ABRAMS, Joanne. Essayist. Freelance writer and film critic, Chicago. Essay: Marvin.
AFFRON, Charles. Essayist. Professor of French, New York University, since 1965. Author of Star Acting: Gish, Garbo, Davis, 1977; Cinema and Sentiment, 1982; Divine Garbo, 1985; Fellini's 8½, 1987; and Sets in Motion: Art Direction and Film Narrative, 1995. General editor of Rutgers Films in Print Series. Essays: Colman; Durbin; Garson; Rainer.
AMBROGIO, Anthony. Essayist. Formerly film and composition instructor, Wayne State University, Detroit. Contributor to Film Criticism and Pukka Afflatus. Essays: Lugosi; S. Simon; Wray.
ARKINS, Joseph. Essayist. Registrar, exhibitions program, New York Public Library. Essays: Carroll; Negri; Trevor; Webb; L. Young.
BARON, Cynthia. Essayist. Assistant lecturer, University of Southern California. Contributor to The Cinema and the Postmodern, Film and Philosophy, and Spectator. Essays: D. Andrews; Astor; Brando; Colman; Preston; Welles.
BASINGER, Jeanine. Adviser and essayist. Corwin-Fuller Professor of Film Studies, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut; also chair, Film Studies program, and curator/founder, Wesleyan Cinema Archives. Trustee, American Film Institute; steering committee, National Center for Film and Video Preservation; and formerly on the board of advisers of the AIVF. Author of Anthony Mann, 1979; The World War II Combat Film: Anatomy of a Genre, 1986; The It's a Wonderful Life Book, 1986; A Woman's View: How Hollywood Spoke to Women, 1930–1960, 1993; American Cinema: 100 Years of Filmmaking, 1994; and numerous articles. Essays: Astaire; Colbert; Dunne; Hayworth; Montgomery; G. Rogers; Rooney; R. Ryan.
BAXTER, John. Essayist. Novelist, screenwriter, television producer, and film historian. Visiting lecturer, Hollins College, Virginia, 1974–75; broadcaster with BBC Radio and Television, 1976–91. Editor of two anthologies of science fiction; author of six novels, various screenplays for documentary films and features, and works of film criticism: Hollywood in the Thirties, 1968; The Australian Cinema, 1970; The Gangster Film, 1970; Science Fiction in the Cinema, 1970; The Cinema of John Ford, 1971; The Cinema of Josef von Sternberg, 1971; Hollywood in the Sixties, 1972; An Appalling Talent: Ken Russell, 1973; Sixty Years of Hollywood, 1973; Stunt, 1974; The Hollywood Exiles, 1976; King Vidor, 1976; The Video Handbook (with Brian Norris), 1982; Filmstruck, 1989; Fellini, 1993; and Buñuel, 1994. Essays: Baker; Bardot; Carey; Cobb; Dalio; B. Davis; Deneuve; Finch; Garbo; Holden; Massey; McQueen; Olivier; Swanson; Walbrook.
BERENSTEIN, Rhona. Adviser. Associate professor, Film Studies, University of California, Irvine. Author of Attack of the Leading Ladies: Gender, Sexuality, and Spectatorship in Classic Horror Cinema, 1996. Contributor to Camera Obscura, CineAction!, Film History, and GLQ.
BERGAN, Ronald. Adviser. Regular contributor, The Guardian (London); consultant and writer for several TV documentaries; lectured on literature, theatre, and film during ten years in France; author of numerous books on the cinema, including biographies of the Coen Brothers, Sergei Eisenstein, Jean Renoir, Anthony Perkins, and Dustin Hoffman, as well as The United Artists Story and The Great Theatres of London.
BEUMERS, Birgit. Essayist. Lecturer in Russian, University of Bristol; author of Yury Lyubimov at the Taganka Theatre (1997); editor of Russia on Reels (1999); author of articles on twentieth-century Russian theatre and contemporary cinema. Essays: Makovetskii; Men'shikov.
BOWERS, Ronald. Essayist. Financial editor, E. F. Hutton and Company, since 1982. Editor, Films in Review, 1979–81. Co-author (with James Robert Parrish) of The MGM Stock Company, 1973; author of The Selznick Players, 1976. Essays: Granger; Lukas.
BRITO, Rui Santana. Adviser. Cinemateca Portuguesa, Museu do Cinema. Co-compiler of Catalogo da Biblioteca Suplemento 1982, for Cinemateca Portuguesa, 1982.
BROESKE, Pat H. Essayist. Film critic for L. A. Times, Washington Post, and others. Co-author (with Peter Harry Brown) of Howard Hughes: The Untold Story, 1996. Essay: T. Curtis.
BROPHY, Stephen. Essayist. Freelance writer and film critic, Boston, Massachusetts. Essays: Crowe, Sabu.
BURGOYNE, Robert. Adviser. Associate professor of English, Wayne State University, Detroit. Editor of Enclitic, and contributor to Cinema Journal, Film Quarterly, and October. Author of Bertolucci's 1900 : A Narrative and Historical Analysis, 1991; co-author (with Robert Stam and Sandy Flitterman-Lewis) of New Vocabularies in Film Semiotics, 1992.
CARE, Ross. Essayist. Composer/arranger for the films Otto Messmer and Felix the Cat, The Wizard's Son, General Sutter (orch. only), and other film and theater scores; author of film music column, "The Record Rack," for Scarlet Street magazine, 1993—; contributor, Library of Congress "Performing Arts" book series, St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, 1999; Film Quarterly, Sight and Sound, Quarterly Journal of the Library of Congress, Millimeter, and other periodicals. Essays: Allyson, Sothern, Stockwell.
CIMENT, Michel. Adviser. Associate professor in American studies, University of Paris. Member of the editorial board of Positif. Author of Erich von Stroheim, 1967; Kazan by Kazan, 1973; Le Dossier Rosi, 1976; Le Livre de Losey, 1979; Kubrick, 1980; Les Conquérants d'un nouveau monde, 1981; Elia Kazan: An Outsider, 1982; All about Mankiewicz, 1983; Boorman, 1985; Francesco Rosi: Chornique d'un film annoncé, 1987; and Passport pour Hollywood, 1987.
CLARK, Constance. Essayist. Director, Speech and Theatre Department, Lehman College, New York. Essay: Ferrer.
CLEMENTS, William M. Essayist. Professor of English, Arkansas State University. Essays: Bloom; Maximilian Schell.
COFFMAN, Elizabeth. Essayist. Assistant professor, University of Tampa. Videographer. Currently working on Women in Motion, a study of the influence of modern dance on films of the twenties and thirties. Essay: Gish.
COHEN, Allen. Essayist. Retired librarian, University of California, Santa Barbara, where he headed the Cataloging Department and was Collection Development Officer for Film Studies; publications include John Huston: A Guide to References and Resources, 1997; currently working on a biographical dictionary of the power brokers in the movie industry and a book on the Farm Security Administration photographers in Pennsylvania. Essays: Aiello; Cusack.
COLE, Lewis. Adviser. Professor of screenwriting, Columbia University, co-founder of Meditteranean Film Institute, Chair of Film Division, Columbia University, 1996–2000. Television critic, Nation Magazine, 1994–97. Author of A Loose Game , 1978; Dream Team , 1982; Never Too Young to Die , 1990; This Side of Glory , 1996. Also author of numerous screenplays and articles.
COOK, Samantha. Essayist. Freelance editor, researcher, and writer, London. Essay: Bridges.
COUSINS, R. F. Essayist. Senior lecturer in French studies, University of Birmingham, UK; responsible for French film courses. Publications include Zola's Thérèse Raquin, 1992. Author of film essays in French Cinema in the 1990s, 1999; The Emile Zola Centenary Colloquium, 1995; and The Encyclopedia of Stage Plays on Film, forthcoming. Contributor to Literature/Film Quarterly, Les Annales de l'Université de Besançon, Excavatio, Les Cahiers Naturalistes, and The Bulletin of the Emile Zola Society. Essays: Darrieux; Gabin; Girardot; Huppert; Morgan; Noiret; Philipe; Piccoli; Presle; Trintignant.
CREEKMUR, Corey K. Essayist. Assistant professor of English, and advisory board member, Institute for Cinema and Culture and the Program for Sexuality Studies, University of Iowa; teaches courses in film, cultural studies, and American popular culture; publications include the co-edited anthology Out in Culture: Gay, Lesbian, and Queer Essays in Popular Culture; and essays in anthologies The Road Movie Book, Oscar Micheaux and His Circle, and Photo-Textualities; and the periodicals Wide Angle, Discourse, Film Quarterly, and The Hitchcock Annual. Essays: Astaire; Dunne; Hara; Keitel; Kyo; D. Moore; Robeson; Ryu; Yamada.
CROWDUS, Gary. Adviser. Founder and editor-in-chief, Cineaste magazine; editor of A Political Companion to American Film .
DALE, Alan. Essayist. Lecturer, Princeton University. Essays: Cage; Day-Lewis; Hoffman; D. Keaton; Murray; Nolte; Penn; R. Williams.
DAVIAU, Gertraud Steiner. Essayist. Lecturer at the Universities of Vienna and Klagenfurt, Austria; visiting scholar, University of California, Riverside, and University of California, Los Angeles; civil servant, Austrian Federal Chancellery/ Federal Press Service, Austria; working on a research project and screenplay for the documentary Austria's Hollywood—Hollywood's Austria ; author of Die Heimat-Macher. Kino in Österreich 1946–1966, 1987; Filmbook Austria, 2nd edition, 1997; and Traumfabrik Rosenhügel (The Dream Factory of Rosenhügel), 1997. Essay: Jürgens.
DEANE, Pamala S. Essayist. Independent writer and media historian; M.A. in Radio/TV/Film, University of Maryland, College Park; author of fiction and screenplays for documentary programming. Essay: Goldblum.
DELAMATER, Jerome. Essayist. Associate professor, Department of Communication Arts, Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York, since 1978. Author of Dance in the American Musical, 1981. Essays: Charisse; Hara; Gene Kelly; Miller; O'Connor; Sinatra; Sullavan.
DERRY, Charles. Essayist. Professor and coordinator of film studies, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, from 1978; author of Dark Dreams: A Psychological History of the Modern Horror Film, 1977; and The Suspense Thriller: Films in the Shadow of Alfred Hitchcock, 1988; co-author, with Jack Ellis and Sharon Kern, of the reference work The Film Book Bibliography: 1940–1975, 1979; director of the short films Cerebral Accident and Joan Crawford Died For Your Sins ; author of the play "Ten Memories of My Mother, in the Order I Think of Them"; fiction has appeared in a variety of periodicals and anthologies, including Reclaiming the Heartland: Gay and Lesbian Voices from the Midwest, Contra/Dictions, The Chattahoochee Review, and The Portland Literary Review. Essays: Ann-Margret; Audran; Farrow; G. Jackson; S. Martin; Streisand.
DiBATTISTA, Maria. Essayist. Professor of English and comparative literature, Princeton University. Author of forthcoming book on American film comedy of the thirties and forties. Essays: Basinger; Kline; Loy; Stanwyck.
DICKSON, Jay. Essayist. Lecturer in English, Princeton University. Essay: Weaver.
DOLL, Susan M. Essayist. Instructor in film at Oakton Community College and at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Author of Elvis, a Tribute to His Life, 1989; Marilyn: Her Life and Legend, 1990; and Elvis, Rock 'n' Roll Legend, 1994. Essays: Armendáriz; Brynner; Cardinale; Murphy.
DURGNAT, Raymond. Essayist. Visiting professor of film, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio. Author of numerous publications on film, including Durgnat on Film, 1975; King Vidor—American, 1988; and Michael Powell and the English Genius, 1991. Essays: Caine; Elliott; Matthau; Sellers.
EDELMAN, Rob. Essayist. Author of Great Baseball Films, 1994; and Baseball on the Web, 1998. Co-author of Angela Lansbury: A Life on Stage and Screen, 1996; The John Travolta Scrapbook, 1997; and Meet the Mertzes, 1999. Contributing editor of Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide ; Leonard Maltin's Movie Encyclopedia ; and Leonard Maltin's Family Film Guide . Director of programming of Home Film Festival. Contributor to The Political Companion to American Film ; Women Filmmakers & Their Films ; Total Baseball ; The Total Baseball Catalog ; International Film Guide ; and The Whole Film Sourcebook . Film critic/commentator, WAMC (North-east) Public Radio. Lecturer, University at Albany. Former film critic/columnist, New Haven Register and Gazette Newspapers. Former adjunct instructor, The School of Visual Arts, Iona College, Sacred Heart University. Essays: Attenborough; Bardot; A. Bates; Beatty; Belmondo; Blanchett; Bonham-Carter; Brandauer; Bridges; Caan; G. Chaplin; Clooney; Cobb; Costner; J. Curtis; De Niro; Deneuve; Depardieu; Dillon; Michael Douglas; Elliott; Ralph Fiennes; Finch; Finney; Fishburne; H. Fonda; Freeman; Gardner; Garfield; Goldberg; Gong Li; Hackman; R. Harris; W. Hurt; Huston; S. Jackson; James Earl Jones; Landau; Jennifer Jason Leigh; Lemmon; Malden; Mastroianni; Matthau; Maura; O'Sullivan; Olmos; Pacino; Palance; Pesci; Rainer; Redford; V. Redgrave; Richardson; Robbins; Rossellini; Rourke; Rowlands; Ryder; Seberg; Sheen; Snipes; Spacek; Stallone; Stamp; Streep; Thurman; Travolta; Trevor; Trintignant; Turturro; Voight; Von Sydow; Whitaker.
ESTRIN, Mark W. Essayist. Professor of English and director of film studies, Rhode Island College, Providence, since 1966. Author of Lillian Hellman: Plays, Films, Memoirs, 1980. Contributor to Literature/Film Quarterly, Modern Drama, and Journal of Narrative Technique. Essays: Burton; Christie; Gordon; Greenstreet; Irons; Tracy; Winters.
FALK, Quentin. Essayist. Founding editor of Flicks magazine, and regular contributor to national newspapers. Formerly editor of Screen International, London; and author of books on Graham Greene, Anthony Hopkins, the Rank Organisation, and Albert Finney. Essays: Attenborough; A. Hopkins.
FALLER, Greg S. Essayist. Professor, Department of Electronic Media & Film, Towson University, Towson, Maryland, since 1986; Assistant/Associate editor of The International Dictionary of Films & Filmmakers, first edition, vols. 3, 4, and 5, and Journal of Film & Video, 1985–87; Advisor, The International Dictionary of Films & Filmmakers, second and third editions. Essays: G. Close; Midler; Miranda; Powell.
FALSETTO, Mario. Essayist. Associate professor, Concordia University, Montreal. Author of Stanley Kubrick: A Narrative and Stylistic Analysis, 1994; editor of Perspectives on Stanley Kubrick, 1996. Essay: T. Jones.
FARNSWORTH, Rodney. Essayist. Assistant professor of English, Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne. Essays: Bond; Lemmon; Marais; McLaglen; O'Hara; Seyrig; Vitti.
FEINSTEIN, Howard. Essayist. Film editor, The Village Voice, New York. Essays: Constantine; Robeson.
FELANDO, Cynthia. Essayist. University instructor and freelance writer; recently received doctorate from University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Film and Television. Essays: Arletty; Juliette Lewis; J. Russell; Temple; Walken.
FELLEMAN, Susan. Adviser. Assistant professor of cinema studies, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale; author of Botticelli in Hollywood: The Films of Albert Lewin, 1997; and many articles on art and film.
FONSECA, M. S. Essayist. Researcher, Programming Department, Cinemateca Portuguesa, since 1981. Film critic for Expresso newspaper, Lisbon; and author of Pamorama do Cinema Dinamarqués, 1983; and Cinema Novo Potugués, 1985, among others. Essay: A. Nielsen.
FOREMAN, Alexa L. Essayist. Account executive, Video Duplications, Atlanta, since 1986. Formerly theater manager, American Film Institute. Author of Women in Motion, 1983. Essays: Dressler; Farmer.
GABROSEK, Anita. Essayist. M.F.A. candidate in film, and teaching assistant, Ohio University. Essay: Bassett.
GALLAGHER, John A. Essayist. Writer, filmmaker, and lecturer. Member of National Board of Review of Motion Pictures, since 1982. Essays: E. Barrymore; Power.
GANDHY, Behroze. Essayist. Co-editor, BFI Dossier on Indian Cinema, 1982. Essays: Azmi; Chatterjee; Patil.
GATEWARD, Frances. Essayist. Assistant professor, American University. Independent film and video maker. Essays: Belafonte; Dandridge; G. Rogers.
GEVINSON, Alan. Essayist. Researcher for the American Film Institute Catalog of Feature Films. Associate editor of Meet Frank Capra, 1990. Essay: Grace Kelly.
GIANOULIS, Tina. Essayist. Freelance writer; contributor to St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, 1999; Gay and Lesbian Literature, 1997; www.mystories.com (daytime drama website), 1997–98; Common Lives; Lesbian Lives; Sinister Wisdom; and others. Essays: Diaz, W. Smith.
GLANCY, H. M. Essayist. Freelance writer and lecturer. Essay: Cher.
GOLDMAN, Ilene S. Essayist. Film studies instructor, Chicago. Contributor to Jump Cut, The Independent, and Studies in Latin American Popular Culture. Essays: Félix; A. Hepburn.
GOMERY, Douglas. Adviser and essayist. Professor of media history, University of Maryland; author of ten books including Media in America (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998), and Shared Pleasures: A History of Movie Presentation in the United States (University of Wisconsin Press, 1992). Essays: Bud Abbott and Lou Costello; Crosby; Dern; Grable; Griffith; E. Harris; Hawn; Kennedy; D. Martin; Poitier; D. Powell; R. Scott; Shearer; Sloane; Widmark.
GUSTAINIS, Justin. Essayist. Professor of Communication at Plattsburgh State University, Plattsburgh, New York. Essays: Buchholz, M. York.
HANSON, Patricia King. Essayist. Executive editor, American Film Institute, Los Angeles, since 1983. Film critic, Screen International, since 1986. Associate editor, Salem Press, 1978–83. Editor, American Film Institute Catalog of Feature Films 1911–1920 and 1931–1940. Co-editor of Film Review Index, vols. I and II, 1986–87, and Sourcebook for the Performing Arts, 1988; executive editor of Meet Frank Capra, 1990. Essays: L. Barrymore; Bennett; M. O'Brien; O'Sullivan; Wyman.
HANSON, Stephen L. Essayist. Humanities biographer, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, since 1969. Film critic, Screen International, since 1986. Associate editor, Salem Press, 1978–83. Co-editor of Film Review Index, vols. I and II, 1986–87, and Sourcebook for the Performing Arts, 1988. Essays: Flynn; Masina; R. Young.
HAYS, Matthew. Essayist. Freelance writer and editor, Montreal. Editor of MagNet, an online film magazine. Film critic for the weekly Montreal Mirror. Essays: J. Fonda; Hopper; Hunter; Schwarzenegger; Winters.
HENRY, Catherine. Essayist. Director of College Publications, University of Chicago, since 1980. Essays: Guinness; L. Howard; Lanchester; Monroe; R. Russell.
HIRANO, Kyoko. Essayist. Film program coordinator, Japan Society, New York, since 1986. Author of Mr. Smith Goes to Tokyo: The Japanese Cinema under the American Occupation, 1945–1952, 1992. Editor, Cinéma Gras, Tokyo, 1977–79; and contributor to Cineaste and Theater Craft. Essays: Hasegawa; Kagawa; Kyo; Mori; Shimura; Takamine; Tanaka; Tsukasa; Yamada; Yamamura.
HONG, Guo-Juin. Essayist. Instructor, University of California, Santa Cruz, and San Francisco State University. Independent documentary filmmaker; current projects mainly in affiliation with the Gay and Lesbian Historical Society of Northern California, the Oral History Project. Essays: Bogart; Clift; Garbo; C. Grant; Irons; B. Lee; Olivier; Roberts.
HORTON, Robert. Essayist. Film critic, The Herald (Everett, Washington); KUOW-FM (Seattle); and Film.com ; frequent contributor to Film Comment magazine; contributor to Seattle magazine, Seattle Times, American Film, Amazon.com , Microsoft Cinemania, and others; former director of Seattle Film Society (now defunct); editor of film magazine The Informer, 1980–86. Essay: Bonnaire.
HUMPHREY, Daniel. Essayist. Teacher, freelance writer, and filmmaker, San Francisco. Essays: Bacon; Malkovich; McDowell; M. Ryan; Sutherland.
HUTCHINGS, Peter. Essayist. Lecturer in film studies, Department of Historical and Critical Studies, Newcastle Polytechnic. Essay: C. Lee.
HUTCHINSON, Curtis. Essayist. Freelance writer. Essays: Lollobrigida; Van Cleef.
IORDANOVA, Dina. Essayist. Contributing editor, BFI's Companion to Eastern European and Russian Cinema; works in the field of Balkan cinema and transnational film. Essays: Churikova; Ladynina; Mordyukova; Nikulin; Orlova.
KAMINSKY, Stuart M. Essayist. Professor of film, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois. Author of Don Siegel, Director, 1973; Clint Eastwood, 1974; American Film Genres, 1977; John Huston, Maker of Magic, 1978; Coop: The Life and Legend of Gary Cooper, 1980; co-author, Basic Filmmaking , 1981; and American Television Genres, 1985; co-author (with Mark Walker) of Writing for Television, 1988. Editor of Ingmar Bergman: Essays in Criticism, 1975. Also a novelist: works include Murder on the Yellow Brick Road, 1978; He Done Her Wrong, 1983; A Cold Red Sunrise, 1988; Buried Caesars, 1989; and Blood and Rubles, 1996. Essays: G. Cooper; Duryea; Hayden; Saint; Wallach; Wilde.
KARNEY, Robyn. Adviser and essayist. London-based freelance writer, critic, and editor specializing in film subjects; editor-in-chief of The Chronicle of the Cinema, 1995, 1998; co-author, The Faber Foreign Film Guide, 1993; author of A Star Danced: The Life of Audrey Hepburn, 1995; A Singular Man: Burt Lancaster, 1998; and numerous other publications. Essays: D. Hoffman; Nolte; Penn; Pfeiffer.
KELLER, Virginia. Essayist. Writer and lecturer, Chicago. Essay: Wegener.
KEMP, Philip. Adviser and essayist. London-based freelance reviewer and film historian; contributor to Sight and Sound, Variety, and Film Comment ; author of Lethal Innocence: The Cinema of Alexander Mackendrick, 1991; and of a forthcoming biography of Michael Balcon. Essays: Adjani; Baye; Buscemi; Carlyle; Connery; H. Fonda; Greenwood; Huston; Johnson; Jouvet; Karloff; Kendall; Kidman; Lorre; Mercouri; Papas; Postlethwaite; Sanders; Signoret; Spacey; Zhao Dan.
KNOBLOCH, Susan. Essayist. Ph.D. candidate in film and television critical studies, University of California, Los Angeles. Contributor to Film Quarterly. Essays: De Vito; Monroe; Neal; Pitt; Quaid; Weld; Willis.
KUPFERBERG, Audrey E. Essayist. Film historian, appraiser, and archivist. Co-author of Angela Lansbury: A Life on Stage and Screen, 1996; The John Travolta Scrapbook, 1997; and Meet the Mertzes, 1999. Lecturer, University at Albany. Contributing editor of Leonard Maltin's Family Film Guide . Contributor to Women Filmmakers & Their Films and The Whole Film Sourcebook . Film consultant to the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum at Bowdoin College. Former director, Yale University Film Study Center. Former assistant director, the National Center for Film and Video Preservation at the American Film Institute. Former project director, the American Film Institute Catalog. Essays: Arkin; Ayres; Bacall; L. Barrymore; E. Barrymore; K. Bates; Beatty; Branagh; Brooks; Burke; Charisse; Cher; Colbert; G. Davis; K. Douglas; Gaynor; Henreid; Hepburn; Hershey; Kaye; M. Keaton; Lupino; Meredith; Miller; Niven; D. Reynolds; E. Taylor; Thompson; Ullmann; Woodward; Wray; R. Young.
LARSEN, Susan K. Adviser. Assistant professor of Russian literature, University of California, San Diego; author of Reading and Writing Girlhood in Late Imperial Russia, forthcoming; and many articles on Russian film and popular culture; former chair of the Working Group on Cinema and Television in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union.
LEIBFRIED, Philip. Essayist. Freelance writer. Author of forthcoming Star of India—The Life and Films of Sabu. Contributor to Films in Review, The Silent Film Monthly, Filmfax, and Hollywood Studio Magazine. Essay: Wong.
LIEBENSON, Donald. Essayist. Freelance writer for Chicago Reader and Chicago Sun-Times. Essay: Borgnine.
LIEBMAN, Roy. Essayist. Librarian and film bibliographer, California State University, Los Angeles. Author of Silent Film Performers, 1996; as well as several articles on media production. Essay: Calhern.
LIPPE, Richard. Essayist. Lecturer in film at Atkinson College, York University, Ontario. On the editorial board of CineAction! Essays: de Havilland; Melvyn Douglas; Fontaine; Gardner; Garland; Jennifer Jones; MacLaine; Minnelli; Novak; L. Turner.
LORENZ, Janet E. Essayist. Associate editor and film critic, Z Channel magazine, since 1984. Assistant supervisor, University of Southern California Cinema Research Library, Los Angeles, 1979–82, and film critic, SelecTV Magazine, 1980–84. Essays: J. Andrews; G. Chaplin; Clift; C. Grant; K. Kinski; Léaud; Rains; Stewart.
LÖWE, Judah. Essayist. Freelance writer. Essay: Brasseur.
MACNAB, G. C. Essayist. Freelance writer, researcher, and filmmaker, London. Author of J. Arthur Rank and the British Film Industry, 1993. Essays: Josephson; Mills; M. Redgrave.
MALPEZZI, Frances M. Essayist. Associate professor, Arkansas State University. Essay: Goddard.
MANCINI, Elaine. Essayist. Has taught film at the College of Staten Island, and at St. John's University, New York. Author of The Free Years of the Italian Film Industry, 1930–1935, 1981; Struggles of the Italian Film Industry during Fascism, 1930–1935, 1985; and Luchino Visconti: A Guide to References and Resources, 1986. Essays: Cervi; Crisp; Fabrizi; Lancaster; Mangano; Mastroianni; Pickford; Sordi; Valli; Volonté.
MANVELL, Roger. Essayist. Formerly professor of film, Boston University. Director, British Film Academy, London, 1947–59, and a governor and head of Department of Film History, London Film School, until 1974; Bingham Professor of the Humanities, University of Louisville, 1973. Editor, Penguin Film Review, 1946–49; and the Pelican annual Cinema, 1950–52; associate editor, New Humanist, 1968–75; and director, Rationalist Press, London, from 1966; editor-in-chief, International Encyclopaedia of Film, 1972. Author of Film, 1944; The Animated Film, 1954; The Film and the Public, 1955; On the Air, 1955; The Technique of Film Music, 1957, 1976; The Living Screen, 1961; What Is a Film?, 1965; New Cinema in the U.S.A., 1968; New Cinema in Britain, 1969; Art in Movement, 1970; Shakespeare and the Film, 1971; Films and the Second World War, 1975; Love Goddesses of the Movies, 1975; Theatre and Film, 1979; Art and Animation: Halas and Batchelor, 1940–1980, 1980; Ingmar Bergman, 1980; co-author of The Technique of Film Animation (with John Halas), 1959; Design in Motion (with John Halas), 1962; The German Cinema (with Heinrich Fraenkel), 1971; and Images of Madness: The Portrayal of Insanity in the Feature Film (with Michael Fleming), 1985; also novels, biographies of theatrical personalities and of personalities of the Third Reich. Died 1987. Essays: Bogarde; Bogart; Cherkassov; Dagover; Donat; Gielgud; Harlow; T. Howard; Laughton; V. Leigh; Mason; Oberon; M. Simon; Veidt.
MARCHETTI, Gina. Adviser and essayist. Associate professor, University of Maryland, College Park. Author of Romance and the "Yellow Peril": Race, Sex, and Discursive Strategies in Hollywood Fiction, 1993. Staff editor of Jump Cut. Essay: Chan.
McCAFFREY , Donald W. Essayist. Emeritus professor of English, University of North Dakota; author of Four Great Comedians: Chaplin, Lloyd, Keaton, and Langdon, 1968; The Golden Age of Sound Comedy: Comic Films and Comedians of the Thirties, 1973; Three Classic Silent Film Comedies Starring Harold Lloyd, 1976; Assault on Society: Satirical Literature to Film, 1992; editor of Focus on Chaplin, 1971. Essays: W. Allen; Arbuckle; Cantor; C. Chaplin; Chevalier; Cleese; J. Cooper; Downey, Jr.; Durante; Fernandel; Fields; B. Keaton; Langdon; Lloyd; Raimu; Three Stooges; West.
McCARTY, John. Essayist. Supervising writer and co-director of The Fearmakers: Screen Masters of Suspense and Terror, a video documentary series based on his 1994 book of the same name; author of numerous books on film, including Splatter Movies: Breaking the Last Taboo of the Screen, 1984; The Modern Horror Film: 50 Contemporary Classics, 1990; John McCarty's Official Splatter Movie Guide, Vols. 1 and 2, 1989, 1992; and Hollywood Gangland, 1993. Essays: Bloom; Bogarde; Bondarchuk; Borgnine; Bronson; Burton; Caine; Coburn; T. Curtis; Cushing; Falk; Flynn; Fontaine; Gable; Granger; H. Grant; Guinness; Harvey; Hoskins; Hudson; J. Hurt; Jourdan; Karloff; Grace Kelly; Kingsley; Lancaster; C. Lee; Janet Leigh; Jerry Lewis; Lom; Massey; McQueen; Mercouri; Mifune; Mills; Murphy; Neeson; Oldman; Pleasence; Price; Reed; Robards; Robinson; Rooney; Maximilian Schell; Sellers; Signoret; Tracy; Wallach; Wayne; York; Zetterling.
McCLUSKEY, Audrey T. Adviser. Director of the Black Film Center/Archive and associate professor of Afro-American Studies, Indiana University-Bloomington; specializes in education, gender, and cultural studies; co-editor, with Elaine M. Smith, Mary McLeod Bethune: Building a Better World, 2000.
McELHANEY, Joe. Essayist. Freelance film critic, New York. Essay: McCrea.
MEDHURST, Andy. Essayist. Lecturer in media studies at the University of Sussex. Contributor to Sight and Sound. Essay: V. Redgrave.
MERHAUT, Vacláv. Essayist. Film historian and member of staff, Film Archives of Czechoslovakia, Prague. Author of Actors and Actresses of the Italian Cinema; co-author (with Karel Caslavsky) of Hvezdy Ceskeho Filmu, 1995. Essays: Mifune; Ullmann.
MILICIA, Joseph. Essayist. Professor of English, University of Wisconsin, Sheboygan; writes about film and literature for such periodicals as Multicultural Review and The New York Review of Science Fiction. Essays: Bujold; DiCaprio; Hanks; Helm; N. Kinski; K. Reeves.
MILNER, Andrew. Critic, City Paper (Philadelphia); contributor, Stephen Sondheim: A Casebook, 1997; The Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages, 1999; St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, 1999; Philadelphia Style; and sportsjones online; contributing researcher, The 20th Century: An Illustrated History of Our Lives and Times, 2000. Essays: Crystal, L. Nielson, Watson.
MONTY, Ib. Adviser and essayist. Director of Det Danske Filmmuseum, Copenhagen, since 1960. Literary and film critic for the newspaper Morgenavisen Jyllands-Posten, since 1958. Editor-in-chief of the film periodical Kosmorama, 1960–67. Author of Leonardo da Vinci, 1953; co-editor (with Morten Piil) of Se-det-er film I-iii (anthology of articles on film), 1964–66; editor of TV Broadcasts on Films and Filmmakers, 1972. Essay: Madsen and Schenstrøm.
MRAZ, John. Essayist. Researcher, Center for the Study of Contemporary History, University of Puebla, Mexico, since 1984. Distinguished visiting professor, Mexican-American Studies, San Diego State University, 1991. Visiting professor, Art and Latin American Studies, University of Connecticut, 1990. Visiting professor, history, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1988. Coordinator of graphic history, Center for the Historical Study of the Mexican Labor Movement, 1981–83. Contributor to Jump Cut. Essays: Cantinflas; Félix; Infante.
NARDUCY, Ray. Essayist. Film critic and historian, Chicago. Essay: Coburn.
NEWMAN, Kim. Essayist. Freelance writer and broadcaster. Author of Nightmare Movies, 1988; and Wild West Movies, 1990. Contributor to Sight and Sound, Empire, New Musical Express, and other periodicals; and film critic for Box Office on Channel 4, London. Also a writer of fiction. Essays: R. Harris; Lom; Price.
NISSEN, Dan. Adviser. Deputy curator, 1988–1998, head of Department Archive & Cinematheque, since 1998, Danish Film Institute. Teacher of film and literature, 1978–88; film critic for the daily newspaper Information, since 1976; editor of the film periodical Kosmorama, since 1988; contributor to several books and dictionaries on film.
NOLLETTI, Arthur, Jr. Essayist. Professor of English, Framingham State College, Massachusetts. Contributor to Film Criticism, Jump Cut, and Journal of Popular Film and Television. Essays: Seberg; Stanwyck.
NORDEN, Martin F. Essayist. Professor of communication, University of Massachusetts-Amherst; author of The Cinema of Isolation: A History of Physical Disability in the Movies, 1994; and John Barrymore: A Bio-Bibliography, 1995. Essay: Reeve.
OBALIL, Linda J. Essayist. Assistant, Special Effects Unit, Dream-scape, Bruce Cohn Curtis Productions/Bella productions, since 1983. Essays: Carradine; Kaye; McDowall; Muni; Rathbone.
O'BRIEN, Daniel. Essayist. Contributor to The Hutchison Encyclopedia and Dark Side magazine; publications include Robert Altman: Hollywood Survivor, 1995; Clint Eastwood: Film Maker, 1996; and The Frank Sinatra Film Guide, 1998. Essays: Kristofferson, Reed; Stamp.
O'CONNOR, Margaret. Essayist. Freelance writer and lecturer, London. Essays: Lockwood; Roberts.
OKA, Susan. Adviser. Administrative/acquisitions librarian, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
O'LEARY, Liam. Essayist. Film viewer, Radio Telefis Eireann, Dublin, 1966–86. Director, Liam O'Leary Film Archives, Dublin, from 1976. Producer, Abbey Theatre, 1944. Director of the Film History Cycle at the National Film Theatre, London, and Acquisitions Officer, National Film Archive, London, 1953–66; co-founder, 1936, and honorary secretary, 1936–44, Irish Film Society. Director of the films, Our Country, 1948; Mr. Careless, 1950; and Portrait of Dublin, 1951. Author of Invitation to the Film, 1945; The Silent Cinema, 1965; Rex Ingram, Master of the Silent Cinema, 1980; and Cinema Ireland, 1896–1950, 1990. Died 1992. Essays: Barthelmess; Bertini; Jannings; Mozhukin; Nazimova; Talmadge; Vanel.
OSCHERWITZ, Dayna. Essayist. Doctoral candidate in French and Francophone studies, University of Texas at Austin; specializes in twentieth-century French and Francophone literature and French cinema; author of articles on Calixthe Beyala, Gisèle Pineau, and Patrick Chamoiseau; writing a disseration entitled " Re presenting the Nation: Literature, Cinema and the Struggle for National Identity in Late Twentieth-Century France." Essays: Ardant; Miou-Miou.
OSHANA, Maryann. Essayist. Film historian, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois. Author of Women of Color: A Filmography of Minority and Third World Women, 1985. Essays: Garfield; Holliday; B. Lee; Temple.
OTTER, Kelly. Essayist. Teacher and administrator, New York University. Doctoral candidate in arts and humanities. Essays: B. Andersson; Baxter; Binoche; Garson; Girardot; Karina; Olin; Shepard.
PALMER, R. Barton. Essayist. Calhoun Lemon Professor of Literature and director of the South Carolina Film Institute, Clemson University; books include Hollywood's Dark Cinema; Perspectives on Film Noir; and Joseph Mankiewicz: A Bibliographical and Critical Study . Essays: Broderick; Glover; F. Granger; Hawkins; MacMurray; Malden; March; Nicholson; Palance; Peck; Phoenix; Wilder.
PARDI, Robert. Essayist. Formerly managing editor and chief film critic of four editions of Movies on TV ; author of Movie Blockbusters and Who's Who in Cable and TV ; co-author of The Complete Guide to Videocassette Movies ; staff reviewer for TV Guide. Essays: Abril; Bancroft; Burstyn; Cagney; Caron; Cotten; J. Crawford; Cruise; B. Davis; Day; de Havilland; Dietrich; Dunaway; Duvall; Field; Ford; Foster; Garland; Gere; Gibson; Harlow; Holden; Jennifer Jones; Gene Kelly; Kerr; Lange; Lansbury; Vivien Leigh; Loren; Mitchum; Moorehead; Moreau; Neill; O'Connor; O'Hara; O'Toole; Perkins; Quinn; B. Reynolds; Roberts; Sarandon; Simmons; Maggie Smith; Steiger; Stuart; Swanson; Turner; Weaver; Woods; Wyman.
PASKIN, Sylvia. Essayist. Freelance film critic, London. Essays: Rutherford; York.
PETLEY, Julian. Essayist. Lecturer in communications at Brunel University. Contributor to Sight and Sound, Monthly Film Bulletin, and Broadcast. Essays: Hoskins; Vogler; Werner.
POLAN, Dana. Adviser. Professor of critical studies, School of Cinema-TV, University of Southern California. Author of Pulp Fiction (BFI Modern Classics); In a Lonely Place (BFI Film Classics); two other books, and numerous essays on film and cultural studies; former president of the Society for Cinema Studies.
PRICE, Victoria. Essayist. Writer for A&E's Biography series; author of Vincent Price: A Daughter's Biography, 1999; currently working on a biography of actress Dorothy McGuire for the University Press of Mississippi; completing her doctorate in American studies at the University of New Mexico. Essays: D. Barrymore; Bergen; Cusack; Damon; Dench; McGuire; McKellen; Tandy.
RACHEVA, Maria. Essayist. Selector of films for the International Film Festival, Munich, since 1983. Teacher of film history, High School for Cinema, Sofia, Bulgaria, 1974–81. Editor of the cultural review Westermannns Monatschefte, Munich, 1981–82. Author of Presentday Bulgarian Cinema, 1970; and Kino: For and Against, 1986; co-author (with Klaus Eder) of Andrzej Wajda, 1980. Essay: Mueller-Stahl.
RICHARDS, Nancy Jane. Essayist. Assistant professor of communications, Baker University, Baldwin, Kansas. Author of James Agee: An Annotated Bibliography of Published Primary and Secondary Sources 1925–1985, 1986. Essay: Maria Schell.
ROUTLEDGE, Chris. Essayist. Freelance writer and lecturer in literature and film; published essays on detective fiction, popular culture, and poetics; eo-editor of Mystery in Children's Literature, 2001. Essays: Auteuil; Brosnan; J. Fiennes; McDormand; McGregor; Roth; Winslet.
SALAMIE, David E. Essayist. Contributing editor, third edition of the International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers, Actors and Actresses volume. Freelance writer and co-owner of InfoWorks Development Group, a reference publication development and editorial services company. Essays: Benigni; Cantinflas; Constantine; Harrison; K. Kinski; Masina; Montand; Mueller-Stahl; Remick; Rey; R. Ryan; Saint; Shaw; Ustinov; Volonté.
SATER, Richard. Essayist. Freelance writer and critic. Essays: M. Hopkins; Kerr; Niven; W. Powell.
SCHUTH, H. Wayne. Essayist. Professor of drama and communications, University of New Orleans. Author of Mike Nichols, 1978. Member, board of trustees, University Film and Video Foundation. Essays: Del Rio; G. Scott.
SHORT, Don M. Essayist. Former instructor of film at York University, Toronto. Essay: G. Ford.
SIEGLOHR, Ulrike. Essayist. Film lecturer and writer, London. Essay: Schneider.
SILET, Charles L. P. Essayist. Professor of English, Iowa State University, Ames. Author of Lindsay Anderson: A Guide to References and Resources, 1979; co-editor of Images of American Indians on Film: An Annotated Bibliography, 1985. Contributor to Quarterly Review of Film, Film Heritage, Journal of Popular Film, and Magill's Cinema Annual. Essays: B. Andersson; Arthur; Björnstrand; Hudson; Lombard; Thulin.
SITNEY, P. Adams. Adviser. Lecturer, Princeton University. Formerly director of Library and Publications, Anthology Film Archives. Author of Film Culture Reader, 1970; Visionary Film, 1974; The Avant-Garde Film, 1978; Modernist Montage: The Obscurity of Vision in Cinema and Literature, 1990; and Visual Crises in Italian Cinema, 1995.
SLIDE, Anthony. Adviser and essayist. Author and editor of more than 50 books on the history of popular entertainment, including The Films of D. W. Griffith, 1975; The American Film Industry: A Historical Dictionary, 1986; Nitrate Won't Wait: A History of Film Preservation in the United States, 1992; and The Encyclopedia of Vaudeville, 1994. Also editor of the Scarecrow Press "Filmmakers Series," and a documentary filmmaker. Essays: Astor; Ayres; Banderas; Buchanan; Fitzgerald; Gaynor; Harrison; W. Huston; Meredith; Mirren; Novarro; Novello; R. Richardson; Sweet; Valentino; White.
SPRINGER, Claudia. Essayist. Freelance writer, Chicago. Essay: Marx Brothers.
STAFFORD, Jeff. Essayist. Program consultant, Films Inc., Atlanta. Essays: B. Crawford; Grahame.
STEWART, Linda J. Essayist. Writer/festival judge, New York City. Writer/director of radio special "Fine Tuning," 1990; writer/reviewer for Cinebooks Motion Picture Annual, 1991, 1992, 1993; writer/editor, Movie Blockbusters; writer/on-air announcer, The WNYE Concerthall; judge, The International Film & Television Festival of New York, since 1988. Essays: J. Andrews; Christie; Gielgud; Peck; Scheider; Sharif; Sinatra; Stewart; Wilder.
STOKES, Cynthia Lee. Essayist. Reference librarian and liaison to the Film Studies Program, University Library, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Essay: Dean.
STOYANOVA, Christina. Essayist. Freelance writer, Bulgaria. Essay: Yankovsky.
SULLIVAN, Bob. Essayist. Writer; received a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing from Purdue University and attended the University of Southern California graduate film school; postgraduate work at The Actors and Directors Lab under Jack Garfein; formerly film reviewer for the Los Angeles Free Press ; author of the B-movie sci-fi classic Clonus ; contributor, St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture . Essays: Bening; Carrey; P. Fonda; Norton; Paltrow; Russo.
TABERY, Karel. Essayist. Film researcher and historian, France. Historian/archivist, Czechoslovakian Film Archives, Prague, 1974–82. Essays: Aimée; Barrault; Belmondo; Bergner; Berry; Blier; Bondarchuk; Cuny; Delon; Feuillère; Fresnay; Montand.
THOMAS, Nicholas. Essayist. Editor of the second edition of the International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers. Essay: Terry-Thomas.
THOMPSON, Frank. Essayist. Author of William A. Wellman, 1983; Alamo Movies, 1991; Robert Wise: A Bio-Bibliography, 1995; and Lost Films: Important Movies that Disappeared, 1996; editor of Between Action and Cut: Five American Directors, 1985. Essays: Baxter; Blondell; Davies; Ladd; Milland; Preston; D. Reynolds; Robinson; R. Taylor.
TOMASULO, Frank P. Adviser. Professor of film, Georgia State University; editor, Journal of Film and Video, 1992–97, and Cinema Journal, 1998–2003; author of over 50 scholarly articles and 100 conference papers.
TOMLINSON, Doug. Essayist. Associate professor of film studies, Montclair State College, New Jersey. Principal researcher for Voices of Film Experience, edited by Jay Leyda, 1977; editor of Actors on Acting for the Screen, 1994. Died 1992. Essays: Arkin; Beatty; Homolka; Krauss; Page; Presley; Rowlands; Sharif.
TSIANTIS, Lee. Essayist. Publicist for Twentieth Century-Fox, Atlanta, Georgia. Former lecturer in film. Essay: Tierney.
TUDOR, Andrew. Essayist. Reader in sociology at the University of York; has written widely on film and cultural studies, most recently in Decoding Culture: Theory and Method in Cultural Studies, 1999. Essays: Eastwood; Newman.
UHLE, Frank. Essayist. Movie projectionist and librarian. Proofreader/researcher, Psychotronic Video magazine. Essays: Arthur; G. Ford; Goddard; Malone; McDowall; Presley; Robertson; L. Young.
URGOŠÍKOVÁ, Blažena. Essayist. Film historian. Head of Department of Film History and Cataloguing, Národní filmovýarchiv Praha. Author of A Famous Era of the Swedish Cinema, 1969; Rudolph Valentino, 1970; History of Science Fiction Films, 1973, 1982; Remakes, 1977; and Czech Fiction Films, 1995. Essays: Brodský; Nowicki; Olbrychski.
VALENTINE, Fiona. Essayist. Member of Faculty, School of Speech, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois. Essays: Hackman; Redford; E. Taylor; Wood.
VASUDEVAN, Ravi. Essayist. Fellow, Nehru Centre for Contemporary Studies, New Delhi. Formerly film critic of The Sunday Observer, Delhi. Essay: Kumar.
VENKATACHALLAM, Usha. Essayist. Graduate student of film and video, American University, Washington, D.C. Documentary filmmaker. Essays: Azmi; Chatterjee; Kumar.
WALKER, Mark. Essayist. Teacher and freelance writer, Maryland. Co-author (with Stuart Kaminsky) of Writing for Television, 1988; author of Vietnam Veteran Films, 1991. Essay: Costner.
WALSH, George. Essayist. Publisher and freelance writer, Chicago. Essays: Day; Kortner.
WELSH, James M. Essayist. Associate professor of English, Salisbury State University. Editor, Literature/Film Quarterly. Author of His Majesty the American: The Films of Douglas Fairbanks, Sr., 1977; Abel Gance, 1978; and Peter Watkins: A Guide to References and Resources, 1986. Essays: A. Bates; Cagney; Fairbanks; J. Fonda; Stallone.
WILSON, James D. Essayist. Professor of English, Georgia State University, Atlanta, since 1984. Essay: Henreid.
WILSON, Richard. Essayist. Freelance writer. Essays: Karina; Raft.
WINE, Bill. Essayist. Assistant professor of communications, La Salle College, Philadelphia, since 1981. Film, theater, and television critic, Camden Courier-Post, 1974–81. Essays: Brennan; K. Douglas; Falk; Gassman; Lansbury; Pleasence; Robertson; Shaw; Ustinov; Walker.
WINNING, Rob. Essayist. Author and film scholar, Pittsburgh. Essays: Brandauer; Bronson; Cushing; Lake; Malone; Oates; Robards; Scheider; Streep.
WOOD, Robin. Essayist. Retired; taught Film Studies at Queen's University, Kingston, Canada, University of Warwick, England, and York University, Toronto, Canada; author of twelve books on film, most recently Hollywood from Vietnam to Reagan, Hitchcock's Films Revisited, and Sexual Politics and Narrative Film, all published by Columbia University Press; and a monograph on The Wings of the Dove for the British Film Institute; editor of, and regular contributor to, CineAction magazine. Essays: H. Andersson; Bergman; Dafoe; Dahlbeck; J. Davis; De Niro; Depp; Dickinson; Hawke; Hayward; K. Hepburn; J. Hurt; Jourdan; Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy; Janet Leigh; Magnani; Mineo; Moorehead; Neal; Pacino; Perkins; Remick; Rey; Russell; Ryu; Simmons; Stone; Travolta; Washington; Wayne.
YECK, Joanne L. Essayist. Lecturer on humanities and film, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena. Co-author (with Tom McGreevey) of Movie Westerns, 1994. Essays: Bacall; Gable.
ZUCKER, Carole. Adviser and essayist. Associate professor, Department of Cinema, Concordia University, Montreal. Author of The Idea of Image: Josef von Sternberg's Dietrich Films, 1988; and Figures of Light: Actors and Directors Illuminate the Art of Film Acting, 1995; editor of Making Visible the Invisible: An Anthology of Original Essays on Film Acting, 1990. Regular contributor to Film Quarterly. Essays: Dreyfuss; Ganz.