Although this list aims to be comprehensive and will continue to be updated, it excludes certain types of books: 1) the annual stream of film-related executive orders and presidential proclamations that Ferdinand Marcos kept issuing and his information offices kept publishing during his dictatorship; 2) doctoral dissertations and master’s and undergraduate theses – except for two of exceptional historical value – inasmuch as the search services of various libraries and consortia yield results better than I can hope to provide (ProQuest, as an example, proffers adequate advice and assistance for beginners); and finally, 3) periodicals, some of which still come out in paperback format. A specific example here would be the National Commission for Culture and the Arts’s yearbook (supposedly a journal, titled Sanghaya, with only five editions starting 2001 and ending 2005).
Special journal issues also used to be regularly spun off as book volumes, but the open-access movement that took root in the Philippines made this effort no longer essential. The major university journals that tackle film and media issues are Ateneo de Manila University’s Kritika Kultura, the University of Santo Tomas’s UNITAS, and the University of the Philippines’s Humanities Diliman (at the College of Arts and Letters) and Plaridel (at the College of Mass Communication). The UP Film Institute has announced plans to revive the long-dormant Pelikula, which may provide a Manila counterpart to the SineKultura Film Journal of the University of San Carlos in Cebu. These will be worth looking up in case you wish to confirm if any of your topics may have been covered, whether in special issues or in individual articles. Finally, non-film/media and non-Filipino film/media compilations will include the film/media-specific Pinas-cinema articles.
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Important: A listing of all the entries in all the categories, alphabetized by author, can be found here. Any notes that follow each entry’s year of publication are annotations made by the author, which fall under copyright. Out-of-print books and chapters that I wrote or edited may be found in this blog’s Books section.
Almario, Virgilio S., ed. 101 Filipino Icons. Quezon City: Adarna House, 2007.
Coronel, Sheila S., ed. From Loren to Marimar: The Philippine Media in the 1990s. Quezon City: Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism, 1999.
De la Torre, Visitacion “Chit” R. Cultural Icons of the Philippines. Makati City: Tower Book House, 2002.
Del Mundo, Clodualdo Jr., ed. Spirituality and the Filipino Film. Film and Faith series. Manila: Communication Foundation for Asia, 2010.
———, and Jose Mari Magpayo, eds. Philippine Mass Media: A Book of Readings. Manila: Communication Foundation for Asia, 1986. Mario A. Hernando, “Against All Odds: The Story of the Filipino Film Industry (1978-1982)”; Bienvenido Lumbera, “Problems in Philippine Film History”; Eduardo Sazon, “Film Distribution and Exhibition.”
Feliciano, Gloria D., and Crispulo J. Icban Jr., eds. Philippine Mass Media in Perspective. Quezon City: Capitol, 1967. T.D. Agcaoili, “Movies.”
Guerrero, Rafael Ma., ed. Readings in Philippine Cinema. Manila: Experimental Cinema of the Philippines, 1983.
Maglipon, Jo-Ann Q. Primed: Selected Stories 1972-1992. Reportage on an Archipelago series. Pasig City: Anvil Publishing, 1993. “MIFFed [Manila International Film Festival]”; “Free the Artist!”; “The Republic of the Philippines vs. Lino Brocka, et al.”; “Canuplin: The Little Tramp Time Left Behind”; “Erap [Joseph Estrada]”; “Phantoms of the Cinema”; “Starlight, Starbright”; “Mega Mother Lily [Monteverde]: Superstar for All Seasons.”
Manzanilla, JPaul S., and Caroline S. Hau, eds. Remembering/Rethinking EDSA. Mandaluyong City: Anvil Publishing, 2016. Joel David, “Grains & Flickers”; Patrick D. Flores, “A Cinema in Transition: Initial Incursions.”
Patajo-Legasto, Priscelina, ed. Filipiniana Reader: A Companion Anthology of Filipiniana Online. Quezon City: University of the Philippines Open University, 1998. Clodualdo del Mundo Jr., “Komiks: An Industry, a Potent Medium, Our National ‘Book,’ and Pablum of Art Appreciation” & “Philippine Television: A History of Politics and Commerce”; Patrick D. Flores, “Philippine Cinema and Society”; Bienvenido Lumbera, “Brocka, Bernal & Co.: The Arrival of New Filipino Cinema” & “Problems in Philippine Film History”; Soledad S. Reyes, “The Philippine Komiks”; Nicanor G. Tiongson, “Becoming Filipino: 1565-1898”; Rolando B. Tolentino, “‘Inangbayan’ (Mother-Nation) in Lino Brocka’s Bayan Ko: Kapit sa Patalim (My Country: Clutching a Knife [Malaya Films & Stephan Films], 1985) and Orapronobis (Fight for Us [Bernadette Associates International], 1989).”
———, ed. Philippine Studies: Have We Gone Beyond St. Louis? Quezon City: University of the Philippines Press, 2008. Joel David, “Awake in the Dark: Philippine Film during the Marcos Era”; Eleanor Sarah D. Reposar, “Carlo Vergara’s Zsazsa Zaturnnah and the Tradition of Subversion in Philippine Komiks”; Johven [as Jovenal] D. Velasco, “‘Feminized’ Heroes and ‘Masculinized’ Heroines: Changing Gender Roles in Contemporary Phiippine Cinema?”
Paz, Consuelo J., ed. Ginhawa, Kapalaran, Dalamhati: Essays on Well-being, Opportunity/Destiny, and Anguish. Quezon City: University of the Philippines Press, 2009. Patrick D. Flores, “Hanapbuhay sa mga Pelikula ni Nora Aunor [Occupation in the Films of Nora Aunor].”
Pertierra, Raul, and Eduardo F. Ugarte, eds. Cultures and Texts: Representations of Philippine Society. Quezon City: University of the Philippines Press, 1994.
Reyes, Soledad S., ed. Kritisismo: Mga Teorya at Antolohiya para sa Epektibong Pagtuturo ng Panitikan [Criticism: Theories and an Anthology for the Effective Teaching of Literature]. Pasig City: Anvil Publishing, 1992. Isagani R. Cruz “uses the structuralist method as derived from Vladimir Propp’s Morphology of the Folktale to analyze Lam-ang, [film auteur] Fernando Poe Jr., and Benigno Aquino Jr. as epic heroes” (R.C. Lucero, Philippine Literature, vol. 9 of 1st ed. of CCP Encyclopedia of Phil. Art ).
Tiongson, Nicanor G., ed. Broadcast Arts. Vol. 10 (of 12 vols.) of Cultural Center of the Philippines Encyclopedia of Philippine Art. 2nd edition. Manila: Cultural Center of the Philippines & the Office of the Chancellor, University of the Philippines Diliman, 2017. No equivalent volume in the 1st edition of the CCP Encyclopedia of Philippine Art.
———, ed. Film. Vol. 6 (of 12 vols.) of Cultural Center of the Philippines Encyclopedia of Philippine Art. 2nd edition. Manila: Cultural Center of the Philippines & the Office of the Chancellor, University of the Philippines Diliman, 2017. Equivalent volume of Philippine Film, vol. 8 in the 1st edition of the CCP Encyclopedia of Philippine Art.
———, ed. Philippine Film. Vol. 8 (of 10 vols.) of CCP [Cultural Center of the Philippines] Encyclopedia of Philippine Art. 1st edition. Manila: Sentrong Pangkultura ng Pilipinas, 1994. 2nd edition’s equivalent volume is titled Film.
———, ed. Tuklas Sining [Art Discovery]: Essays on the Philippine Arts. Manila: Sentrong Pangkultura ng Pilipinas, 1991.
———, ed. Urian Anthology 1970-1979, The. Quezon City: Manuel L. Morato, 1983. Title page descriptor: “selected essays on tradition and innovation in the Filipino cinema of the 1970s by the Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino: with about 550 photos and illustrations and a filmography of Philippine movies, 1970-1979.”
———, ed. Urian Anthology 1980-1989, The. Manila: Antonio P. Tuviera, 2001. Includes filmography of 1980s Philippine film releases.
———, ed. Urian Anthology 1990-1999, The. Quezon City: University of the Philippines Press, 2010. Includes filmography of 1990s Philippine film releases.
———, ed. Urian Anthology 2000-2009, The: The Rise of the Philippine New Wave Indie Film. Quezon City: University of the Philippines Press, 2013. Includes filmography of 2000s Philippine film releases.
Tolentino, Rolando B., ed. Geopolitics of the Visible: Essays on Philippine Film Cultures. Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2000.
———, and Gary C. Devilles, eds. Kritikal na Espasyo ng Kulturang Popular [Critical Spaces of Popular Culture]. Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2015.
Yoneno-Reyes, Michiyo, ed. East Asian Popular Culture: Philippine Perspectives. Quezon City: University of the Philippines Asian Center, 2013.
Young Critics Circle[, Film Desk (of the)]. Sampúng Taóng Sine [Ten Film Years]: Philippine Cinema 1990-1999. Manila: National Commission for Culture and the Arts, 2002.
———. Sining ng Sineng Filipino [Art of the Filipino Film]. Aklat Sanyata series. Quezon City: University of the Philippines Sentro ng Wikang Filipino, 2009.
Aitken, Ian, and Camille Deprez, eds. The Colonial Documentary Film in South and South-East Asia. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2016. José B. Capino, “Figures of Empire: American Documentaries in the Philippines.”
Aitken, Stuart C., and Leo E. Zonn, eds. Place, Power, Situation and Spectacle: A Geography of Film. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 1994. Gerald M. Macdonald’s “A Mapping of Cinematic Places: Icons, Ideology, and the Power of (Mis)Representation” provides an assessment of Kidlat Tahimik’s Mababangong Bangungot [Perfumed Nightmare] (Zoetrope Studios, 1977).
Armes, Roy. Third World Film Making and the West. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1987.
Barker, Joshua, Erik Harris, and Johan Lindquist, eds. Figures of Southeast Asian Modernity. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, 2014. José B. Capino, “Domestic Helper.”
Barrow, Sarah, Sabine Haenni, and John White, eds. The Routledge Encyclopedia of Films. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2014. José B. Capino, “Manila: In the Claws of Neon / Maynila: Sa mga Kuko ng Liwanag[, dir. Lino Brocka (Cinema Artists, 1975)].”
Baumgärtel, Tilman, ed. A Reader on International Media Piracy: Pirate Essays. MediaMatters series. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2015. Tilman Baumgärtel, “The Triumph of the Pirates: Books, Letters, Movies, and Vegan Candy – Not a Conclusion.”
———, ed. Southeast Asian Independent Cinema. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2012. Tilman Baumgärtel, “The Downside of Digital: A German Media Critic Plays Devil’s Advocate.”
Cheung, Esther M.K., Gina Marchetti, and Tan See-Kam, eds. Hong Kong Screenscapes: From the New Wave to the Digital Frontier. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2011. Roger Garcia, John Woo, & Jessica Hagedorn’s “Alternative Perspectives/Alternative Cinemas: Modern Films and the Hong Kong Experimental Scene” comprises “a discussion of a representative program of experimental films by three filmmakers – Jim Shum, Comyn Mo, and [Filipino] Raymond Red, all produced in Hong Kong and Manila in the 1980s under Garcia’s Modern Films Productions company, and shown at the Hollywood/Hong Kong at the Borders: Alternative Perspectives, Alternative Cinema symposium in April 2004” (chapter description in Oxford Index).
Ciecko, Anne Tereska, ed. Contemporary Asian Cinema: Popular Culture in a Global Frame. Asian Cinema series. New York: Berg, 2006. José B. Capino, “Philippines: Cinema and Its Hybridity (Or You’re Nothing but a Second-Rate, Trying Hard Copycat).”
Downing, John, ed. Film & Politics in the Third World. New York: Autonomedia, 1986. Luis Francia, “Philippine Cinema: The Struggle against Repression.”
Feng, Peter X., ed. Screening Asian Americans. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2002. Rolando B. Tolentino, “Identity and Difference in ‘Filipino/a American’ Media Arts.”
Gever, Martha, John Greyson, and Pratibha Parmar, eds. Queer Looks: Perspectives on Lesbian and Gay Film and Video. New York: Routledge, 1993. Nick Deocampo, “Homosexuality as Dissent / Cinema as Subversion: Articulating Gay Consciousness in the Philippines.”
Guneratne, Antony R., and Wimal Dissanayake, eds. Rethinking Third Cinema. New York: Routledge, 2003. Sumita S. Chakravarty’s “The Erotics of History: Gender and Transgression in the New Asian Cinema” closes with a discussion of Ishmael Bernal’s Himala [Miracle] (Experimental Cinema of the Philippines, 1982) as an example of the “relationship between eroticism and spirituality, [exploring] its implications for Filipino constructions of history and identity.”
Hanna, Monica, and Rebecca A. Sheehan, eds. Border Cinema: Reimagining Identity through Aesthetics. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2019. José B. Capino, “Filipinos at the Border: Migrant Workers in Transnational Philippine Cinema.”
Holmlund, Chris, ed. American Cinema of the 1990s. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2008. José B. Capino, “Cinema and the Usable Past.”
Ingawanij, May Adadol, and Benjamin McKay, eds. Glimpses of Freedom: Independent Cinema in Southeast Asia. Ithaca: Cornell Southeast Asia Program Publications, 2012. Tilman Baumgärtel, “The Piracy Generation: Media Piracy and Independent Film in Southeast Asia”; Eloisa May P. Hernandez, “The Beginnings of Digital Cinema in Southeast Asia”; Alexis A. Tioseco, “Like the Body and the Soul: Independence and Aesthetics in Contemporary Philippine Cinema”; John Torres, “Piracy Boom Boom.”
Jameson, Fredric. The Geopolitical Aesthetic: Cinema and Space in the World System. Perspectives series. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1992. “Art Naïf and the Admixture of Worlds” is an appreciation of Kidlat Tahimik’s Mababangong Bangungot [Perfumed Nightmare] (Zoetrope Studios, 1977).
Lehman, Peter, ed. Pornography and Culture. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2006. José B. Capino, “Asian College Girls and Oriental Men with Bamboo Poles: Reading Asian Pornography.”
Lent, John A. Asian Film Industry, The. Texas Film Studies Series. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1990. “Philippines” (case study).
———, ed. Broadcasting in Asia and the Pacific: A Continental Survey of Radio and Television. International and Comparative Broadcasting series. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1978.
Marchetti, Gina, and Tan See Kam, eds. Hong Kong Film, Hollywood and the New Global Cinema. London: Routledge, 2007. Bliss Cua Lim, “Generic Ghosts: Remaking the New ‘Asian Horror Film.’”
Martin, Fran, Peter A. Jackson, Mark McLelland, and Audrey Yue, eds. AsiaPacifiQueer: Rethinking Genders and Sexualities. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2008. Ronald Baytan, “Bading na Bading [Really Queer]: Evolving Identities in Philippine Cinema.”
Miller, Toby, ed. The Routledge Companion to Global Popular Culture. New York: Routledge, 2015. Talitha Espiritu, “Performing Native Identities: Human Displays and Indigenous Activism in Marcos’s Philippines.”
Parks, Lisa, and Shanti Kumar, eds. Planet TV: A Global Television Studies Reader. New York: New York University Press, 2002. José B. Capino, “Soothsayers, Politicians, Lesbian Scribes: The Philippine Movie Talk Show.”
Rodell, Paul A. Culture and Customs of the Philippines. Culture and Customs of Asia series. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2002. “Festivals, Theater, Film, Media, and Other Entertainment.”
Shiel, Mark and Tony Fitzmaurice, eds. Cinema and the City: Film and Urban Societies in a Global Context. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 2001. Rolando B. Tolentino, “Cityscape: The Capital Infrastructuring and Technologization of Manila.”
Shohat, Ella, and Robert Stam, eds. Multiculturalism, Postcoloniality, and Transnational Media. Rutgers Depth of Field Series. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2003. Talitha Espiritu, “Multiculturalism, Dictatorship, and Cinema Vanguards: Philippine and Brazilian Analogies.”
Tam Kwok-kan, Wimal Dissanayake, and Terry Siu-han Yip, eds. Sights of Contestation: Localism, Globalism and Cultural Production in Asia and the Pacific. Hong Kong: Chinese University Press, 2002. Rolando B. Tolentino, “Subcontracting Imagination and Imageries of Bodies and Nations: The Philippines in Contemporary Transnational Asia Pacific Cinemas.”
Andres, Tomas D. How to Enjoy a Film Intelligently for Value Education. [Manila]: Our Lady of Manaoag Publishers, 1987.
ASEAN Country Reports on Film. Manila: Office of Media Affairs [of the] National Media Production Center, 1983. “A project of the Working Group on Film of the [Association of Southeast Asian Nations] Committee on Culture and Information” (self-description); includes “The Film Industry in the Philippines.”
Campaign for Public Decency and Civic Morality, A. Manila: Santo Tomas, 1912.
Cultural Center of the Philippines in Cooperation with the Centennial Commission. The CCP Centennial Honors for the Arts. Manila: CCP, 1999. Includes entries for Nora Aunor, Daisy H. Avellana, Ishmael Bernal, Salvador F. Bernal, Amelia L. Bonifacio, Ryan Cayabyab, Benjamin H. Cervantes, Manuel Conde, Ernani J. Cuenco, Mike de Leon, Narcisa B. de Leon, et al.
Cultural Center of the Philippines Library. Union Catalog on Philippine Culture: Film. CCP Library Research Guide Series no. 4. Manila: Cultural Center of the Philippines Library, 1990.
Del Mundo, Clodualdo Jr. Writing for Film. [Manila]: Communication Foundation for Asia, 1981.
Deocampo, Nick, ed. Sinegabay: A Film Study Guide. Pasig City: Anvil Publishing, 2008.
Directory of Filipino Women in Radio, TV & Film Media. [Manila]: National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women, National Printing Office, and Philippine Information Agency, 1992.
Export Trade Promotion, Philippines Bureau of. A Profile on Motion Pictures. Product Profile series. [Manila]: Product Research and Strategy Group, Bureau of Export Trade Promotion, Department of Trade & Industry, 1989.
Fernandez, Ricardo V., ed. Film Directory of the Philippines. [Manila: Philippine Motion Pictures Producers Association?], 1978.
Ferrer, Noel D. Mag-Artista Ka! Mga Dapat Mong Malaman Para Sumikat sa Showbiz sa Tamang Paraan, sa Tamang Panahon [Be a Star! What You Should Learn to Get Famous in Showbiz in the Right Way, at the Right Time]. Mandaluyong City: Anvil Publishing, 2015. Filipino version of Sisikat Din Ako!
———. Sisikat Din Ako! [I’ll Also Get Famous!] Your Guide to Making Your Mark in Show Business. Mandaluyong City: Anvil Publishing, 2015. English version of Mag-Artista Ka!
Film Development Council of the Philippines. Philippine Film Catalogue. Pasig City: Film Development Council of the Philippines, .
Gutierrez-Ang, Jaime. Tanglaw Introduction to Film: An Outcomes-Based Text Manual in Film Aesthetics, Appreciation, Theory and Criticism for the Filipino Student. Manila: Mindshapers, 2014.
Intellectual Property Code of the Philippines and Related Laws: With Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (PD 1986), Videogram Regulatory Board (PD 1987), Children’s Television Act of 1997 and Others. Manila: Central Book Supply, 1998.
Internal Revenue, Philippines Bureau of. Cinematographic Film Regulations: Administrative Order No. 50. Manila: Bureau of Internal Revenue, 1918.
Kenny, James, and Isabel Enriquez Kenny. Making Documentaries & News Features in the Philippines. Pasig City: Anvil Publishing, 1996.
Lacaba, Jose F., ed. Films of ASEAN, The. Quezon City: Association of Southeast Asian Nations Committee on Culture and Information, 2000. Clodualdo del Mundo Jr., “Philippines.”
———. Showbiz Lengua: Chika and Chismax about Chuvachuchu [Showbiz Lingo: Small Talk and Gossip about Everything]. Pasig City: Anvil Publishing, 2010. A “compilation of 68 columns that [the author] wrote for YES! Magazine from 2003 to 2009” (Jose F. Lacaba, Ka Pete blog, November 2010).
Lee, Ricky. Trip to Quiapo: Scriptwriting Manual. Quezon City: Bagong Likha Publishing, 1998.
Lim, Jonah Añonuevo. Creative Imaging: An Introduction to Film. [Dumaguete City]: Jonah Lim, 1998.
Makabenta, Yen, ed. Book of the Philippines. Manila: Research and Analysis Center for Communications and Aardvark Associates, 1976. Includes biographies for Nora Aunor, Lamberto V. Avellana, et al.
Movie and Television Review and Classification Board. Implementing Rules and Regulations Pursuant to Section 3(a) of Presidential Decree No. 1986: The Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB). Quezon City: Office of the President, Republic of the Philippines, 1997.
National Commission for Culture and the Arts. Bilang Filipinas: A Primer on Philippine Cultural Statistics. Manila: NCCA, 2017.
Orellana, Ricky. Mowelfund Film Institute Catalog. Quezon City: [Movie Workers Welfare Fund] Film Institute, 2001.
Pichay, Nicolas B. A Guide to the Intellectual Property Code of the Philippines: Understanding the Law, Empowering the Artist. Pasig City: Anvil Publishing, 2010.
Presidential Decree No. 1986 Creating the Movie & Television Review and Classification Board and Implementing Rules and Regulations, 2004. [Manila]: MTRCB, .
Silver Book: A Movie Directory of the Philippines. [City & publisher unkn.], 1949.
Sulong Pilipina! Sulong Pilipinas! [Forward Filipina! Forward Philippines!] A Compilation of Filipino Women Centennial Awardees. Manila: Women Sector [of the] National Centennial Commission, 1999. Includes Liwayway A. Arceo, Fides S. Asensio, Nora Aunor, Daisy H. Avellana, Susana C. de Guzman, Narcisa B. de Leon, et al.
Tolentino, Rolando B. Keywords: Essays on Philippine Media Cultures and Neocolonialisms. Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2016.
Trzcinski, Kevin, and Owen Hughes. Philippines Media Yearbook. Hong Kong: Cornerstone Associates Ltd., 1996.
United States Business and Defense Services Administration’s Scientific, Motion Picture, and Photographic Products Division. Motion Pictures Abroad: Philippines. Washington, DC: US Government Printing Office, 1958.
Way, Eugene Irving. Motion Pictures in Japan, Philippine Islands, Netherland East Indies, Siam, British Malaya, and French Indo-China. Trade Information Bulletin No. 634, series of the United States Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce. Washington, DC: Government Publishing Office, 1929.
Bernard, Carlo, and Doug Miro. The Great Raid. [City & publisher unkn.], 2001. Screenplay of The Great Raid, dir. John Dahl (Miramax, Marty Katz Productions, and Lawrence Bender Productions, 2005).
Bernardo, Sigrid Andrea. Kita Kita [I See You]: The Novel. Pasig City: VRJ Books, 2018. Novelization of Kita Kita, dir. Sigrid Andrea Bernardo (Spring Films, 2017).
———. Mr. and Mrs. Cruz: The Novel. Pasig City: VRJ Books, 2018. Novelization of Mr. and Mrs. Cruz, dir. Sigrid Andrea Bernardo (IdeaFirst Co. & Viva Films, 2018).
Cabahug, Eric. Deadma Walking [Superciliously Walking]. Pasig City: VRJ Books, 2017. Novelization of Deadma Walking, dir. Julius Alfonso (T-Rex Entertainment Productions, 2017); “dedma,” a contraction of “dead malice” (a transliteration of “patay malisya”) refers to feigning ignorance.
Cajayon, Gene, John Manal Castro, and Dawn Bohulano Mabalon. The Debut: The Making of a Filipino American Film. Chicago: Tulitos, 2001. Regarding The Debut, dir. Gene Cajayon (5 Card Productions, Celestial Pictures, Center for Asian American Media, National Asian American Telecommunications Association, Visual Communication, 2000).
Del Mundo, Clodualdo. Maynila: Sa mga Kuko ng Liwanag [Manila: In the Claws of Neon], ’Merika [with Gil Jose Quito], at Alyas Raha Matanda [with Herky del Mundo]: Tatlong Dulang Pampelikula [Three Screenplays]. Manila: De La Salle University Press, 1992. Screenplays of Maynila: Sa mga Kuko ng Liwanag, dir. Lino Brocka (Cinema Artists, 1975); and ’Merika, dir. Gil Portes (Adrian Films, 1984).
———, and Mike de Leon. Rizal [and] Bayaning 3rd World [3rd World Hero]: Dalawang Dulang Pampelikula [Two Screenplays]. Manila: De La Salle University Press, 2000. Screenplays of Rizal, dir. Mike de Leon (unfinished); and Bayaning 3rd World, dir. Mike de Leon (Cinema Artists, 2000).
Deocampo, Nick. Beyond the Mainstream: The Films of Nick Deocampo. Ed. Lolita R. Lacuesta. Pasig City: Anvil Publishing, 1997. Production notes and essays on short filmmaking, plus the screenplays of the following short films by the author: “Oliver” (Deocampo, 1983); “Children of the Regime” (Deocampo, 1985); “Revolutions Happen Like Refrains in a Song” (Deocampo, 1987); “Ynang-Bayan [Mother-Country]: To Be a Woman Is to Live in a Time of War” (Deocampo, 1991); “Memories of Old Manila” ([Movie Workers Welfare Fund] Film Institute, 1993); “Isaak” (Metro Manila Film Festival Executive Committee, 1994); and “Sex Warriors and the Samurai” (Deocampo, 1995).
Dimaranan, Irma V. Naglalayag [Silent Passage]. Quezon City: University of the Philippines Press, 2006. Screenplay of Naglalayag, dir. Maryo J. de los Reyes (Angora Films, 2004).
Garcia, Fanny A., and Armando Lao, eds. Pitong Teleplay [Seven Teleplays]. Pasig City: Anvil Publishing, 1995. TV scripts by Ricky Lee, Armando Lao, Lualhati Bautista, Jose F. Bartolome, Rosalie Matilac, Dado C. Lumibao, and Fanny A. Garcia.
Gomez, Jerome. Batch ’81: The Making of a Mike de Leon Film. Singapore: Asian Film Archive, 2017. Regarding Batch ’81, dir. Mike de Leon (MVP Pictures, 1982).
Lacuesta, Angelo Rodriguez. Contra Mundum on the Film Restoration of Nick Joaquin’s A Portrait of the Artist as Filipino. [Quezon City]: Miguel P. de Leon Publishing, 2015. Regarding A Portrait of the Artist as Filipino, dir. Lamberto V. Avellana (Diadem Productions & Cinema Artists Philippines, 1965).
Laurel, Pedro C. Jr., Ramonfelipe A. Sarmiento, and Rodolfo C. Vera. Tatlong Dulang Pampelikula [Three Screenplays]. Quezon City: University of the Philippines Press, 2003. Pedro C. Laurel Jr., “Ang Diego at Gabriela: Lagablab sa Ilocos [The (story of) Diego and Gabriela: Firestorm in Ilocos]”; Ramonfelipe A. Sarmiento, “Batingaw [Chime]”; Rodolfo C. Vera, “Senyor Pascual.”
Laxamana, Jason Paul. 100 Tula Para Kay Stella [100 Poems for Stella]. Pasig City: VRJ Books, 2017. Novelization of 100 Tula Para Kay Stella, dir. Jason Paul Laxamana (Viva Films, 2017).
Leavold, Andrew. The Search for Weng Weng. Melbourne: LedaTape Organisation, 2017. On the filming of The Search for Weng Weng documentary, dir. Andrew Leavold (Death Rides a Red Horse & Turkeyshoot Productions, 2013).
Lee, Ricky [as Ricardo Lee]. Brutal/Salome. [Quezon City]: Cine Gang, 1981. Back-to-back screenplays of Brutal, dir. Marilou Diaz-Abaya (Bancom Audiovision, 1980); and Salome, dir. Laurice Guillen (Bancom Audiovision, 1981).
——— [as Ricardo Lee]. Bukas … May Pangarap [Tomorrow … There’ll Be a Dream]. [Quezon City: Markenprint, 1984]. Screenplay of Bukas … May Pangarap, dir. Gil Portes (Tri Films, 1984).
——— [as Ricardo Lee]. Moral. [Quezon City]: Seven-Star Productions, 1982. Screenplay of Moral, dir. Marilou Diaz-Abaya (Seven Stars Productions, 1982).
——— [as Ricardo Lee]. Salome. Trans. Rofel G. Brion. Madison: Center for Southeast Asian Studies, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1993. Screenplay of Salome, dir. Laurice Guillen (Bancom Audiovision, 1981).
———. Sa Puso ng Himala [In the Heart of Miracle]. Quezon City: Philippine Writers Studio Foundation, 2012. Screenplay of Himala, dir. Ishmael Bernal (Experimental Cinema of the Philippines, 1982), production notes, interviews.
——— [as Ricardo Lee]. Si Tatang at mga Himala ng Ating Panahon: Koleksyon ng mga Akda [Old Man and the Miracles of our Time: Collection of Writings]. Quezon City: Bagong Likha Publications, 1988. Screenplay of Himala, dir. Ishmael Bernal (Experimental Cinema of the Philippines, 1982), review, and interview articles; reprinted in 2009.
———. Si Tatang at mga Himala ng Ating Panahon: Koleksyon ng mga Akda [Old Man and the Miracles of our Time: Collection of Writings]. Quezon City: Writers Studio Foundation, 2009. Screenplay of Himala, dir. Ishmael Bernal (Experimental Cinema of the Philippines, 1982), review, and interview articles; reprinted [as Ricardo Lee] from 1988.
Lim, Jeanne. Tradisyon: Two Screenplays. Tubao Book Series of the Davao Writers Guild. Manila: National Commission for Culture and the Arts, 2009.
Malanum, Ash M. Unforgettable. Pasig City: VRJ Books, 2019. Novelization of Unforgettable, dirs. Perci Intalan & Jun Robles Lana (Viva Films & Ideafirst Co., 2019).
Mella-Salvador, Shaira, Raymond Lee, and Laurice Guillen. Tanging Yaman [A Change of Heart], the Film Book: Screenplay. Pasig City: Anvil Publishing, ABS-CBN Consumer Products & Star Cinema, 2001. Screenplay of Tanging Yaman, dir. Laurice Guillen (Star Cinema, 2001).
Noriega, Bienvenido M. Jr. Soltero [Bachelor]. Trans. Rolando S. Tinio. Quezon City: New Day Publishers, 1985. Screenplay of Soltero, dir. Pio de Castro III (Experimental Cinema of the Philippines, 1984).
Pichay, Nicolas B. Maxie: Book & Lyrics by Nicolas B. Pichay, Adapted from the Screenplay of Michiko Yamamoto. Manila: University of Santo Tomas Publishing House, 2017. Based on Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros [The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros], dir. Aureaus Solito (Cinemalaya & UFO Pictures, 2005).
Pulido, Rod. The Flip Side: A Filipino American Comedy. Chicago: Tulitos, 2002. Screenplay of The Flip Side, dir. Rod Pulido (Pure Pinoy, 2001).
Reyes, Edgardo M. Mga Uod at Rosas [Caterpillars and Roses]. Quezon City: C & E Publishing, 2010. Novelization of Mga Uod at Rosas, dir. Romy V. Suzara (Ian Film Productions, 1982).
Reyes, Emmanuel A. Malikhaing Pelikula: Mga Sanaysay Tungkol sa Pelikulang Pilipino [Creative Film: Essays on Philippine Cinema]. Makati: Media Plus, 1996. Includes the screenplays of Dreaming Filipinos (Manny Reyes Productions, 1991) and Suwapings [The Laughing Barrio] (Safari Films, 1994), both directed by the author [as Manny Reyes].
Rivera, Frank G., and Mars Ravelo. Frank G. Rivera’s Darna, Etc.: Screenplays Based on Characters Created by Mars Ravelo. Manila: University of Santo Tomas Publishing House, 2003. Adaptations by Frank G. Rivera of Mars Ravelo stories, including two produced films: Darna, dir. Joel Lamangan (Viva Films, 1991); and Dyesebel, dir. Emmanuel H. Borlaza (Viva Films, 1995; co-written with Borlaza).
Sayles, John. Amigo: Screenplay. Culver City, CA: Anarchist’s Convention Films, 2009. Screenplay of Amigo, dir. John Sayles (Anarchist’s Convention Films, 2010); paywalled access available online via John Sayles Blog.
Sycip, Rinka. Miss Granny. Pasig City: VRJ Books, 2018. Screenplay of Miss Granny, dir. Joyce Bernal (Viva Films & N2 Productions, 2018), remake of Soo-sang-han geun-yeo [Miss Granny], dir. Dong-hyuk Hwang (Yeinplus Entertainment & CJ Entertainment, 2014); also “with lots of scenes not found in the movie, and several photos from the movie itself” (Viva Books website).
Vera, Rody. Two Women as Specters of History: Lakambini [Noblewoman] and Indigo Child. Ed. Ellen Ongkeko-Marfil. Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2019. Screenplays of Lakambini, dir. Ellen Ongkeko-Marfil & Jeffrey Jeturian (unfinished); and Indigo Child, dir. Ellen Ongkeko-Marfil (Erasto Films, 2017).
Villamor, Irene Emma. Meet Me in St. Gallen. Pasig City: VRJ Books, 2018. Screenplay of Meet Me in St. Gallen, dir. Irene Emma Villamor (Spring Films & Viva Films, 2018).
———. Sid & Aya (Not A Love Story). Pasig City: VRJ Books, 2018. Screenplay of Sid & Aya (Not A Love Story), dir. Irene Emma Villamor (Viva Films & N2 Productions, 2018).
Viva Films. Miracle in Cell No. 7. Pasig City: VRJ Books, 2019. Regarding the production of Miracle in Cell No. 7, dir. Nuel C. Naval (Viva Films, 2019), remake of 7-beon-bang-ui seon-mul [Miracle in Cell No. 7], dir. Hwan-kyung Lee (Fineworks & CL Entertainment, 2013).
Yap, Darryl. Jowable [Lover Material]. Pasig City: VRJ Books, 2019. Novelization of #Jowable, dir. Darryl Yap (Viva Films & VinCentiments, 2019). Expansion of videos first posted on Facebook.
Yutaka Abe, and Hitō Hakengun. Dawn of Freedom: A Toho Super Production. [Manila: Eiga Haikyūsha, 1943.] Commemorative volume for Dawn of Freedom, dirs. Abe Yutaka and Gerardo de Leon (Eiga Haikyūsha & Toho, 1944).
Bolisay, Richard. Break It to Me Gently: Essays on Filipino Film. Makati City: Everything’s Fine, 2019. Compiled primarily from author’s blog, Lilok Pelikula.
Campos, Patrick F. The End of National Cinema: Filipino Film at the Turn of the Century. Quezon City: University of the Philippines Press, 2016.
Cruz, Isagani R. Movie Times. Manila: National Book Store, 1984.
David, Joel. Book Texts: A Pinoy Film Course. Original digital edition. Quezon City: Amauteurish Publishing, 2016. A collection drawn from previous book publications, available exclusively at the Ámauteurish! website.
———. Fields of Vision: Critical Applications in Recent Philippine Cinema. Book edition. Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 1995. Revised & updated for a digital edition in 2014.
———. Fields of Vision: Critical Applications in Recent Philippine Cinema. Digital edition. Quezon City: Amauteurish Publishing, 2014. Revision & update of the 1995 book edition, available at the Ámauteurish! website.
———. Millennial Traversals: Outliers, Juvenilia, & Quondam Popcult Blabbery. Book edition. Quezon City: Amauteurish Publishing, 2019. Also available online as editions of UNITAS: Semi-Annual Peer-Reviewed International Online Journal of Advanced Research in Literature, Culture, and Society: Part 1 (Traversals within Cinema) in vol. 88, no. 1 (May 2015) and Part 2 (Expanded Perspectives) in vol. 89, no. 1 (May 2016). More information at the Ámauteurish! website.
———. The National Pastime: Contemporary Philippine Cinema. Book edition. Pasig City: Anvil Publishing, 1990. Revised & updated for a digital edition in 2014.
———. The National Pastime: Contemporary Philippine Cinema. Digital edition. Quezon City: Amauteurish Publishing, 2014. Revision & update of the 1990 book edition, available at the Ámauteurish! website.
———. Wages of Cinema: Film in Philippine Perspective. Book edition. Quezon City: University of the Philippines Press, 1998. Revised & updated for a digital edition in 2014.
———. Wages of Cinema: Film in Philippine Perspective. Digital edition. Quezon City: Amauteurish Publishing, 2014. Revision & update of the 1998 book edition, available at the Ámauteurish! website.
Deyto, Epoy. Krisis at Pelikula: Mga Paunang Tala tungkol sa mga Imahe at Eksena sa Panahon ng Digma [Crisis and Film: Initial Notes about Images and Scenes during a Time of War]. Pasig City: tollidBilly & Shonenbat Collective, 2018. Available at the author’s Missing Codec blog.
———. The Years of Permanent Midnight and Other Unedited Essays. Pasig City: tollidBilly & Shonenbat Collective, 2018. Available at the author’s Missing Codec blog.
Flores, Patrick D. Sites of Review: Critical Practice in Media. San Pablo City: Oraciones, 1996.
Garcellano, Edel E. First Person, Plural: Essays. Quezon City: Edel E. Garcellano, 1987.
———. Interventions. Manila: Polytechnic University of the Philippines Press, 1998.
———. Knife’s Edge: Selected Essays. Ed. Caroline S. Hau. Quezon City: University of the Philippines Press, 2001.
Goquingco, Leonor Orosa. Curtain Call: Selected Reviews, 1957-2000. Quezon City: University of the Philippines Press, 2001. Includes reviews of performances of film actor Nora Aunor at the Philippine Educational Theater Association.
Guillermo, Alice. Images of Change: Essays and Reviews. Quezon City: Kalikasan Press, 1988.
Lumbera, Bienvenido. Abot-Tanaw: Sulyap at Suri sa Nagbabagong Kultura at Lipunan [Purview: Glancing and Considering a Changing Culture and Society]. Quezon City: Linangan ng Kamalayang Makabansa, 1987.
———. Re-Viewing Filipino Cinema. Mandaluyong City: Anvil Publishing, 2011. Includes articles previously published in Revaluation.
———. Revaluation: Essays on Philippine Literature, Cinema and Popular Culture. [Quezon City]: Index, 1984. Reprinted as Revaluation 1997.
———. Revaluation 1997: Essays on Philippine Literature, Cinema and Popular Culture. Manila: University of Santo Tomas Publishing House, 1997. Reprint of 1984 edition with additional 22 articles and interview.
Reyes, Emmanuel A. Notes on Philippine Cinema. Manila: De La Salle University Press, 1989. Includes an interview conducted for the documentary Vic Silayan: An Actor Remembers, dir. Manny Reyes (Manny Reyes, 1984).
Tobias, Mel. One Hundred Acclaimed Tagalog Movies: Sineng Mundo [Film World], Best of Philippine Cinema. Vancouver: Peanut Butter Publishing, 1998.
Velasco, Johven. Huwaran/Hulmahan Atbp. [Model/Mold Etc.]: The Film Writings of Johven Velasco. Ed. Joel David. Quezon City: University of the Philippines Press, 2009.
Vera, Noel. Critic after Dark: A Review of Philippine Cinema. Singapore: BigO Books, 2005.
Zafra, Jessica. Twisted Flicks. Pasig City: Anvil Publishing, 2003.
Almajose, Kathy, and JV Ramos. Kakaibang Tingin, Kakaibang Titig [Different Look, Different Gaze]: An Appreciation of the Golden Period in Philippine Cinema. [Batangas City]: La Abuela Publishing House, 2013.
Balce, Nerissa. Body Parts of Empire: Visual Abjection, Filipino Images, and the American Archive. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2016.
Baluyut, Pearlie Rose S. Institutions and Icons of Patronage: Arts and Culture in the Philippines During the Marcos Years, 1965-1986. Manila: University of Santo Tomas Publishing House, 2012.
Baumgärtel, Tilman, ed. Kino-Sine: Philippine-German Cinema Relations. Makati City: Goethe-Institut Manila, 2007.
Brody, David. Visualizing American Empire: Orientalism and Imperialism in the Philippines. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010. “Strange Travelogues: Charles Longfellow in the Orient” is about the son of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, who toured Asian countries, settled in the Philippines, transformed his appearance, and accumulated souvenirs & photographs (in effect, an archive) of himself and his environment.
Constantino, Renato. Synthetic Culture and Development. Quezon City: Foundation for Nationalist Studies, 1984. Only known mention of cinema in the nationalist author’s texts (from Patrick D. Flores’s findings).
Constantino, Ronald K., and Ricardo F. Lo, eds. The Golden Years: Memorable Tagalog Movie Ads 1946-1956 (From the Collection of Danny Dolor). Manila: Danny Dolor, 1994.
De la Cruz, Khavn, Dodo Dayao, and Mabie Alagbate. Philippine New Wave: This Is Not a Film Movement. Quezon City: Noel D. Ferrer, MovFest, and Instamatic Writings, 2010.
De Vega, Guillermo. Film and Freedom: Movie Censorship in the Philippines. Manila: De Vega, 1975. Includes reviews of Tubog sa Ginto [Dipped in Gold], dir. Lino Brocka (Lea Productions, 1970); and Kung Bakit Dugo ang Kulay ng Gabi [Why Blood Is the Color of Night], dir. Celso Ad. Castillo (AA Productions, 1973).
Del Mundo, Clodualdo Jr., ed. Making Waves: 10 Years of Cinemalaya. Mandaluyong City: Anvil Publishing, 2014.
———. Native Resistance: Philippine Cinema and Colonialism, 1898-1941. Manila: De La Salle University Press, 1998.
Deocampo, Nick. Cine: Spanish Influences on Early Cinema in the Philippines. Vol. 1 of Reflections on One Hundred Years of Cinema in the Philippines series. Manila: Cinema Values Reorientation Program, National Commission for Culture and the Arts, 2007. Succeeded by Film (2011) and Eiga (2016).
———. Cortometraje, El: Surgimiento de un nuevo cine filipino. Trans. Mark Garner & Matxalen Goiria. Bilbao: Certámen Internacional del Cine Documental y Cortometraje, 1986. Spanish translation of Short Film (1985).
———, ed. Early Cinema in Asia. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2017.
———. Eiga: Cinema in the Philippines during World War II. Vol. 3 of Reflections on One Hundred Years of Cinema in the Philippines series. Mandaluyong City: Anvil Publishing, 2016. Preceded by Cine (2007) and Film (2011).
———. Film: American Influences on Philippine Cinema. Vol. 2 of Reflections on One Hundred Years of Cinema in the Philippines series. Mandaluyong City: Anvil Publishing, 2011.Preceded by Cine (2007) and succeeded by Eiga (2016).
———. Films from a “Lost” Cinema: A Brief History of Cebuano Films. Quezon City: [Movie Workers Welfare Fund] Film Institute, 2005.
———, ed. Lost Films of Asia. Pasig City: Anvil Publishing, 2006.
———. Short Film: Emergence of a New Philippine Cinema. Ed. Alfred A. Yuson. Manila: Communication Foundation for Asia, 1985. Translated to Spanish as El Cortometraje (1986).
Espiritu, Talitha. Passionate Revolutions: The Media and the Rise and Fall of the Marcos Regime. Ohio University Research in International Studies Southeast Asia Series No. 132. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2017. “National Discipline and the Cinema”; “The New Politics, Lino Brocka, and People Power”; “The Force of National Allegory.”
Francisco, Butch. Eat Bulaga: Ang Unang Tatlong Dekada [Lunchtime Surprise: The First Three Decades]. Pasig City: TAPE, 2010. On the still-running daily noontime TV program that first aired in 1979.
Goodman, Grant K., ed. Japanese Cultural Policies in Southeast Asia During World War II. New York: MacMillan, 1991. Motoe Terami-Wada, “The Japanese Propaganda Corps in the Philippines: Laying the Foundation.”
Grant, Paul Douglas, and Misha Boris Anissimov. Lilas [Film]: An Illustrated History of the Golden Ages of Cebuano Cinema. Cebu City: University of San Carlos Press, 2016.
Guardiola, Juan. El imaginario colonial: Fotografia en Filipinas durante el periodo Español 1860-1898 [The Colonial Imaginary: Photography in the Philippines during the Spanish Period 1860-1898]. Barcelona: Casa Asia, .
Halili, Servando D. Jr. Iconography of the New Empire: Race and Gender Images and the American Colonization of the Philippines. Quezon City: University of the Philippines Press, 2006.
Hau, Caroline S. Necessary Fictions: Philippine Literature and the Nation, 1946-1980. Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2000. “Alien Nation” discusses the characters of Quiroga in José Rizal’s Noli Me Tángere [Touch Me Not] (1887), Ah Tek in Edgardo M. Reyes’s Sa mga Kuko ng Liwanag [In the Claws of Neon] (1967), and Wei-fung in Ricardo Lee’s short story “Huwag, Huwag Mong Kukuwentuhan ang Batang si Wei Fung [Don’t, Don’t Tell Stories to Young Wei Fung]” (1969) – works and/or authors associated with films; Necessary Fictions is complemented by another text by the same author, titled On the Subject of the Nation: Filipino Writings from the Margins, 1981-2004 (Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2004).
Hedman, Eva-Lotta E., and John T. Sidel. Philippine Politics and Society in the Twentieth Century: Colonial Legacies, Postcolonial Trajectories. Politics in Asia series. London: Routledge, 2000. Discusses the “mockery of mimicry” in the films of Joey de Leon and Rene Requiestas.
Hernandez, Eloisa May P. Digital Cinema in the Philippines, 1999-2009. Quezon City: University of the Philippines Press, 2014.
Holt, Elizabeth Mary. Colonizing Filipinas: Nineteenth-Century Representations of the Philippines in Western Historiography. Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2002. “History as Visual Spectacle”; “Filipinas and Photography.”
Infante, J. Eddie. Inside Philippine Movies, 1970-1990: Essays for Students of Philippine Cinema. Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 1991.
Kasaysayan at Pelikula [History and Film]: 100 Years of Cinema in the Philippines. Manila: National Centennial Commission, Presidential Management Staff, and Movie and Television Review and Classification Board, 1998.
Kramer, Paul A. The Blood of Government: Race, Empire, the United States, and the Philippines. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2006. Includes accounts of Dean C. Worcester’s activities and banning of the newsreel coverage of the heavyweight championship fight between Jack Johnson and James J. Jeffries, where Johnson (a black man) defeated his white contender.
Lumbera, Bienvenido. Pelikula: An Essay on the Philippine Film. [Manila]: Sentrong Pangkultura ng Pilipinas, 1989. Later expanded in the Tuklas Sining [Art Discovery] series by Lumbera, Agustin Sotto, and Nestor U. Torre.
———. Pelikula: An Essay on the Philippine Film, 1961-1992. Tuklas Sining [Art Discovery] series. [Manila]: Sentrong Pangkultura ng Pilipinas, 1992. Continuation of Agustin Sotto’s Pelikula: An Essay on the Philippine Film, 1897-1960 and supplemented by Nestor U. Torre’s Pelikula: An Essay on Philippine Film, Touchstones of Excellence.
Mijares, Primitivo. The Conjugal Dictatorship of Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos. San Francisco: Union Square Publications, 1976. “The Loves of Marcos,” on Ferdinand Marcos’s predilection for movie stars, having married a beauty queen and aspiring film performer. Revised & annotated in 2017.
———. The Conjugal Dictatorship of Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos: Revised and Annotated. Quezon City: Bughaw, 2017. Original published in 1976.
Perdon, Renato. Footnotes to Philippine History. Manila: Manila Prints, 2008. Includes a citation of Himala [Miracle], dir. Ishmael Bernal (Experimental Cinema of the Philippines, 1982), in discussing religious belief.
Quirino, Joe. Don Jose [Nepomuceno] and the Early Philippine Cinema. History of the Philippine Cinema series no. 1. Quezon City: Phoenix Publishing House, 1983. First in the author’s projected 3-volume history series; no other volumes followed.
Rafael, Vicente L. White Love and Other Events in Filipino History. American Encounters/Global Interactions series. Durham: Duke University Press, 2000. “Patronage, Pornography, and Youth: Ideology and Spectatorship during the Early Marcos Years.”
Rice, Mark. Dean Worcester’s Fantasy Islands: Photography, Film, and the Colonial Philippines. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2014.
Rotea, Hermie. Marcos’ Lovey Dovie. Los Angeles: Liberty Publishing, 1983. On the affair between then-President Ferdinand E. Marcos and Dovie Beams, leading lady of Maharlika, dir. Jerr Hopper (Roadshow Films International & Solar Films, 1970).
Salumbides, Vicente. Motion Pictures in the Philippines. Manila: V.S., 1952.
Sklar, Robert. Movie-Made America: A Cultural History of American Movies. Revised and updated. New York: Vintage Books, 1994. First published as Movie-Made America: A Social History of the American Movie (New York: Random House, 1975); “because whenever wars were in progress the US government would pressure Hollywood to assist in the war effort, ‘echoes and shadows’ of the Viet Nam conflict could only be provided” via the Blood-Island film cycle initiated by Gerardo de Leon’s Terror Is a Man, a.k.a. Creature from Blood Island (Lynn-Romero Productions & Premiere Productions, 1959), a takeoff from H.G. Wells’s The Island of Doctor Moreau (1896) (from Joel David, “Phantom Limbs in the Body Politic,” Plaridel 11.1 [Feb. 2014]).
Sotto, Agustin. Pelikula: An Essay on the Philippine Film, 1897-1960. Tuklas Sining [Art Discovery] series. [Manila]: Sentrong Pangkultura ng Pilipinas, 1992. Continued in Bienvenido Lumbera’s Pelikula: An Essay on the Philippine Film, 1961-1992 and supplemented by Nestor U. Torre’s Pelikula: An Essay on Philippine Film, Touchstones of Excellence.
Torre, Nestor U. Pelikula: An Essay on Philippine Film, Touchstones of Excellence. Tuklas Sining [Art Discovery] series. [Manila]: Sentrong Pangkultura ng Pilipinas, 1994. Supplementary to Agustin Sotto’s and Bienvenido Lumbera’s 1992 Pelikula accounts.
Torres, Cristina Evangelista. The Americanization of Manila: 1898-1921. Quezon City: University of the Philippines Press, 2010. Includes accounts of Dean C. Worcester’s activities.
Vasudev, Aruna, Latika Padgaonkar, and Rashmi Doraiswamy, eds. Being & Becoming: The Cinemas of Asia. New Delhi: MacMillan, 2002. Clodualdo del Mundo Jr., “Philippines: Liver & Alive (1990s-2001)”; Luis H. Francia, “Side-stepping History: Beginnings to 1980s.”
Vergara, Benito M. Displaying Filipinos: Photography and Colonialism in Early 20th Century Philippines. Quezon City: University of the Philippines Press, 1995.
Yeatter, Bryan L. Cinema of the Philippines: A History and Filmography, 1897-2005. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2007.
Yu-Jose, Lydia N., ed. The Past, Love, Money and Much More: Philippines-Japan Relations since the End of the Second World War. Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2008. Tito Genova Valiente, “The Japanese in the Filipino Cinematic Space.”
Bayot, David Jonathan Y., ed. Inter/Sections: Isagani R. Cruz and Friends. Pasig City: Anvil Publishing, 2010. “A festival of writings by mentors, colleagues, friends, and students – writing in honor of Isagani R. Cruz” (David Jonathan Y. Bayot).
Chua, Jonathan, Rosario Cruz-Lucero, and Rolando B. Tolentino, eds. A Reader in Philippine Film: History and Criticism (Essays in Honor of Nicanor G. Tiongson). Quezon City: University of the Philippines Press, 2017.
David, Rina, and Pennie Azarcon de la Cruz. Towards Our Own Image: An Alternative Philippine Report on Women and Media. PWRC Pamphlet Series no. 1. [Manila]: Philippine Women’s Research Collective, 1985. Continued in Wilhelmina S. Orozco’s Towards Our Own Image.
Film in South East Asia: Views from the Region (Essays on Film in 10 South East Asia – Pacific Countries). Hanoi: South East Asia – Pacific Audio Visual Archive Association, 2001.
Momblanco, Maria Carmencita A. “Philippine Motion Pictures, 1908-1958: A Checklist of the First Fifty Years.” Master’s thesis, 2 vols. University of the Philippines, 1979.
Ner, Sonia P., Louise Arianne C. Ferriols, and Angelo J. Aguinaldo. Filming in the Philippines. [Pasig City]: Film Development Council of the Philippines, .
Orozco, Wilhelmina S. Towards Our Own Image: An Alternative Philippine Report on Women and Media. PWRC Pamphlet Series no. 2. [Manila]: Philippine Women’s Research Collective, 1985. Continued from Rina David and Pennie Azarcon de la Cruz’s Towards Our Own Image.
Pasadilla, Gloria O., ed. The Global Challenge in Services Trade: A Look at Philippine Competitiveness. Makati City: Philippine Institute for Development Studies and German Technical Cooperation, 2006. Gloria O. Pasadilla and Angelina M. Lantin, “Audiovisual Services Sector: Can the Philippines Follow ‘Bollywood’?”
Philippine LGBT-Related Films, Including: Masahista [Masseur, dir. Brillante Mendoza (Gee Films Productions International & Centerstage Productions, 2005)], Aishite Imasu 1941: Mahal Kita [I Love You, dir. Joel Lamangan (Regal Films, 2004)], Miguel/Michelle [dir. Gil Portes (Forefront Films, 1998)], Macho Dancer [dir. Lino Brocka (Award Films, Special People Productions & Viva Films, 1988)], Ang Lalaki sa Buhay ni Selya [The Man in Selya’s Life, dir. Carlos Siguion-Reyna (Reyna Films & Star Pacific Cinema, 1987)], The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros [dir. Aureaus Solito (Cinemalaya & UFO Pictures, 2005)], Paper Dolls (film) [dir. Tomer Heymann (Claudius Films, L.M. Media, Heymann Brothers Films, & The Film Sales Co., 2006)], Twilight Dancers [dir. Mel Chionglo (Centerstage Productions, 2006)], Burlesk King [dir. Mel Chionglo (Seiko Films, 1999)], Markova: Comfort Gay [dir. Gil Portes (RVQ Productions, 2000)]. [Toronto: Hephaestus Books, 2011.]
Sánchez, Louie Jon Agustin. “Ang Drama ng Ating Búhay: Isang Kasaysayang Pangkultura ng Teleserye sa Filipinas Hanggang 2016 [The Drama of Our Lives: A Cultural History of Television Serials in the Philippines Until 2016].” Doctoral dissertation. De La Salle University, 2018.
Sarmenta, Severino R. Jr., ed. Movies that Matter: A Festschrift in Honor of Nicasio D. Cruz, S.J. [Quezon City]: Office of Research and Publications, Loyola Schools, Ateneo de Manila University, 2008.
United States Information Agency Office of Research. Audience Reaction to IMV Films. Series E-7-76. [Washington, DC]: USIA Office of Research, 1976. Audience tests in the Philippines, Colombia, and Lebanon.
Virrey, Teodoro. Ang Pelikulang Tagalog… [The Tagalog Movie…]. Publications of the Institute of National Language, vol. 4, no. 11. Manila: Bureau of Printing, 1938.
Avellana, Daisy Hontiveros. The Drama of It: A Life on Film and Theater. Pasig City: Anvil Publishing, 2009. Author’s memoir of her life with Lamberto V. Avellana.
Bandhauer, Andrea, and Michelle Royer, eds. Stars in World Cinema: Screen Icons and Star Systems Across Cultures. London: I.B. Tauris & Co, 2015. Bliss Cua Lim, “Sharon’s Noranian Turn: Stardom, Race, and Language in Philippine Cinema” discusses Sharon Cuneta’s successful replication of Nora Aunor’s early rags-to-riches-via-singing film persona.
Bautista, Mark. Beyond the Mark. Pasig City: VRJ Books, 2018.
Bernal, Ishmael, Jorge Arago, and Angela Stuart Santiago. Pro Bernal Anti Bio. Manila: ABS-CBN Publishing, 2017. Biography of Ishmael Bernal, authorizing Jorge Arago, completed by Angela Stuart Santiago.
Buensalido, Joy, and Abe Florendo. 100 Women of the Philippines: Celebrating Filipino Womanhood in the New Millennium. Makati City: Buensalido & Associates, 1999. Including Ophelia Alcantara-Dimalanta, Zeneida Amador, Nora Aunor, Marilou Diaz-Abaya, Laurice Guillen, Lea Salonga, Vilma Santos, Sharon Cuneta, Regine Velasquez, Monique Wilson, et al.
Capino, José B. Martial Law Melodrama: Lino Brocka’s Cinema Politics. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2020.
Carballo, Bibsy M. Filipino Directors Up Close: The Golden Ages of Philippine Cinema, 1950-2010. Pasig City: Anvil Publishing, 2010.
Carpio, Rustica C. Shuttling through Stage and Screen. Manila: Far Eastern University Publications, 2008.
Castillo, Celso Ad. Celso Ad. Castillo: An Autobiography & His Craft. [Manila]: CELCAS Film Entertainment, 2013.
Coenen, Michael. The Apocalypse of Marlon Brando: Death and Retribution in the Philippine Jungle. St. Paul, MN: Ex Nihilo Media, 2019. Fiction “inspired by real events.”
Cordero-Fernando, Gilda, and M.G. Chaves. Pinoy Pop Culture. [Manila]: Bench/Suyen Corp., G.C. Fernando, and M.G. Chaves, 2001.
De Guzman, Nestor, ed. Si Nora Aunor sa mga Noranian: Mga Paggunita at Pagtatapat [Nora Aunor to the Noranians: Remembrances and Confessions]. Quezon City: Milflores Publishing, 2005.
Del Mundo, Clodualdo Jr., and Shirley Lua, eds. Direk [Director]: Essays on Filipino Filmmakers. Critical Voices series. Eastbourne, East Sussex: Sussex Academic Press, 2019.
Deramas, Wenn V. Direk 2 da Point [Direct(or) to the Point]. Pasig City: VRJ Books, 2016. Written and published autobiography, posthumously launched.
Deza, Alfonso B. Mythopoeic Poe: Understanding the Masa as Audience through the Films of Fernando Poe Jr. Manila: Great Books Publications, 2006.
Dizon, Christianne, ed. Team Real: Your All-Access Pass into James Reid & Nadine Lustre’s World. Pasig City: VRJ Books, 2017.
Fabie, Celine Beatrice. Mona Lisa: A Portrait from the Memoirs of a Grandmother. Parañaque City: Mona Lisa Publication, .
Fabros, David. Piolo, Believing: A Pictorial Biography of Piolo Pascual. Quezon City: Vibal Foundation, 2007.
Fajardo, Deo J. Robin Padilla: Bad Boy ng Showbiz [Bad Boy of Showbiz]. [Manila]: Concept Society, 1993.
Fantauzzo, Laurel. The First Impulse. Mandaluyong City: Anvil Publishing, 2017. On the unsolved September 2009 murder case of film critics Alexis Tioseco and his Slovenian partner Nika Bohinc.
Fernandez, Manuel B., and Ronald K. Constantino. A Tribute to the Movie Queen Carmen Rosales: Ang Tangi Kong Pag-ibig [My Only Love]. Makati City: DLD Publishing, 2013.
Fernandez, Marie P. My Life with My Brother Rudy Fernandez. [City unkn.]: Marie P. Fernandez, 2008.
Gamboa, Jose T. Brocka: The Filmmaker without Fear. Modern Heroes for the Filipino Youth series. Makati City: Bookmark, 2013. On Filipino director Lino Brocka.
Garcia, Jessie B. Claudia Zobel: An Untold Story. Iloilo City: [publisher unkn.], 1984.
———. Movie Album Quizbook, A. Iloilo City: Erehwon Books & Magazines, 2004.
———. Queen Vi: An Intimate Biography. Bacolod City: Jessie B. Garcia, 1984. On film star Vilma Santos; allegedly unauthorized and pulled from distribution after initial sales.
———. Showbiz Uncensored. [Iloilo City]: Moviola Publishing House, .
———. Stars in the Raw. Bacolod City: [publisher unkn.], 1982.
Hernando, Mario A., ed. Lino Brocka: The Artist and His Times. Manila: Sentrong Pangkultura ng Pilipinas, 1993.
Infante, J. Eddie. All the Stars in the Sky: An Autobiography. Manila: Front Page Newsmakers, 1978.
Jimenez, Baby K. Ang True Story ni Guy, Ikalawang Aklat [The True Story of Guy, Volume Two]. Quezon City: Mass Media Promotions, 1983. On film actor Nora Aunor; in 2 vols.
———. Ang True Story ni Guy, Unang Aklat [The True Story of Guy, Volume One]. Quezon City: Mass Media Promotions, 1983. On film actor Nora Aunor; in 2 vols.
Joaquin, Nick [as Quijano de Manila]. Amalia Fuentes and Other Etchings. [Manila]: National Book Store, 1977.
——— [as Quijano de Manila]. Gloria Diaz and Other Delineations. [Manila]: National Book Store, 1977.
——— [as Quijano de Manila]. Joseph Estrada and Other Sketches. [Manila]: National Book Store, 1977.
——— [as Quijano de Manila]. Nora Aunor and Other Profiles. [Manila]: National Book Store, 1977.
——— [as Quijano de Manila]. Ronnie Poe and Other Silhouettes. [Manila]: National Book Store, 1977. “Ronnie Poe” is the nickname of actor, director, and producer Fernando Poe Jr.
Kabristante, George Vail. Gabby [Concepcion]. Quezon City: Jingle Clan Publications, 1982.
Kalaw-Tirol, Lorna. Above the Crowd. Pasig City: Anvil Publishing, 2000. More showbiz-focused than Public Faces, Private Lives.
———. Public Faces, Private Lives. Pasig City: Anvil Publishing, 2000. Emphasizes less prominent celebrities than Above the Crowd.
Kapur, Jyotsna, and Keith B. Wagner, eds. Neoliberalism and Global Cinema: Capital, Culture, and Marxist Critique. New York: Routledge, 2011. Bliss Cua Lim, “Gambling on Life and Death: Neoliberal Rationality and the Films of Jeffrey Jeturian.”
Kim Youna, ed. The Precarious Self: Women and the Media in Asia. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. Bliss Cua Lim, “Fandom, Consumption and Collectivity in the Philippine New Cinema: Nora and the Noranians.”
King, Jenny. Great & Famous Filipinos. [Cainta, Rizal]: Worldlink Marketing Corp., 2002. Includes a number of pop-culture figures.
Lanot, Marra PL. Darna & Other Idols. Mandaluyong City: Anvil Publishing, 2012. Feature articles on Ryan Agoncillo, Gina Alajar, Lualhati Bautista, Ryan Cayabyab, Lucy & Richard Gomez, Marian Rivera, Rosanna Roces, Vilma Santos & Ralph Recto, Ali Sotto, et al.
———. Deja Vu & Other Essays. Quezon City: University of the Philippines Press, 1999.
———. The Trouble with Nick [Joaquin] & Other Profiles. Philippine Writers series. Quezon City: University of the Philippines Press, 1999. Includes “That Gal Named Guy [nickname of film actor Nora Aunor].”
Lo, Ricardo F. Conversations Pa More. Pasig City: VRJ Books, 2016. Sequel of Conversations with Ricky Lo (2001).
———. Conversations with Ricky Lo. Mandaluyong City: Anvil Publishing, 2001. Followed by Conversations Pa More (2016).
———. Star Studded. Makati City: Virtusio Books, 1995.
McCarthy, Todd, and Charles Flynn. Kings of the B’s: Working within the Hollywood System. New York: E.P. Dutton, 1975. “Eddie Romero.”
Mendoza, Maine. Yup, I Am that Girl. Pasig City: Summit Publishing Co., 2017.
Mercado, Monina A., ed. Doña Sisang and Filipino Movies. [Quezon City]: Vera-Reyes, 1977. Articles on Narcisa Buencamino de León, founder of LVN Pictures, her professional principles, and the films she produced.
National Artists of the Philippines. Manila: Cultural Center of the Philippines & Anvil Publishing, 1998. The 1972-97 coverage includes Lamberto V. Avellana, Gerardo de Leon, and Lino Brocka; followed by The National Artists of the Philippines 1999-2003 (2003).
National Artists of the Philippines 1999-2003, The. Manila: Cultural Center of the Philippines & Anvil Publishing, 2003. Includes Ishmael Bernal and Eddie Romero; preceded by National Artists of the Philippines (1998).
Ocampo, Ambeth. Bonifacio’s Bolo. Pasig City: Anvil Publishing, 1995. Includes “The Nora Aunor Mystique.”
Orengo, Oscar Fernández. 44 cineastas Filipinos / 44 Filipino Filmmakers / 44 mga Sineastang Pilipino. [Manila]: Instituto Cervantes de Manila, 2011.
Orteza, Bibeth. Dolphy: Hindi Ko Ito Narating Mag-isa [I Did Not Attain This by Myself]. Quezon City: Kaizz Ventures, 2008. Authorized biography of actor-producer Rodolfo Vera Quizon, a.k.a. Dolphy.
Philippine Screen Golden Book Album ng mga Artista [Album of Actors], The: Favorite Movie Stars with Autographed Fotos. [Manila: Philippine Screen Publishing Co., 1952.]
Pilapil, Pilar V. The Woman without a Face: The Life Story of Pilar Pilapil. Pasig City: Pilar Pilapil Foundation, 2006.
Protacio, Romeo M. Romualdo. Balik Tanaw [Recollection]: The Filipino Movie Stars of Yesteryears. [San Diego]: Asian Journal San Diego, .
Quinton, Rustum G. Ang Tunay na Kasaysayan ni Nora Aunor, Superstar [The True History of Nora Aunor, Superstar]. Manila: RMD&A Publishing, 1972.
Rodriguez, Simon Godfrey, Nina Macaraig-Gamboa, and Wylzter Gutierrez. Legacy. Modern Heroes for the Filipino Youth series. Makati City: Bookmark & Studio Graphics Corp., 2015. On film & theater director Lamberto V. Avellana.
Screenwriters Guild of the Philippines. Artista sa Pelikula ’85 / Actors’ Yearbook ’85. [Manila]: Fil-Asia Graphics, 1986.
Siguion-Reyna, Armida, and Nelson A. Navarro. Armida. Quezon City: ABS-CBN Publishing, 2015. Comprising “The Unfinished Memoirs” by Armida Siguion-Reyna; and “Armida Siguion-Reyna: The Singer and the Song” by Nelson A. Navarro.
Silverio, Julio F. Sulyap sa Buhay ng mga Artistang Pilipino [Glimpse into the Life of Philippine Movie Actors]. Manila: National Book Store, 1973.
Tiongson, Nicanor G. The Cinema of Manuel Conde. Manila: University of Santo Tomas Publishing House, 2008.
Tolentino, Rolando B. Contestable Nation-Space: Cinema, Cultural Politics, and Transnationalism in the Marcos-Brocka Philippines. Quezon City: University of the Philippines Press, 2014. On the anti-dictatorship activism of Lino Brocka during the regime of Ferdinand E. Marcos.
———. Richard Gomez at ang Mito ng Pagkalalake, Sharon Cuneta at ang Perpetwal na Birhen at Iba Pang Sanaysay ukol sa Bida sa Pelikula Bilang Kultural na Texto [Richard Gomez and the Myth of Masculinity, Sharon Cuneta and the Perpetual Virgin and Other Essays about Movie Stars as Cultural Texts]. Pasig City: Anvil Publishing, 2000.
———. Vaginal Economy: Cinema and Sexuality in the Post-Marcos, Post-Brocka Philippines. Durham: Duke University Press, 2011.
Vego, Herbert L. Getting to Know Nora. Manila: Herbert L. Vego, 1973. On film actor Nora Aunor, published “with permission from Philippines Daily Express.”
Velarde, Emmie G. All-Star Cast. Quezon City: Cine Gang, 1981.
———. Show Biz, Seriously: A Collection of Essays and Feature Articles. Manila: University of Santo Tomas Publishing House, 2011.
Villasanta, Boy [as Julianito “Boy” Villasanta]. Tio Ticong: Pelikula at Pulitika (Vicente Salumbides) [Uncle Ticong: Film and Politics (of) Vicente Salumbides]. Manila: University of Santo Tomas Publishing House, 2002.
Zyrus, Jake. I Am Jake. Mandaluyong City: Anvil Publishing, 2018. Transition account of the former Charice Pempengco.
Alatas, Syed Hussein. The Myth of the Lazy Native: A Study of the Image of the Malays, Filipinos and Javanese from the 16th to the 20th Century and Its Function in the Ideology of Colonial Capitalism. London: Frank Cass, 1977.
Arriola, Joyce L. Pelikulang Komiks [Comics Films]: Toward a Theory of Filipino Film Adaptation. Quezon City: University of the Philippines Press, 2019.
———. Postmodern Filming of Literature: Sources, Contexts, and Adaptations. Manila: University of Santo Tomas Publishing House, 2006.
Beller, Jonathan. Acquiring Eyes: Philippine Visuality, Nationalist Struggle, and the World-Media System. Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2006. “Directing the Real: Orapronobis [Fight for Us, dir. Lino Brocka (Bernadette Associates International, 1989)] against Philippine Totalitarianism (2000)”; “Third Cinema in a Global Frame: Curacha[: Ang Babaeng Walang Pahinga / A Woman without Rest, dir. Chito Roño (Regal Films, 1998)], Yahoo! and Manila by Night [dir. Ishmael Bernal (Regal Films, 1980)].”
Cabagnot, Edward delos Santos. Martin Heidegger’s Being and Time and Manuel Silos’s Biyaya ng Lupa [Blessings of the Land]. Media and Communication series. Quezon City: University of the Philippines Press, 2018. A study of the 1927 Seit und Zeit text (in English translation) vis-à-vis Biyaya ng Lupa, dir. Manuel Silos (LVN Pictures, 1959).
Capino, José B. Dream Factories of a Former Colony: American Fantasies, Philippine Cinema. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2010.
Cielo, Carlo. White AF. [Pasig City]: Shonenbat Collective, 2019. A “loose account of the current ‘whiteness’ in Pinoy politics and culture” (product self-description). Available at Shonenbat Collective on Facebook.
David, Joel. Manila by Night: A Queer Film Classic. Queer Film Classics series, eds. Thomas Waugh & Matthew Hays. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press, 2017. A study of Manila by Night, dir. Ishmael Bernal (Regal Films, 1980).
De la Paz, Cecilia S., and Patrick D. Flores. Sining at Lipunan [Art and Society]. Aklat Sanyata series. Quezon City: Sentro ng Wikang Filipino – Diliman, 2014. 2nd edition of Patrick D. Flores & Cecilia S. de la Paz’s Sining at Lipunan.
Del Rosario, Simeon G. The Subversive Impact: Sakada [Plantation Laborer] of Behn Cervantes (A Critique). Quezon City: Simeon G. del Rosario, 1976. A study of Sakada, dir. Behn Cervantes (Sagisag Films, 1976).
Flores, Patrick D., and Cecilia Sta. Maria de la Paz. Sining at Lipunan [Art and Society]. Aklat Sanyata series. Quezon City: Sentro ng Wikang Filipino – Diliman, 1997. 2nd edition is listed as de la Paz & Flores.
Gutierrez, Ben Paul B., ed. Cases on Arts and Culture Management in the Philippine Setting. Quezon City: University of the Philippines Press, 2003. Manuel C. Dioquino Jr., “E-mail Conversations with Keith [Sicat] and Sari [Dalena]” (married film directors).
Hau, Caroline S. The Chinese Question: Ethnicity, Nation, and Region in and Beyond the Philippines. Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2014. Includes discussions of the works of scriptwriter Ricardo Lee and producer Lily Monteverde (particularly Regal Films’ Mano Po [Your Blessing, Please] series).
Hosillos, Lucila V. Movies in a Third World Country. Third World Studies Dependency series no. 15. [Quezon City]: Third World Studies Program [of the] University of the Philippines College of Arts and Sciences, 1978.
Isaac, Allan Punzalan. American Tropics: Articulating Filipino America. Critical American Studies Series. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2006. Includes discussions of Philippines-set mid-century Hollywood productions as well as Andrew Cunanan, subject of several films & TV specials as the spree killer whose last victim was Gianni Versace.
Keppy, Peter. Tales of Southeast Asia’s Jazz Age: Filipinos, Indonesians and Popular Culture, 1920-1936. Singapore: National University of Singapore Press, 2019.
Kwon Dong Hwan. Westernized Visual Representation of Jesus and the Construction of Religious Meanings: A Reception Analysis of The Jesus Film (1979) among the Mangyan Tribes. Asbury Theological Seminary Series in Christian Revitalization Studies. Lexington, KY: Emeth Press, 2015. Study of The Jesus Film, dirs. John Krish & Peter Sykes (Inspirational Films & The Genesis Project, 1979).
Lico, Gerard. Edifice Complex: Power, Myth, and Marcos State Architecture. Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2003. “The Cultural Center of the Philippines Complex.”
Lim, Bliss Cua. Translating Time: Cinema, the Fantastic, and Temporal Critique. Durham: Duke University Press, 2009. The book “interweaves scholarship on visuality with postcolonial historiography” (Duke University Press website) and discusses horror samples including Itim [The Rites of May], dir. Mike de Leon (Cinema Artists, 1976); Haplos [Caress], dir. Antonio Jose Perez (Mirick Films International, 1982); and Aswang [Viscera Sucker], dir. Peque Gallaga & Lore Reyes (Regal Films, 1992).
Lim, Michael Kho. Philippine Cinema and the Cultural Economy of Distribution. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019.
Orsal, Cesar D. Movie Queen: Pagbuo ng Mito at Kapangyarihang Kultural ng Babae sa Lipunan [Formation of the Myth and Cultural Dominance of Women in Society]. Quezon City: New Day Publishers, 2007.
Pascual, Chuckberry J. Pagpasok sa Eksena: Ang Sinehan sa Panitikan at Pag-aaral ng Piling Sinehan sa Recto [Scene Entrance: The Movie House in Literature and the Study of Selected Theaters along Recto (Avenue)]. Quezon City: University of the Philippines Press, 2016.
Pertierra, Raul. The Anthropology of New Media in the Philippines. Quezon City: Institute of Philippine Culture, Ateneo de Manila University, 2010.
Remoto, Danton. Rampa: Mga Sanaysay [Sashay: Essays]. Pasig City: Anvil Publishing, 2008. Includes discourses on Freddie Aguilar, Nora Aunor, Ishmael Bernal, Darna, Joel Lamangan, Manila by Night [dir. Ishmael Bernal (Regal Films, 1980)], and Miss Saigon.
Salazar, Zeus A., Agustin Sotto, and Prospero Reyes Covar. Unang Pagtingin sa Pelikulang Bakbakan: Tatlong Sanaysay [A First Glance at the Action Film: Three Essays]. Manila: Sentrong Pangkultura ng Pilipinas, 1989.
San Juan, E. Jr. From Globalization to National Liberation: Essays of Three Decades. Quezon City: University of the Philippines Press, 2008. “Allegories of National Liberation” discusses Savage Acts and Fairs – possibly Savage Acts, dir. Pennee Bender, Joshua Brown, and Andrea Ades Vasquez (American Social History Productions, 1995) – as well as Lino Brocka’s opposition to Imelda Marcos’s edifice complex; similar passages appear in a number of earlier books by the author.
Sotto, Agustin, and Marilou Diaz-Abaya. Political and Social Issues in Philippine Film: Two Perspectives. Political and Social Change Working Paper Series, No. 12. Canberra, Australia: Department of Political and Social Change, Division of Politics and International Relations, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Australian National University, .
Tadiar, Neferti Xina M. Fantasy-Production: Sexual Economies and Other Philippine Consequences for the New World Order. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2004. “Himala, Miracle [dir. Ishmael Bernal (Regal Films, 1980)]: The Heretical Potential of Nora Aunor’s Star Power.”
Tolentino, Rolando B. Darna, ang Mahal na Birhen ng Peñafrancia, si Pepsi Paloma [Darna, the Blessed Virgin of Peñafrancia, (and) Pepsi Paloma], Si. Kulturang Popular Series No. 3. Pasig City: Anvil Publishing, 2004.
———. Indie Cinema at mga Sanaysay sa Topograpiya ng Pelikula ng Filipinas [Indie Cinema and Essays on the Topography of Philippine Cinema]. Manila: University of Santo Tomas Publishing House, 2016.
———. National/Transnational: Subject Formation and Media in and on the Philippines. Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2001. “‘Inangbayan’ (Mother-Nation) in Lino Brocka’s Bayan Ko: Kapit sa Patalim (My Country: Clutching a Knife [Malaya Films & Stephan Films], 1985) and Orapronobis (Fight for Us [Bernadette Associates International], 1989)”; “Issues of the ‘Filipino/a’ in Asia-Pacific American Media Arts”; “Kidlat Tahimik in the Rhetoric of First World Theory”; “Subcontracting Imagination and Imageries of Bodies and Nations.”
———. Paghahanap ng Virtual na Identidad [The Search for Virtual Identity]. Kulturang Popular Series No. 5. Pasig City: Anvil Publishing, 2004.
———. Sipat Kultura: Tungo sa Mapagpalayang Pagbabasa, Pag-aaral at Pagtuturo ng Panitikan [Culture View: Toward the Free Reading, Study and Teaching of Literature]. Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2007.
Villasanta, Boy. Exposé: Peryodismong Pampelikula sa Pilipinas [Movie Journalism in the Philippines]. Manila: University of Santo Tomas Publishing House, 2007.
———. Seksinema. San Pedro, Laguna: World Publishing, 2009.
Yapan, Alvin, and Glenda Oris, eds. Burador [Draft]. Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2010. Classical & contemporary studies on Philippine popular culture.
Aguila, Almond Pilar, Danilo Araña Arao, Alfonso Deza, Lourdes Portus, and Fernando Paragas, eds. Proceedings of the 8th ASEAN [Association of Southeast Asian Nations] Inter-University Conference on Social Development. CD-ROM format. Quezon City: University of the Philippines, Union Network International – Asia and Pacific, Free Trade Alliance, & National University of Singapore, 2008. Sheryl Rose M. Andes, “A Peek at the Winners of the Most Gender-Sensitive Film Awards of the Metro Manila Film Festival”; David R. Corpuz, “Subverting Zsa-Zsa Zaturnnah: A Critique of the Original Graphic Novel and Stage and Film Adaptations of Ang Kagila-gilalas na Pakikipagsapalaran ni Zsa-Zsa Zaturnnah [The Spectacular Adventures of Zsa-Zsa Zaturnnah]”; Joel David, “The Cold War and Marcos-Era Cinema in the Philippines”; Jongsuk Ham, “Online Games and Gender Issues in South Korea and the Philippines”; Roy Nicolas R. Molon Jr., “Women in a Better Light”; Danny Yu, “Gun-Toting Orientals: Global and Local Media Coverage of Andrew Cunanan and Cho Seung Hui.”
AMAUAN Filipino American Multi-Arts Center and Anthology Film Archives. Films by Lino Brocka: A Retrospective, November 14 [to] December 2, 1990, American Film Archives. AMAUAN Notebook series 7.1. New York: AMAUAN Filipino American Multi-Arts Center, 1990.
Arao, Danilo, ed. Global Makeover: Media and Culture in Asia. Seoul & Quezon City: Asian Media and Culture Forum & Development Center for Asia Africa Pacific, 2010. Conference proceedings, including Patrick F. Campos, “The New Fantasy-Adventure Film as Contemporary Epic, 2000-2007”; Joel David, “Orientalism and Classical Film Practice”; and Shirley Palileo-Evidente, “The Alternative Metaphor in Metaphors: Discursive ‘Readings’ on Language, Symbols, and Enculturation in Philippine Cinema and other Media.”
Barte, Gina V., ed. Panahon ng Hapon: Sining sa Digmaan, Digmaan sa Sining [The Japanese Period: Art in War, War in Art]. Studies on Philippine Art and Society, 1942-1945 series. Manila: Sentrong Pangkultura ng Pilipinas, 1992. Exhibition & conference publication, including Agustin Sotto, “War and the Aftermath in Philipine Cinema”; and Motoe Terami-Wada, “Strategy in Culture: Cultural Policy and Propaganda in the Philippines, 1942-1945.”
David, Joel, ed. 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.
De la Cruz, Enrique B., and Pearlie Rose S. Baluyut, eds. Confrontations, Crossings, and Convergence: Photographs of the Philippines and the United States, 1898-1998. Los Angeles: Asian American Studies Center Press, 1998. A “companion to the photographic display [titled] Confrontations, Crossings and Convergence, on exhibit at UCLA’s Fowler Museum from August 19, 1998 to January 3, 1999[, as] curated by Enrique B. de la Cruz and Pearlie Rose Baluyut of UCLA’s Asian American Studies Center and art history department respectively, and Rico Reyes, an innovative, San Francisco-based artist” (from Augusto Fauni Espiritu’s review in the Journal of Asian American Studies).
Diamond Anniversary of Philippine Cinema. Brochure for the 43rd awards ceremony of the Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences. Manila: [Movie Workers Welfare Fund], 1994. Includes a filmography of Philippine productions from the beginning to 1993 prepared by Lynn Pareja; significant for being the first published listing of Filipino movies made during the 1960s.
Diaz-Abaya, Marilou. José Rizal. Quezon City: University of the Philippines College of Mass Communication, 1999. Commemorative volume for José Rizal, dir. Marilou Diaz-Abaya (GMA Films, 1998).
Film Academy of the Philippines. Filmography of Filipino Films, 1982. [Manila]: Film Academy of the Philippines, . Launch publication for what has been subsequently called the Luna Awards, first held in 1984.
Film Blockbusters from the Philippines. [Manila]: Manila International Film Festival, . “Dry run” for the regular MIFF, to be held starting the next year.
First Experimental Cinema of the Philippines Annual Short Film Festival, The: November 16-21, 1982, Manila Film Center, [Cultural Center of the Philippines] Complex. Manila: ECP, 1982.
Focus on Filipino Films: A Sampling, 1951-1982. Manila: Manila International Film Festival, 1982. Brochure for a special module presented during the second MIFF edition, accompanied by freshly struck positive prints subtitled in English & French.
Guardiola, Juan, ed. Cinema Filipinas: Historia, teoría y crítica fílmica (1999-2009) [Philippine Cinema: History, Theory, and Film Criticism (1999-2009)]. [Andalucía]: Juna de Andalucía, Consejería de Cultura Fundación El Legado Andalusí, . Retrospective volume, with Spanish translations.
Hanan, David, ed. Film in South East Asia: Views from the Region. Hanoi: Southeast Asia-Pacific Audiovisual Archive Association, 2001. Agustin Sotto, “Philippines: A Brief History of Philippine Cinema.”
Ishizaka Kenji, ed. Philippine Film Festival: Fiesta of the Filmmakers. Introducing Southeast Asian Cinema series no. 3. Tokyo: Masaru Inoue, 1991.
———, ed. Symposium on Gerardo de Leon. Tokyo: Japan Foundation & [Association of Southeast Asian Nations] Culture Center, 1995.
Kim Young-woo, ed. Centennial Anniversary of the Philippine Cinema: Cinema, as a Response to the Nation. Busan: Busan International Film Festival, 2018. Retrospective volume, with Korean translations.
Lico, Gerard. Pa(ng)labas: Architecture + Cinema – Projection of Filipino Space in Film. Manila: National Commission for Culture and the Arts, 2009.
Loriga, Renato. Autohystoria: Visioni postcoloniali del nuovo cinema filippino [Postcolonial Visions of the New Filipino Cinema]. Studi postcoloniali di cinema e media series no. 4. Canterano, RM: Aracne editrice, 2016. A study of Autohystoria, dir. Raya Martin (Cinematografica, 2007).
Pelikula at Lipunan [Film and Society]: Festival of Filipino Film Classics and Short Films. [Quezon City]: National Commission for Culture and the Arts Cinema Committee, Film Academy of the Philippines, and Movie Workers Welfare Fund, 1994.
San Juan, Edgar, Son-hwa Yi, Aramch’an Yi, and Hye-jong Mok. Kidlat Tahimik. JIFF ch’ongso series. [Jeonju]: Jeonju International Film Festival, 2011. On film director Kidlat Tahimik.
Shaw, Angel Velasco, and Luis H. Francia, eds. Vestiges of War: The Philippine-American War and the Aftermath of an Imperial Dream, 1899-1999. New York: New York University Press, 2002. In conjunction with an exhibit titled Vestiges of War, “a project of Asian/Pacific/American Studies Program and Institute, New York University”; Nick Deocampo, “Imperialist Fictions: The Filipino in the Imperialist Imaginary.”
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Empire and Memory: Repercussions and Evocations of the 1899 Philippine-American War. [New York: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1999.]