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The Manchester Film School: Books and eBooks

About Books and eBooks

We have a large collection of both physical books and eBooks available to staff and students. Each one of our libraries has a physical collection of books suitable for courses that are taught at their campus, however you are welcome to borrow books from any of our libraries. All of our books are arranged on bookshelves, grouped by topic area. These topics and sub-topics are numbered and the books are in number order. So, when you search for a book using our online library search, each book will have a classmark (a number) and this is where you will find the book on the shelf.

You can access our eBooks by searching for something via our library search. If you prefer to read in large print you can change this in the eBook settings, along with background colour and the read aloud feature.

Below you will find a gallery of new books and eBooks that we have recently added to our collection. You will also find key books and eBooks for your subject area - you may recognise some of these from your reading list!

New Books and eBooks

The Story of Film By: Mark Cousins
A Hidden History of Film Style : Cinematographers, Directors, and the Collaborative Process By: Beach, Christopher
Women in Film Noir By: E. Ann Kaplan
Make a TikTok Every Day : 365 Prompts for Attention-Grabbing TikToks By: Dave Jorgenson
Mise-en-Scène : Film Style and Interpretation By: John Gibbs
The Collaborative Art of Filmmaking : From Script to Screen By: Linda Seger
From reverence to rape : the treatment of women in the movies By: Molly Haskell
The Television Genre Book By: Dr Glen Creeber
Understanding Film Theory By: Dr Ruth Doughty
Children and Television By: Barrie Gunter
Fine Cuts : Interviews on the Practice of European Film Editing By: Roger Crittenden
Grammar of the shot By: Christopher J Bowen
The filmmaker's eye : the language of the lens By: Gustavo Mercado
Cinema : the whole story By: Philip Kemp

Filmmaking and Post-Production Suggested Reading