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Ronald Bergan's Book List
This short list of film books might be interesting and/or useful for any film critic, young or old. It is presented by Ronald Bergan, the British biographer, film historian and critic who wrote books on Jean Renoir (Projections of Paradise. Bloomsbury), Sergei Eisenstein (A Life in Conflict. Little Brown) as well as biographies of Anthony Perkins, Katharine Hepburn, Dustin Hoffman and The Coen Brothers.
Bergan: "I have omitted books on individual filmmakers, because there are too many, but I can recommand Hitchcock (by Francois Truffaut) and Godard on Godard: Critical Writings by Jean-Luc Godard (edited by Jean Narboni and Tom Milne, and introduced by Richard Roud)."
Film Art, An Introduction
What is Cinema?
The Parades Gone By
From Caligari to Hitler
The Films In My Life
Sergei Eisenstein, Selected Works
Film Language, A Semiotics of the Cinema
The American Cinema: Directors and Directions, 1929-1968
The Oxford History of World Cinema
Signs and Meaning in the Cinema
How to Read a Film: the World of Movies, Media, Multimedia - Language,
Film Theory and Criticism, Introductory Readings
The Biographical Dictionary of the Cinema
An Introduction to World Cinema