Bibliographies & Indexes
Frequently Cited Works
Guides & Encyclopedias
Journals & Magazines
Locating Relevant Books
Major Films & Names
and specific print sources covering various film genres are listed
below. Westerns, musicals, screwball comedies, and film noir were
popular genres of Hollywood’s Golden Age.
Herb. The Encyclopedia of Westerns. New York: Checkmark
more than 3,500 entries covering westerns from 1902 until
today. Entries include title, year released, director, writers
and screenwriters, cast, and running time along with a summary
of the film and a critical analysis of the more significant
Davis Reference (PN1995.9.W4 F27 2003)
Wes, ed. Handbook of American Film Genres. Westport,
CT: Greenwood, 1988.
an overview for each genre, a bibliographical essay, a selected
bibliography of books and shorter works, and a selected
Davis Reference (PN1993.5.U6 H335 1988)
Undergraduate Library Reference (PN1993.5.U6 H335 1988)
Stanley. Encyclopaedia of the Musical Film. New York:
Oxford University Press, 1981.
information on the musical screen’s most prominent
individuals, productions and songs. Emphasis is on Hollywood,
although British musical films and selected original television
films are covered. Content is divided into alphabetically-arranged
entries, academy nominations and awards, title changes,
biography, general bibliography and discography.
Davis (PN1995.9.M86 G7)
Undergraduate Library Reference (PN1995.9.M86 G7)
Robert Milton. The screwball comedy films : a history and
filmography, 1934-1942. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland &
book focuses on the genre of screwball comedy between 1934
and 1942, film-by-film and year-by-year.
(PN1995.9.C55 B97 1991)
Michael. Film Noir: A Comprehensive, Illustrated Reference
to Movies, Terms, and Persons. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland
& Company, 1995.
film noir classics along with the lesser known titles, related
personalities, filmmakers and terms of the genre from its
Undergraduate Library Reference (PN1995.9.F54 S74 1995)