What I Found There

    By Harry Furniss

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

    This charming classic of film literature was originally published in 1914 and hence represents an early attempt to catalogue the allure of cinema and how the motion picture industry began. This tale of life in the early days of cinema will be of interest to film historians and anyone interested in...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  7. 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 10th 2013 by Routledge

  8. The British Board of Film Censors

    Film Censorship in Britain, 1896-1950

    By James C. Robertson

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

    The secrecy in which the British Board of Film Censors enveloped itself until 1948 resulted in a glaring vacuum in British cinematic history. Originally published in 1985, this book filled this important gap, drawing on the detailed registers of films passed, cut and banned since 1913. The book...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  9. The Cinema Ideal

    An Introduction to Psychoanalytic Studies of the Film Spectator

    By Harriet E. Margolis

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

    This study explores the model derived from Freudian and Lacanian psychoanalysis, via Marxism and semiotics, of looking at film. It retraces the steps of film theory from ideological criticism of the late ‘60s to spectator studies in 1988 when the book was originally published. Psychoanalysis...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  10. The Cinema of Apartheid

    Race and Class in South African Film

    By Keyan Tomaselli

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

    This study analyses the historical development of South African cinema up to he book's original publication in 1988. It describes the films and comments on their relationship to South African realities, addressing all aspects of the industry, focusing on domestic production, but also...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge