Robert Aldrich
A Bibliography of Materials in the UC Berkeley Library

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Aldrich, Robert.
Robert Aldrich : interviews Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2004.
GRDS: PN1998.3.A44 A5 2004
MAIN: PN1998.3.A44 A5 2004)

Arnold, Edwin T.
The films and career of Robert Aldrich University of Tennessee Press, c1986.
MAIN: PN1998.A3 A559271 1986
MOFF: PN1998.A3 A55927 1986)

Combs, Richard
"Worlds Apart: Robert Aldrich since 'The Dirty Dozen'." Sight and Sound Issue: 45:2 (1976:Spring) p.112
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Danks, Adrian
"The hunter gets captured by the game: Robert Aldrich's Hollywood." Screening the Past, Issue 10 (July 2000) pp: 32-

Greenberg, Joel
"Interview with Robert Aldrich." Sight and Sound Issue: 38:1 (1968/1969:Winter) p.8
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Krohn, Bill
"Adorno on Aldrich." Screening the Past, Issue 10 (July 2000) pp: 32-

Krohn, Bill
"Sodom and Gomorrah: The auteur and the potboiler." Screening the Past, Issue 10 (July 2000) pp: 32-

Ross, T. J.
"Ambiguity as Subversion in the Films of Robert Aldrich." In: Ambiguities in literature and film : selected papers from the Seventh Annual Florida State University Conference on Literature and Film / edited by Hans Braendlin. Gainesville, FL : University Presses of Florida ; Tallahassee : Florida State University Press, c1987.
Main Stack PN56.A55.F551 1987

Sanjek, David
"Fear is a man's best friend: deformation and aggression in the films of Robert Aldrich" Screening the Past, Issue 10 (July 2000) pp: 32-

Silver, Alain.
"The Gangster According to Aldrich." In: The gangster film reader / edited by Alain Silver and James Ursini. Pompton Plains, N.J. : Limelight, 2007.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.G3 G36 2007
Pacific Film Archive PN1995.9.G3 G29 2007

Silver, Alain.
Robert Aldrich : a guide to references and resources Boston : G. K. Hall, c1979 MAIN: PN1998.A3A12 .S56; Storage Info: B 3 569 820)

Stevens, Brad
"Variant versions of Robert Aldrich's films: a case study" Screening the Past, Issue 10 (July 2000)

Williams, Tony.
Body and soul : the cinematic vision of Robert Aldrich Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2004.
MAIN: PN1998.3.A44 W55 2004


Krueger, Eric
"Robert Aldrich's 'Attack!'." Journal of Popular Film 2:3 (1973:Summer) p.262
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Brown, Kathleen A.
""Vestments of civil life" in Caine Mutiny and Attack." Film & History Sep2006, Vol. 36 Issue 2, p30-37, 8p
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The Dirty Dozen

Matheson, Sue.
"Individualism, Bentham's Panopticon, and Counterculture in Robert Aldrich's The Dirty Dozen (1967)." Journal of Popular Film & Television, Winter2009, Vol. 36 Issue 4, p180-189, 10p
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Taybur, Mex.
"New Issues with The Dirty Dozen." Fiction International, vol. 32, pp. 115-19, 1999.

Williams, Tony.
"The dirty dozen : the contradictory nature of screen violence." In: Action and adventure cinema / edited by Yvonne Tasker. London ; New York : Routledge, 2004.
MAIN: PN1995.9.A3 A28 2004

The Killing of Sister George

Anderson, Melissa.
"Curious George." Film Comment, Jan/Feb2009, Vol. 45 Issue 1, p14-15, 2p
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Hadleigh. Boze
"Coping: The Killing of Sister George and The Fox." In: The lavender screen : the gay and lesbian films : their stars, makers, characters, and critics / by Boze Hadleigh. Secaucus, N.J. : Carol Pub. Group, c1993.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.H55 H34 1993
Moffitt PN1995.9.H55 H34 1993

Hankin, Kelly.
"Lesbian Locations: The Production of Lesbian Bar Space in The Killing of Sister George." Cinema Journal. 41(1):3-27. 2001
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Offers a production history of the lesbian bar scene in the motion picture 'The Killing of Sister George,' directed by Robert Aldrich. Location requirements for the scene; Overview of Aldrich's notes concerning the seduction scene; Discussion on the rights of documentary subjects.

Hussey, Sally.
"Scene 176: Recasting The Lesbian in Robert Aldrich's 'The Killing Of Sister George'." Screening the Past 2000 (10)
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Thynne, Lizzie.
"'A comic monster of revue': Beryl Reid, Sister George, and the performance of dykery." In: British queer cinema / edited by Robin Griffiths. London ; New York : Routledge, 2006.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.H55 B75 2006

Kiss Me Deadly

Capp, Rose
"B-girls, dykes and doubles: Kiss me Deadlyand the legacy of "late noir" Screening the Past, Issue 10 (July 2000) pp: 32-

Capp, Rose
"Straight talk and doublespeak: Kiss me deadly and the legacy of "late noir"." Screening the Past, Issue 10, 2000

Erickson, Glenn.
"Kiss Me Deadly: The Kiss Me Mangled Mystery -- Refurbishing a Film Noir." Images: A Journal of Film and Popular Culture Issue 3

Flinn, Caryl
"Sound, woman and the bomb: dismembering the "great whatsit" in Kiss me deadly." Screening the Past

Fuller, G.
"Death by atomic female orgasm." Sight & Sound v. ns16 no. 7 (July 2006) p. 10
"Nearly five years after the events of September 11, 2001, and one year after the terrorist bombings in London, Robert Aldrich's 1955 noir masterpiece Kiss Me Deadly is rereleased. The film offers a disorientingly baroque combination of vertiginous expressionistic angles and modernistic three-dimensional or penetrative deep-focus vistas, and it has an eerie resonance at a time when films are dealing with the modern face of terrorism." [Art Index]

Hill, R.F.
"Remembrance, Communication and 'Kiss Me Deadly,'" Literature-Film Quarterly, 1995, V23 N2:146-150.

Hoberman, J.
"On the brink of the wild frontier: Kiss Me Deadly, Rebel Without a Cause." In: An army of phantoms : American movies and the making of the Cold War / J. Hoberman. New York : The New Press : Distributed by Perseus Distribution, 2011.
Moffitt PN1995.9.P6 H62 2011 AVAILABLE
Pacific Film Archive PN1995.9.P6 H62 2011

Lang, Robert
"Looking for the 'Great Whatzit': 'Kiss Me Deadly' and Film Noir." Cinema Journal, 27:3 (Spring 1988) pp: 32-
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This essay identifies a hom(m)o-sexual logic operative in Kiss Me Deadly, equating the elusive box of radioactive material in the film with the phallus of Lacanian psychoanalysis. In their search for the great whatzit the film's protagonists dramatizeand radically critique dominant culture's demand for exclusive heterosexuality.

Maltby, Richard
"The problem of interpretation ...": authorial and institutionalintentions in and aroundKiss me Deadly" Screening the Past, Issue 10 (July 2000) pp: 32-

Martin, Adrian
"The body has no head:corporeal figuration in Aldrich" Screening the Past, Issue 10 (July 2000) pp: 32-

Pritts, Nate
"The Dingus and the Great Whatsit: Motivating Strategies in Cinema." Midwest Quarterly: A Journal of Contemporary Thought, vol. 47, no. 1, pp. 68-80, Fall 2005.

Silver, Alain.
"Kiss Me Deadly: Evidence of a Style." Film Comment, 11:2 (1975) pp: 24-30

Silver, Alain
"Mr. Film Noir Stays At The Table: Robert Aldrich interviewed." Film Comment 8:1 (1972:Spring) 1

Silver, Alain.
"Kiss Me Deadly: Evidence of a Style." In: Film Noir Reader 3 (ed. by Portfirio, Silver & Ursinsi).

Silver, Alain.
"So What's With the Ending of Kiss Me Deadly?" Images, 2, Dec. 1996.

Telotte, J.P.
"The Big Clock of Film Noir." (Article). Film Criticism, XIV/2, Winter 89-90; p.1-11. illus., bibliogr.
Analyses the place of film noir in the emergence of modernist film narrative, highlighting time-conscious films "The Big Clock", "Laura" and "Kiss me Deadly".

Telotte, J. P.
"The Fantastic-Realism of Film Noir: 'Kiss Me Deadly.'" Wide Angle: A Quarterly Journal of Film History, Theory, and Criticism, 1992 Jan V14 N1:4-18.

Telotte, J. P.
"The Fantastic Realism of Film Noir: Kiss Me Deadly." Wide Angle: A Film Quarterly of Theory, Criticism, and Practice, vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 4-18, Winter 1992.

Telotte, J. P.
"Talk and Trouble: Kiss Me Deadly's Apocalyptic Discourse." Journal of Popular Film and Television, vol. 13 no. 2. 1985 Summer. pp: 69-79.

Thomson, David.
"Kiss Me Deadly." (movie reviews) Film Comment v33, n6 (Nov-Dec, 1997):16 (4 pages).

Vanneman, Alan
"Whose Noir Is It, Anyway?" Bright Lights Film Journal; Nov2007 Issue 58, p25-25, 1p, 8 bw

Williams, Tony.
Body and soul : the cinematic vision of Robert Aldrich Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2004.
MAIN: PN1998.3.A44 W55 2004

Willis, Elizabeth
"Christina Rossetti and Pre-Raphaelite Noir." Textual Practice, vol. 18, no. 4, pp. 521-40, Winter 2004. View Record | UC-eLinks

Vera Cruz

Caputo, Rolando.
"Aldrich, Leone and Vera Cruz: style and substance over the border." Screening the Past, Issue 10, 2000.

Martin, Adrian.
"The body has no head:corporeal figuration in Aldrich" Screening the Past, Issue 10 (July 2000) pp: 32-

Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?

Chivers, Sally.
"Baby Jane Grew Up: The Dramatic Intersection of Age with Disability." Canadian Review of American Studies, 2006, Vol. 36 Issue 2, p211-227, 17p
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O'Hara, Helen
"Back Story Crawford Vs. Davis: The Catfight of the Century." Empire 228 (June 2008) Go to Journal Issue p. 133-139
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Russell, Lorena.
"Queering Consumption and Production in What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?" In: Horror film : creating and marketing fear / edited by Steffen Hantke. Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2004.
Main Stack PN1995.9.H6.H674 2004)

Shelley, Peter
Grande Dame Guignol cinema : a history of hag horror from Baby Jane to Mother / Peter Shelley. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, c2009.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.H6 S47 2009

Williams, Tony.
Body and soul : the cinematic vision of Robert Aldrich Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2004.
MAIN: PN1998.3.A44 W55 2004)

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