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VideoHound's world cinema: the adventurer's guide to movie watching. Detroit, MI: Visible Ink Press, c1999. xix, 551 p. with illustrations.
Reviews of over 800 films produced outside of the U.S. in the last 100 years, including films from Europe, the Middle East, and Canada. Entries are arranged alphabetically by the English title of the films. There are also sidebars on numerous directors and actors as well as indexes by master titles, countries of origin, cast, directors, writers, cinematographers, composers, and categories.
Allan, Elkan, ed. A Guide to world cinema: covering 7,200 films of 1950-84 including capsule reviews and stills from the programmes of the National Film Theatre, London. London: Whittet Books in association with the British Film Institute; Detroit, MI : Distributed in North America by Gale Research Co., 1985. v, 682 p. with illustrations.
Entries are presented in alphabetical order by film title. French and other non-English film titles are given in English translation. Includes an index of directors.
This search engine allows searching for film reviews by movie title, keyword(s) from the title, or category (such as recent releases and winners of specific film festivals).
Over 7,000 detailed English-language reviews of films from around the world.
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Journot, Marie-Thérèse. Le vocabulaire du cinéma. Paris: Nathan, 2002. 125 p.
This handy little dictionary includes over 500 entries on terminology used by film specialists. Entries include examples and cross-references. Also provided is a bibliography of other film dictionaries and of general works on cinema.
Montvalon, Christine de. Les mots du cinéma. Français retrouvé. Paris: Belin, c1987. 511 p. with illustrations.
From "A (film)" (meaning A-list movie) to "Zorro", this French-language dictionary includes entries on popular expressions from the movies as well as technical cinematographic terms. Informative and entertaining.