Max Ophüls:
A Bibliography of Materials in the UC Berkeley Library











Overviews and general books and articles
Journal Articles

Articles and Books on Individual films

Overviews and General Books and Articles

Books

Bacher, Lutz
Max Ophüls in the Hollywood studios New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c1996.
MAIN: PN1998.3.O64 B3 1996

Beylie, Claude.
Max Ophüls Paris : Lherminier, c1984.
MAIN: PN1998.A3 O61 1984

Brook, Vincent.
"Woman's Directors: Curtis Bernhardt and Max Ophuls." In: Driven to darkness : Jewish émigré directors and the rise of film noir / Vincent Brook. New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2009.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.F54 B76 2009

Guerin, William Karl.
Max Ophüls Paris : Cahiers du cinéma : Diffusion Seuil, c1988.
MAIN: PN1998.3.O64 G841 1988;

Max Ophüls Munchen : Hanser, c1989.
MAIN: PN1998.3.O64 M393 1989

Ophüls, Max
Souvenirs Paris : Cahiers du cinema : Cinemathèque Francaise, c2002.
PFA PN1998.3.O63.A3 2002

Max Ophüls
Gastherausgegeber: Ronny Loewy. München : edition text + kritik, 2011.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.3.O64 M39 2011 Max Ophüls / Gastherausgegeber: Ronny Loewy.

Max Ophüls
mit Beiträgen von Helmut G. Asper ... [et al.]. München : Hanser, c1989.
NRLF (UCB) PN1998.3.O64 M393 1989

White, Susan M.
The cinema of Max Ophüls : magisterial vision and the figure of woman New York : Columbia University Press, c1995.
MAIN: PN1998.3.O64 W5 1995

Williams, Alan Larson.
Max Ophüls and the cinema of desire : style and spectacle in four films, 1948-1955 Salem, NH : Ayer, c1980.
MAIN: PN1998.3.O64 W55 1980a

Zants, Emily.
"Max Ophuls, 1902-1957." In: Creative encounters with French films Lewiston, N.Y. : The Edwin Mellen Press, 2000.
MAIN: PN1993.5.F7 Z36 2000

Journal Articles

Amiel, Vincent.
"Nature and Artifice in Max Ophüls' Cinema." The Arizona Quarterly. Issue2004, Vol. 60 Issue 5, p149-158, 10p,
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Archer, Eugene
"Ophüls and the Romantic Tradition." Yale French Studies, No. 17, Art of the Cinema (1956), pp. 3-5
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Asper, Helmut G.
"From Stage to Screen: The Impact of the German Theater on Max Ophüls." The Arizona Quarterly. 2005. Vol. 60, Iss. 5; p. 183 (14 pages)
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Bacher, Lutz.
"The Lost Ballad: Max Ophüls' Last Hollywood Project." The Arizona Quarterly. 2005. Vol. 60, Iss. 5; p. 97 (30 pages)
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Bacher, Lutz.
"Captivated by Garbo: Max Ophuls' Roman interlude with the 'Duchess of Langeais'." Bacher, Lutz. CineAction - Spring 2002 p45(9)
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Bourget, Jean-Loup.
"Ophüls and Renoir." The Arizona Quarterly. 2005. Vol. 60, Iss. 5; p. 127 (22 pages)
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"A Dark and Laughing Ringmaster." Economist; 5/18/2002, Vol. 363 Issue 8273, p82-82,
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Gallagher, Tag
"Max Ophüls: A New Art-But Who Notices?" Senses of Cinema: An Online Film Journal Devoted to the Serious and Eclectic Discussion of Cinema, vol. 22, pp. (no pagination), September 2002

Harcourt, Peter.
"Circles of delight and despair: the cinema of Max Ophuls." CineAction - Spring 2002 p4(10)
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Jacobowitz, Florence (ed. and introd.); Lippe, Richard (ed. and introd.)
"Max Ophüls Centenary." CineAction, vol. 59, pp. 4-53, 2002
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Kuhn, Anna K.
"The Romantization of Arthur Schnitzler: Max Ophuls' Adaptations of Liebelei and Reigen." In: Probleme der Moderne : Studien zur deutschen Literatur von Nietzsche bis Brecht : Festschrift fur Walter Sokel / <1983> Tubingen : M. Niemeyer, c1983.
MAIN: PT403 .P76 1983

Lugowski, David M.
"Woman/Road/America/Cinema." The Arizona Quarterly. 2005. Vol. 60, Iss. 5; p. 159 (24 pages)
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Macksey, Richard.
"Four Emigré Directors: Shadows of Careers." MLN, Dec1983, Vol. 98 Issue 5, p1187-1196, 10p
Provides information on the careers of several immigrant directors in the United States. Ernst Lubitsch; Fritz Lang; Max Ophuls; Alfred Hitchcock.

Metz, Walter C.
""Who am I in this story?': On the Film Adaptations of Max Ophüls." Literature Film Quarterly, 2006, Vol. 34 Issue 4, p285-293, 9p
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"The article discusses the film adaptations of director Max Ophüls. A look at Ophüls filmography, particularly the films "La Ronde," "Caught," and "The Reckless Moment," can allow insight into popular American literature of the mid-twentieth century and its effects on other film adaptations of the period. Furthermore, the author discusses the effects of this thesis on auteur theory, which is often ignored when discussing literary adaptations. The necessity of learning how and why filmmakers adapt literary material is emphasized." [Ebsco]

Morgan, Daniel.
"Max Ophuls and the Limits of Virtuosity: On the Aesthetics and Ethics of Camera Movement." Critical Inquiry, Autumn2011, Vol. 38 Issue 1, p127-163, 37p
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Porton, Richard. "More Than 'Visual Froufrou': The Politics of Passion in the Films of Max Ophuls." Cineaste, Fall 2010, Vol. 35 Issue 4, p8-13, 6p
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Rafferty, Terrence
"Master of Doomed Love and Dark Surprises." New York Times; 11/25/2007, p17, 0p

Sierek, Karl.
"Emblems of Modernism in the Early Films of Max Ophüls." The Arizona Quarterly. 2005. Vol. 60, Iss. 5; p. 211 (12 pages)
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Studlar, Gaylyn
"Max Op(h)uls fashions femininity." The Arizona Quarterly. 2005. Vol. 60, Iss. 5; pg. 65, 22 pgs
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White, Susan.
"Max Ophuls." Arizona Quarterly, Special Issue2004, Vol. 60 Issue 5, p1-14, 14p
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Articles/Books on Individual Films

Caught

Bacher, Lutz.
Max Ophüls in the Hollywood studios Published: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c1996.
MAIN: PN1998.3.O64 B3 1996

Deutelbaum, Marshall.
"Leonora's Place: The Spatial Logic of Caught." Arizona Quarterly, vol. 60, no. 5, pp. 87-95, 2004
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Deutelbaum focuses on the spatial logic of Ophuls' film Caught. The film retains little more than character names from its source novel, Libbie Block's Wild Calendar. It programmatically employs its mise-en-scene to visualize Leonora's predicaments in spatial terms, at key dramatic moments coding the left side of the frame as the position of power.

Doane, Mary Ann
"Caught and Rebecca: The Inscription of Femininity as Absence." In: Feminist film theory : a reader / edited by Sue Thornham. New York : New York University Press, 1999.
Grad Svcs PN1995.9.W6.F465 1999
Main Stack PN1995.9.W6.F465 1999
PFA PN1995.9.W6.F465 1999

Harcourt, Peter.
"Circles of Delight and Despair: The Cinema of Max Ophüls." CineAction, vol. 59, pp. 4-13, 2002

Lane, Anthony.
"Master of Ceremonies: The Films of Max Ophüls" New Yorker, vol. 78, no. 18, pp. 78-82, Summer 2002

Metz, Walter C.
""Who am I in this story?': On the Film Adaptations of Max Ophüls." Literature Film Quarterly, 2006, Vol. 34 Issue 4, p285-293, 9p
UC users only
"The article discusses the film adaptations of director Max Ophüls. A look at Ophüls filmography, particularly the films "La Ronde," "Caught," and "The Reckless Moment," can allow insight into popular American literature of the mid-twentieth century and its effects on other film adaptations of the period. Furthermore, the author discusses the effects of this thesis on auteur theory, which is often ignored when discussing literary adaptations. The necessity of learning how and why filmmakers adapt literary material is emphasized." [Ebsco]

Studlar, Gaylyn
"Max Op(h)uls Fashions Femininity." Arizona Quarterly, vol. 60, no. 5, pp. 65-86, 2004
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The Earrings of Madame de...

Mulvey, Laura
"The Earrings of Madame de..." Film Quarterly, Summer2009, Vol. 62 Issue 4, p16-19, 4p
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Letter From an Unknown Woman

Cavell, Stanley
Contesting tears: the Hollywood melodrama of the unknown woman / Stanley Cavell. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996.
UCB Main PN1995.9.W6 C38 1996

Cavell, Stanley.
"Postscript (1989): To Whom It May Concern." Critical Inquiry. 16(2):248-289. 1990 Winter

Duncan, Pans
"Tears, Melodrama and 'Heterosensibility' in Letter from an Unknown Woman" Screen, (52:2), 2011 Summer, 173-192. (2011)
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Hunt, Lester H.
"The Paradox of the Unknown Lover: A Reading of Letter from an Unknown Woman." The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism. Winter 2006. Vol. 64, Iss. 1; p. 55

Jellerson, Donald
"Hysteria and the Camera in Letter from an Unknown Woman" Quarterly Review of Film and Video, (28:1), 2011 Dec, 13-27. (2011)
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Kinnan, Glynis.
"His story next to hers: Masochism and (inter)subjectivity in Letter from an Unknown Woman." Style. Summer 2001. Vol. 35, Iss. 2; p. 258 (13 pages)
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Letter from an unknown woman / Max Ophüls, director
Virginia Wright Wexman, editor, with Karen Hollinger. New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c1986. Rutgers films in print ; v. 5
Main Stack PN1997.L4563.L49 1986

Modleski, Tania.
"Time and desire in the woman's film." Cinema Journal Vol XXIII nr 3 (Spring 1984); p 19-30.
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Using "Letter from an unknown woman" as its chief example, reviews the scholarship on melodrama and speculates on the reasons for the appeal of this genre to women.

Neale, Steve
"Narration, Point of View, and Patterns in the Soundtrack of 'Letter From an Unknown Woman'." In: Style and meaning : studies in the detailed analysis of film / edited by John Gibbs and Douglas Pye. Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the USA by Palgrave, 2005.
Main Stack PN1995.S778 2005

Salerno, Henry F.; Brownson, Carol; Deming, Robert H.; Meerse, David E.; Shokoff, James.
"Comments on Letter from an Unknown Woman." In: Stefan Zweig: the world of yesterday's humanist today: proceedings of the Stefan Zweig Symposium / edited by Marion Sonnenfeld. Albany: State University of New York Press, c1983. pp: 320-323.
Main Stack PT2653 Zw42Z92, 1981

Studlar, Gaylyn.
"Masochistic Performance and Female Subjectivity in Letter from an Unknown Woman." Cinema Journal. 33(3):35-57. 1994 Spring
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Studlar, Gaylyn.
"Max Op(h)uls Fashions Femininity." The Arizona Quarterly. 2005. Vol. 60, Iss. 5; pg. 65, 22 pgs
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Wilson, George.
"Letter from an Unknown Woman." In: Narration in light : studies in cinematic point of view / George M. Wilson. Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, c1986.
Main Stack PN1995.W5841 1986
Moffitt PN1995.W5841 1986

Wilson, George.
"Max Ophüls' Letter from an Unknown Woman MLN. 98(5):1121-1142. 1983 Dec.
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Lola Montès

Burdick, Dolores M.
"Lisa, Lola, and I: The Woman Unknown as the Woman Immortal in Ophuls and Robbe-Grillet." Michigan Academician. 12(3):251-259. 1980 Winter

Burdick, Dolores M.
"Lola Montès by Max Ophuls." The French Review, Vol. 53, No. 5 (Apr., 1980), pp. 762-763
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Burns, Mickey.
"Lola Montes." Cineaction, 1996, Issue 40, p38-43, 6p
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Kauffmann, Stanley.
"Lola Montès." New Republic, 5/3/69, Vol. 160 Issue 18, p22-32, 2p

Lola Montez: eine Filmgeschichte
Martina Müller, Werner Dutsch; Cinematheque Municipale de Luxembourg. Koln: Konig, c2002.
UCB Main PN1997.L656 L65 2002

Lugowski, David M.
"Woman/Road/America/Cinema." Arizona Quarterly, Special Issue2004, Vol. 60 Issue 5, p159-182, 24p
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Müller, Martina.
"The Making of Max Ophuls' "Lola Montès/Lola Montez."" Arizona Quarterly, Special Issue2004, Vol. 60 Issue 5, p25-42, 18p
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Mulvey, Laura
"Phantom of the Circus" Film Quarterly , Vol. 65, No. 2 (Winter 2011), pp. 25-27
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Nowell-Smith, Geoffrey
"Lola Montès: A Film Maudit'?" Film Quarterly , Vol. 65, No. 2 (Winter 2011), pp. 21-24
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Perkins, V. F.
"Scarlet, No Empress" Film Quarterly , Vol. 65, No. 2 (Winter 2011), pp. 28-31
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Pye, Douglas.
"Falling Women and Fallible Narrators." Cineaction, 2002 Issue 59, p20-29, 10p
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The article reviews several films by Max Ophüls including "La Ronde," starring Anton Walbrook, "Le Plaisir," starring Jean Servais, and "Lola Montès," starring Peter Ustinov.

Müller, Martina.
"The Making of Max Ophüls' "Lola Montès/Lola Montez." Arizona Quarterly, Special Issue2004, Vol. 60 Issue 5, p25-42, 18p
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Le Plaisir

Berthomé, Jean-Pierre.
Le plaisir, Max Ophuls / étude critique de Jean-Pierre Berthomé. Paris : Nathan, c1997.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1997.P52 B47 1997

Insdorf, Annette
"Le Plaisir by Max Ophuls." The French Review, Vol. 52, No. 5 (Apr., 1979), pp. 803-803
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Johnson, Catherine.
"Narrative, Spectacle, and the Sexes in Ophuls' "Le Plaisir"." Film Criticism, Spring80, Vol. 4 Issue 3, p17-24, 8p
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Johnson, Clarisse.
"Le plaisir de Max Ophuls: trois contes de Maupassant en triptyque." CinemAction, 2005, Issue 116, p186-195, 10p

Perkins, V.F.
"Le Plaisir: The 'Mask' and 'The Model." Film Quarterly, Fall2009, Vol. 63 Issue 1, p15-22, 8p
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Perkins, V.F.
"Le Plaisir: 'La Maison Tellier." Film Quarterly, Winter2009/2010, Vol. 63 Issue 2, p66-71, 6p
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Pye, Douglas.
"Falling women and fallible narrators." Cineaction, 2002, Issue 59, p20-29, 10p
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The article reviews several films by Max Ophüls including "La Ronde," starring Anton Walbrook, "Le Plaisir," starring Jean Servais, and "Lola Montès," starring Peter Ustinov.

The Reckless Moment

Jacobowitz, Florence
"Joan Bennett: Images of Femininity in Conflict." Cineaction, Winter86/87 Issue 7, p23-34, 11p

Lang, Robert
"Lucia Harper's Crime: Family Melodrama and Film Noir in The Reckless Moment." Literature/Film Quarterly. 1989. Vol. 17, Iss. 4; p. 261 (7 pages)
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Lawrence, Amy.
"Trapped in a Tomb of Their Own Making: Max Ophuls's The Reckless Moment and Douglas Sirk's There's Always Tomorrow." Film Criticism. Winter 1999. Vol. 23, Iss. 2/3; p. 150 (18 pages)
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Morrison, James.
"Ophuls and Authorship: A Reading of The Reckless Moment." Film Criticism, Spring87, Vol. 11 Issue 3, p21-28, 8p
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Paul, William.
"Off the Deep End Far from Heaven: Social Topography in The Reckless Moment." The Arizona Quarterly. 2005. Vol. 60, Iss. 5; p. 43 (21 pages)
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""The Reckless Moment." Framework: The Journal of Cinema & Media, Autumn76 Issue 4, p17-20, 4p

Sragow, Michael
"The Reckless Moment." New Yorker; 12/17/2007, Vol. 83 Issue 40, p29-29, 1/9p
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Scruggs, Charles.
"The Depth of the Deep End: The Noir Motif in The Reckless Moment and The Deep End." Mosaic : a Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Literature. Winnipeg: Mar 2004. Vol. 37, Iss. 1; p. 17 (16 pages)
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Wood, Robin.
"Plunging off The Deep End into The Reckless Moment." Cineaction, 2002 Issue 59, p14-19, 6p,
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La Ronde

Alter, Maria P.
"From Der Reigen to La Ronde: Transposition of a Stageplay to the Cinema." Literature/ Film Quarterly, vol. 24 no. 1. 1996. pp: 52-56.

Cousins, Jennie.
"Mechanised corsetry: Annenkov, Ophüls and La Ronde (1950)." Studies in French Cinema, 2009, Vol. 9 Issue 2, p127-146, 20p
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Metz, Walter C.
""Who am I in this story?': On the Film Adaptations of Max Ophüls." Literature Film Quarterly, 2006, Vol. 34 Issue 4, p285-293, 9p
UC users only
"The article discusses the film adaptations of director Max Ophüls. A look at Ophüls filmography, particularly the films "La Ronde," "Caught," and "The Reckless Moment," can allow insight into popular American literature of the mid-twentieth century and its effects on other film adaptations of the period. Furthermore, the author discusses the effects of this thesis on auteur theory, which is often ignored when discussing literary adaptations. The necessity of learning how and why filmmakers adapt literary material is emphasized." [Ebsco]

Miller, D. A.
"La Ronde." Film Quarterly Mar 2009, Vol. 62, No. 3: 23–27.
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Nowell-Smith, Geoffrey
"La Ronde." Film Quarterly Mar 2009, Vol. 62, No. 3: 19–22.
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Pye, Douglas.
"Falling women and fallible narrators." Cineaction, 2002, Issue 59, p20-29, 10p
UC users only
The article reviews several films by Max Ophüls including "La Ronde," starring Anton Walbrook, "Le Plaisir," starring Jean Servais, and "Lola Montès," starring Peter Ustinov.

Williams, Alan
"The Circles of Desire: Narration and Representation in "La Ronde" Film Quarterly, Vol. 27, No. 1 (Autumn, 1973), pp. 35-4
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Williams, Alan.
"Keep the Circle Turning: Ophuls's La Ronde." In Modern European Filmmakers and the Art of Adaptation / edited by Andrew Horton and Joan Magretta. pp: 38-50. New York: F. Ungar Pub. Co., 1981. Series title: Ungar film library.
UCB Main PN1997.85 .M66
UCB Moffitt PN1997.85 .M66

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