Toms, Coons, Mulattoes, Mammies, & Bucks: An Interpretive History of Blacks in American Films
. New York: Continuum, 1989. Covers American feature films, Uncle Tom's Cabin to the 1980s. Excludes foreign films, documentaries and televison programs.
Bordwell, David and Kristin Thompson,
Film Art: An Introduction
. New York: McGraw–Hill, 1993. An excellent introduction to the study of film. Provides useful bibliographical material.
Diawara, Manthia, "
Noir by Noirs
: Towards a New Realism in Black Cinema." In
African American Review
, 27.4 Winter 1993. A study of black rage as
, with an emphasis on
A Rage in Harlem
Doane, Mary Ann,
Femmes Fatale: Feminism, Film Theory, Psychoanalysis
. New York: Routledge, 1991. A series of essays concerning the representation of women in film.
Gallerstein, Carolyn L.,
Working Women on the Holywood Screen: A Filmography
. New York: Garland Publishing Inc., 1989. A listing of women in film and the careers they depicted (from 1930–1989), categorized by occupation.
Fatal Women: Lesbian Sexuality and the Mark of Aggression
. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1994. Essays on lesbianism, homophobia, the female buddy film and Victorian male hypocrisy.
From Reverence to Rape: The Treatment of Women in the Movies
. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1973. The image of women in film from the 20's to the 70's from a feminist perspective.
The Casting Couch and Other Front Row Seats: Women in Films of the 1970s and 1980
s. New York: Praeger, 1990. Several paragraphs on each of seventy–five important films of the 70's and 80's, plus interviews with many of the female stars.
How To Read a Film: The Art, Technology, Language, History and Theory of Film and Media
. New York: Oxford Univiersity Press, 1981. A general and comprehensive introduction to the study of film, including a guide to some aspects of the teaching of film.
Hollywood Lolita: The Nymphet Syndrome in the Movies
. London: Plexus, 1988. The popularity and exploitation of girls on the screen in mainstream films. Written in an informal manner with lots of pictures.