Books and Translations


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).

On Kubrick


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

Edited Books

Modernity and Mass Culture (with Patrick Brantlinger)


Indiana University Press, 1991.

Film Adaptation


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