Note: Review articles now include the specific title of any film, book, play and/or program being discussed. For a textbook-style sampler of the (chronological) first four books in this listing, please refer to Book Texts (listed below). For US Copyright Office certificates, please see About page. The essential preliminary pages of the now-unavailable print editions of The National Pastime (1990), Fields of Vision (1995), and Wages of Cinema (1998) appear as scanned PDF files right before the table of contents of each book’s digital edition. (For example: to access The National Pastime’s preliminaries, click on its link below to open the digital edition; scroll below the edition’s introduction until the centered title announcing the book’s contents. The link to the preliminaries will show up after the digital copyright line.)
Auteur as Amateur: A Primer for Film Criticism. Quezon City: Pelikulove, 2020 (forthcoming).
SINÉ: The YES! List of 100+ Films That Celebrate Philippine Cinema (with Jo-Ann Q. Maglipon). Mandaluyong City: Summit Media, 2019 (forthcoming).
Manila by Night: A Queer Film Classic. Eds. Thomas Waugh & Matthew Hays. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press, 2017. 208+nulla. ISBN-13 978-1-55152-707-9; ISBN-10 1-55152-707-3.
Book Texts: A Pinoy Film Course. Original digital edition. © 2016 by Joel David & Ámauteurish Publishing, All Rights Reserved.
Millennial Traversals: Outliers, Juvenilia, & Quondam Popcult Blabbery. Original digital edition. © 2015 by Joel David & Ámauteurish Publishing, All Rights Reserved.
Part I: Traversals within Cinema. Print edition. UNITAS: Semi-Annual Peer-Reviewed International Online Journal of Advanced Research in Literature, Culture, and Society 88.1 (May 2015): 172+xxiv. ISSN 0041-7149.
Part II: Expanded Perspectives. Print edition. UNITAS: Semi-Annual Peer-Reviewed International Online Journal of Advanced Research in Literature, Culture, and Society 89.1 (May 2016): 180+xxii. ISSN 0041-7149.
Wages of Cinema: Film in Philippine Perspective. Digital edition. © 2014 by Joel David & Ámauteurish Publishing, All Rights Reserved.
Print edition. Quezon City: University of the Philippines Press, 1998. 224+xvi. ISBN 971-542-168-7.
Fields of Vision: Critical Applications in Recent Philippine Cinema. Digital edition. © 2014 by Joel David & Ámauteurish Publishing, All Rights Reserved.
Print edition. Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 1995. 166+x. ISBN 971-550-174-5.
The National Pastime: Contemporary Philippine Cinema. Digital edition. © 2014 by Joel David & Ámauteurish Publishing, All Rights Reserved.
Print edition. Pasig City: Anvil, 1990. 238+xii. ISBN 971-27-0011-9.
[see Journal Publications for ISSNs]
Film Criticism in the Philippines. Co-ed. Joyce Arriola. Special issue of UNITAS: Semi-Annual Peer-Reviewed International Online Journal of Advanced Research in Literature, Culture, and Society 92.2 (November 2019): forthcoming.
Forum Kritika: On Nora Aunor and the Philippine Star System. Special issue of Kritika Kultura 25 (August 2015): 46-48, 248-378.
Media and the Diaspora. Co-ed. Violeda A. Umali. Special issue of Plaridel: A Philippine Journal of Communication, Media, and Society 11.1 (February 2014): i-iv, 1-172.
Forum Kritika: A Closer Look at Manila by Night. Special issue of Kritika Kultura 19 (August 2012): 6-272.
Huwaran/Hulmahan Atbp.: The Film Writings of Johven Velasco (Quezon City: University of the Philippines Press, 2009): ix-xiv. ISBN 13: 978-971-542-609-1; ISBN 10: 9715426093. Editor’s introduction. Anthologized as “Love Was the Drug” in Millennial Traversals. Two articles that Velasco wrote but that arrived too late for book publication are also available here. Meanwhile “Velasco’s Legacy” is a review of the book, written by filmmaker Jerrold Tarog and exclusively available on Ámauteurish!
Proceedings of the Whither the Orient: Asians in Asian and Non-Asian Cinema Conference, Kimdaejung Convention Center, Gwangju, Korea, 28-29 October 2006 (Seoul: Asia Culture Forum, 2006). Download the PDF copy.
“Bringing Theater to the Home.” The PETA Milestone Book Project, eds. Brenda Fajardo, CB Garrucho, Maribel Legarda, & Beng Cabangon (Quezon City: Philippine Educational Theater Association, 2019 forthcoming).
“Theater, Film, & Everything In-Between.” Introduction. Two Women as Specters of History: Lakambini and Indigo Child by Rody Vera, ed. Ellen Ongkeko-Marfil (Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2019) xiii-xxii. Download a PDF copy.
“Grains & Flickers.” Remembering/Rethinking EDSA, eds. JPaul S. Manzanilla & Caroline S. Hau (Pasig City: Anvil, 2016) 172-87. ISBN 978-97-12732-66-9.
“Las edades de oro del cine Filipino: Una reevaluación crítica” (trans. unkn.) & “The Golden Ages of Philippine Cinema: A Critical Reassessment,” anthologized in Millennial Traversals. Cinema Filipinas: Historia, teoría y crítica fílmica (1999-2009), ed. Juan Guardiola ([Andalucía]: Juna de Andalucía, Consejería de Cultura Fundación El Legado Andalusí, ) 37-48 & 217-24 resp. ISBN-13 978-84-96395-73-2; ISBN-10 84-96395-73-1. Click here for a PDF scan of the Spanish version.
Reviews & essays in a series of anthologies by the Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino (ed. Nicanor G. Tiongson). Many of these have been unnecessarily truncated, so the following list provides links to the preferred versions:
From The Urian Anthology 1990-1999 (Quezon City: University of the Philippines Press, 2010): “The ‘New’ Cinema in Retrospect” 58-83; “Family Affairs” 136-37; “Head Held High” 148-51. ISBN 978-97-15426-47-3.
From The Urian Anthology 1980-1989 (Manila: Antonio P. Tuviera, 2001): “People-Power Cinema” 56-59; “Chauvinist’s Nightmare” 136-39; “The World According to Aguila” 142-45; “Major Bid” 203-05; “Roño’s Rondos” 236-37; “Reversals” 238-40; “Return to Form” 256-59; “Movie(?) of the Year” 260-63.
From The Urian Anthology 1970-1979 (Quezon City: Manuel L. Morato, 1983): “Birds of Omen” 268-71. ISBN-13 978-97-15425-91-9; ISBN-10 971-1030-00-4.
[“Film-Writing.”] Excerpt of book review. Si Tatang at mga Himala ng Ating Panahon: Koleksyon ng mga Akda. Ricky Lee (Quezon City: Writers Studio Foundation, 2009) 11. ISBN 978-97-19430-71-1.
“Awake in the Dark: Philippine Film During the Marcos Era.” Philippine Studies: Have We Gone Beyond St. Louis? ed. Priscelina Patajo Legasto (Quezon City: University of the Philippines Press, 2008) 227-43. ISBN 978-971-542-591-9. Click here for a scanned PDF copy.
“Philippine Film History as a Site of Postcolonial Discourse.” Geopolitics of the Visible: Essays on Philippine Film Cultures, ed. Rolando B. Tolentino (Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2000) 3-12. ISBN 971-550-358-6. [Printed as “Philippine Film History as Postcolonial Discourse.” Click here for a scanned PDF copy.]
Entries in Philippine Film. Vol. 8 of the CCP Encyclopedia of Philippine Art, ed. Nicanor G. Tiongson (Manila: Cultural Center of the Philippines, 1994), ISBN 971-8546-31-6. Warning to researchers: these articles had been co-written, relied on dated auteurist perspectives, and were occasionally outright erroneous. Scanned PDF copies, in order of pagination:
“Aksyon” (with Lynn Pareja) 82-83;
“Animation” (with Lynn Pareja) 83-84;
“Horror” (with Lynn Pareja) 90;
“Komedi” (with Lynn Pareja) 90-91;
“Musical” (with Lynn Pareja & Nicanor G. Tiongson) 92-93;
“Acting” (with Justino Dormiendo) 96-97;
“Cinematography” (with Nick Cruz) 105-07;
“Distribution” (with Rosalie Matilac) 112-14;
“Production” (with Nick Cruz & Rosalie Matilac) 124-28;
“Sound Recording” (with Nick Cruz) 134-36;
“Studies and Training” (with Lynn Pareja) 136-37.
“Amateurs & Auteurs: Toward an Ethics of Film Criticism” (Plenary Paper). International Conference on Ethical Literary Criticism: Celebrating Literature as a Distinctive Ethical Expression (Manila: University of Santo Tomas Office of the Scholar-in-Residence/UNITAS Office, in cooperation with the Research Center for Culture, Arts, and Humanities, Faculty of Arts and Letters, Department of Literature, and the International Association for Ethical Literary Criticism, 2019).
“Condemned Property: Video Piracy as Nationalist Resistance in the Philippines” (Plenary Paper). 3rd Panpacific International Research Conference (Clark: Panpacific University, 2018). Slide presentation follows. .
“녹슨 팔과 가려운 손가락; 두테르테 대통령의 마약과의 전쟁에 대한 문화적 시각.” 제5회 국가폭력과 트라우마 국제회의. [As “호세 에르나니 S. 다비드.”] Trans. unkn. (Gwangju: Trauma Center, 2017) 103-12. ISBN 979-11-950722-9-3. Download a scanned PDF copy.
“Intrigues, Maneuvers, Interventions: Screen Images of the Korean War and its Aftermath” (Plenary Paper). 4PKSS (Philippines-Korea in the Changing Asia: Drawing Connections): Proceedings of the 4th Philippine Korean Studies Symposium (Quezon City: University of the Philippines Department of Linguistics, 2015) 4 (abstract) & 25-49. Download a PDF transcription.
“A Yearning for Tenderness in Korean Cinema” (Ju-Yong Ha, co-author) & “Orientalism and Classical Film Practice.” Global Makeover: Media and Culture in Asia, ed. Danilo Araña Arao (Quezon City and Seoul: Development Center for Asia Africa Pacific and Asian Media and Culture Forum, 2010) 35-54 & 139-54 resp. ISBN 978-971-0379-12-5. Download a PDF copy of Global Makeover.
“냉전시기필리핀의영화정책.” 냉전 아시아의 문화풍경 2: 1960~1970 년대. [As “데이비드, 조엘.”] Trans. 김수현. 아시아 문화연구 총서 – 2. (Seoul: Institute for East Asian Studies, SungKongHoe University, 2009) 277-96. ISBN 978-89-92214-76-6; 978-89-92214-45-2 (세트). Download a scanned PDF copy.
“The Cold War and Marcos-Era Cinema in the Philippines.” Proceedings of the 8th ASEAN Inter-University Conference on Social Development (CD-ROM), ed. Almond Pilar Aguila, Danilo Araña Arao, Alfonso Deza, Lourdes Portus, and Fernando Paragas (Quezon City: University of the Philippines, Union Network International – Asia and Pacific, Free Trade Alliance, & National University of Singapore, 2008) 1-39.
“Indochine and the Dynamics of Gender.” Proceedings of the Whither the Orient: Asians in Asian and Non-Asian Cinema Conference, Kimdaejung Convention Center, Gwangju, Korea, 28-29 October 2006, ed. Joel David (Seoul: Asia Culture Forum, 2006) 248-72. (See Edited Volumes above for complete file.)
“Cutthroat Archipelago: Video Piracy in and around the Philippines.” Culture Industry and Cultural Capital: Transnational Media Consumption and the Korean New Wave in East Asia: Conference Proceedings, ed. Kim Shin-dong (Seoul: Institute for Communication Arts & Technology, Hallym University, 2005) 105-09.