Scholar Kristin Thompson, part of the luminous Thompson/Bordwell team that publishes Observations on Film Art , advises via her Facebook page that her book on Ernst Lubitsch's silent films is now available as a free download. To access it you go here . When the book was published it was reviewed by Leonie Naughton in a post published here at Screening the Past. Leonie’s final para was enthusiastic.Herr Lubitsch goes to Hollywood is an illuminating study of the "filmmakers' filmmaker," his influence and place in history. Thompson provides an engaging account of two great national cinemas, one of which has never recovered from the might of the other.