Sunday, March 17, 2013

Books About Film 1: 50 Films That Have Had a Book Written About Them



 

These are all books about individual films (or film series). I haven’t included books which concentrate only on visual elements and/or special effects. I have also excluded short works of 100 pages or so such as the BFI Film Classics series.

  1. The African Queen (1951) Katherine Hepburn - The Making Of The African Queen (1987)
  2. Alien Films (1979-1997) David Thomson -The Alien Quartet (1999)
  3. All About Eve (1950) Sam Staggs - All About All About Eve: The Complete Behind-the-Scenes Story of the Bitchiest Film Ever Made! (2001)
  4. Apocalypse Now (1979) Peter Cowie - The Apocalypse Now Book (2001)
  5. The Apu Trilogy (1955-1959) Robin Wood - The Apu Trilogy (1971)
  6. Avatar (2009) Jody Duncan and Lisa Fitzpatrick - The Making of Avatar (2010)
  7. The Big Lebowski (1998) Jeff Bridges and Bernie Glassman – The Dude and the Zen Master (2013)
  8. Blade Runner (1982) Judith B. Kerman (Ed)- Retrofitting Blade Runner: Issues in Ridley Scott’s Blade  Runner and Philip K.Dick’s Do Andriods Dream of Electric Sheep?(1991)/Paul M. Sammon - Future Noir: The Making of Blade Runner (1996)
  9. The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990) Julie Salamon- The Devil’s Candy: The Bonfire of the Vanities Goes to Hollywood (2002)
  10. Brewster McCloud (1970) Kirk C.McLelland - On Making A Movie: Brewster McCloud (1971)
  11. Casablanca (1942) Aljean Harmetz - Round Up The Usaul Suspects (1992)
  12. Citizen Kane (1941) Pauline Kael- The Citizen Kane Book (1971)/ Robert L. Carringer -  The Making of "Citizen Kane" (1996)
  13. The Dark Knight Trilogy (2005-2012) Jody Duncan Jesser and Janine Pourroy - The Art and Making of The Dark Knight Trilogy (2012)
  14. The Deceivers (1988) Ismael Merchant - Hullabaloo In Old Jaypore: The Making Of The Deceivers (1989)
  15. El Mariachi (1992) Roberto Rodriguez- Rebel Without A Crew, Or How A 23 Year Old Film-Maker With $7,000 Became A Hollywood Player (1996)
  16. The Emerald Forest (1985) John Boorman - Money Into Light: The Emerald Forest Diaries (1985)
  17. Frenzy (1972) Raymond Foery - Alfred Hitchcock’s Frenzy: The Last Masterpiece (2012)
  18. The Godfather Trilogy (1972-1990) Harlan Lebo - The Godfather Legacy: The Untold Story of the Making of the Classic Godfather Trilogy (2005)/ Tom Santopietro - The Godfather Effect: Changing Hollywood, America, and Me (2012)
  19. Gone With the Wind (1939) Gavin Lambert - The Making of Gone With The Wind (1976)/ Herb Bridges and Terryl C. Boodman - Gone With the Wind: The Definitive Illustrated History of the Book, the Movie and the Legend (1989) / Darden Asbury Pyron - Southern Daughter: The Life of Margaret Mitchell and the Making of Gone with the Wind (2005) / Molly Haskell - Frankly, My Dear: "Gone with the Wind" Revisited (2010)
  20. The Great Gatsby (1974) Bruce Bahrenburg  - Filming the Great Gatsby (1974)
  21. Harry Potter Films (2001-2011) Brian Sibley - Harry Potter Film Wizardry (2010) / Bob McCabe - Harry Potter Page to Screen: The Complete Filmmaking Journey (2011)
  22. Heaven’s Gate (1980) Steven Bach - Final Cut (1985)
  23. Imitation of Life (1959) Sam Staggs - Born to Be Hurt: The Untold Story of Imitation of Life by (2010)
  24. Indiana Jones Films (1981-2008) J. W. Rinzler and Laurent Bouzereau - The Complete Making of Indiana Jones: The Definitive Story Behind All Four Films (2008)
  25. Intolerance (1916) William M. Drew - D.W.Griffith’s Intolerance: Its Genesis and Vision (1986)
  26. James Bond Films (from 1962) James Chapman - Licence to Thrill: A Cultural History of the James Bond Films (2008) / Paul Duncan  - The James Bond Archives (2012)/ Roger Moore - Bond On Bond: Reflections on 50 years of James Bond Movies (2012)
  27. Jaws (1975) Edith Blake – The Making of the Movie Jaws (1975)/ Carl Gottlieb- The Jaws Log (1975)
  28. Jurassic Park (1993) Don Shay and Jody Duncan -The Making of Jurassic Park (1993)
  29. King Kong (1976) Bruce Bahrenburg  - The Creation of Dino De Laurentis' King Kong (1976)
  30. The Matrix (1999) Glenn Yeffeth (Ed)- Taking the Red Pill: Science, Philosophy and Religion in the Matrix (2003)
  31. The Misfits (1961) James Goode - The Story of the Misfits (1963)
  32. National Lampoon’s Animal House (1978) Matty Simmons - Fat, Drunk & Stupid: The Inside Story Behind the Making of Animal House (2012)
  33. Night of the Hunter (1955) Preston Neal Jones - Heaven and Hell to Play With: The Filming of ‘Night of the Hunter’ (2002)
  34. The Prince and the Showgirl (1957) Colin Clark - The Prince, the Showgirl and Me: Six Months on the Set with Marilyn Monroe and Olivier (1996)
  35. Psycho (1960) Stephen Rebello - Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho (1990)/ Raymond Durgnat - A Long, Hard Look at Psycho (2008)
  36. The Red Badge Of Courage (1951) Liliian Ross - Picture (1952)
  37. Secret People (1952) Lindsay Anderson - The Making Of A Film : The Story Of ‘Secret People’ (1952)
  38. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs  (1937) Richard Holliss and Brian Sibley -  Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs & the Making of the Classic Film (1994) / Martin Krause and Linda Witowski  - Walt Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: An Art in Its Making (1995)
  39. A Star Is Born (1954) Ronald Haver - A Star Is Born: The Making of the 1954 Movie and Its 1983 Restoration (2002)
  40. Star Wars (from 1977) Glenn Kenny -A Galaxy Not So far Away : Writers and Artists on 25 Years of Star Wars (2002)
  41. A Streetcar Named Desire (1950) Sam Staggs - When Blanche Met Brando: The Scandalous Story of "A Streetcar Named Desire"  (2006)
  42. Sunset Boulevard (1950) Sam Staggs - Close-up on Sunset Boulevard: Billy Wilder, Norma Desmond, and the Dark Hollywood Dream (2003)
  43. Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song  (1971) Melvin van Peebles  - Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song: A Guerilla Filmmaking Manifesto (2004) 
  44. Taxi Driver (1976) Geoffrey Macnab - The Making of Taxi Driver (2009)
  45. The Searchers (1956) Glenn Frankel - The Searchers-The Making of an American Legend (2013)
  46. Titanic (1997) W.Marsh (Ed) - James Cameron’s Titanic (1997)/ Paula Parsi - Titanic and the Making of James Cameron (1998)/ Kevin S.Sandler and Galylan Studlar (Eds) - Titanic: Anatomy of A Blockbuster (1999)
  47. Toy Story (1995) John Lasseter and Steve Daly - Toy Story The Art and Making of the Animated Film (2009)
  48. Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983) Stephen Farber & Marc Green - Outrageous Conduct: Art, Ego, and the Twilight Zone Case (1988)
  49. Up Close and Personal (1996) John Gregory Dunne - Monster: Living Off the Big Screen (1998)
  50. The Wizard of Oz (1939) Aljean Harmetz - The Making of the Wizard of Oz (1977)

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