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Open Access Film E-books List

Last updated January 31, 2013:

  1. Allen, Richard, Malcolm Turvey (eds), Camera Obscura, Camera Lucida: Essays in Honor of Annette Michelson (Amsterdam University Press, 2004)
  2. Armbrust, Walter, editor. Mass Mediations: New Approaches to Popular Culture in the Middle East and Beyond. Berkeley: University of California Press, c2000 2000
  3. Tim Barnard, South American Cinema: A Critical Filmography 1915–1994(Originally University of Texas Press, 1996)
  4. Bay-Cheng, Sarah, Chiel Kattenbelt, Andy Lavender, Robin Nelson (eds), Mapping Intermediality in Performance (Amsterdam University Press, 2010)
  5. Bergfelder, Tim, Sue Harris, Sarah Street (eds), Film Architecture and the Transnational Imagination: Set Design in 1930s European Cinema (Amsterdam University Press, 2007)
  6. Bijsterveld, K, J. Van Dijck (eds), Sound Souvenirs: Audio Technologies, Memory and Cultural Practices (Amsterdam University Press, 2009)
  7. Bloch, R. Howard, and Frances Ferguson, editors Misogyny, Misandry, and Misanthropy. Berkeley: University of California Press, c1989 1989
  8. Blom, Ivo, Jean Desmet and the Early Dutch Film Trade (Amsterdam University Press, 2004)
  9. Boomen, Marianne van den, Sybille Lammes, Ann-Sophie Lehmann, Joost Raessens, Mirko Tobias Schäfer (eds), Digital Material : Tracing New Media in Everyday Life and Technology (Amsterdam University Press, 2009)
  10. Bordwell, David, Ozu and the Poetics of Cinema
  11. Brunette, Peter, Roberto Rossellini. University of California Press, c1996 1996
  12. Burch, Noel, To the Distant Observer: Form and Meaning in the Japanese Cinema
  13. Burton, Julianne, The Social documentary in Latin America
  14. Byg, Barton. Landscapes of Resistance: The German Films of Danièle Huillet and Jean-Marie Straub. Berkeley: University of California Press, c1995 1995
  15. Clemens, Justin, Dominic Pettman, Avoiding the Subject: Media, Culture and the Object (Amsterdam University Press, 2004)
  16. Christie, Ian (ed.), Audiences: Defining and Researching Screen Entertainment Reception (Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2012)]  
  17. Day, James. The Vanishing Vision: The Inside Story of Public Television. Berkeley: University of California Press, c1995 1995
  18. The Documentary Filmmakers’ Statement of Best Practices in Fair Use (Center for Social Media, 2012)
  19. Elsaesser, Thomas (ed), A Second Life: German Cinema’s First Decades (Amsterdam University Press, 1996)
  20. Elsaesser, Thomas (ed), Harun Farocki: Working on the Sight-Lines (Amsterdam University Press, 2004)
  21. Elsaesser, Thomas, Jan Simons, Lucette Bronk (eds), Writing for the Medium: Television in transition (Amsterdam University Press, 2004)
  22. Elsaesser, Thomas, European Cinema: Face to Face with Hollywood (Amsterdam University Press, 2005)
  23. Elsaesser, Thomas, Fassbinder’s Germany: History, Identity, Subject (Amsterdam University Press, 1996)
  24. Elsaesser, Thomas, Noel King, Alexander Horwath (eds), The Last Great American Picture Show: New Hollywood Cinema in the 1970s (Amsterdam University Press, 2004)
  25. Flinn, Caryl. The New German Cinema: Music, History, and the Matter of Style. Berkeley: University of California Press, c2004 2004
  26. Fossati, Giovanna, From Grain to Pixel: The Archival Life of Film in Transition (Amsterdam University Press: Amsterdam, 2009) 
  27. Frame, John M., Theology at the Movies
  28. Graham, Seth, ed. Necrorealism (Pittsburgh, 2001)
  29. Grainge, Paul (ed.), Memory and Popular Film (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2003)
  30. Grønstad, Asbjørn, Transfigurations: Violence, Death and Masculinity in American Cinema Amsterdam, 2008)
  31. Grost, Mike, on Fritz Lang, Joseph H. Lewis, Vincente Minnelli, and Raoul Walsh 
  32. Gutiérrez-Jones, Carl. Rethinking the Borderlands: Between Chicano Culture and Legal Discourse. Berkeley: University of California Press, c1995 1995
  33. Hagener, Malte, Moving Forward, Looking Back: The European Avant-garde and the Invention of Film Culture, 1919-1939 (Amsterdam University Press, 2007)
  34. Hediger, Vinzenz, Patrick Vonderau (eds), Films that Work : Industrial Film and the Productivity of Media (Amsterdam University Press, 2009)
  35. New Katinka van Heeren, Contemporary Indonesian Film; Spirits of Reform and ghosts from the past (Leiden: KITLV Press, 2012)
  36. Heide, William van der, Malaysian Cinema, Asian Film: Border Crossings and National Culture (Amsterdam University Press, 2002)
  37. Henderson, Brian, and Ann Martin, editors. Film Quarterly: Forty Years - A Selection. Berkeley: University of California Press, c1999 1999
  38. Higashi, Sumiko. Cecil B. DeMille and American Culture: The Silent Era. Berkeley: University of California Press, c1994 1994
  39. Horton, Andrew, Play it again, Sam: retakes on remakes. Berkeley: University of California Press, c 1998 1998
  40. Iampolski, Mikhail. The Memory of Tiresias: Intertextuality and Film. Berkeley: University of California Press, c1998 1998
  41. Jacobs, Lewis, The Rise of the American Film: A Critical History
  42. Johnson, Randal, The film industry in Brazil: culture and the state
  43. Karlstrom, Paul J., editor On the Edge of America: California Modernist Art, 1900-1950. Berkeley: University of California Press, c1996 1996
  44. Sarah Keller and Jason N. Paul (eds), Jean Epstein: Critical Essays and New Translations (Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2012)  
  45. Kenner, Hugh. Chuck Jones: A Flurry of Drawings, Portraits of American Genius. Berkeley: University of California Press, c1994 1994
  46. Kester, Bernadette, Film Front Weimar: Representations of the First World War in German Films from the Weimar Period (1919-1933) (Amsterdam University Press, 2002)
  47. Kinder, Marsha. Playing with Power in Movies, Television, and Video Games: From Muppet Babies to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Berkeley: University of California Press, c1991 1991
  48. Kolker, Robert Philip, The Altering Eye
  49. Kooijman, Jaap, Fabricating the Absolute Fake: America in Contemporary Pop Culture (Amsterdam University Press, 2008)
  50. Kooijman, Jaap, Patricia Pisters, Wanda Strauven (eds), Mind the Screen: Media Concepts According to Thomas Elsaesser (Amsterdam University Press, 2008)
  51. Koivunen, Anu and Paasonen, Susanna (eds), Conference proceedings for Affective Encounters: Rethinking Embodiment in Feminist Media Studies (Media Studies, Turku 2000)
  52. Kracauer, Siegfried, From Caligari To Hitler: A Psychological History Of The German Film
  53. Laclos, Michel, Le Fantastique au cinéma (in French)
  54. Langdon, Jennifer E., Caught in the Crossfire: Adrian Scott and the Politics of Americanism in 1940s Hollywood
  55. Lauwaert, Maaike, The Place of Play: Toys and Digital Cultures (Amsterdam University Press, 2009)
  56. Lawrence, Amy. Echo and Narcissus: Women’s Voices in Classical Hollywood Cinema. Berkeley: University of California Press, c1991 1991
  57. Leyda, Jay, Kino A History Of The Russian And Soviet Film
  58. Lisboa, Maria Manuela, The End of the World: Apocalypse and its Aftermath in Western Culture (Open Book Publishers, 2011) [Apocalypse Now and Again; The World Gone M A D ; Is the End Ever; Falling Out with Hal and Hester; Utopia at the End of this; Libera Me Domine De Vita Æterna]
  59. MacKillop, Ian and Neil Sinyard (eds), British Cinema in the 1950s: A celebration (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2003)
  60. Martin, Adrian, Last Day Every Day: Figural Thinking from Auerbach and Kracauer to Agamben and Brenez (Punctum Books, 2012)
  61. Matsumoto, Valerie J., and Blake Allmendinger, editors Over the Edge: Remapping the American West. Berkeley: University of California Press, c1999 1999
  62. McGilligan, Patrick. Backstory 2: Interviews with Screenwriters of the 1940s and 1950s. Berkeley: University of California Press, c1991
  63. McGilligan, Patrick. Backstory 3: Interviews with Screenwriters of the 60s. Berkeley: University of California Press, c1997 1997
  64. Mittell, Jason, Complex TV (in progress ebook; Media Commons, 2012 onwards)
  65. Münsterberg, Hugo, The Photoplay
  66. Murphy, Timothy S. Wising Up the Marks: The Amodern William Burroughs. Berkeley, Calif: University of California Press, c1997 1997
  67. Musser, Charles. Before the Nickelodeon: Edwin S. Porter and the Edison Manufacturing Company. Berkeley: University of California Press, c1991 1991
  68. Paulino Bueno, Eva and Terry Caesar, Imagination beyond nation: Latin American popular culture
  69. Pearson, Roberta E. Eloquent Gestures: The Transformation of Performance Style in the Griffith Biograph Films. Berkeley: University of California Press, c1992 1992
  70. Puro, Jukka-Pekka and Sihvonen, Jukka (eds.), Unfolding Media Studies Working Papers 2010 (Turku: Media Studies, University of Turku, 2011) PDF 
  71. Phillips, Alastair, City of Darkness, City of Light: Emigré Filmmakers in Paris 1929-1939(Amsterdam University Press, 2003)
  72. Pisters, Patricia, Wim Staat, Shooting the Family: Transnational Media and Intercultural Values (Amsterdam University Press, 2005)
  73. Prokhorov, Alexander, ed., Springtime for Soviet Cinema: Re/Viewing the 1960s (Pittsburgh, 2001)
  74. Pudovkin, V.I. Film Technique And Film Acting
  75. Richie, Donald, Japanese Cinema
  76. Riskin, Robert. Six Screen Plays by Robert Riskin. Berkeley: University of California Press, c1997 1997
  77. Ronald Duncan, Jean Cocteau: Diary of a Film
  78. Rosenbaum, Jonathan. Moving Places: A Life at the Movies. Berkeley: University of California Press, c1995 1995
  79. New Eivind Røssaak (ed.), Between Stillness and Motion Film, Photography, Algorithms (Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2011) 
  80. Rotha, Paul, Rotha On The Film A Selection Of Writings About The Cinema
  81. Rotha, Paul, The Film Till Now: A Survey of World Cinema
  82. Roy, Parama. Indian Traffic: Identities in Question in Colonial and Postcolonial India. Berkeley: University of California Press, c1998 1998
  83. Ruoff, Jeffrey, and Ruoff, Kenneth, The Memory of War: Hara Kazuo’s “The Emperor’s Naked Army Marches On”(London: Flicks Books, 1998) 
  84. Saunders, Thomas J. Hollywood in Berlin: American Cinema and Weimar Germany. Berkeley: University of California Press, c1994 1994
  85. Schivelbusch, Wolfgang. In a Cold Crater: Cultural and Intellectual Life in Berlin, 1945-1948. Berkeley: University of California Press, c1998 1998
  86. Schoots, Hans, Living Dangerously: A Biography of Joris Ivens (Amsterdam University Press, 2000)
  87. Simons, Jan, Playing the Waves: Lars von Trier’s Game Cinema(Amsterdam University Press, 2007)
  88. Smoodin, Eric, and Ann Martin, editors. Hollywood Quarterly: Film Culture in Postwar America, 1945-1957. Berkeley: University of California, c2002 2002
  89. Steene, Birgitt, Ingmar Bergman: A Reference Guide (Amsterdam University Press, 2005)
  90. Strauven, Wanda, The Cinema of Attractions Reloaded (Amsterdam University Press, 2006)
  91. Tai, Hue-Tam Ho, editor. The Country of Memory: Remaking the Past in Late Socialist Vietnam. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2001
  92. Thompson, Kristin, Exporting Entertainment: American in the World Film Market 1907–1934 (British Film Institute, 1985)
  93. Thompson, Kristin, Herr Lubitsch Goes to Hollywood: German and American Film after World War I (Amsterdam University Press, 2005)
  94. Toepfer, Karl. Empire of Ecstasy: Nudity and Movement in German Body Culture, 1910-1935. Berkeley: University of California Press, c1997 1997
  95. Törnqvist, Egi, Between Stage and Screen: Ingmar Bergman Directs (Amsterdam University Press, 1996)
  96. Valck, Marijke de, Film Festivals: From European Geopolitics to Global Cinephilia (Amsterdam University Press, 2007)
  97. Valck, Marijke de, Malte Hagener (eds), Cinephilia: Movies, Love and Memory (Amsterdam University Press, 2006)
  98. Verhoeff, Nanna, Mobile Screens The Visual Regime of Navigation (Amsterdam University Press: Amsterdam 2012)
  99. Verhoeff, Nanna, The West in Early Cinema: After the Beginning (Amsterdam University Press, 2006 [on the emergence of the Western])
  100. Vidal, Belén, Figuring the Past: Period Film and the Mannerist Aesthetic (Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2012) 
  101. Walker, Michael, Hitchcock’s Motifs (Amsterdam University Press, 2005)
  102. Walters, Suzanna Danuta. Lives Together/Worlds Apart: Mothers and Daughters in Popular Culture. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1992
  103. Wees, William C. Light Moving in Time: Studies in the Visual Aesthetics of Avant-Garde Film. Berkeley: University of California Press, c1992 1992
  104. Weis, Elisabeth, The Silent Scream - Alfred Hitchcock’s Soundtrack (Rutherford, Fairleigh: Dickinson University Press, 1982)
  105. Yeh, Wen-hsin, editor. Becoming Chinese: Passages to Modernity and Beyond. Berkeley: University of California Press, c2000 2000
  106. Youngblood, Gene, Expanded Cinema
  107. Zanger, Anat, Film Remakes as Ritual and Disguise: From Carmen to Ripley (Amsterdam University Press, 2006)
  108. Zielinski, Siegfried, Audiovisions: Cinema and Television as Entr’actes in History (Amsterdam University Press, 1999)
  109. Zolov, Eric. Refried Elvis: The Rise of the Mexican Counterculture. Berkeley: University of California Press, c1999 1999

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