16+ source guides
Our 16+ guides are for anyone studying the media. They offer a number of possible starting points for your research and include key writings in books, periodicals and newspapers.
This guide offers pointers in the direction of auteur theory and suggests some auteurs to consider.
This guide includes seven case studies chosen to represent contemporary and iconographic stardom.
This guide looks at popular music in film and television from the 1950s.
This guide looks at selected film and television interpretations of Shakespeare’s work.
We identify general items on the Bond phenomenon, and cover every actor to have played Bond.
A look at the relationship between film and television adaptations and their source novels.
We explore the best British and US sitcoms ever made.
This guide helps the reader understand why remakes have thrived in the 21st century.
This guide looks at experimental filmmakers who push the boundaries of possibilities to the limit.
This guide offers a wide range of useful sources on one of the most important television genres.
This guide explores one of the broadest and most complex areas of film theory.
From Shallow Grave to Bean, this guide covers a diverse range of 1990s British feature films.
This guide looks at strong women of the 1990s in both cinema and television.
Studying Iranian film can be tough, but this guide tries to smooth the path towards understanding a distinct cinematic language.
This guide includes case studies on the 1930s, African-American ‘Hood films and some of the main UK contributions to the canon.
This guide looks at how television programmes about real people came to challenge soaps for ratings.
This guide provides pointers on the rich and diverse film history of Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
This guide explores a number of national cinemas and different aspects of the film industry.
This guide explores the black presence in British film and television.
This guide explores the animation industry, including references to characters, animators and studios.
Following some necessary background, this guide jumps into Free Cinema and the British New Wave.
This guide focuses on the marketing of five films and includes a glossary.
This guide offers pointers on censorship in film, television and computer games.
This guide explores the essence of the new noir.