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Film: styles & genres books

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Recently Published

Zombie Cinema by Ian Olney Zombie Cinema

Charts the transformation zombies into pop culture icons, exploring their enormous appeal to viewers in the twenty-first century. It traces the evolution of the living dead on film, and surveys the present cinematic landscape, in which zombies have overrun every...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/01/2018

Torture Porn in the Wake of 9/11 Horror, Exploitation, and the Cinema of Sensation by Aaron Michael Kerner Torture Porn in the Wake of 9/11 Horror, Exploitation, and the Cinema of Sensation

Saw, Hostel, The Devil's Rejects: this wave of horror movies has been classed under the disparaging torture porn . Since David Edelstein coined the term for a New York magazine article a few years after 9/11, many critics have speculated...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/01/2018

Creature Features Nature Turned Nasty in the Movies by William Schoell Creature Features Nature Turned Nasty in the Movies

Offers a critical, colourful and informative examination of different types of monster movies, spanning the silent period to today. Chapters explore dragons, dinosaurs, and other scaly giants; big bug flicks; ordinary animals grown to improbable proportions; films in which nature...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/01/2018

The Funny Parts A History of Film Comedy Routines and Gags by Anthony Balducci The Funny Parts A History of Film Comedy Routines and Gags

Classic comedy routines and individual gags have been around for literally hundreds of years; the best of these ribticklers making their merry way through theater, circus, film and television. The challenge to comedians has always been to adapt familiar material...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/01/2018

The Werewolf Filmography 300 Movies by Bryan Senn The Werewolf Filmography 300 Movies

From the horrific to the heroic, cinematic werewolves are metaphors for our savage nature, symbolizing the secret, bestial side of humanity that hides beneath our civilized veneer. Examining acknowledged classics like The Wolf Man and The Howling, as well as...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/01/2018

East Asian Cinema by David Carter East Asian Cinema


Format: Paperback - Released: 19/01/2018

Climate Trauma Foreseeing the Future in Dystopian Film and Fiction by E. Ann Kaplan Climate Trauma Foreseeing the Future in Dystopian Film and Fiction

Each month brings new scientific findings that demonstrate the ways in which human activities, from resource extraction to carbon emissions, are doing unprecedented,perhaps irreparable damage to our world. As we hear these climate change reports and their predictions for the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/01/2018

Marvel Comics into Film Essays on Adaptations Since the 1940s by Matthew J. McEniry Marvel Comics into Film Essays on Adaptations Since the 1940s

This collection of new essays is the first to explore the historical, textual and cultural context of the larger cinematic Marvel universe, including serials, animated films, television movies, non-U.S. versions of Marvel characters, films featuring characters licensed by Marvel, and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/01/2018

Live Cinema Cultures, Economies, Aesthetics by Sarah (King's College, London, UK) Atkinson Live Cinema Cultures, Economies, Aesthetics
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The first collection to consolidate authoritative research into the burgeoning field of 'live cinema', the creation of live events around a particular film screening --
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/12/2017

Global Finance on Screen From Wall Street to Side Street by Constantin (University of Navarra, Spain) Parvulescu Global Finance on Screen From Wall Street to Side Street
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Global Finance on Screen is the first collection exclusively dedicated to a growing body of multi-format and multimedia audiovisual work that this book designates as the finance film. Finance film provides critical visualizations of the secretive, elitist, PR firewalled, and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/12/2017

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The Monomyth in American Science Fiction Films 28 Visions of the Hero's Journey by Donald E. Palumbo The Monomyth in American Science Fiction Films 28 Visions of the Hero's Journey

Analyses the use of Joseph Campbell's monomyth in twenty-six films and two SciFi Channel miniseries released and aired between 1960 and 2009. Organised into an Introduction and nine chapters, this study examines the monomyth in the context of Campbell's The...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/01/2018

Horror Film A Critical Introduction by Murray (University of Calgary, Canada) Leeder Horror Film A Critical Introduction
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Throughout the history of cinema, horror has proven to be a genre of consistent popularity, which adapts to different cultural contexts while retaining a recognizable core. Horror Film: A Critical Introduction, the newest in Bloomsbury's Film Genre series, balances the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/01/2018

Horror Film A Critical Introduction by Murray (University of Calgary, Canada) Leeder Horror Film A Critical Introduction
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Throughout the history of cinema, horror has proven to be a genre of consistent popularity, which adapts to different cultural contexts while retaining a recognizable core. Horror Film: A Critical Introduction, the newest in Bloomsbury's Film Genre series, balances the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/01/2018

Masters of the Shoot-'Em-Up Conversations with Directors, Actors and Writers of Vintage Action Movies and Television Shows by Tadhg Taylor Masters of the Shoot-'Em-Up Conversations with Directors, Actors and Writers of Vintage Action Movies and Television Shows

This collection of interviews features American, British and Australian writers, directors and actors recounting their notable work in the action genre and the fun of blowing things up. Action movies and television series from 1950s to the mid-1980s are covered,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/01/2018

Talking Films and Songs Javed Akhtar in conversation with Nasreen Munni Kabir by Nasreen Munni Kabir Talking Films and Songs Javed Akhtar in conversation with Nasreen Munni Kabir


Format: Paperback - Released: 25/01/2018

Film and Genocide by Kristi M. Wilson Film and Genocide

Brings together scholars of film and of genocide to discuss film representations, both fictional and documentary, of the Holocaust, the Armenian genocide, and genocides in Chile, Australia, Rwanda, and the United States.
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/01/2018

Bleeding Skull! A 1980s Trash-Horror Odyssey by Joseph A. Ziemba, Dan Budnik Bleeding Skull! A 1980s Trash-Horror Odyssey
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Format: Paperback - Released: 26/01/2018

Film Noir 101 The 101 Best Film Noir Posters from the 1940s-1950s by Mark Fertig Film Noir 101 The 101 Best Film Noir Posters from the 1940s-1950s


Format: Hardback - Released: 26/01/2018

The Atomic Bomb in Japanese Cinema Critical Essays by Matthew Edwards The Atomic Bomb in Japanese Cinema Critical Essays

Seventy years after the nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan is still dealing with the effects of the bombings on the national psyche. From the Occupation Period to the present, Japanese cinema had offered a means of coming to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/01/2018

Comedy-horror Films A Chronological History, 1914-2008 by Bruce G. Hallenbeck Comedy-horror Films A Chronological History, 1914-2008

Fun and fright have long been partners in the cinema, dating back to the silent film era and progressing to the Scary Movie franchise and other releases. This guide takes a comprehensive look at the comedy-horror movie genre from the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/01/2018

The 1990s Teen Horror Cycle Final Girls and a New Hollywood Formula by Alexandra West The 1990s Teen Horror Cycle Final Girls and a New Hollywood Formula

Provides an in-depth study of the American youth market in the 1990s as well as the America's history and politics, focusing on such films as Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992), Scream (1996), I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/01/2018

Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Film Sequels, Series and Remakes An Illustrated Filmography, Volume II (1996-2016) by Kim R. Holston, Tom Winchester Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Film Sequels, Series and Remakes An Illustrated Filmography, Volume II (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: 30/01/2018

Indie Science Fiction Cinema Today Conversations with 21st Century Filmmakers by Kathleen Fernandez-Vander Kaay, Chris Vander Kaay Indie Science Fiction Cinema Today Conversations with 21st Century Filmmakers
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Science fiction films spend a great deal of time thinking about and exploring the future. What happens when the future starts to arrive faster than anyone ever expected? This work explores the seismic shift in subject matter and social focus...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/01/2018

Divided Lenses Screen Memories of War in East Asia by David Desser, Aaron Gerow Divided Lenses Screen Memories of War in East Asia
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Explores how the tumultuous years between 1931 and 1953 have been recreated and renegotiated in cinema. By bringing together a variety of specialists in the cinemas of East Asia and offering divergent yet complementary perspectives, the book explores how the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/01/2018

Japanese Horror and the Transnational Cinema of Sensations by Steven T. Brown Japanese Horror and the Transnational Cinema of Sensations

Japanese Horror and the Transnational Cinema of Sensations undertakes a critical reassessment of Japanese horror cinema by attending to its intermediality and transnational hybridity in relation to world horror cinema.
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/02/2018

Other books in this genre

The Long Take Art Cinema and the Wondrous by Lutz Koepnick The Long Take Art Cinema and the Wondrous

In The Long Take, Lutz Koepnick posits extended shot durations as a powerful medium for exploring different modes of perception and attention in our fast-paced world of mediated stimulations. Grounding his inquiry in the long takes of international filmmakers such...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/12/2017

The Long Take Art Cinema and the Wondrous by Lutz Koepnick The Long Take Art Cinema and the Wondrous

In The Long Take, Lutz Koepnick posits extended shot durations as a powerful medium for exploring different modes of perception and attention in our fast-paced world of mediated stimulations. Grounding his inquiry in the long takes of international filmmakers such...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/12/2017

Masculinity in Contemporary Science Fiction Cinema by Marianne Kac-Vergne Masculinity in Contemporary Science Fiction Cinema

First full account of men & masculinity in modern science fiction cinema.
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/12/2017

Global Finance on Screen From Wall Street to Side Street by Constantin (University of Navarra, Spain) Parvulescu Global Finance on Screen From Wall Street to Side Street
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Global Finance on Screen is the first collection exclusively dedicated to a growing body of multi-format and multimedia audiovisual work that this book designates as the finance film. Finance film provides critical visualizations of the secretive, elitist, PR firewalled, and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/12/2017

Star Wars Insider: Icons of the Galaxy by Titan Books Star Wars Insider: Icons of the Galaxy

A Star Wars icon is an aspect of the Star Wars saga that you will never forget. It might be a person such as Princess Leia, a droid such as C-3P0, characters such as the stormtroopers or even a collectable...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/12/2017

Horrific Humor and the Moment of Droll Grimness in Cinema Sidesplitting sLaughter by Molly Merryman Horrific Humor and the Moment of Droll Grimness in Cinema Sidesplitting sLaughter

Horrific Humor and the Moment of Droll Grimness in Cinema explores the moment in audience reception where screams and laughter collide. Essays examinine the aesthetics and mechanics of the sLaughter moment, the impact of its frission of humor and horror...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/12/2017

Genre Trouble and Extreme Cinema Film Theory at the Fringes of Contemporary Art Cinema by Troy Bordun Genre Trouble and Extreme Cinema Film Theory at the Fringes of Contemporary Art Cinema

This volume re-evaluates theories of genre and spectatorship in light of a critic-defined tendency in recent art cinema, coined `extreme cinema'.
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/12/2017

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

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.
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/11/2017

Gothic Dissections in Film and Literature The Body in Parts by Ian Conrich, Laura Sedgwick Gothic Dissections in Film and Literature The Body in Parts
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This is the first book-length study to systematically and theoretically analyse the use and representation of individual body parts in Gothic fiction.
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/11/2017

Ecocinema in the City by Robin L. (Eastern Illinois University, USA) Murray, Joseph K. (Eastern Illinois University, USA) Heumann Ecocinema in the City
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In Ecocinema in the City, Murray and Heumann argue that urban ecocinema both reveals and critiques visions of urban environmentalism. The book emphasizes the increasingly transformative power of nature in urban settings, explored in both documentaries and fictional films such...
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/11/2017

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

This volume analyses the role of Bram Stoker's Dracula and its sequels in the evolution of the Gothic.
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/11/2017

Seeing through the Screen Interpreting American Political Film by Bruce E. Altschuler Seeing through the Screen Interpreting American Political Film

This book consists of short essays on approximately fifty American political films. It explores the extent to which films take on the political issues of the day and their influence on public perceptions of politics.
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/11/2017

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: 16/11/2017

Guillermo del Toro's The Devil's Backbone by Matt Zoller, Simon Abrams, Guillermo del Toro Guillermo del Toro's The Devil's Backbone
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Explore the creation of Guillermo del Toro's early masterpiece through this visually stunning and insightful look at the spine-chilling classic.
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/11/2017

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