Recommended Reading: At the Movies

May’s recommended viewing and reading list is “At the Movies.” Check out some of these great items on film, film theory and history, and don’t forget about our selection of DVDs (like Adaptation, Brokeback Mountain or The Man Who Wasn’t There) in the Media collection in the library, starting with the call number 791.4372. As always, the recommended reading shelf will be on display in the Plaza of the Library, building 25, for the month of May. The full list is linked at the bottom of the post; here are some selections:



Larger than life: India’s Bollywood film culture / idea, script, direction, Helle Ryslinge ; producer, Michael Haslund-Christensen ; production, Haslund Film Aps in co-production with Virus Films ; distribution, Det Dankse Filminstitut

384.8 L322 2005


Oscar’s greatest moments / Jeff Margolis Productions ; written by Stephen Pouliot and Hal Kanter ; produced/directed by Jeff Margolis.

791.43079 O81 1991

A century of Black cinema / produced by Dante J. Pugliese ; written by Dennis Hunt ; directed by Ted Newsom.

791.43651 C397 2003


The bronze screen: 100 years of the Latino image in Hollywood / Bronze Screen Productions in association with the Latino Entertainment Media Institute ; producer/director, Susan Racho, Nancy de Los Santos; writer, Nancy de Los Santos, Susan Racho.
791.43652 B869 2002

The movies begin: a treasury of early cinema, 1894-1914 / Kino International ; [produced by] Film Preservation Associates and The British Film Institute ; produced for video by David Shepard.

791.4372 M935 2002




Cinemas of the world : film and society from 1895 to the present / James Chapman.

302.2343 C466c 2003


Forbidden films : censorship histories of 125 motion pictures/ Dawn B. Sova ; foreword by Marjorie Heins.

363.31 S729f 2001


Movies and meaning : an introduction to film / Stephen R. Prince.

791.43 P957m 1997

It’s a print! : detective fiction from page to screen / edited by William Reynolds, Elizabeth A. Trembley.

791.43655 I89

Reel history : in defense of Hollywood / Robert Brent Toplin.

791.43658 T675r 2002


Based on the Book

A Glossary of Film Terms

Berkeley Art Musuem and Pacific Film Archive

The Journal of Religion and Film

The Internet Movie Database

Electronic Resources

Native informant [electronic resource] : essays on film, fiction, and popular culture / Leo Braudy.
An electronic book accessible through the World Wide Web; click to view
No call number available


Cinephilia [electronic resource] : movies, love and memory / edited by Marijke de Valck and Malte Hagener.
An electronic book accessible through the World Wide Web; click to view

Screening the past [electronic resource] : film and the representation of history / edited by Tony Barta.
An electronic book accessible through the World Wide Web; click to view


Return of the heroes [electronic resource] : The Lord of the rings, Star wars and contemporary culture / Hal Colebatch.
An electronic book accessible through the World Wide Web; click to view

Recommended Reading: At the Movies



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