Catalogs of the American Film Institute (1893-1970) and British Film Institute (1930s-present) offer entries on individual films, including plot summaries, cast and references to articles and contemporary reviews.
One of the standard reference works in the field, this guide offers articles on theorists such as Walter Benjamin and Michel Foucault. Entries on Film Theory, Cultural Studies and Response Theory provide outdated, though useful, overviews. Historical survey of the field's most important figures, schools, and movements. It includes more than 240 alphabetically arranged entries on critics and theorists, critical schools and movements, and the critical and theoretical innovations of specific countries and historical periods.