Articles for European Film History Course

Hugo Münsterberg. “The Outer Development of Moving Pictures” and “The Inner Development of Moving Pictures” in The Photoplay: A Psychological Study. London: D. Appleton and Company, 1916. pp. 3-44
Hugo Münsterberg. “Why We go to the movies?”.in The Photoplay: A Psychological Study and other writings. ed. Allan Langdale. New York: Routledge, 2002. pp.171-91
Bela Balazs. “Editing” and “The Creative Cinema” in Theory of The Film(Character and Growth of a New Art). New York: Arno Press& New York Times. pp.46-52 and 118-139
Dziga Vertov. “We: Variant of A Manifesto”. in Kino- Eye: The Writings of Dziga Vertov. University of California Press, 1985. Pp.5-21
Film: The Man with the Movie Camera. Dir. Dziga Vertov, 1929.
Ian Roberts. “Origins : expressionism and Weimar film” and “Images of the past, visions of the future : Fritz Lang’s Die Nibelungen and Metropolis” in German expressionist cinema : the world of light and shadow. London ; New York : Wallflower Press, 2008
Siegfried Kracauer. Selections from From Caligari to Hitler: A Psychological History of German Film.
Philip Hanson. “The Arc of National Confidence and the Birth of Film Noir, 1929–1941”.Journal of American Studies, 42 (2008), 3, 387–414
Film: Third Man. Dir. Carol Reed, 1949.
Andre Bazin. “the Ontology of the Photographic Image” in What is Cinema?. Ed. Hugh Gray. Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1967. 9-17
Andre Bazin. “The Evolution of the Language of Cinema” in Film Theory and Criticism. Ed. Mast and Marshall Cohen. New York: Oxford University Press, 1979.

Part of my syllabus readings for the intro to European film. I would probably show Vertov, Melies,Eisenstein, some noir and neorealist. Visconti, Renoir, Bresson and New Wave would have been some of the basics. Hope this helps you
Editor, Elif Sendur