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Film: styles & genres books

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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: 15/11/2017

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: 14/11/2017

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. While many studies of teenagehood and teen film briefly invoke Turner's concept, it remains an underdeveloped framework for thinking about youth onscreen.
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/11/2017

Post-Unification Turkish German Cinema Work, Globalisation and Politics Beyond Representation by Gozde Naiboglu Post-Unification Turkish German Cinema Work, Globalisation and Politics Beyond Representation

This book offers a post-representational approach to a range of fiction and non-fiction films that deal with labour migration from Turkey to Germany. Engaging with materialist philosophies of process, it offers analyses of films by Thomas Arslan, Christian Petzold, Aysun...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/11/2017

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: 03/11/2017

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

The book thus adds to the present literature on extreme cinema and film theory, yet sets itself apart by fully deploying genre theory alongside the methodological and stylistic approaches of Stanley Cavell.
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/10/2017

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: 16/10/2017

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: 15/10/2017

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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

The Great Sports Documentaries 100+ Award Winning Films by Michael Peters The Great Sports Documentaries 100+ Award Winning Films

Sports and competition have been film subjects since the dawn of the medium. This volume surveys the history of the sports documentary subgenre, covering more than 100 award-winning films of more than 40 different forms of competition - from traditional...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/11/2017

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: 30/11/2017

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

Live Cinema Cultures, Economies, Aesthetics by Sarah (King's College, London, UK) Atkinson Live Cinema Cultures, Economies, Aesthetics
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Live Cinema is a term used to capture a diverse range of experiences that incorporate a `live' element in relation to a film's exhibition. The live augmentation of cinema screenings is not a new phenomenon, indeed this tendency is present...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/12/2017

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

Other books in this genre

The American Civil War on Film and TV Blue and Gray in Black and White and Color by Douglas Brode The American Civil War on Film and TV Blue and Gray in Black and White and Color

Whether on the big screen or small, films featuring the American Civil War have provided the setting, ideologies, and character archetypes for cinematic narratives of morality, race, gender, and nation. Nineteen essays explore all these issues; spanning a wide range...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/10/2017

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: 07/10/2017

American Gothic Six Decades of Classic Horror Cinema by Jonathan Rigby American Gothic Six Decades of Classic Horror Cinema

A landmark study of the Hollywood horror film from its 19th-century beginnings through to the arrival of Vincent Price as a genre star. This 60-year period encompasses the shadowy nightmares of the silent era, the breakthrough hits in the early...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/10/2017

The Art of Horror Movies: An Illustrated History by John Landis The Art of Horror Movies: An Illustrated History

The ultimate guide to art used in the horror film genre, tracing its history from the Silent era to the latest releases and trends
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2017

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.
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2017

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

Mexican Transnational Cinema and Literature by Mar Castro Ricalde Mexican Transnational Cinema and Literature


Format: Paperback - Released: 29/09/2017

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: 20/09/2017

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

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

Film Noir by Alain Silver Film Noir


Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

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


Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

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