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Routledge Advances in Film Studies


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This series is our home for innovative research in the field of film studies. It includes monographs and targeted edited collections that provide new insights into this important and evolving subject area.

 

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Why We Remake: The Politics, Economics and Emotions of Film and TV Remakes

Why We Remake: The Politics, Economics and Emotions of Film and TV Remakes

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Lauren Rosewarne
December 20, 2019

This examination of film and television remakes focuses explicitly on why – since the dawn of cinema – studios have remade films over and over again. Each chapter provides insight into the business of Hollywood, the motivations of filmmakers and also the pleasures for audiences, and offers a...

Ethics of Cinematic Experience: Screens of Alterity

Ethics of Cinematic Experience: Screens of Alterity

1st Edition

Orna Raviv
October 25, 2019

Ethics of Cinematic Experience: Screens of Alterity deals with the relationship between cinema and ethics from a philosophical perspective, finding an intrinsic connection between film spectatorship and the possibility of being open to different modes of alterity. The book’s main thesis is that...

Re-reading the Monstrous-Feminine: Art, Film, Feminism and Psychoanalysis

Re-reading the Monstrous-Feminine: Art, Film, Feminism and Psychoanalysis

1st Edition

Nicholas Chare, Jeanette Hoorn, Audrey Yue
September 18, 2019

This book provides a critical reappraisal of Barbara Creed’s ground-breaking work of feminist psychoanalytic film scholarship, The Monstrous-Feminine, which was first published in 1993. The Monstrous-Feminine married psychoanalytic thinking with film analysis in radically new ways to provide...

Affect and Embodied Meaning in Animation: Becoming-Animated

Affect and Embodied Meaning in Animation: Becoming-Animated

1st Edition

Sylvie Bissonnette
March 12, 2019

This book combines insights from the humanities and modern neuroscience to explore the contribution of affect and embodiment on meaning-making in case studies from animation, video games, and virtual worlds. As we interact more and more with animated characters and avatars in everyday media...

Classical Hollywood Film Cycles

Classical Hollywood Film Cycles

1st Edition

Zoe Wallin
March 08, 2019

This book explores the ways in which Hollywood film cycles from the 1930s to the 1960s were shaped by their surrounding industrial contexts and market environments, to build an inclusive conception of the form, operation, and function of film cycles. By foregrounding patterns of distribution,...

Found Footage Horror Films: A Cognitive Approach

Found Footage Horror Films: A Cognitive Approach

1st Edition

Peter Turner
February 11, 2019

This book adopts a cognitive theoretical framework in order to address the mental processes that are elicited and triggered by found footage horror films. Through analysis of key films, the book explores the effects that the diegetic camera technique used in such films can have on the cognition of...

New Approaches to Cinematic Space

New Approaches to Cinematic Space

1st Edition

Filipa Rosário, Iván Villarmea Álvarez
December 14, 2018

New Approaches to Cinematic Space aims to discuss the process of creation of cinematic spaces through moving images and the subsequent interpretation of their purpose and meaning. Throughout seventeen chapters, this edited collection will attempt to identify and interpret the formal strategies used...

Post-Production and the Invisible Revolution of Filmmaking: From the Silent Era to Synchronized Sound

Post-Production and the Invisible Revolution of Filmmaking: From the Silent Era to Synchronized Sound

1st Edition

George Larkin
December 13, 2018

Post-Production and the Invisible Revolution of Filmmaking studies the discourses surrounding post-production, as well as the aesthetic effects of its introduction during the 1920s and 1930s, by exploring the philosophies and issues faced by practitioners during this transitional, transformative...

Melancholy Emotion in Contemporary Cinema: A Spinozian Analysis of Film Experience

Melancholy Emotion in Contemporary Cinema: A Spinozian Analysis of Film Experience

1st Edition

Francesco Sticchi
December 13, 2018

This work outlines a new methodology for film analysis based on the radical materialist thought of Baruch Spinoza, re-evaluating contemporary cognitive media theory and philosophical theories on the emotional and intellectual aspects of film experience. Sticchi’s exploration of Spinozian...

Indian Cinema Beyond Bollywood: The New Independent Cinema Revolution

Indian Cinema Beyond Bollywood: The New Independent Cinema Revolution

1st Edition

Ashvin Immanuel Devasundaram
October 30, 2018

This is the first edited volume on new independent Indian cinema. It aims to be a comprehensive compendium of diverse theoretical, philosophical, epistemological and practice-based perspectives, featuring contributions from multidisciplinary scholars and practitioners across the world. This edited...

Emotion in Animated Films

Emotion in Animated Films

1st Edition

Meike Uhrig
October 10, 2018

Ranging from blockbuster movies to experimental shorts or documentaries to scientific research, computer animation shapes a great part of media communication processes today. Be it the portrayal of emotional characters in moving films or the creation of controllable emotional stimuli in scientific...

Melodrama, Self and Nation in Post-War British Popular Film

Melodrama, Self and Nation in Post-War British Popular Film

1st Edition

Johanna Laitila
June 28, 2018

This book investigates the portrayal of nationalities and sexualities in British post-Second World War crime film and melodrama. By focussing on these genres, and looking at the concept of melodrama as an analytical tool apt for the analysis of both sexuality and nation, the book offers insight...

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