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Reference Works


  • Bowles, Stephen E. The Film Anthologies Index. Metuchen: Scarecrow, 1994.
  • Ellis, Jack C. et al. The Film Book Bibligoraphy, 1940-1975. Metuchen: Scarecrow, 1979.
  • Manchel, Frank. Film Study: An Analytical Bibliography. Rutherford: Fairleigh Dickinson, 1990.
  • Morgan, Jenny. Film Researcher's Handbook. London: Routledge, 1996.

Biographical Dictionaries

  • Andrew, Geoff. The Director’s Vision: A Concise Guide to the Art of 250 Great Filmmakers. Chicago: A  Cappella, 1999.
  • Herbert, Stephen and Luke McKernan. Who's Who of Victorian Cinema. London: BFI, 1996.
  • Liebman, Roy. From Silents to Sound: A Biographical Encyclopedia of Performers Who Made the Transition to Talking Pictures. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 1998.
  • Petrikin, Chris, Andrew Hindes, and Dan Cox, eds. Variety Power Players 2000: Movers and Shakers, Power Brokers, and Career Makers in Hollywood. New York: Perigee Books, 1999.
  • Quigley, Martin S. First Century of Film. New York: Quigley, 1995.
  • Stephens, Michael L. Art Directors in Cinema: A Worldwide Biographical Dictionary. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 1998.
  • Thomson, David. A Biographical Dictionary of Film. 3rd ed. London: A. Deutsch, 1994.
  • Vazzana, Eugene Michael. Silent Film Necrology. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 1995.
  • Walker, John, ed.  Halliwell's Who's Who in the Movies. 13th ed. London : HarperCollins, 1999.
  • Wise, James E., Jr., and Anne Collier Rehill.  Stars in the Corps: Movie Actors in the United States Marines. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1999.


  • Brown, Gene. Movie Time. New York: Macmillan, 1995.


  • Bognar, Desi K. Internatonal Dictionary of Broadcasting and Film. 2nd edition. Boston: Focal, 2000.
  • Busby, Alex, A-Z of Film, Television, and Video Terms. London: Blueprint, 1994.
  • International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers. 3rd ed. Detroit: St. James, 1997.
  • Jackson, Kevin. The Language of Film. Manchester: Carcanet, 1998.
  • Konigsberg, Ira. The Complete Film Dictionary. 2nd ed. New York: Penguin, 1997.
  • Slide, Anthony. The New Historical Dictionary of the American Film Industry. Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press, 1998.

Document Collections

  • Brown, Gene. New York Times Encyclopedia of Film. New York: New York Times, 1984.
  • Gardner, Gerald. Censorship Papers: Movie Censorship Letters from the Hays Office, 1934-1968. New York : Dodd, Mead, 1987.
  • Mast, Gerald. The Movies in Our Midst: Documents in the Cultural History of Film in America. Chicago: Chicago, 1982.

Encyclopedias and Reference Guides

  • Curran, Daniel. Guide to American Cinema, 1965-1995. Westport: Greenwood, 1998.
  • Hayward, Susan. Key Concepts in Cinema Studies. 2nd edition. New York: Routledge, 2000.
  • Hunter, Allan. Chambers Film and Television Handbook. Edinburgh: Chambers, 1991.
  • Katz, Ephraim. Film Encyclopedia. 3rd ed. New York: HarperPerennial, 1998.
  • Krautz, Alfred. Encyclopedia of Film Directors in the United States and Europe. Munchen: K.G. Saur, 1993-.
  • Law, John. Cassell Companion to Cinema. London: Cassell, 1997.
  • Monaco, James. The Encyclopedia of Film. New York: Perigee, 1991.
  • Tibbetts, John C. and James M. Welsh. Encyclopedia of Novels into Film. New York: Facts on File, 1998.
  • Whissen, Thomas R. Guide to American Cinema, 1930-1965. Westport: Greenwood, 1998.
  • Winnert, Derek. Virgin Encyclopedia of the Movies. London: Virgin, 1995.

Film Guides

  • Curran, Daniel. Guide to American Cinema, 1965-1995.  Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1998.
  • Film Index International. Paris: Chadwyck-Healey-France, n.d.
  • Goble, Alan. International Film Index on CD-ROM. West Susex: Bowker-Saur, 1996.
  • Halliwell, Leslie. Halliwell's Filmgoer's Companion. 12th ed. London: HarperCollins, 1997.
  • Magill, Frank N. Magill's Survey of Cinema. Englewood Cliffs: Salem, 1980, 1981, 1985.
  • Whissen, Thomas R. Guide to American Cinema, 1930-1965. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1998.


  • Fetrow, Alan G.  Feature Films, 1950-1959: A United States Filmography. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 1999.
  • Klotman, Phyllis Rauch and Gloria J. Gibson. Frame by Frame II: A Filmography of the African American Image. Bloomington: Indiana, 1997.
  • Martin, Len D.  The Republic Pictures Checklist. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 1998.
  • Ranucci, Karen, and Julie Feldman, eds. A Guide to Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino Made Film and Video. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 1998.
  • Richards, Larry. African American Films Through 1959. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 1998.


  • American Film
  • Cineaste
  • Cinema Journal
  • Classic Images
  • Film & History
  • Film Comment
  • Film in Review
  • Film Quarterly
  • Film Reader
  • Historical Journal of Film, Radio, and Television
  • Image
  • Journal of Popular film and Television
  • Journal of the University film and Video Association
  • Jump Cut
  • Literature/Film Quarterly
  • Marquee
  • Quarterly Review of Film Studies
  • Screen
  • Sight and Sound
  • SMPTE Journal (Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers)
  • Variety
  • Velvet Light Trap
  • Wide Angle


  • Bloch, Jeff. Women's Book of Movie Quotes. Secaucus: Carol, 1995.
  • Corey, Melinda. Dictionary of Film Quotations. New York: Crown, 1995.
  • Nowlan, Robert A. and Gwendolyn W. Nolan. Film Quotations. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 1994.

Research Guides

  • Mehr, Linda. Motion Pictures, Television, and Radio: A Union Catalogue of Manuscript and Special Collections in the Western United States. Boston: G.K. Hall, 1977.
  • Rowan, Bonnie G. Scholars' Guide to Washington D.C. Film and Video Collections. Washington: Smithsonian, 1980.


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