This guide was developed in 2022 with contributions by UCLA Arts Library Student Research Assistants Marie Fucile and Jenny Le, in collaboration and consultation with Alena Aissing, Nora Avetyan, Sohaib Baig, Diana King, Gissel Rios, Shannon Tanhayi Ahari, and Matthew Vest.
While the potential scope of European film studies is vast, this guide is intended as an entry point for the study of European film generally, and by selected individual country and regional filmmaking practices. It highlights major titles held at the UCLA Library, and some additional online resources with a primary focus on continental Eastern, Western, and Central Europe. While many of the resources listed are written in English or English translation, some are only available in their original language. New resources will be added over time to supplement the content.
While this guide is intended as a starting place for the study of European film, researchers are encouraged to explore these additional guides curated by subject specialists.
These general textbooks can assist with analyzing films (mise en scene, editing, etc.), and provide examples for drafting film criticism.