This is a selection of film books that I’ve been collecting for a few years now, divided into categories.. Most of these books are in pdf and can be read online, but some are in epub and can only be downloaded. Enjoy!

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This is a selection of film books that I’ve been collecting for a few years now, divided into categories.. Most of these books are in pdf and can be read online, but some are in epub and can only be downloaded. Enjoy!

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This is a selection of film books that I’ve been collecting for a few years now, some are from known sites, others are from t*rrents or even private trackers. These are roughly separated into categories, but ones of personal interest, so I suggest using CTRL+F to search for specific titles/subjects/authors! I’m not from the US but this list is compiled from an American perspective mostly because a lot of the books available are from there. Also, most of these books are in pdf and can be read online, but some are in epub and can only be downloaded. Enjoy!


* '80s action movies on the cheap: 284 low budget, high impact pictures (Budnik, Daniel R)

* A Companion to the Gangster Film (Larke-Walsh, George)

* All That Hollywood Allows: Re-reading Gender in 1950s Melodrama (Byars, Jackie)

* American Cinematographer Manual (Ryan, Rod)

* American Domesticity: From How-To Manual to Hollywood Melodrama (McHugh, Kathleen Anne)

* American Films of the 70s: Conflicting Visions (Lev, Peter)

* American Independent Cinema - An Introduction (Tzioumakis, Yannis)

* Andre Bazin's Ontology of Photographic and Film Imagery (Jonathan Friday)

* Animation from Pencils to Pixels - Classical Techniques for the Digital Animator (Tony White)

* Anime from Akira to Howl's Moving Castle - Experiencing Contemporary Japanese Animation (Napier, Susan J.)

* Art in the Cinematic Imagination (Felleman, Susan)

* AS Film Studies The Essential Introduction (Benyahia, Sarah Casey; Gaffney, Freddie; White, John)

* A Foreign Affair - Billy Wilder's American Films (Gemunden, Gerd)

* Action Speaks Louder - Violence, Spectacle, and the American Action Movie (Lichtenfeld, Eric)

* Avant-Garde Film - Forms, Themes and Passions (O'Pray, Michael)

* Avant-Garde Film (Graf, Alexander; Schuenemann, Dietrich)

* Bad Boys: The Actors of the Film Noir (Hannsberry, Karen Burroughs)

* Between Nostalgia and Nationalism (Mikhalkov, Nikita)

* Black American Cinema (Diawara, M.)

* Black Children in Hollywood Cinema - Cast in Shadow (Olson, Debbie)

* Black cinema treasures - lost and found (Jones, George William)

* Black City Cinema - African American Urban Experiences In Film (Massood, Paula J.)

* Black Directors in Hollywood (Donaldson, Melvin)

* Black Lenses, Black Voices - African American Film Now (Reid, Mark A.)

* Black Masculinity and the Cinema of Policing (Sexton, Jared)

* Black Masculinity on Film - Native Sons and White Lies (O'Brien, Daniel)

* Bluebeard's Legacy - Death and Secrets from Bartok to Hitchcock (Pollock, Griselda; Anderson, Victoria)

* Cannibalism in Literature and Film (Brown, Jennifer)

* Children, Cinema & Censorship from Dracula to the Dead End Kids (Smith, Sarah J)

* Cinema - A Visual Anthropology (Gray, Gordon)

* Cinema and Painting - How Art is Used in Film (Vache, Angela Dalle)

* Cinema and Spectatorship (Mayne, Judith)

* Cinema and the Invention of Modern Life (Charney, Leo; Schwartz, Vanessa R.)

* Cinema inferno - celluloid explosions from the cultural margins (Cline, John; Weiner, Robert G.)

* Cinema, Philosophy, Bergman - On Film as Philosophy (Livingston, Paisley)

* Cinematography - A Guide for Film Makers and Film Teachers (Malkiewicz, Kris J.; Mullen, M. David)

* Cinematography - Theory and Practice, Second Edition - Image Making for Cinematographers and Directors (Brown, Blain)

* Cinematography (Keating, Patrick)

* Cities And Cinema (Mennel, Barbara)

* Classical Film Violence - Designing and Regulating Brutality in Hollywood Cinema, 1930-1968 (Prince, Stephen)

* Classical Hollywood Reader (Neale, Steve)

* Classics in Film and Fiction (Cartmell, Hunter; Kaye, Heidi; Whelehan, Imelda)

* Closely Watched Films - An Introduction to the Art of Narrative Film Technique (Fabe, Marilyn)

* Comedy Incarnate - Buster Keaton, Physical Humor, and Bodily Coping (Carroll, Noel)

* Contact Zones - Memory, Origin, and Discourses in Black Diasporic Cinema (Petty, Sheila)

* Contemporary Hollywood Stardom (Austin Thomas; Barker, Martin)

* Crash Cinema - Representation in Film (Mark Goodall, Jill Good, Will Godfrey, Mark Goodall, Jill Good, Will Godfrey)

* Creative Careers in Hollywood (Scheer, Laurie)

* Crime Films (Leitch, Thomas)

* Crime Wave - The Filmgoers' Guide to Great Crime Movies (Hughes, Howard)

* Cult Cinema - An Introduction (Mathijs, Ernest; Sexton, Jamie)

* Cult Movies in Sixty Seconds (McCarthy, Soren)

* Changing Direction - A Practical Approach to Directing Actors in Film and Theatre (DeKoven, Lenore)

* Dames in the Driver's Seat: Rereading Film Noir (Wager, Jans B.)

* Death in Classic and Contemporary Film - Fade to Black (Sullivan, Daniel; Greenberg, Jeff)

* Death on the Cheap - The Lost B Movies of Film Noir (Lyon, Arthur)

* Defining Documentary Film (Hicks, Jeremy; Vertov, Dziga)

* Devotional Cinema (Dorsky, Nathaniel)

* Documentary Filmmakers Speak (Stubbs, Liz)

* Documentary in the Digital Age (Baker, Maxine)

* Dreams and Dead Ends - The American Gangster Film (Shadoian, Jack)

* Driven to Darkness - Jewish Émigré Directors and the Rise of Film Noir (Brook, Vincent)

* Driving Visions - Exploring the Road Movie (Laderman, David)

* Directing - Film Techniques and Aesthetics (Rabiger, Michael)

* Directing Actors - Creating Memorable Performances for Film & Television (Weston, Judith)

* Down and Dirty Pictures - Miramax, Sundance, and the Rise of Independent Film (Biskind, Peter)

* Early modern tragedy and the cinema of violence (Simkin, Stevie)

* Early Race Filmmaking in America (Lupack, Barbara)

* Encyclopedia of Film Noir (Mayer, Geoff; McDonnell, Brian)

* Entertainment Industrialised - The Emergence of the International Film Industry, 1890-1940 (Bakker, Gerben)

* Every Frame a Rembrandt - Art and Practice of Cinematography (Laszlo, Andrew)

* Existentialist Cinema (Pamerleau, William C.)

* Experimental Cinema in America (Jacobs, Lewis)

* Easy Riders, Raging Bulls - How the Sex-Drugs-and-Rock 'n' Roll Generation Saved Hollywood (Biskind, Peter)

* Euro Noir: The Pocket Essential Guide to European Crime Fiction, Film and TV (Forshaw, Barry; Helin, Sofia)

* Fashion and Film - Moving Images and Consumer Behavior (Bug, Peter)

* Film - A Critical Introduction (Pramaggiore, Maria; Wells, Tom)

* Film Adaptation & Its Discontents - From Gone with the Wind to The Passion of the Christ (Leitch, Thomas)

* Film Directing Fundamentals - See Your Film Before Shooting (Proferes, Nicholas)

* Film and Phenomenology - Toward a Realist Theory of Cinematic Representation (Casebier, Allan)

* Film Directing Shot by Shot - Visualizing from Concept to Screen (Katz, Steven D.)

* Film Art - An Introduction (Bordwell, David; Thompson, Kristen)

* Film as a Subversive Art (Vogel, Amos)

* Film as Art (Arnheim, Rudolf)

* Film Blackness - American Cinema and the Idea of Black Film (Gillespie, Michael Boyce)

* Film Bodies (Williams, Linda)

* Film Form (Eisenstein, Sergei)

* Film Genre - From Iconography to Ideology (Grant, Barry Keith)

* Film Genre - Hollywood and Beyond (Langford, Barry)

* Film Genre for the Screenwriter (Selbo, Jule)

* Film History An Introduction (Bordwell, David; Thompson, Kristin)

* Film Music - A History (Wierzbicki, James)

* Film Noir and the Cinema of Paranoia (Dixon, Wheeler Winston)

* Film Noir - A Very Short Introduction (Naremor, James)

* Film Noir: Films of Trust and Betrayal (Duncan, Paul)

* Film Remakes (Verevis, Constantine)

* Film Sequels (Carolyn Jess-Cooke)

* Film Structure and the Emotion System (Smith, Greg M.)

* Film Studies - An Introduction (Buckland, Warren)

* Film Studies (Butler, Andrew M.)

* Film Style and Technology - History and Analysis (Salt, Barry)

* Film Theory An Introduction (Stam, Robert)

* Film Theory and Criticism - Introductory Readings (Mast, Gerald; Cohen, Marshall; Braudy, Leo)

* Film, Folklore and Urban Legends (Koven, Mikel J.)

* Filming the Fantastic - A Guide to Visual Effects Cinematography (Sawicki, Mark)

* Films and Dreams - Tarkovsky, Bergman, Sokurov,Kubrick, and Wong Kar-wai (Botz-Bornstein, Thorsten)

* Films Musical Moments (Conrich, Ian; Tincknell, Estella)

* Fine Cuts - The Art of European Film Editing (Crittenden, Roger)

* Forgotten Dreams - Revisiting Romanticism in the Cinema of Werner Herzog (Johnson, Laurie Ruth)

* Freedom of the Screen - Legal Challenges to State Film Censorship, 1915-1981 (Wittern-Keller, Laura)

* Freud's Drive - Psychoanalysis, Literature and Film (De Lauretis, Teresa)

* From Pinewood to Hollywood - British Filmmakers in American Cinema, 1910-1969 (Scott, Ian)

* Generation Multiplex - The Image of Youth in Contemporary American Cinema (Shary, Timothy)

* Goodbye Cinema Hello Cinephilia (Rosenbaum, Jonathon)

* Hearst Over Hollywood - Power, Passion and Propaganda in the Movies (Pizzitola, Louis)

* Heavenly Bodies - Film Stars and Society (Dyer, Richard)

* Herr Lubitsch Comes to Hollywood - German and American Film after World War I (Thompson, Kristin)

* High Theory Low Culture (Brottman, Mikita)

* Hitchcock's Motifs (Walker, Michael)

* Hollywood Beyond the Screen - Design and Material Culture (Massey, Anne)

* Hollywood Catwalk: Exploring Costume and Transformation in American Film (MacDonald, Tamar Jeffers)

* Hollywood Drive: What it Takes to Break in, Hang in & Make it in the Entertainment Industry (Honthaner, Eve Light)

* Hollywood Frame by Frame: Behind the Scenes (Longworth, Karina)

* Hollywood Genres and Post-war America: Masculinity, Family and Nation in Popular Movies and Film Noir (Chopra-Gant, Mike)

* Hollywood Lighting from the Silent Era to Film Noir (Keating, Patrick)

* Hollywood Portraits: Classic Shots and How to Take Them (Hicks, Roger; Nisperos, Christopher)

* Hollywood Quarterly: Film Culture in Postwar America, 1945-1957 (Smoodin, Eric; Martin, Ann)

* Hollywood v. Hard Core: How the Struggle Over Censorship Created the Modern Film Industry (Lewis, Jon)

* Hollywood's West: The American Frontier in Film Te

Tags Films, Books, Resources, Reading
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Published 04/12/2021, 15:13:38


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