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Ammar, Osama (2002) 'Notes on Narrative Disclosure in Film' [link added 22/03/2002]

Ammar, Osama (2002) 'Outing the Narrative: The positioning of coming-out as cultural practice by narrative cinema through narrative disclosure, representation of the closet and attitudes towards homophobia' [link added 24/05/2002]

Anon. (1994) 'Asian Cinema' (Continuum Vol 2, No 1) [link added 27/11/2000]

BFI (2003) 'Making Movies Matter: How the moving image can become part of literacy in the 21st century' (BFI Report) (Requires Adobe Acrobat) [link added 08/09/1999]

Benjamin, Walter (1935) 'The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction' [link added 11/11/1997]

Binnion, Claire (2003) The Matrix (Wachowski Bros., 1999) as an enactment of Plato's 'Allegory of the Cave' [link added 01/05/2003]

Bischoff, Michael (nd) 'The End of Philosophy and the Rise of Films' [link added 27/11/2000]

Chandler, Daniel (1998) 'Imagining Futures, Dramatizing Fears: Technology in Literature and Film' [link added 06/01/1998]

Chandler, Daniel (1994) 'Grammar of Television and Film' [link added 27/11/1996]

Chandler, Daniel (1998) 'Notes on The Gaze' [link added 30/06/1998]

Clough, Alexander C (2003) 'The Matrix as an enactment of Plato's "Allegory of the Cave"' [link added 09/05/2003]

Connor, Steven (2000) 'Sounding Out Film' [link added 18/07/2001]

Douglas, Ian (1996) 'Film and Meaning' [link added 25/02/1998]

Herzogenrath, Bernd (1999) 'On the Lost Highway: Lynch and Lacan Cinema and Cultural Pathology' (Other Voices) [link added 05/07/2000]

Jivraj, Monty (2004) 'How and Why has Popular Cinema Dramatised Some of our Anxieties about Technology?' [link added 11/01/2005]

Kittelty, Sara (nd) 'Imagining Hollywood' [link added 07/04/1998]

Kolker, Robert P (nd) 'The Altering Eye: Contemporary International Cinema' [link added 08/05/2000]

Lee-Choon, Tracy (2004) 'How and Why has Popular Cinema Dramatised Some of our Anxieties about Technology?' [link added 11/01/2005]

Miller, Toby (1992) '(How) Does Film Theory Work?' [link added 11/02/1998]

O Regan, Tom (1998) 'Fair Dinkum Fillums: The Crocodile Dundee Phenomenon' [link added 27/11/2000]

Ryall, Tom (1990) 'Popular British Cinema' [link added 07/04/1998]

Sanes, Ken (nd) 'Film and Television Theory' [link added 27/01/1999]

Smith, Othniel (2001) 'Hollywood 'n The Hood' [link added 10/10/2002]

Smith, Polly (2004) 'Online Resources for Film Trailers' [link added 11/01/2005]

Studley, Michael (2004) 'How and Why Popular Cinema has Dramatised Some of Our Anxieties About Technology'' [link added 20/12/2004]

Swallowe, Jonathan (2003) 'The Matrix as an enactment of Plato's "Allegory of the Cave"' [link added 09/05/2003]

Sweeney, Kevin W (nd) 'Constructivism in Cognitive Film Theory' (Film and Philosophy) [link added 11/08/1997]

Withalm, Gloria (2000) '"You turned off the whole movie!" - Types of Self-reflexive Discourse in Film' [link added 23/07/2002]

Wong, Joi (2003) 'The Matrix as an enactment of Plato's "Allegory of the Cave"' [link added 01/05/2003]

Other Links

Cinematic Truth vs. Historical Truth (Discussion, HNet: Humanities On-Line)

Film Theory Discussion List

Film Studies Links (ACA)


DrFilm: Create Your Own Movie Review the Easy Way!

Scripts on the Net

Film Sound Theory: Sven E Carlsson (links and articles) (Monthly Film Reviews etc.)

Film and Society (Reading List)

Queen's University Film Student Papers

Glossary of Film Terms (from The Rosebud Project): Gene Robinson and Mitchell Lifton (with illustrative clips)

The Movies, Race and Ethnicity (UC Berkeley Media Resources Center)

The Movie Cliché List

Thompson, Matt (2005) 'How and why has popular cinema has dramatised some of our anxieties about technology?' [link added 04/02/2005]

Recommended Reading

Altman, Rick (Ed.) (1992) : Sound Theory, Sound Practice. New York: Routledge

Cook, Pam & Mieke Bernink (Eds.) (1999) : The Cinema Book. London: BFI

Hayward, Susan (1996) : Key Concepts in Cinema Studies. London: Routledge

Hill, John & Pamela Church Gibson (1998) : The Oxford Guide to Film Studies. Oxford: Oxford University Press

Metz, Christian (1974) : Film Language: A Semiotics of the Cinema (trans. Michael Taylor). New York: Oxford University Press

Monaco, James (1981) : How to Read a Film. New York: Oxford University Press

Nichols, Bill (1981) : Ideology and the Image: Social Representation in the Cinema and Other Media. Bloomington: Indiana University Press

Nowell-Smith, Geoffrey (1997) : The Oxford History of World Cinema. Oxford: Oxford University Press

Stam, Robert, Robert Burgoyne & Sandy Flitterman-Lewis (1992) : New Vocabularies in Film Semiotics: Structuralism, Post-Structuralism and Beyond. London: Routledge

Willemen, Paul (1994) : Looks and Frictions: Essays in Cultural Studies and Film Theory. London: BFI/Bloomington: Indiana University Press

Wollen, Peter (1969) : Signs and Meaning in the Cinema. London: Secker & Warburg/BFI