Publications: Articles in Academic Journals

Todd Berliner. “Hollywood Aesthetic: Précis” and “Hollywood Aesthetic: Pleasure in American Cinema: A Reply to Critics.” Projections: The Journal for Movies and Mind 14.2 (June 2020): 48-55 and 90-101. Print (invited). Part of the “Symposium on Todd Berliner’s Hollywood Aesthetic,” featuring responses from aesthetic theorist Murray Smith, psychologist James Cutting, and film scholars Janet Staiger and Patrick Keating (pp. 48-101).

Todd Berliner. “Expect the Expected: Aesthetics of Planting and Payoff.” Narrative 28.2 (May 2020): 174-199. Print.

Todd Berliner. “Expect the Unexpected: Psycho and the Types of Planting and Payoff.” Style 53.1: 105-131 (2019). Print.


Todd Berliner, “Legally Independent: The Exhibition of Independent Art Films.” Historical Journal of Film, Radio, and Television (2017). DOI: 10.1080/01439685.2017.1285148. Print.

Todd Berliner and Dale J. Cohen. “The Illusion of Continuity: Active Perception and the Classical Editing System.” Journal of Film and Video 63.1 (2011): 44-63. Print.

Todd Berliner. “Killing the Writer: Movie Dialogue Conventions and John Cassavetes.” Maske und Kothurn: Internationale Beiträge zur Theater-, Film- und Medienwissenschaft, 55.4 (2010): 79-93. Print.

Todd Berliner and Philip Furia. “The Sounds of Silence: Songs in Hollywood Films since the 1960s.” Style 36.1 (2002): 19-35. Print.

Todd Berliner. “The Pleasures of Disappointment: Sequels and The Godfather, Part II.” Journal of Film and Video, 53.2-3 (2001): 107-123. Print. Selection reprinted in The Pop Culture Zone, ed. Allison Smith, Trixie Smith, Stacia Watkins (Boston: Wadsworth, 2009), 204-11. Print.

Todd Berliner. “The Genre Film as Booby Trap: 1970s Genre Bending and The French Connection.” Cinema Journal 40.3 (2001): 25-46. Print.

Todd Berliner. “Hollywood Movie Dialogue and the ‘Real Realism’ of John Cassavetes.” Film Quarterly 52.3 (1999): 2-16. Print.


Publications: Chapters in Academic Books

Todd Berliner. “Hollywood Storytelling and Aesthetic Pleasure.” Psychocinematics: Exploring Cognition at the Movies. Ed. Arthur Shimamura. New York: Oxford UP, 2013. 195-213. Print.

Todd Berliner. “Killing the Writer: Movie Dialogue Conventions and John Cassavetes.” Film Dialogue. Ed. Jeff Jaeckle. London: Wallflower, 2013. Print.

Todd Berliner. “Visual Absurdity in Raging Bull.Martin Scorsese’s “Raging Bull”: A Cambridge Film Handbook. Ed. Kevin Hayes. New York: Cambridge UP, 2005. 41-68. Print.


Publications: Non-refereed Articles and Book Chapters (Selected)

Todd Berliner. “John Cassavetes’s Debut.” Rev. of Criterion Company DVDs of Shadows and Faces. Film International 7.4 (2009): 61-63. Print.

Todd Berliner. “Todd Berliner Focuses on the Cinematic Side of Hanoi.” To Vietnam with Love: A Travel Guide for the Connoisseur. Ed. Kim Fay. San Francisco: ThingsAsian, 2008. 102-03. Print.

Todd Berliner. Rev. of John Cassavetes: Five Films. Criterion Collection DVD Box Set. Film International 17.5 (2005): 58-59. Print.

Todd Berliner. Rev. of Cassavetes on Cassavetes by Ray Carney. Quarterly Review of Film and Video 20.4 (2003). 292-95. Print.