Sight & Sound sounds off on their top five film books. I've written a bit about my most influential film books previously. I would add Story Of The Eye, Camera Lucida, Ways Of Seeing, and The Three Stigmata Of Palmer Eldritch to this list. They may not really about film, granted, but they taught me about film for sure.
David Lowery's HammerToNail review of Carson's Field Notes From Dimension X created that hunger that couldn't be filled. Dimension X was no longer on the Sundance iTunes sight.