Book Collection

Please browse through our current book collection below, which is listed in alphabetical order.

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die

19th Vancouver International Film Festival (2000 Program)

20th Pordenone Silent Film Festival (Program)

22nd Vancouver International Film Festival (2003 Program)

50 Classic Motion Pictures – The Stuff that Dreams are Made Of

Abstract Cinema – Citizen Kane

The Actor’s Book of Movie Monologues

The Actor’s Life: Journals, 1956-1976

America’s Favorite Movies: Behind the Scenes

American Cinema/American Culture

American Film Institute Desk Reference: The Complete Guide to Everything You Need to Know about the Movies

The American Movies Reference Book – The Sound Era

Annie Hall

Anton Wilson’s Cinema Workshop

Arabs in Hollywood: Orientalism in Film

The Art of Movie Making: Script to Screen

Australian Cinema 1970-1985

Auteur/Provocateur : The Films of Denys Arcand

The Autobiography of Cecil B. DeMille

The Autobiography of Will Rogers

Bachelor Machinery and Ballets Mecanique Ð Uncanny Gender Technologies in Tim BurtonÕs Camp-Surreal

Behind the Screen – The History and Techniques of the Motion Picture

Best Canadian Screen Plays

Bette Davis

A Bibliography of Theses and Dissertations on the Subject of Film: 1916 – 1979

Big Bad Movies – Masculinity in the American Film

The Big Tomorrow : Hollywood and the Politics of the American Way

Bollywood Cinema: Temples of Desire

Bring on the Empty Horses

British Film Music

Burt Lancaster

By Myself

Call Me Lucky

Canadian Feature Films: 1913 – 1969 – Part 2: 1941-1963

Canadian Film – Perspectives on Canadian Culture

The Canadian Film Institute’s Film Study Collection – A Catalogue of Available Films

Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre Twentieth Anniversary Catalogue 1988

Canadian Filmmakers Distribution West Catalogue 1983

Canon Busting? Approaching Contemporary Canadian Cinema

Carl Theodor Dreyer – Four Screenplays

CBC / Radio-Canada Annual Report 2002-2003

CBC / Radio-Canada Annual Report 2003-2004

Cecil Beaton’s Fair lady.

The Celluloid Muse – Hollywood Directors Speak

Censored – The Private Life of the Movies

Changing (Liv Ullmann)

Children and Movies

Children in the Cinema

Children of Paradise – a Film by Marcel Carne

Cinema as Art

Cinema Italiano delle Gli Amblanti Origini

The Cinema of Alfred Hitchcock

The Cinema of Carl Dreyer

The Cinema of Eisenstein

The Cinema of Wim Wenders: From Paris France to Paris Texas

The Cinematographer’s Test – 24pDV


The Citizen Kane Book

Clark Gable

Closed Circuits: The Sellout of Canadian Television

The Colonized Eye: Rethinking the Grierson Legend

The Community and the Motion Picture

A Concise History of the Cinema – Volume 2: Since 1940

The Craft of the Screenwriter

CSC 2004 Directory

Dal Dott. Calligari a Lola-Lola

The Dark Side of Genius: The Life of Alfred Hitchcock

Day for Night

Deeper into Movies

Dictionary of Film Makers

Dictionnaire di CinŽma Universel

Documents in Canadian Film

Donald Brittain – Never the Ordinary Way

Double Exposure: Fiction into Film

The Dress Doctor

Economic Control of the Motion Picture Industry – A Study in Industrial Organization

Electronic Moviemaking

Elements of Film (first edition)

Elements of Film (second edition)

The Emergence of Film


Experimental Cinema 1930-1934

Exploring the Color Image

Eyes Wide Shut


The Faber Companion to Foreign Films

Feature Film Finance Seminar 1979


Femme Fatal: A Recruitment Manifestation of Patriachial Fears, The

The Film – Its Economic, Social, and Artistic Problems

Film 1966

The Film Actor: Acting for Motion Picture and Television

Film and Literature

Film Art: an introduction (third edition)

Film Art: An Introduction (seventh edition)

Film as Art

Film as Social Practice

Film Canadiana – The Canadian Film Institute Yearbook of Canadian Cinema 1977-78

Film Canadiana 1980-1982

Film Canadiana Volume 1 1969-1970

The Film Career of Alain Robbe-Grillet

Film Costume – An Annotated Bibliography

Film Criticism: An Index to Critics’ Anthologies

Film Directing, Cinematic Motion: A Workshop for Staging Scenes

The Film Encyclopedia

The Film Experience – Elements of Motion Picture Art

Film Genre: Theory and Criticism

The Film Index – A Bibliography – Volume 1 – The Film as Art

Film Music (Screencraft)

Film Scenes for Actors

Film Scenes for Actors, Volume II

Film Technique and Film Acting

Film Theory and Criticism: Introductory Readings (fouth edition)

The Film Till Now – A Survey of World Cinema

The Film User’s Guide to Canadian Short Films Volume 1

Filmarama – Volume I – The Formidable Years, 1893-1919

Filmarama – Volume II – The Flaming Years, 1920-1929

Filmfest Munchen (1988)

The Filmgoer’s Campanion (fourth Edition)

The Filmgoer’s Companion – From Nickelodeon to New Wave

Filmguide to Odd Man Out

The Filmmaker’s Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide for the Digital Age

Films in the Third Reich – A Study of the German Cinema 1933-1945

The Films of Cecille B. DeMille

The Films of D. W. Griffith

Films of the Year 1955-56

The First Colour Motion Pictures

Five Screenplays (Harold Pinter)

Flashback: A Brief History of Film

Flim Flam: Essays on Hollywood

Focus on Blow-up

Focus on Citizen Kane

Focus on D.W. Griffith

Fotonovel: Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Four Films of Woody Allen: Annie Hall, Interiors, Manhattan, Stardust Memories

Fox That Got Away: The Last Days of the Zanuck Dynasty at Twentieth Century-Fox

French Cinema Since 1946 – Volume One: The Great Tradition

George S. Kaufman – An Intimate Portrait

Glossary of Film Terms

The Godfather Journal

Griffith and the Rise of Hollywood

The Griffith Project: Films Produced in 1911

Group Film Making

Halliwell’s Film Guide (sixth edition)

Halliwell’s Filmgoer’s Companion (ninth edition)

Halliwell’s Filmgoer’s Companion (tenth edition)

The Handbook of Canadian Cinema (first edition)

The Handbook of Canadian Cinema (second edition)

A Handbook of Directors

Harlow – an Intimate Biography

The Hays Office

Hello, Hollywood! – A Book About the Movies by the People Who Make Them

HereÕs Looking at You Doc: Spectatorship and Gender in the Animation of Chuck Jones

A History of the American Avant-Garde Cinema


The Hollywood Eye: What Makes Movies Work

Hollywood in the Thirties

Hollywood Rajah (Louis B. Mayer)

Hollywood’s Canada: The Americanization of Our National Image

If…. A Film by Lindsay Anderson and David Sherwin

Image and Identity: Reflections on Canadian Film and Culture

Incontri Internazionali del Cinema – Incontro con il Cinema Canadese

Index to Motion Pictures Reviewed by Variety, 1907-1980

Indian Film

Indian Films

Inner Views: Ten Canadian Film-Makers

International Film Guide 1970

The International Film Industry – Western Europe and America Since 1945 (to 1969)

Interviews with Film Directors

An Introduction to Cinematography

Japanese Movies

The Jean Harlow Story

Jim Jarmusch and the American National Cinema

John Willis’ Screen World 1962 – Volume 13

John Willis’ Screen World 1964 – Volume 15

John Willis’ Screen World 1965 – Volume 16

John Willis’ Screen World 1966 – Volume 17

John Willis’ Screen World 1967 – Volume 18

John Willis’ Screen World 1969 – Volume 20

John Willis’ Screen World 1971 – Volume 22

Judy Garland – a Biography

Kino – A History of the Russian and Soviet Film

Kiss Hollywood Goodbye

L’avventura, a Film by Michelangelo Antonioni

La Guerre est Finie

Last Year at Marienbad

Leonard Maltin’s Movie and Video Guide 1995


Making It! the Business of Film and TV in Canada

Making Our Voices Heard – Canadian Broadcasting and Film for the 21st Century

Maria Callas

The Married Woman

The McGraw-Hill Film Viewer’s Guide

The Media Monopoly

Memoirs of a Professional Cad

The Memoirs of an Amnesiac (Oscar Levant)

The Men Who Made the Movies: Interviews with Frank Capra, George Cukor, Howard Hawks, Alfred Hitchcock, Vincente Minnelli, King Vidor, Raoul Walsh, and William A. Wellman

Mexican Cinema: Reflections of a Society, 1876-1980

Michael Bolton Presents a Lifetime of Movies

Michael Todd’s Around the World in 80 Days Almanac

The Miracle of the Movies

Mondo Canuck: A Canadian Pop Culture Odyssey

Monty: A Biography of Montgomery Clift

The Morals of the Movie

More About All About Eve

Mother Goddam

The Motion Picture Industry

The Motion Picture Industry

Motion Pictures – A Study in Social Legislation

Motion Pictures and the Arts in Canada: The Business and the Law

The Movie Moguls – An Informal History of the Hollywood Tycoons

Movie Production and Budget Forms – Instantly!

Movies and Meaning: An Introduction to Film

Movies on Trial

The Moving Image – A Guide to Cinematic Literacy

The Moving Image – A Guide to Cinematic Literacy

My Last Sigh – The Autobiography of Luis Bunuel

My Left Foot

Myth of Total Vidio, The

National Film Board of Canada Film and Video Catalogue 1991

National Film Board of Canada Film and Video Catalogue 1984/85

National Film Board of Canada Resource Catalogue 2004-2005

New Challenges for Documentary

New Courts of Industry: Self-Regulation Under the Motion Picture Cose

A Night at the Opera


Nostalgia Isn’t What It Used To Be (Simone Signoret)

Notes (Apocalypse Now)

Notes on a Cowardly Lion (Bert Lahr)

On Directing Film

On Making a Movie: Brewster McCloud

On Reflection – an Autobiography

An Open Book

Origins and Uses of Love in the Cinema of Francois Truffaut, The

The Origins of the Motion Picture

Oscar Micheaux and His Circle: African-American Filmmaking and Race Cinema of the Silent Era

Outlaw Couple Film: From World War Two to the Present, The

A Picture History of the Cinema

Please Don’t Shoot My Dog – The Autobiography of Jackie Cooper

A Primer for Film-Making – A Complete Guide to 16mm and 35mm Film Production

Produced and Abandoned: The Best Films You’ve Never Seen

The Public and the Motion Picture Industry

The Public Relations of the Motion Picture Industry

Rashomon Ð a film by Akira Kurosawa

The Real Tinsel

Reel Power: The Struggle for Influence and Success in the New Hollywood

Reel West 2004

Retrospective Index to Film Periodicals 1930-1971

The Returning

” Robert Morley “”Responsible Gentleman”””

Roger Ebert’s Video Companion 1995

Roger Vadim’s Les Liaisons Dangereuses

The Screenwriter’s Workbook

Seventy Years of Cinema

A Short Guide to Writing About Film

Show Biz – From Vaude to Video

Singin’ in the Rain

Sleeping with the Hegemony: British Cinema and Hollywood in the 1990s

A Smattering of Ignorance

Sociology of Film

Sounds for Silents

Speaking Parts

The St. James Film Directors Encyclopedia


The Story of Film – by Leaders of the Industry…

Student Filmmaker’s Handbook

Sunshine and Shadow (Mary Pickford)

Swedish Films

Sweetheart – The Story of Mary Pickford

Switching on to the Environment

The Technique of Documentary Film Production

Telecomunications and Canada – Consultative Committee on the Implications of Telecommunications for Canadian Sovereignity

Television Producing & Directing

Telling It: Story and Script Development for Canadian Film and Television

That Unbearable Recurring Apocalyptic Nightmare: Crisis and Apocalyptic Visions in British Film, 1987-1994

A Title Guide to the Talkies (A to L)

A Title Guide to the Talkies (M to Z)

TLA Film, Video, and DVD Guide 2002-2003: The Discerning Film Lover’s Guide

Torn Sprockets: The Uncertain Projection of the Canadian Film

Truth and Death of Indexicality, Photography, Philosophy and Cinema

Video Production Handbook

Videohound’s Golden Movie Retriever, 1993

The Virgin Film Guide

Vivien Leigh – A Biography

Voices of Film Experience: 1894 to the Present

Walt Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs & the Making of the Classic Film

We’re No Angels

Weird Sex & Snowshoes and Other Canadian Film Phenomena

The Western – From Silents to Cinerama

What Is Cinema (Volume I)

What Is Cinema? (Volume II)

What Is CinŽma VŽritŽ?

What’s Wrong with the Movies?

When I was Young (Raymond Massey)

Who’s Who in Canadian Film and Television 1989 / Qui Est Qui Au Cinema et a la Television Au Canada 1989

Who’s Who in Canadian Film and Television 2000 / Qui Est Qui au Cinema et a la Television Au Canada 2000

WomenÕs Film, the New WoemnÕs Cinema, and the WomenÕs Buddy Film, The

The Work of the Motion Picture Cameraman

Working Actors: The Craft of Television, Film, and Stage Performance

World Cinema 4: Ireland

World-wide Influences of the Cinema

Xaver Schwarzenberger Interview

Yes, I Can – The Story of Sammy Davis Jr.

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