Some of the resources used for FilmFrog's recommendations:
Cinebooks editors. The Movie Guide. New York: Berkeley Publishing Group, 1998.
Croce, Arlene. The Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers Book. New York: Outerbridge & Lazard, Inc., 1972
Elley, Derek, ed. Variety Movie Guide. London: Hamlyn, 1996.
Gish, Lillian and Ann Pinchot. Lillian Gish: The Movies, Mr. Griffith and Me. New York: Avon Books, 1970.
Halliday, Jon. Sirk on Sirk. New York: The Viking Press, 1972.
Magill, Frank N., ed. Magill Surveys: Cinema Great Directors. Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 1981.
Roud, Richard, ed. Cinema: A Critical Dictionary: The Major Film-makers (2 volumes). Norwich: Martin Secker and Warberg Limited, 1980.
Sadoul, Georges. Dictionary of Films. Translated by Peter Morris. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1972.
Steven H. Scheuer, ed. Movies on TV and Video Cassette 1993-1994. New York: Bantam Books, 1992.
This is a book the value of which is immeasurable in sorting out the wheat from the chaff, movie-wise, because of the insights it offers in intelligently assessing both the plot structures and the aesthethics of many films. FilmFrog has used it (and previous editions) personally for many years to assist in selecting movies which are worth watching. Of course, FilmFrog and Steven Scheuer do not always agree, but that's part of the fun of it. Unfortunately, this book is no longer available. The edition cited above is the last one to be published. So, because of its unavailability, and in connection with this website, FilmFrog sometimes uses its plot synopses and general comments verbatim.
Siegel, Joel E. Val Lewton: The Reality of Terror. New York: The Viking Press, 1973.
Silver, Alain and Elizabeth Ward. Film Noir: An Encyclopedic Reference to the American Style. Woodstock, N.Y.: The Overlook Press, 1992.
Stern, Michael. Douglas Sirk. Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1979.
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