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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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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...

Collective Trauma and the Psychology of Secrets in Transnational Film

Collective Trauma and the Psychology of Secrets in Transnational Film

1st Edition

Deborah Lynn Porter
February 09, 2018

Collective Trauma and the Psychology of Secrets in Transnational Film advances a methodological line of inquiry based on a fresh insight into the ways in which cinematic meaning is generated and can be ascertained. Premised on a critical reading strategy informed by a metapsychology of secrets, the...

Ecocinema in the City

Ecocinema in the City

1st Edition

Robin L. Murray, Joseph K. Heumann
November 14, 2017

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 as Children...

Film Comedy and the American Dream

Film Comedy and the American Dream

1st Edition

Zach Sands
September 19, 2017

Film Comedy and the American Dream is an examination of national identity in the era of the American superpower as projected in popular comedic films that center on issues of upward mobility. It is the story of what made audiences laugh and why, and what this says about the changing shape of the...

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