The SmartMonsters Bookstore
SmartMonsters' games are not for everyone. We write for
adults with fairly rich educational and cultural backgrounds.
We assume our players like to read, and know how to type. We don't
write for kids. If this sounds like you, welcome!
to read our essay, "Can a Game be Literature?"
The works listed here have all been used in some way as
our flagship game.
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Books About Cinema
Eaten Alive!: Italian Cannibal and Zombie Movies 2d, Jay Slater, Plexus Publishing 2006
Film As Art, Arnheim, U.C. Press 1989
Film Language: A Semiotics of the Cinema, Metz / Taylor (tr.), U. of Chicago Press 1991
Film Studies: Critical Approaches, Hill et. al. (eds.), Oxford U. Press 2000
Film Theory and Criticism: Introductory Readings, Braudy / Cohen, Oxford U. Press 1998
Film, Form, and Culture, Kolker, McGraw Hill 2001
Grindhouse: The Forbidden World of "Adults Only" Cinema, Muller / Faris, St. Martins Press 1996
Hollywood Babylon, Anger, Dell 1983
Hollywood Gothic: The Tangled Web of Dracula from Novel to Stage to Screen, David J. Skal, Faber & Faber 2004
How to Read a Film, Monaco, Oxford U. Press 2000
Inside Teradome, Jack Hunter, Creation Books 1995
More Than Meat Joy: Complete Performance Works & Selected Writings, Carolee Schneemann, Mcpherson & Co. 1979
The Aesthetics and Psychology of the Cinema, Mitry / King (tr.), Indiana U. Press 2000
The History of Film, Parkinson, Thames & Hudson 1996
The Imaginary Signifier: Psychoanalysis and the Cinema, Metz / Williams (tr.), Indiana U. Press 1986
The Major Film Theories: An Introduction, Andrew, Oxford U. Press 1976
The Monster Show: A Cultural History of Horror; Revised Edition with a New Afterword, David J. Skal, Faber & Faber 2001
The Oxford Guide to Film Studies, Hill et. al. (eds.), Oxford U. Press 1998
The Oxford History of World Cinema, Nowell-Smith (ed.), Oxford 1999
V Is for Vampire: The A-Z Guide to Everything Undead, David J. Skal, Plume 1996
Vampires: Encounters With the Undead, David J. Skal, Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers 2006
What Is Cinema, Bazin, U.C. Press 1989