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Cinema  History  by  Decade

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History  of  Cinema  Books

A Million and One Nights book by Terry Ramsaye  "A Million and One Nights: A History of the Motion Picture Through 1925" [1926]
by Terry Ramsaye

Kindle Edition from Routledge [11/2012] for $140.00 {sic}
Touchstone Books 8½x5½ pb [5/86] out of print/used
Simon & Schuster 8x5½ hardcover [1964] out of print/used
Pictorial History of the Silent Screen book by Daniel Blum  "A Pictorial History of The Silent Screen" [1953] by Daniel C. Blum
"A magnificent book" per cinema historian David W. Menefee
G.P. Putnam's Sons 11¾x9 pb [9/82] out of print/many used
Grosset & Dunlap hardcover [1974] out of print/used
Littlehampton Book Services Ltd. 12¼x9½ hardcover [3/74] out of print/used
Grosset & Dunlap 12x9½ hardcover [1953] out of print/used
Putnam 12x8¾ hardcover [1953] out of print/used
Panorama du Film Noir Américain book by Raymond Borde & Etienne Chaumeton  
"Panorama du Film Noir Américain, 1941-1953" [1955 classic]
by Raymond Borde & Etienne Chaumeton

This is the book that coined the term 'film noir'.
Flammarion French-language mass pb [1/93] imported/scarce
Flammarion French-language mass pb [1/93] for €10,93 from Amazon France
The Movies book by Richard Griffith & Arthur Mayer  "The Movies" [1957] by Richard Griffith & Arthur Mayer
"The sixty-year story of the world of Hollywood and its effect on America, from
pre-nickelodeon days to the present, told in 1,000 pictures and 150,000 words
of brilliant text."
S&S/Fireside 12x9 pb [1983] out of print/used
S&S/Fireside pb [11/70] out of print/used
Simon & Shuster 12x9½ hardcover [11/70] out of print/70+ used
S&S/Bonanza 9x6½ hardcover [1957] out of print/used
Magic Shadows book by Martin Quigley Jr.  
"Magic Shadows: The Story of The Origin of Motion Pictures" [1960]
by Martin Quigley Jr., Foreword by Terry Ramsaye

Literary Licensing 9x6 pb [6/2012] for $26.96
Literary Licensing 9x6 hardcover [6/2012] for $40.46
Quigley Publng hardcover [1960] out of print/used
Movies in the Age of Innocence classic book by Edward Wagenknecht  "The Movies In The Age of Innocence" [1962 classic]
by Edward Wagenknecht

Limelight Editions 9x5¾ pb [6/97] out of prin t/used
Ballantine pb [undated] out of print/used
Univ OK Press hardcover [12/62] out of print/used
New Pictorial History of The Talkies book by Daniel Blum & John Kobal  "A New Pictorial History of The Talkies" [1968]
by Daniel Blum & John Kobal

Putnam 12x9 pb [1982] out of print/many used
G.P. Putnam's Sons hardcover [1968] out of print/used
Short History of the Movies book by Gerald Mast & Bruce Kawin  "A Short History of the Movies" [orig 1971, rev 2011]
by Gerald Mast [1940-88] & Bruce Kawin

Pearson ABRIDGED 11th Edition 9x7½ pb [3/2011] for $70.05
Pearson UNABR 11th Edition 9x7½ pb [1/2010] for $123.98
The American Newsreel Complete History book by Raymond Fielding  "The American Newsreel: A Complete History, 1911-1967" [1972]
by Raymond Fielding

McFarland & Co. 2nd edition 10x7 pb [5/2011] for $45.00
Univ OK Press 8¾x5¾ pb [1980] out of print/used
Univ OK Press 9x6 hardcover [6/72] out of print/used

see also Magic Lantern's History of Newsreels Page

The Movies Begin: Making Movies in New Jersey book by Paul C. Spehr  
"The Movies Begin: Making Movies In New Jersey, 1897-1920" [1977]
by Paul C. Spehr

Newark Museum Assn 10x9¼ pb [5/77] out of print/used
The March of Time newsreels book by Raymond Fielding  "The March of Time, 1935-1951" [1977] by Raymond Fielding
"The March of Time" was a C.B.S. Radio news program from 1931 to 1945 and a theatrical newsreel organization from 1935 to 1951
Oxford Univ Press 9¼x6 hardcover [11/77] out of print/used
"The March of Time" entry at Wikipedia
see also Magic Lantern's History of Newsreels Page
Classical Hollywood Cinema  "The Classical Hollywood Cinema: Film Style & Mode of Production To 1960"
[1985] by David Bordwell, Janet Staiger & Kristin Thompson

Columbia Univ Press 9¾x7½ pb [9/85] for $50.00
Columbia Univ Press hardcover [6/85] out of print/used
Film History / Theory & Practice  "Film History: Theory and Practice" [1993]
by Robert C Allen & Douglas Gomery

McGraw-Hill 9x6¼ pb [2/93] out of print/many used
American Cinema American Culture book by John Belton  "American Cinema / American Culture" popular textbook [orig 1993]
by John Belton, with Additional Readings by Ken White (3rd Edition)

Kindle Edition from McGraw-Hill [11/2008] for $57.47
McGraw-Hill 9x7½ 3rd edition pb [10/2008] for $79.49
McGraw-Hill 9x7½ 2nd edition pb [8/2004] for $77.08
McGraw-Hill 9¼x7¼ pb [10/93] out of print/100+ used
When the Movies Began pamphlet by Stephen Herbert  
"When the Movies Began: Chronology of The World's Film Productions and Film Shows Before May 1896" [1994] by Stephen Herbert
Projection Box 28-page pamphlet [1994] out of print/used
Film History Introduction book by Kristin Thompson & David Bordwell  "Film History: An Introduction" [1994] by Kristin Thompson & David Bordwell
McGraw-Hill 10¾x8½ pb [9/2002] for $58.01
McGraw-Hill 10¾x8¾ pb [9/2002] for $92.47
McGraw-Hill 10¼x8¼ hardcover [2/94] out of print/used
David Bordwell's official website
From Peepshow to Palace book by David Robinson  "From Peepshow To Palace: The Birth of American Film" [1995]
by David Robinson, Foreword by Martin Scorsese

Columbia Univ Press 8¾x6¾ pb [4/97] for $29.50
Columbia Univ Press 9¼x7¼ hardcover [4/95] out of print/used
Lux Presents Hollywood book by Connie Billips & Arthur Pierce  "Lux Presents Hollywood: A Show-by-Show History of The Lux Radio Theatre and The Lux Video Theatre, 1934-1957" [1995] by Connie Billips & Arthur Pierce
McFarland & Co. 9¼x6 pb [10/2011] for $50.00
McFarland & Co. 9¼x6 library hardcover [4/95] out of print/used
"The Lux Radio Theatre, 1945-47" ten one-hour broadcasts [2008]
Radio Archives audio CD [2008] for $29.98 via Amazon third party
Dictionary of Film Quotations book by Melinda Corey & George Ochoa  "The Dictionary of Film Quotations: 6,000 Provocative Movie Quotes From 1,000 Movies" [1995] Compiled by Melinda Corey & George Ochoa
Three Rivers Press 9x7¼ pb [6/95] out of print/used
The Hollywood Reporter Book of Box Office Hits by Susan Sackett  "The Hollywood Reporter Book of Box Office Hits: A Year-By-Year, Behind-The-Camera Look At Hollywood's Most Successful Movies, 1939 To Present" [1996]
by Susan Sackett

1939-1995: Watson-Guptill 9x6¾ pb [5/96] out of print/used
1939-1988: Watson-Guptill 9x7 pb [3/90] out of print/many used
Oxford History of World Cinema  "The Oxford History of World Cinema: The Definitive History of Cinema Worldwide" [1996] Edited by Geoffrey Nowell-Smith
Oxford Univ Press 9¾x7½ pb [2/99] for $29.95
Oxford Univ Press 10x7¾ hardcover [11/96] out of print/used
Speed of Sound Talkie Revolution book by Scott Eyman  "The Speed of Sound: Hollywood and The Talkie Revolution, 1926-1930" [1997]
by Scott Eyman

Johns Hopkins Univ Press 9¼x6 pb [5/99] out of print/used
S&S 9½x6½ hardcover [3/97] out of print/used
Bordwell's History of Film Style  "On The History of Film Style" [1998]
by David Bordwell

Harvard Univ Press 9½x7¼ pb [1/98] for $33.00
Harvard Univ Press 10x7¾ hardcover [1/98] out of print/used
You Ain't Heard Nothin' Yet by Andrew Sarris  "You Ain't Heard Nothin' Yet: The American Talking Film - History & Memory, 1927‑1949" [1998] by Andrew Sarris
Oxford Univ Press 9x6 pb [1/2000] out of print/used
Oxford Univ Press 8¾x6¼ hardcover [4/98] out of print/used
Movies and Money book by David Puttnam  "Movies and Money: The Undeclared War Between Europe & America" [1998]
by David Puttnam

The struggle between Pathé in France and the capitalists in America (including Thomas Edison) ended after World War I with Hollywood dominant; the struggle continues today, across the various media and markets.
Vintage 8x5¼ pb [1/2000] for $17.00
Knopf 9x6½ hardcover [10/98] out of print/used
Celebrating / Centenary of Cinema  
"Celebrating 1895: The Centenary of Cinema" [1998]
Edited by John Fullerton

Indiana Univ Press hardcover [11/98] out of print/used
Sin in Soft Focus  "Sin In Soft Focus: Pre-Code Hollywood" [1999]
by Mark A. Vieira

Harry N. Abrams 12½x9¼ hardcover [3/2003] for $19.98
Golden Age of The Exploitation Film  "Forbidden Fruit: The Golden Age of The Exploitation Film" [1999]
by Felicia Feaster & Bret Wood

Midnight Marquee Press 8¾x6 pb [5/99] for $25.00
Pre-Code Hollywood  "Pre-Code Hollywood: Sex, Immorality & Insurrection In American Cinema,
1930-1934" [1999] by Thomas Doherty

Columbia Univ Press 9x6 pb [8/99] for $23.50
Columbia Univ Press 9¼x6¼ hardcover [8/99] for $73.50
History of Exploitation Films  "Bold! Daring! Shocking! True!: A History of Exploitation Films, 1919-1959"
[1999] by Eric Schaefer

Duke Univ Press 9x6¼ pb [12/99] for $24.95
Duke Univ Press 9¼x6½ hardcover [12/99] for $89.95
Reel Nature book by Gregg Mitman  "Reel Nature: America`s Romance With Wildlife On Film" [1999]
by Gregg Mitman

Univ Washington Press 2nd edition 9x6¼ pb [4/2009] for $20.19
Harvard Univ Press 9½x6½ hardcover [12/99] out of print/many used
Big Tomorrow   "The Big Tomorrow" [2000] by Lary May
"The most exhilarating work of revisionist film history since Pauline Kael's
'Citizen Kane' . . . invigoratingly coherent" – Jay Carr, The Boston Globe

Univ of Chicago Press 9x6 pb [12/2002] for $18.00
Univ of Chicago Press 9x6½ hardcover [6/2000] for $21.45
Behind The Screen / Gays & Lesbians  "Behind The Screen: How Gays & Lesbians Shaped Hollywood, 1910-1969" [2001]
by William J. Mann

Penguin pb [10/2002] for $12.48
Viking 9½x6½ hardcover [10/2001] out of print/used
Forbidden Films Censorship of 125 Motion Pictures book by Dawn B. Sova  "Forbidden Films: Censorship Histories of 125 Motion Pictures" [2001]
by Dawn B. Sova

Facts On File 9x6 pb [10/2001] for $13.22
Facts On File 9¼x6½ hardcover [10/2001] for $55.00
Radical Hollywood  "Radical Hollywood: The Untold Story Behind America's Favorite Movies" [2002]
by Paul Buhle & David Wagner

New Press pb [8/2003] for $19.95
New Press hardcover [5/2002] for $29.95
Dangerous Men / Pre-Code Hollywood  "Dangerous Men: Pre-Code Hollywood & The Birth of The Modern Man" [2002]
by Mick LaSalle

Thomas Dunne 9½x6½ hardcover [11/2002] for $16.47
A-Z of Silent Film Comedy  "A-Z of Silent Film Comedy: An Illustrated Companion" [2003]
by Glenn Mitchell, Foreword by Kevin Brownlow

B.T. Batsford 9¾x7 pb [6/2003] out of print/used
Story of Film by Mark Cousins  "The Story of Film: A Worldwide History of Film From The Host of The BBC's Scene By Scene" [2004] by Mark Cousins
Thunder's Mouth Press pb [9/2006] out of print/used
Thunder's Mouth Press 9½x6¾ hardcover [8/2004] out of print/used

released as a 15-hour feature film in November 2012 { click here } plus other media

Turning Points in Film History book by Andrew J. Rausch  "Turning Points In Film History" [2004]
by Andrew J. Rausch, Foreword by Joe Bob Briggs

Chapters/topics include Thomas Edison; Georges Méliès; D.W. Griffith & "The Birth of A Nation"
[1915]
; Sergei Eisenstein & montage; the Academy Awards; Walt Disney; Orson Welles & "Citizen Kane" [1941]; Film Noir; The French New Wave; The MPAA Ratings System; The Blaxploitation Movement; Hollywood's New Wave; Home Video; the modern blockbuster; and Pixar & C.G.I.

Citadel 8¾x6 pb [10/2004] out of print/used

American Plays & Musicals On Screen book by Thomas S. Hischak  "American Plays and Musicals On Screen: 650 Stage Productions and Their Film & Televison Adaptations" [2004] by Thomas S. Hischak
McFarland & Co. 10x7 hardcover [12/2004] for $75.00

Magic Lantern's Movie Musicals Film Festival Page

Cinema / Archaeology by Godard  "Cinema: The Archaeology of Film & The Memory of A Century" [2005]
by Jean-Luc Godard & Youssef Ishaghpour, translated by John Howe

Berg Publrs 7½x5½ pb [3/2005] for $14.04
Berg Publrs 7½x5½ hardcover [3/2005] for $71.95
The First Hollywood Sound Shorts book by Edwin M. Bradley  "The First Hollywood Sound Shorts, 1926-1931" [2005]
by Edwin M. Bradley

McFarland & Co. 10x7 hardcover [4/2005] for $95.00
Museum Movies / The Museum of Modern Art book by Haidee Wasson  "Museum Movies: The Museum of Modern Art and The Birth of Art Cinema" [2005]
by Haidee Wasson

The 1935 establishment of the first North American film archive and museum, the Film Library at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City, began American cinema's transformation from a passing amusement to an enduring art form.
Kindle Edition from Univ California Press [2005 edition] for $23.49
Univ California Press 9x6 pb [5/2005] for $29.95
Univ California Press 9x6 hardcover [5/2005] for $65.00
Frankly, My Dear / Quips & Quotes from Hollywood book by Shelley Klein  
"Frankly, My Dear: Quips and Quotes From Hollywood" [2005]
by Shelley Klein

Barron's Educational Series 7¾x5¼ hardcover [1/2006] out of print/many, many used
Michael Omara hardcover [8/2005] out of print/used
The West In Early Cinema book by Nanna Verhoeff  "The West In Early Cinema: After The Beginning, 1895-1915" [2006]
by Nanna Verhoeff

Amsterdam Univ Press 9½x6½ pb [6/2006] for $26.26
Amsterdam Univ Press 9½x6½ hardcover [6/2006] for $80.00
Movie Quotes To Get You Through Life book by Jim Silverstein  "Movie Quotes To Get You Through Life" [2007]
Compiled by Jim Silverstein

Lulu.com 2nd Edition 9x6 pb [11/2008] for $19.95

more on Magic Lantern's Great Movie Quotes Page
and more quotations on the Working Minds Philosophy website

Silent Movies / Birth & Triumph of Movie Culture  "Silent Movies: The Birth of Film & The Triumph of Movie Culture (from the Archives of the Library of Congress)" [2007] by Peter Kobel
Little, Brown 12x9½ hardcover [11/2007] for $29.70
Brief History of the Silent Screen book by Larry Telles  "A Brief History of The Silent Screen - and The World At That Time" [2008]
by Larry Telles, Foreword by Diana Serra Cary (the adult 'Baby Peggy'

"A return to days when movies couldn't talk and radios glowed in the dark"
Film historian Telles goes back to 1824 when Peter Roget (the Thesaurus guy) theorized on the 'persistence of vision' that provided the basis for zoetrope & magic lantern entertainments, and then mechanical moving picture cameras, the nickelodeon, and the silent motion picture industry.
Bitterroot Mountain Publng hardcover [2008] out of print/used
Short History of Film book by Wheeler Dixon & Gwendolyn Foster  "A Short History of Film" [2008]
by Wheeler Winston Dixon & Gwendolyn Audrey Foster

Rutgers Univ Press 9¾x7 pb [3/2008] for $22.45
Rutgers Univ Press 10x7 hardcover [3/2008] for $70.00
Controversial Cinema / Films That Outraged America book by Kendall R. Phillips  "Controversial Cinema: The Films That Outraged America" [2008]
by Kendall R. Phillips

focuses on Spike Lee's "Do The Right Thing" [1989], Jonathan Demme's "The Silence of The Lambs" [1991], Oliver Stone's "Natural Born Killers" [1994], and Mel Gibson's "The Passion of The Christ" [2004], plus others
Praeger 9¼x6¼ hardcover [6/2008] for $35.96
A History of Film textbook (7th edition) by Virginia Wright Wexman  "A History of Film" textbook [orig pre-1990]
by Virginia Wright Wexman

7th edition: Allyn & Bacon 9¼x7 pb [2/2009] for $90.26
6th edition: Allyn & Bacon 9x7 pb [9/2005] for $109.50
5th edition: Allyn & Bacon 9¼x7 pb [9/2001] out of print/used
Film Music History book by James Wierzbicki  "Film Music: A History" [2008] by James Wierzbicki
In four sections: Music & The Silent Film (1894–1927); Music & The Early Sound Film (1895–1933); Music In Ihe Classical-Style Hollywood Film (1933–1960); and Film Music In The Post-Classic Period (1958–2008)
Routledge 9¾x7 pb [11/2008] for $33.50
Routledge 10x7 hardcover [11/2008] for $110.00
Magic Lantern's Film Music Page
America's Film Legacy / Guide to the National Film Registry book by Daniel Eagan  
"America's Film Legacy: The Authoritative Guide To The Landmark Movies In The National Film Registry" [2009] by Daniel Eagan
Continuum Publng Group 9¾x7 pb [10/2009] for $17.96
Continuum Publng Group 10x7¼ hardcover [9/2009] for $97.06
Movies in American History Encyclopedia 3-volume set by Philip C. DiMare  "Movies In American History: An Encyclopedia" in 3 volumes [2011]
by Philip C. DiMare

ABC-CLIO 10½x7½x4" hardcover [6/2011] 3 volumes for $280.00
Duck and Cover Civil Defense book by Melvin E. Matthews  "Duck and Cover: Civil Defense Images In Film and Television From The Cold War
To 9/11" [2011] by Melvin E. Matthews, Jr.

Kindle Edition from McFarland & Co. [10/2011] for $14.74
McFarland & Co. pb [9/2011] for $40.00
Hollywood's Copyright Wars book by Peter Decherney  "Hollywood's Copyright Wars: From Edison To The Internet" [2012]
by Peter Decherney

Kindle Edition from Columbia Univ Press [4/2012] for $16.99
Columbia Univ Press 9x6¼ hardcover [4/2012] for $34.50

Spirit of America Bookstore's Thomas Alva Edison [1847-1931] Page

The Big Screen: The Story of the Movies book by David Thomson  "The Big Screen: The Story of The Movies" [2012]
by David Thomson

Kindle Edition from FS&G/Macmillan [10/2012] for $14.44
Farrar, Straus & Giroux 9x6½ hardcover [10/2012] for $21.63
One Thousand Nights at the Movies book by Q. David Bowers & Kathryn Fuller-Seeley  "One Thousand Nights At The Movies: An Illustrated History of Motion Pictures, 1895‑1915" [2013] by Q. David Bowers & Kathryn Fuller-Seeley, Foreword by
Paul Spehr

Whitman Publng 12¼x10 hardcover [1/2013] for $53.29
Silent Film Comedy & American Culture book by Alan Bilton  "Silent Film Comedy and American Culture" [2013]
by Alan Bilton

Kindle Edition from Palgrave Macmillan [5/2013] for $68.00 {sic}
Palgrave Macmillan 8½x5½ hardcover [5/2013] for $76.50
Hollywood of the Rockies book by Michael J. Spencer  "Hollywood of The Rockies: Colorado, The West, and America's Film Pioneers" [2013]
by Michael J. Spencer

After New York & New Jersey, the movie industry centered in Hollywood, California; but in between (1895-1915), many motion pictures were made in Colorado; author first produced a half-hour TV show for Rocky Mountain PBS, then this book.
Kindle Edition from The History Press [7/2013] for $9.99
The History Press 9x6 pb [7/2013] for $16.86
official book sitePBS-TV program promo (30-seconds; in new window)
Five Came Back / Hollywood & the Second World War book by Mark Harris  
"Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and The Second World War - John Ford, George Stevens, John Huston, William Wyler, Frank Capra" [2014] by Mark Harris
Kindle Edition from Penguin Group [2/2014] for $11.99
Penguin Press 9¼x6 hardcover [2/2014] for $20.18

Cinema  History  By  Decade
The number of books in this section grew so large
that they were cut to their own page in early 2011
top of pageearly years, to 19201920s1930s1940s1950s
1960s1970s1980s1990ssince 2000

History  of  Hollywood
The number of books in this section also grew so large
that they were cut to their own page in late 2011
Books On The History of Hollywood Page

Hollywood  &  History

Movie-Made America book by Robert Sklar  "Movie-Made America: A Cultural History of American Movies"
[orig 1975; rev 1994] by Robert Sklar

Vintage 9x6 pb [12/94] for $14.28
Vintage 9x6 pb [7/76] out of print/many used
Hollywood As Historian  "Hollywood As Historian: American Film In A Cultural Context" [1983]
by Peter C. Rollins

Univ Press of KY 9x6 pb [6/97] for $19.80
Univ Press of KY 9¼x6¼ hardcover [4/98] out of print/many used
Univ Press of KY hardcover [4/83] out of print/rare
American History, American Film book edited by John E. O'Connor & Martin A. Jackson  "American History / American Film: Interpreting The Hollywood Image" [1988]
Edited by John E. O'Connor & Martin A. Jackson,
Foreword by Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.

Ungar Publng 8x5½ pb [1988] out of print/used
Hollywood History of the World book by George MacDonald Fraser  "The Hollywood History of The World: From One Million Years B.C. To Apocalypse Now" [1988] by George MacDonald Fraser
Ballantine Books 9¼x6¼ pb [9/89] out of print/used
Beech Tree Books hardcover [9/88] out of print/used
Hollywood Bio-Pics  "Bio/Pics: How Hollywood Constructed Public History" [1992]
by George F. Custen

Rutgers Univ Press 9x6 pb [6/92] for $17.94
Rutgers Univ Press 9¼x6¼ hardcover [6/92] out of print/used
Hollywood's America  "Hollywood's America: United States History Through It's Films" [1993]
Edited by Steven Mintz & Randy Roberts

Wiley-Blackwell 8¾x6 pb [8/2001] out of print/used
Brandywine Press 9x6 pb [6/93] out of print/used
Past Imperfect  "Past Imperfect: History According To The Movies" [1995]
Edited by Mark C. Carnes

Owl 10x7½ pb [11/96] for $15.30
Henry Holt & Co. 10¼x8 hardcover [9/95] out of print/many used
Persistence of History, Cinema, Television book by Vivian Sobchack  "The Persistence of History: Cinema, Television and The Modern Event"
[1995] by Vivian Sobchack

Routledge/A.F.I. 9¼x6 pb [12/95] for $29.95
Routledge/A.F.I. 10x8 hardcover [12/95] out of print/used
The Challenge of Film to Our Idea of History book by Robert A. Rosenstone  "Visions of The Past: The Challenge of Film To Our Idea of History" [1996]
by Robert A. Rosenstone

Harvard Univ Press 8¼x5½ pb [8/98] for $22.95
Harvard Univ Press 8½x5¾ hardcover [2/96] out of print/used
Hollywood's America, Social & Political Themes book by Powers, Rothman & Rothman  "Hollywood's America: Social and Political Themes In Motion Pictures" [1996]
by Stephen P. Powers, David J. Rothman & Stanley Rothman

Westview Press 8¾x6 pb [6/96] for $44.00
Westview Press 9¾x6¾ hardcover [6/96] out of print/used
History By Hollywood  "History By Hollywood: The Use & Abuse of The American Past" [1996]
by Robert Brent Toplin

Univ IL Press 9x6 pb [7/96] for $17.95
Univ IL Press 9½x6½ hardcover [7/96] out of print/used
Film Nation / Hollywood Looks at U.S. History book by Robert Burgoyne  "Film Nation: Hollywood Looks At U.S. History" [1997]
by Robert Burgoyne

Univ MN Press 9x6 pb [8/97] for $22.50
Univ MN Press 9½x6½ hardcover [8/97] out of print/used
Reel Middle Ages book by Kevin J. Harty  "The Reel Middle Ages: American, Western & Eastern European, Middle Eastern, and Asian Films About Medieval Europe" [1999] by Kevin J. Harty
The first comprehensive survey of films about the European Middle Ages; lists over 900 films.
McFarland & Co. 10x7 pb [3/2006] for $49.95
McFarland & Co. 10¼x7¼ library hardcover [2/99] out of print/used
Historical Film, History & Memory in Media book edited by Marcia Landy  "The Historical Film: History and Memory In Media" [2000]
Edited & with Introduction by Marcia Landy

Rutgers Univ Press 8¾x5¾ pb [10/2000] for $22.45
Rutgers Univ Press 9x6 hardcover [10/2000] out of print/used
Colonial America on Film and Television filmography book by Bertil O. Österberg  "Colonial America On Film and Television: A Filmography" [2000]
by Bertil O. Österberg

McFarland & Co. 10x7 pb [5/2009] for $49.95
McFarland & Co. 10¼x7 hardcover [12/2000] for $75.00
The Ancient World in the Cinema book by Jon Solomon  "The Ancient World In The Cinema (Revised & Expanded Edition)"
[orig 1978, rev 2001] by Prof. Jon Solomon

Yale Univ Press 10x7 pb [3/2001] for $23.40
Yale Univ Press 10¼x7¼ hardcover [3/2001] for $48.00
American History On The Screen book by Wendy Wilson & Gerald Herman  "American History On The Screen: Film and Video Resources" [for grades
6-12; orig 1993, rev 2002] by Wendy S. Wilson & Gerald H. Herman

looks at 14 films in detail, including "The Patriot" [2000], "Dances With Wolves" [1990], "The Grapes of Wrath" [1940], "American Graffiti" [1973], "Glory" [1989], and "Dr. Strangelove"
[1964]; also worksheets & other teaching materials

Walch Education 10¾x8¼ 2nd edition pb [10/2002] for $22.99
Reel History / In Defense of Hollywood  
"Reel History: In Defense of Hollywood" [2002]
by Robert Brent Toplin

Univ Press of KS 9¼x6 pb [10/2002] for $17.95
Univ Press of KS 9¼x6 hardcover [10/2002] for $35.00
Reel v. Real How Hollywood Turns Fact into Fiction book by Frank Sanello  "Reel vs. Real: How Hollywood Turns Fact Into Fiction" [2003]
by Frank Sanello

Taylor Trade Publng 11x8½ pb [2/2003] for $19.95
covers sixty major & minor films, including "The Birth of A Nation" [1915] by D.W. Griffith; "Citizen Kane" [1941] by Orson Welles; "The Ten Commandments" [1956] by Cecil B. DeMille; "Lawrence of Arabia" [1962]; "A Man For All Seasons" [1966]; "All The President's Men" [1976]; "Reds" [1981]; "Gandhi" [1982]; Bertolucci's "The Last Emperor" [1987]; "Dances With Wolves" [1990]; Oliver Stone's "J.F.K." [1991]; "Chaplin" [1992]; "Malcolm X" [1992]; and Oliver Stone's "Nixon" [1995]
Blue-Collar Hollywood book by John Bodnar  
"Blue-Collar Hollywood: Liberalism, Democracy & Working People In American Film" [2003] by John Bodnar
Johns Hopkins Univ Press 9x6 pb [8/2006] for $25.00
Johns Hopkins Univ Press 9x6 hardcover [4/2003] for $45.00
World History On The Screen book by Wendy Wilson & Gerald Herman  "World History On The Screen: Film and Video Resources" [for grades
6-12; orig 1995, rev 2003] by Wendy S. Wilson & Gerald H. Herman

looks at 16 films in detail, including "Ulysses" [1954], "The Lion In Winter" [1968], "A Man For All Seasons" [1966], "All Quiet On The Western Front" [1930], "Gandhi" [1982], and "Hope and Glory" [1987]; also worksheets & other teaching materials
Walch Education 10½x8¼ 2nd edition pb [5/2003] for $23.99
A Knight at the Movies / Medieval History on Film book by John Aberth  "A Knight At The Movies: Medieval History On Film" [2003]
by John Aberth

Routledge 8¾x6¼ pb [7/2003] for $26.95
Routledge 9½x5¾ hardcover [7/2003] for $110.00

see also The King John Project and Spirit of America's King Arthur Page

America On Film / Representing Race, Class, Gender & Sexuality book  "America On Film: Representing Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality At The Movies"
[2003] by Harry M. Benshoff & Sean Griffin

Wiley-Blackwell 2nd Edition 9½x7½ pb [1/2009] for $35.95
Wiley-Blackwell 9½x6½ pb [10/2003] for $39.15
Wiley-Blackwell 9¾x6¾ hardcover [10/2003] for $112.69
Columbia Companion to American History on Film  "The Columbia Companion To American History On Film: How The Movies Have Portrayed The American Past" [2004] Edited by Peter C. Rollins
Columbia Univ Press 9½x6¾ pb [11/2006] for $32.50
Columbia Univ Press 10½x7½ hardcover [3/2004] for $96.50
Medieval Hero on Screen book edited by Martha W. Driver & Sid Ray  "The Medieval Hero On Screen: Representations From Beowulf To Buffy" [2004]
Edited by Martha Driver & Sid Ray, Foreword by Jonathan Rosenbaum

McFarland & Co. 8¾x6 pb [7/2004] for $35.00
Screening America  "Screening America: United States History Through Film Since 1900" [2005]
by James J. Lorence

Longman 9x7¾ pb [4/2005] for $40.80
American History & Contemporary Hollywood Film book by Trevor McCrisken & Andrew Pepper  "American History and Contemporary Hollywood Film" [2005]
by Trevor McCrisken & Andrew Pepper

Rutgers Univ Press 9x6 pb [4/2005] for $21.55
Rutgers Univ Press 9¼x6¼ hardcover [4/2005] for $62.00
Behind the Screen, Hollywood Insiders on Faith, Film & Culture book  "Behind The Screen: Hollywood Insiders On Faith, Film, and Culture [2005]
Edited by Spencer Lewerenz & Barbara Nicolosi

Book is included here because several essays look at the long history of 'Christian' content hit films made by heathen Hollywood producers; writers include crew members from "X-Men", "Joan of Arcadia", "That '70s Show", "Mission Impossible"
Baker Books 8¼x5½ pb [11/2005] out of print/used
Hollywood's West: The American Frontier in Film, Television & History book edited by Peter C. Rollins & John E. O'Connor  "Hollywood's West: The American Frontier In Film, Television & History" [2005]
Edited by Peter C. Rollins & John E. O'Connor

Univ Press of KY 9x5¾ pb [11/2008] for $25.00
Univ Press of KY 9x5¾ hardcover [11/2005] for $40.00
History on Film / Film on History book by Robert Rosenstone  "History On Film / Film On History: Concepts, Theories & Practice" [2006]
by Robert A. Rosenstone

Longman 9x6 pb [3/2006] for $29.99
Hollywood's History Films  "Hollywood's History Films" [2006]
by David Eldridge

I.B. Tauris 9x6 pb [6/2006] for $26.95
I.B. Tauris 8¼x6¼ hardcover [6/2006] for $79.95
History In The Media: Film & Television  "History In The Media: Film and Television" [2006]
by Robert Niemi

ABC-CLIO 10x7 hardcover [7/2006] for $85.00
The Civil War in Cinema book by Brian Steel Wills  "Gone With The Glory: The Civil War In Cinema" [2006]
by Brian Steel Wills

Kindle Edition from Rowman & Littlefield [3/2013] for $9.99
Rowman & Littlefield Publrs 8½x5¼ pb [10/2011] for $16.16
Rowman & Littlefield Publrs 9½x6¼ hardcover [10/2006] out of print/used
Reconstructing American Historical Cinema  "Reconstructing American Historical Cinema: From Cimarron To Citizen Kane" [2006] by J.E. Smyth
Univ Press KY hardcover [10/2006] for $50.00
History Goes to the Movies book by Marnie Hughes-Warrington  "History Goes To The Movies: Studying History On Film" [2006]
by Marnie Hughes-Warrington

Routledge 9x6 pb [11/2006] for $24.92
Routledge 9¼x6¼ hardcover [11/2006] for $95.00
The Hollywood Historical Film book by Robert Burgoyne  "The Hollywood Historical Film" [2008]
by Robert Burgoyne

Wiley-Blackwell 9x6 pb [2/2008] for $29.95
Wiley-Blackwell 9x6 hardcover [2/2008] for $84.95
Movie Medievalism book by Nickolas Haydock  "Movie Medievalism: The Imaginary Middle Ages" [2008]
by Nickolas Haydock

McFarland & Co. 8¾x6 pb [3/2008] for $35.00
How Hollywood & Popular Art Shape What We Know about the Civil War book by Gary W. Gallagher  "Causes Won, Lost & Forgotten: How Hollywood & Popular Art Shape What We Know About The Civil War" [2008] by Gary W. Gallagher
Univ NC Press 9¼x6¼ hardcover [4/2008] for $21.45
Hollywood Goes To Washington book by Michael Coyne  "Hollywood Goes To Washington: American Politics On Screen" [2008]
by Michael Coyne

Reaktion Books 8¼x5½ pb [9/2008] for $19.00
Civil War Cinema book by Jenny Barrett   "Shooting The Civil War: Cinema, History and American National Identity"
[2009] by Jenny Barrett

I.B. Tauris 9¼x6 pb [3/2009] for $27.00
I.B. Tauris hardcover [3/2009] for $65.09
Hollywood in the Holy Land book edited by Nickolas Haydock & E.L. Risden  "Hollywood In The Holy Land: Essays On Film Depictions of The Crusades and Christian-Muslim Clashes" [2009]
Edited by Nickolas Haydock & E.L. Risden

McFarland & Co. 9x6 pb [5/2009] for $39.95
Medieval Film book by Anke Bernau & Bettina Bildhauer  "Medieval Film" [2009]
by Anke Bernau & Bettina Bildhauer

Manchester Univ Press pb [10/2011] for $24.95
Manchester Univ Press 8½x5½ hardcover [10/2009] for $84.95
The Middle Ages on Film book by Laurie Finke & Martin B. Shichtman  "Cinematic Illuminations: The Middle Ages On Film" [2009]
by Laurie Finke & Martin B. Shichtman

Johns Hopkins Univ Press 9x6 pb [11/2009] for $24.77
Johns Hopkins Univ Press 9x6¼ hardcover [11/2009] for $62.00
Remaking the Middle Ages book by Andrew B.R. Elliott  "Remaking The Middle Ages: The Methods of Cinema and History In Portraying The Medieval World" [2010] by Andrew B.R. Elliott
McFarland & Co. 8¾x6 pb [10/2010] for $38.00
American History Goes to the Movies book by W. Bryan Rommel-Ruiz  "American History Goes To The Movies: Hollywood and The American Experience"
[2010] by W. Bryan Rommel-Ruiz

Hollywood’s renderings of America influence the way Americans see themselves and how they make sense of the world. Such popular representations of historic events alter the way that audiences understand America's history, especially the familiar narrative of the American Dream. The author uses films from many different genres, covering the Civil War, the Wild West, the life & assassination of J.F.K., and the events of September 11.
Routledge 9x6 pb [12/2010] for $29.95
Routledge 9x6 hardcover [12/2010] for $69.93
Americanization of History book edited by Kathleen McDonald  
"Americanization of History: Conflation of Time and Culture In Film & Television"
[2011] Edited by Kathleen McDonald

Cambridge Scholars Publng 8¼x5¾ hardcover [1/2011] for $67.99
Filming the Middle Ages book by Bettina Bildhauer  "Filming The Middle Ages" [2011] by Bettina Bildhauer
New interpretations of classics and rediscovered works, such as Asta Nielsen’s silent "Hamlet"
[1921], F.W. Murnau’s silent "Faust" [1926], Dreyer's silent "The Passion of Joan of Arc"
[1928], Eisenstein’s "Alexander Nevsky" [1938], Douglas Sirk’s "Sign of The Pagan" [1954], Bergman's "The Seventh Seal" [1957], "The Da Vinci Code" [2006], and "Beowulf" [2007]

Reaktion Books 9¼x5¾ hardcover [3/2011] for $36.83
Filming & Performing Renaissance History book edited by Mark Thornton Burnett & Adrian Streete  "Filming and Performing Renaissance History" [11 essays 2011]
Edited by Mark Thornton Burnett & Adrian Streete

Palgrave Macmillan 8½x5¼ hardcover [3/2011] for $64.13
Vikings On Film book edited by Kevin J. Harty  "The Vikings On Film: Essays On Depictions of The Nordic Middle Ages" [2011]
Edited by Kevin J. Harty

McFarland & Co. 10x7 pb [4/2011] for $38.00

lots of Vikings movies on Magic Lantern's Muscle-Head Film Festival

Historical Comedy on Screen book by Hannu Salmi of Finland  "Historical Comedy On Screen" [2011] by Hannu Salmi
Historical cinema tends to portray the past in a somber manner. This book examines the themes most difficult to laugh at and explores the place where comical and historical storytelling inter-sect, emphasizing the many oft-overlooked comical renderings of history – asking what they have to tell us if we begin to take them seriously.
Intellect Ltd. 9x6¾ pb [5/2011] for $40.00
Hollywood & the American Historical Film book edited by J.E. Smyth  "Hollywood and The American Historical Film" [2011]
Edited by J.E. Smyth

Palgrave Macmillan pb [10/2011] for $24.99
Palgrave Macmillan hardcover [10/2011] for $72.91
Classics On Screen / Ancient Greece and Rome on Film book by Alastair Blanshard & Kim Shahabudin  "Classics On Screen: Ancient Greece and Rome On Film" [2012]
by Alastair A. L. Blanshard & Kim Shahabudin

Through analysis of ten influential films, this book examines the pervasive representation of Greece and Rome in popular and art-house cinema – a world of virtuous Christians, depraved pagans, gladiators, and muscle-bound demigods – an ancient world mythologized thru a potent mix of sex, violence & art.
Duckworth Publrs 9x6 pb [1/2012] for $32.95
The Old West in Fact & Film book by Jeremy Agnew  "The Old West In Fact and Film: History Versus Hollywood" [2012]
by Jeremy Agnew

McFarland & Co. 10x7 pb [11/2012] for $38.00
White Robes, Silver Screens / Movies & the Ku Klux Klan book by Tom Rice   "White Robes, Silver Screens: Movies and The Making of The Ku Klux Klan"
[2015] by Tom Rice

Kindle Edition from Indiana Univ Press [11/2015] for $27.99 {sic}
Indiana Univ Press pb [12/2015] for $23.80
Indiana Univ Press hardcover [12/2015] for $80.00

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