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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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The Other in Contemporary Migrant Cinema: Imagining a New Europe?

The Other in Contemporary Migrant Cinema: Imagining a New Europe?

1st Edition

Guido Rings
January 15, 2016

As a rapidly aging continent, Europe increasingly depends on the successful integration of migrants. Unfortunately, contemporary political and media discourses observe and frequently also support the development of nationalist, eurosceptic and xenophobic reactions to immigration and growing...

Mobility and Migration in Film and Moving Image Art: Cinema Beyond Europe

Mobility and Migration in Film and Moving Image Art: Cinema Beyond Europe

1st Edition

Nilgun Bayraktar
December 07, 2015

Mobility and Migration in Film and Moving Image Art explores cinematic and artistic representations of migration and mobility in Europe from the 1990s to today. Drawing on theories of migrant and diasporic cinema, moving-image art, and mobility studies, Bayraktar provides historically situated...

Transnational Asian Identities in Pan-Pacific Cinemas: The Reel Asian Exchange

Transnational Asian Identities in Pan-Pacific Cinemas: The Reel Asian Exchange

1st Edition

Philippa Gates, Lisa Funnell
December 07, 2015

This collection examines the exchange of Asian identities taking place at the levels of both film production and film reception amongst pan-Pacific cinemas. The authors consider, on the one hand, texts that exhibit what Mette Hjort refers to as, "marked transnationality," and on the other, the...

Rashomon Effects: Kurosawa, Rashomon and their legacies

Rashomon Effects: Kurosawa, Rashomon and their legacies

1st Edition

Blair Davis, Robert Anderson, Jan Walls
November 12, 2015

Akira Kurosawa is widely known as the director who opened up Japanese film to Western audiences, and following his death in 1998, a process of reflection has begun about his life’s work as a whole and its legacy to cinema. Kurosawa’s 1950 film Rashomon has become one of the best-known Japanese...

Spectacle in Classical Cinemas: Musicality and Historicity in the 1930s

Spectacle in Classical Cinemas: Musicality and Historicity in the 1930s

1st Edition

Tom Brown
August 14, 2015

Spectacle is not often considered to be a significant part of the style of ‘classical’ cinema. Indeed, some of the most influential accounts of cinematic classicism define it virtually by the supposed absence of spectacle. Spectacle in ‘Classical’ Cinemas: Musicality and Historicity in the 1930s...

Spaces of the Cinematic Home: Behind the Screen Door

Spaces of the Cinematic Home: Behind the Screen Door

1st Edition

Eleanor Andrews, Stella Hockenhull, Fran Pheasant-Kelly
August 06, 2015

This book examines the ways in which the house appears in films and the modes by which it moves beyond being merely a backdrop for action. Specifically, it explores the ways that domestic spaces carry inherent connotations that filmmakers exploit to enhance meanings and pleasures within film....

Cinema and Language Loss: Displacement, Visuality and the Filmic Image

Cinema and Language Loss: Displacement, Visuality and the Filmic Image

1st Edition

Tijana Mamula
July 16, 2015

Cinema and Language Loss provides the first sustained exploration of the relationship between linguistic displacement and visuality in the filmic realm, examining in depth both its formal expressions and theoretical implications. Combining insights from psychoanalysis, philosophy and film theory,...

Theorizing Film Acting

Theorizing Film Acting

1st Edition

Aaron Taylor
June 23, 2015

This comprehensive collection provides theoretical accounts of the grounds and phenomenon of film acting. The volume features entries by some of the most prominent scholars on film acting who collectively represent the various theoretical traditions that constitute the discipline of film studies....

The Politics of Loss and Trauma in Contemporary Israeli Cinema

The Politics of Loss and Trauma in Contemporary Israeli Cinema

1st Edition

Raz Yosef
June 23, 2015

The last decade has marked the growing visibility and worldwide interest in Israeli cinema. Films such as Walk on Water, Or, My Treasure, Beaufort and Waltz with Bashir have been commercially and critically successful both in Europe and the United States and have won a number of prestigious...

Cinema as Weather: Stylistic Screens and Atmospheric Change

Cinema as Weather: Stylistic Screens and Atmospheric Change

1st Edition

Kristi McKim
June 23, 2015

How do cinematic portrayals of the weather reflect and affect our experience of the world? While weatherly predictability and surprise can impact our daily experience, the history of cinema attests to the stylistic and narrative significance of snow, rain, wind, sunshine, clouds, and skies. Through...

Asian Cinema and the Use of Space: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Asian Cinema and the Use of Space: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

1st Edition

Lilian Chee, Edna Lim
May 06, 2015

Asian cinemas are connected to global networks and participate in producing international film history while at the same time influenced and engaged by spatial, cultural, social and political transformations. This interdisciplinary study forwards a productive pairing of Asian cinemas and space,...

The Western in the Global South

The Western in the Global South

1st Edition

MaryEllen Higgins, Rita Keresztesi, Dayna Oscherwitz
May 05, 2015

The Western in the Global South investigates the Western film genre's impact, migrations, and reconfigurations in the Global South. Contributors explore how cosmopolitan directors have engaged with, appropriated, and subverted the tropes and conventions of Hollywood and Italian Westerns, and how...

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