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Film: styles & genres books

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Recently Published

The Frightfest Guide To Monster Movies by Frank Henenlotter The Frightfest Guide To Monster Movies


Format: Paperback - Released: 18/09/2017

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Notebook Collection by Lucasfilm Ltd Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Notebook Collection

This distinctive notebook collection showcases gorgeous vintage posters, concept, and promotional artwork from the pivotal film in the original Star Wars trilogy. Each notebook features lightly ruled interiors with quotations from the film, plus additional artwork on the inside and...
Format: Notebook / blank book - Released: 12/09/2017

Film Posters of the Russian Avant-Garde by Susan Pack Film Posters of the Russian Avant-Garde

Back in the USSR: 250 film posters capture the cultural energy of the pre-Stalin eraAt the intersection of the visual, graphic, and cinematic arts, film posters are a unique and thrilling record of a particular cultural Zeitgeist. This book brings...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/09/2017

Indian Horror Cinema (En)Gendering the Monstrous by Mithuraaj Dhusiya Indian Horror Cinema (En)Gendering the Monstrous

This book studies the hitherto overlooked genre of horror cinema in India. It uncovers some unique and diverse themes that these films deal with, including the fear of the unknown, the supernatural, occult practices, communication with spirits of the deceased,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/09/2017

Not According to Plan Filmmaking under Stalin by Maria Belodubrovskaya Not According to Plan Filmmaking under Stalin


Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

Spaghetti Westerns at the Crossroads Studies in Relocation, Transition and Appropriation by Austin Fisher Spaghetti Westerns at the Crossroads Studies in Relocation, Transition and Appropriation

This comprehensive study brings together leading international scholars in a variety of disciplines to both revisit the Spaghetti Western genre s cultural significance and consider its on-going influence on international film industries.
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/08/2017

Contemporary British Horror Cinema Industry, Genre and Society by Johnny Walker Contemporary British Horror Cinema Industry, Genre and Society

Combining industry analysis, interviews and detailed textual readings, this book examines the post-millennial revival of British horror cinema.
Format: Electronic book text - Released: 31/08/2017

Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Film Sequels, Series and Remakes An Illustrated Filmography (1996-2016) by Kim R. Holston, Tom Winchester Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Film Sequels, Series and Remakes An Illustrated Filmography (1996-2016)
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Science fiction, fantasy and horror movies have spawned more sequels and remakes than any other film genre. Following volume one, which covered 400 films made between 1931 and 1995, volume two of this comprehensive reference analyses 334 releases from 1996...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/08/2017

Italian Gothic Horror Films, 1970-1979 by Roberto Curti Italian Gothic Horror Films, 1970-1979

Italian Gothic horror films of the 1970s were influenced by the violent giallo movies and adults-only comics of the era, resulting in a graphic approach to the genre. Stories often featured over-the-top violence and nudity and pushed the limits of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/08/2017

Italian Motherhood on Screen by Giovanna Faleschini Lerner Italian Motherhood on Screen

This book is the first scholarly analysis that considers the specificity of situated experiences of the maternal from a variety of theoretical perspectives. From Fertility Day to Family Day, the concept of motherhood has been at the center of the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/08/2017

Coming Soon

Dracula An International Perspective by Crisan Marius-Mircea Dracula An International Perspective

This volume analyses the role of Bram Stoker's Dracula and its sequels in the evolution of the Gothic. As well as the transformation of the Gothic location-from castles, cemeteries and churches to the modern urban gothic-this volume explores the evolution...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/09/2017

The Ghost of One's Self Doppelgangers in Mystery, Horror and Science Fiction Films by Paul Meehan The Ghost of One's Self Doppelgangers in Mystery, Horror and Science Fiction Films

The theme of the double has inspired works by E.T.A. Hoffmann, Poe, de Maupassant, Dostoevsky and others, and has been the basis for classic films in the genres of mystery, horror and science fiction. This theme is examined in film...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/09/2017

Hospitality, Rape and Consent in Vampire Popular Culture Letting the Wrong One In by Agnieszka Stasiewicz-Bienkowska Hospitality, Rape and Consent in Vampire Popular Culture Letting the Wrong One In

This unique study explores the vampire as host and guest, captor and hostage: a perfect lover and force of seductive predation. From Dracula and Carmilla, to True Blood and The Originals, the figure of the vampire embodies taboos and desires...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/10/2017

Australian Screen in the 2000s by Mark David Ryan Australian Screen in the 2000s

This book provides coverage of the diversity of Australian film and television production between 2000 and 2015. In this period, Australian film and television have been transformed by new international engagements, the emergence of major new talents and a movement...
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/10/2017

Fairy Tales on the Teen Screen Rituals of Girlhood by Athena Bellas Fairy Tales on the Teen Screen Rituals of Girlhood

This book examines how the fairy tale is currently being redeployed and revised on the contemporary teen screen. The author redeploys Victor Turner's work on liminality for a feminist agenda, providing a new and productive method for thinking about girlhood...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/11/2017

Science Fiction Cinema and 1950s Britain Recontextualizing Cultural Anxiety by Matthew (De Montfort University, UK) Jones Science Fiction Cinema and 1950s Britain Recontextualizing Cultural Anxiety
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For the last sixty years discussion of 1950s science fiction cinema has been dominated by claims that the genre reflected US paranoia about Soviet brainwashing and the nuclear bomb. However, classic films, such as Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/11/2017

Other books in this genre

Virtual Weaponry The Militarized Internet in Hollywood War Films by Aaron Tucker Virtual Weaponry The Militarized Internet in Hollywood War Films

This book examines the convergent paths of the Internet and the American military, interweaving a history of the militarized Internet with analysis of a number of popular Hollywood movies in order to track how the introduction of the Internet into...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/08/2017

A Companion to Ancient Greece and Rome on Screen by Arthur J. Pomeroy A Companion to Ancient Greece and Rome on Screen

A comprehensive treatment of the Classical World in film and television, A Companion to Ancient Greece and Rome on Screen closely examines the films and TV shows centered on Greek and Roman cultures and explores the tension between pagan and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/08/2017

Movement as Meaning in Experimental Cinema The Musical Poetry of Motion Pictures Revisited by Daniel Barnett Movement as Meaning in Experimental Cinema The Musical Poetry of Motion Pictures Revisited

Movement as Meaning in Experimental Cinema offers sweeping and cogent arguments as to why analytic philosophers should take experimental cinema seriously as a medium for illuminating mechanisms of meaning in language. Using the analogy of the movie projector, Barnett deconstructs...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/08/2017

Queer European Cinema Queering Cinematic Time and Space by Leanne Dawson Queer European Cinema Queering Cinematic Time and Space

Queer European Cinema commences with an overview of LGBTQ representation throughout cinematic history, interwoven with socio-political reality in Europe and beyond, to consider trends including the boarding school film, the gay road movie, and queer horror such as the lesbian...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/08/2017

A Fistful of Icons Essays on Frontier Fixtures of the American Western by Sue Matheson A Fistful of Icons Essays on Frontier Fixtures of the American Western

Western archetypes remain important emblems of the American experience, relating a complex and coded narrative about heroism and morality, masculinity and femininity, westward expansion and technological progress, and assimilation and settlement. In this collection of new essays, 21 contributors examine...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/07/2017

Film Noir by Alain Silver Film Noir

Smoke and Shadows Classic noir flicks, illustrated and examined Beginning with a general overview of film noir and covering its most important themes chapter by chapter (lovers plan murder, corrupt police, doomed love, psychological noir, etc.), this copiously illustrated handbook...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/07/2017

Free and Easy? A Defining History of the American Film Musical Genre by Sean Griffin Free and Easy? A Defining History of the American Film Musical Genre

A History of the American Musical narrates the evolution of the film musical genre, discussing its influences and how it has come to be defined; the first text on this subject for over two decades, it employs the very latest...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/07/2017

Free and Easy? A Defining History of the American Film Musical Genre by Sean Griffin Free and Easy? A Defining History of the American Film Musical Genre

A History of the American Musical narrates the evolution of the film musical genre, discussing its influences and how it has come to be defined; the first text on this subject for over two decades, it employs the very latest...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/07/2017

Martial Arts Cinema and Hong Kong Modernity - Aesthetics, Representation, Circulation by Man-Fung Yip Martial Arts Cinema and Hong Kong Modernity - Aesthetics, Representation, Circulation

At the core of Martial Arts Cinema and Hong Kong Modernity: Aesthetics, Representation, Circulation is a fascinating paradox: the martial arts film, long regarded as a vehicle of Chinese cultural nationalism, can also be understood as a mass cultural expression...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/07/2017

Scars and Wounds Film and Legacies of Trauma by Nick Hodgin Scars and Wounds Film and Legacies of Trauma

This book examines recent cinematic representations of the traumatic legacies of national and international events and processes. Whilst not ignoring European and Hollywood cinema, it includes studies of films about countries which have been less well-represented in cinematic trauma studies,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/06/2017

Twisted Visions Interviews with Cult Horror Filmmakers by Matthew Edwards Twisted Visions Interviews with Cult Horror Filmmakers

Horror and exploitation movies have played a significant role both in America and world cinema by producing a number of challenging, controversial, horrifying and surreal visions. This collection looks to champion and speak to those filmmakers who dare to defy...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/06/2017

Once Upon a Time...the Western - A New Frontier in Art and Film by Mary Dailey Desmarais, Thomas Brent Smith Once Upon a Time...the Western - A New Frontier in Art and Film
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The Western is the quintessential American epic--a mythic story of nation building, triumphs, failures, and fantasies. This book accompanies the first major exhibition to examine the Western genre and its evolution from the mid-1800s in fine art, film, and popular...
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/06/2017

The Monster Movies of Universal Studios by James L. Neibaur The Monster Movies of Universal Studios

Universal Studios produced some of the most famous movie monsters in history including Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy, The Invisible Man, and The Wolf Man. This book looks at each of the key films produced by Universal from 1931 until The...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/06/2017

Hollywood War Film Critical Observations from World War I to Iraq by Daniel Binns Hollywood War Film Critical Observations from World War I to Iraq

Combining action, violence, and deeply conflicted emotions, war has always been a topic made for the big screen. In The Hollywood War Film, Daniel Binns considers how war has been depicted throughout the history of cinema. Looking at depictions of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/06/2017

Images of Occupation in Dutch Film Memory, Myth, and the Cultural Legacy of War by Wendy Burke Images of Occupation in Dutch Film Memory, Myth, and the Cultural Legacy of War

This book is the first to explore depictions of the Second World War in films made a generation later, between 1962 and 1986.
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/06/2017

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