Oxford University Press, 2022.
Letter from an Unknown Woman
British Film Institute, 2021
Film Noir: A Very Short Introduction
Oxford University Press, 2019
Charles Burnett: A Cinema of Symbolic Knowledge
University of California Press, 2017
The Magic World of Orson Welles
The Orson Welles Centennial Anniversary Edition, published by University of Illinois Press (2015), updated from the original 1978 version published by Oxford.
Italian translation by Daniela Fink (Rome: Marsilio Editori, 1993).
Finnish translation by Antti Alanen (Helsinki, Valtion, 1987)
Acting in the Cinema
University of California Press, 1988
French translation by Christian Viviani (Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2014).
Chinese translation by Zhanxiong Xu (Peking University Press, 2018).
Romanian translation Teodora Lascu (TACT, 2018).
The Films of Vincente Minnelli
Cambridge University Press, 1993.
More than Night: Film Noir in its Contexts
Revised edition, University of California Press, 2008.
Chinese translation by Zhanxiong Xu (Guangxi Normal University Press, 2009).
British Film Institute, 2007.
Prize-winning Italian translation by Carla Capetta Kaplan, 2009)
Korean translation (Culturelook, Soul, 2016)
Russian translation by Victor Zatsepin (Rosebud, Moscow, 2011)
Sweet Smell of Success
British Film Institute, 2010
An Invention Without a Future: Essays on Cinema
University of California Press, 2014
Modernity and Mass Culture (with Patrick Brantlinger)
Indiana University Press, 1991.
Rutgers University Press, 2000.
North by Northwest
Rutgers University Press, 1993.
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
University of Wisconsin Press, 1979.
Orson Welles’s Citizen Kane
Oxford University Press, 2004