Boston Public Library
World Cinema: A Selected Booklist
Does not include Europe
Booklists for Adults 


Bowser, Kathryn. AIVF Guide to International Film & Video Festivals. Reference PN1993.4 .B66 1996.

Cowie, Peter, ed. World Cinema: Diary of a Day. PN1994 .W668 1994.

Downing, John D.H., ed. Film & Politics in the Third World. PN1993.5.D44 F54 1986.

Durie, John, Annika Pham, and Neil Watson. Marketing and Selling Your Film Around the World: Guide for Independent Filmmakers. PN1995.9.M29 D87 2000.

Gaydos, Steven, ed. The Variety Guide to Film Festivals: the Ultimate Insider's Guide to Film Festivals Around the World. Reference PN1993.4 .V33 1998.

Gazetas, Aristides. An Introduction to World Cinema. PN1993.5.A1 G39 2000.

Hill, John and Pamela Church Gibson, eds. World Cinema: Critical Approaches. PN1995 .W67 2000x.

Karney, Robyn, ed. Cinema Year by Year, 1894-2000. PN1993.5.A1 C566 2000x.

Kindem, Gorham, ed. The International Movie Industry. PN1993.5.A1 I54 2000.

Nowell-Smith, Geoffrey. The Oxford History of World Cinema. PN1993.5.A1 O96 1996.

Parkinson, David. History of Film. PN1993.5.A1 P247 1996.

Robin, Diana and Ira Jaffe, eds. Redirecting the Gaze: Gender, Theory, and Cinema in the Third World. PN1995.9.W6 R45 1999.

Wilhelm, Elliot. VideoHound's World Cinema: the Adventurer's Guide to Movie Watching. Reference PN1995.9.F67 W56 1999.


Barlet, Olivier. African Cinemas: Decolonising the Gaze. PN1993.5.A35 B3713 2000.

Cameron, Kenneth M. Africa on Film: Beyond Black and White. PN1995.9.A43 C36 1994.

Diawara, Manthia. African Cinema: Politics & Culture. PN1993.5.A35 D5 1992.

Ellerson, Betti. Sisters of the Screen: Women of Africa on Film, Video & Television.
PN1995.9.W6 S47 2000.

Givanni, June, ed. Symbolic Narratives/African Cinema: Audiences, Theory, and the Moving Image. PN1993.5.A35 S95 2000.

Gray, John. Blacks in Film and Television: a Pan-African Bibliography of Films, Filmmakers, and Performers. Dudley Ethnic Reference Z5784.M9 G72 1990.

Martin, Michael T., ed. Cinemas of the Black Diaspora: Diversity, Dependence, and Oppositionality. PN1995.9.N4 C58 1995.

Petty, Sheila, ed. A Call to Action: the Films of Ousmane Sembène. PN1998.3.S397 C36 1996.

Pfaff, Françoise. Twenty-five Black African Filmmakers: a Critical Study, with Filmography and Bio-Bibliography. Dudley Ethnic Reference PN1998.A2 P477 1988.

Signaté, Ibrahima. Med Hondo, un Cinéaste Rebelle. French PN1998.H66 A5 1994x.

Solinas, Franco. Gillo Pontecorvo's The Battle of Algiers. Codman Square PN1997.B347 S6.

Tomaselli, Keyan G. The Cinema of Apartheid: Race and Class in South African Film. PN1993.5.S6 T58 1988.

Ukadike, Nwachukwu Frank. Black African Cinema. PN1993.5.A35 U4 1994.


Feldman, Simón. La Generación de 60. Spanish PN1993.5.A7 F47 1990x.

Manrupe, Raúl and María Alejandra Portela. Un Diccionario de Films Argentinos. Spanish PN1993.5.A7 M29 1995.

Porcel, Jorge. Risas, Aplausos y Lágrimas. Spanish PN2454.P67 A8 1998x.

Renán, Sergio. Cuentos de Cine. Spanish PN1993.5.A7 C84 1996.


Mintz, Marilyn D. The Martial Arts Film. Charlestown PN1995.9.H3 M5.

Rayns, Tony. Seoul Stirring: 5 Korean Directors. PN1993.5.K6 R39 1995x.

Server, Lee. Asian Pop Cinema: Bombay to Tokyo. PN1993.5.A75 S37 1999.

Wayne, Valerie and Cornelia Moore, eds. Translations/Transformations: Gender and Culture in Film and Literature, East and West: Selected Conference Papers. PN1993.5.A75 T73 1993.


Hanrahan, John. Mel Gibson. PN3018.G5 H36 1986x.

Haynes, Roslynn D. Seeking the Centre: the Australian Desert in Literature, Art and Film. GB618.89 .H39 1998.

Helfgott, Margaret and Tom Gross. Out of Tune: David Helfgott and the Myth of Shine. ML417.H3 H47 1998.

Mathews, Sue. 35 mm Dreams. PN1993.5.A8 A127 1984.

McFarlane, Brian. Australian Cinema. PN1993.5.A8 M35 1988.

McMurchy, Megan and Jennifer Stott, eds. Signs of Independents: Ten Years of the Creative Development Fund. PN1993.5.A8 S55 1988x.

Murray, Scott. Australia on the Small Screen, 1970-1995: the Complete Guide to Tele-features and Mini-series. PN1992.3.A8 M87 1996.

Rattigan, Neil. Images of Australia: 100 Films of the New Australian Cinema. PN1993.5.A8 R36 1991.

Turner, Graeme. National Fictions: Literature, Film, and the Construction of Australian Cinema. PR9612.6.N37 T87 1986.

Wright, Andrée. Brilliant Careers. PN1998.A2 W75 1986.


Monteiro, José Carlos. Cinema Brasileiro: História Visual. Spanish PN1993.5.B6 M57 1996x (parallel text in Portuguese, Spanish, and English).

Pierre, Sylvia. Glauber Rocha: Textes et Entretiens de Glauber Rocha. French PN1998 .A3 R593 1987x.

Puzzi, Nicole and Alex Solnik. A Verdade por Trás das Câmeras. Portuguese PN2474.P88 A3 1994.

Xavier, Ismail. Allegories of Underdevelopment: Aesthetics and Politics in Modern Brazilian Cinema. PN1993.5.B6 X3813 1997.


Allon, Yoram, Del Cullen, and Hannah Patterson, eds. The Wallflower Critical Guide to North American Directors. PN1998.2.W35 2000x.

Cronenberg, David. Crash. PN1997.C775 1996x.

Drabinsky, Garth H. Motion Pictures and the Arts in Canada: the Business and the Law. KE3980 .D7.

Fox, Michael J. Lucky Man: a Memoir. PN2308.F69 A3 2002x.

Graham, Gerald G. Canadian Film Technology, 1896-1986. TR848 .G73 1989.

Guilaroff, Sydney and Cathy Griffin. Crowning Glory: Reflections of Hollywood's Favorite Confidant. PN1998.2 .G85 1996.

Heard, Christopher. Dreaming Aloud: the Films of James Cameron. PN1998.3.C352 H43 1998x.

John Grierson and the NFB. PN1998.A3 G71345 1984.

Knelman, Martin. Jim Carrey: the Joker is Wild. PN2287.C278 K6 2000x.

Knelman, Martin. Laughing on the Outside: the Life of John Candy. PN2308.C36 K57 1997.

Lerner, Loren R. Canadian Film and Video: a Bibliography and Guide to the Literature. Z5784.M9 L47 1997.

Lindsay, John C. Palaces of the Night: Canada's Grand Theatres. NA6846.C3 L557 1999x.

Marshall, Bill. Quebec National Cinema. PN1993.5.C22 Q43 2001.

Richard, Valliere T. Norman McLaren, Manipulator of Movement: the National Film Board Years, 1947-1967. NC1766.C32 M357 1982.

Schnakenberg, Robert E. The Encyclopedia Shatnerica. PN2308.S52 S36 1998.


Almendros, Néstor and Orlando Jiménez-Leal. Conducta Impropia. Spanish F1788 .A5524 1984x.

Cham, Mbye B., ed. Ex-iles: Essays on Caribbean Cinema. PN1993.5.C37 E94 1992x.

Ranucci, Karen and Julie Feldman, eds. A Guide to Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino Made Film and Video. Dudley Reference PN1995.9.L37 G85 1998.


Browne, Nick, ed. New Chinese Cinemas: Forms, Identities, Politics. PN1993.5.C4 N49 1994.

Ch'en, K'aiko and Wan Zhi. King of the Children. PN1997.H24513 1989x.

Heard, Christopher. Ten Thousand Bullets: the Cinematic Journey of John Woo. PN1998.3.W655 H43 2000.

Leyda, Jay. Dianying: an Account of Films and the Film Audience in China. PN1993.5.C4 L4.

Li, T'ien-to. Tang Tai Hua Yü Tien Ying Lun Shu. Malden Chinese 791.43 L693t.

Lu, Hsaio-peng, ed. Transnational Chinese Cinemas: Identity, Nationhood, Gender. PN1993.5.C4 T65 1997.

Rayns, Tony. The New Chinese Cinema: an Introduction. PN1997.H24513 1989x.

Silbergeld, Jerome. China into Film: Frames of Reference in Contemporary Chinese Cinema. PN1993.5.C4 S54 1999x.


Darwish, Mustafa, Dream Makers on the Nile: a Portrait of Egyptian Cinema. PN1993.5.E3 D37 1998x.

Hadari, Ahmed. Tarikh al-Sinima fi Misr. Arabic PN1993.5.E3 H27 1989.

Sawi, Muhammad. Sinima Yusuf Shahin: Rihlah Aydiyulujiyah. Arabic PN1995 .S376 1990.

Sharif, Omar. The Eternal Male. PN2978.S5 A3213.


Bordwell, David. Planet Hong Kong: Popular Cinema and the Art of Entertainment. PN1993.5.H6 B63 2000.

Browne, Nick, ed. New Chinese Cinemas: Forms, Identities, Politics. PN1993.5.C4 N49 1994.

Ch?eng, Lung. I am Jacky Chan: My Life in Action. PN2878.C52 A3 1999x.

Dannen, Fredric and Barry Long. Hong Kong Babylon: an Insider's Guide to the Hollywood of the East. PN1993.5.H6 D36 1997.

Hammond, Stefan. Hollywood East: Hong Kong Movies and the People Who Made Them. PN1993.5.H6 H25 2000.

Li, T'ien-to. Tang Tai Hua Yü Tien Ying Lun Shu. Malden Chinese 791.43 L693t.

Little, John R and Curtis Wong. Jackie Chan. PN2878.L465 A3 1999.

Lu, Hsaio-peng, ed. Transnational Chinese Cinemas: Identity, Nationhood, Gender. PN1993.5.C4 T65 1997.

Stokes, Lisa Odham and Michael Hoover. City on Fire: Hong Kong Cinema. PN1993.5.H6 S76 1999.

Teo, Stephen. Hong Kong Cinema: the Extra Dimensions. PN1993.5.H6 T46 1997.

Yau, Esther C.M. At Full Speed: Hong Kong Cinema in a Borderless World. PN1993.5.C4 A184 2001.


Banerjee, Shampa. One Hundred Indian Films. PN1993.5.I8 B27 1988.

Barnouw, Eric and S. Krishnaswamy. Indian Film. PN1993.5.I8 B3.

Cooper, Darius. The Cinema of Satyajit Ray: Between Tradition and Modernity. PN1998.3.R4 C66 2000.

Kabir, Nasreen. Guru Dutt: a Life in Cinema. PN2888 .G87 1996.

Merchant, Ismail. Hullabaloo in Old Jeypore: the Making of The Deceivers. PN1997.D413 M47 1989x.

Nandy, Ashis, ed. The Secret Politics of Our Desires: Innocence, Culpability, and Indian Popular Cinema. PN1993.5.I8 S4 1998.

Rajadhyaksha, Ashish and Paul Willemen. Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema. PN1993.5.I8 R277 1994.


Anderson, Joseph L. and Donald Richie. The Japanese Film: Art and Industry. PN1993.5.J3 A7 1960.

Bernardi, Joanne. Writing in Light: the Silent Scenario and the Japanese Pure Film Movement. PN1993.5.J3 B47 2001.

Bock, Audie. Japanese Film Directors. PN1998.2 .B6 1985.

Clements, Jonathan and Helen McCarthy. The Anime Encyclopedia: a Guide to Japanese Animation Since 1917. NC1766.J3 C53 2001.

Davis, Darrell William. Picturing Japaneseness: Monumental Style, National Identity, Japanese Film. PN1993.5.J3 D38 1996.

Desser, David. Eros Plus Massacre: an Introduction to the Japanese New Wave Cinema. PN1993.5.J3 D47 1988.

Galbraith, Stuart. Monsters are Attacking Tokyo!: the Incredible World of Japanese Fantasy Films. PN1995.9.M6 G36 1998.

Hirano, Kyoko. Mr. Smith Goes to Tokyo: the Japanese Cinema under the American Occupation, 1945-1952. PN1993.5.J3 H57 1992.

McDonald. Keiko I. From Book to Screen: Modern Japanese Literature in Films. PL747.55 .M36 2000.

McDonald. Keiko I. Mizoguchi. PN1998.A3 M4898 1984.

Mellen, Joan. The Waves at Genji's Door: Japan through its Cinema. PN1993.5.J3 M4.

Napier, Susan Jolliffe. Anime from Akira to Princess Mononoke: Experiencing Contemporary Japanese Animation. Adult and Young Adults NC1766.J3 N37 2001.

Richie, Donald. The Films of Akira Kurosawa. PN1998.3.K87 R5 1996.

Schilling, Mark. Contemporary Japanese Film. PN1993.5.J3 S37 1999.

Turim, Maureen Cheryn. The Films of Oshima Nagisa: Images of a Japanese Iconoclast. PN1998.3.O84 T87 1998.


Barnard, Tim and Peter Rist, eds. South American Cinema: a Critical Filmography, 1915-1994. PN1993.5.S63 S68 1998.

Burton, Julianne. Cine y Cambio en Ameríca Latina: Imágenes de un Continente. Spanish PN1993.5.L3 C4918 1991x.

García Márquez, Gabriel. La Aventura de Miguel Littín, Clandestino en Chile. Spanish F3100 .G375 1993x and Clandestine in Chile: the Adventures of Miguel Littín. F3100 .G37513 1987.

García Márquez, Gabriel. Me Alquilo para Soñar. Spanish PN1992.7 .M43 1995.

King, John. Magical Reels: a History of Cinema in Latin America. PN1993.5.L3 K45 2000x.

Lopéz de Martínez, Adelaida, comp. Discurso Femenino Actual. Allston Spanish PQ6055 .D57 1995.

Noriega, Chon A. and Ana M. López, eds. The Ethnic Eye: Latino Media Arts. PN1995.9 .L37 E84 1996.

Ranucci, Karen and Julie Feldman, eds. A Guide to Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino Made Film and Video. Dudley Reference PN1995.9.L37 G85 1998.

Trelles Plazaola, Luis. South American Cinema: a Dictionary of Film Makers. PN1998.2 .T7413 1989.


Agrasánchez, Rogelio. Cine Mexicano: Posters from the Golden Age, 1936-1956 = Careteles de la Epoca de Oro, 1936-1956. PN1995.9.P5 A35 2001.

Berg, Charles Ramírez. Cinema of Solitude:a Critical Study of Mexican Film, 1967-1983. PN1993.5.M4 B4 1992.

Buñuel, Luis and Julio Alejandro. Nazarín. Spanish PN1997 .N39 1996x.

Chávez, Julio. Vestidas y Desvestidas: el Modisto de las Estrellas. Spanish TT505.C47 A3 1995x.

Felíx, María. Todas Mis Guerras. Spanish PN2318.F44 F44 1993.

García, Gustavo. No Me Parezco a Nadie: la Vida de Pedro Infante. Spanish PN2318.I54 G37 1994x.

García Riera, Emilio. Historia Documental del Cine Mexicana. Spanish PN1993.5.M4 G295 1992.

Hershfield, Joanne and David R. Maciel, eds. Mexico's Cinema: a Century of Film and Filmmakers. PN1993.5.M4 M465 1999.

Icaza, Gloria de. Gloria y Jorge: Cartas de Amor y Conflicto. Spanish PN2318.N44 I33 1993x.

Infante Quintanilla, José Ernesto. Pedro Infante, el Máximo Ídolo de México. Spanish PN2318.I54 I54 1992x.

Noriega, Chon A. and Steven Ricci, eds. The Mexican Cinema Project. PN1993.5.M4 M49 1994x.

Novaro, Beatriz and María Novaro. Danzón. Spanish PN1997.D31332 N68 1994.

Paranaguá, Paulo Antonio, ed. Mexican Cinema. PN1993.5.M4 C4913 1995.

Reséndiz, Edgardo and Roberto Villarreal. Esas Extrañas Mexicanas del Celuloide. Spanish PN1998.2 .R47 1995.

Reyes, Aurelio de los. Cine y Sociedad en México, 1896-1930. Chelsea Spanish S791.43.

Reyes, Aurelio de los. Medio Siglo de Cine Mexicano (1896-1947). PN1993.5.M4 R363 1987x.

Sánchez, Francisco. Océano de Películas. Spanish PN1993.5.M4 S3 1999.


Basutçu, Mehmet. Le Cinéma Turc. French PN1993.5.T87 C56 1996x.

Dabashi, Hamid. Close Up: Iranian Cinema, Past, Present, and Future. PN1993.5.I846 D32 2001.

Hodson, Joel C. Lawrence of Arabia and American Culture: the Making of a Transatlantic Legend. D568.4.L45 H63 1995.

Kéy, Hormuz. Le Cinéma Iranien: l'Image d'une Société en Bouillonnement: de La Vache au Goût de La Cerise. French PN1993.5.I736 K49 1999x.

Kronish, Amy. World Cinema: Israel. PN1993.5.I86 K76 1996.

Landau, Jacob M. Studies in the Arab Theater and Cinema. PN2960.A67 L3.

Shafik, Viola. Arab Cinema: History and Cultural Identity. PN1993.5.A65 S4613 1998x.

Shohat, Ella. Israeli Cinema: East/West and the Politics of Representation. PN1993.5.I86 S56 1989.


Browne, Nick, ed. New Chinese Cinemas: Forms, Identities, Politics. PN1993.5.C4 N49 1994.

Li, T'ien-to. Tang Tai Hua Yü Tien Ying Lun Shu. Malden Chinese 791.43 L693t.

Lu, Hsaio-peng, ed. Transnational Chinese Cinemas: Identity, Nationhood, Gender. PN1993.5.C4 T65 1997.

Compiled by Stephen Kharfen, General Library, Adult Readers and Information Services, Boston Public Library, 2002.