Search Film & Television Literature Index and MLA International Bibliography using a variety of keywords. Use keywords including director or film title, but also search for formal and ideological concepts, genre, etc. Limit your search to "academic" and / or "peer reviewed" results. Here is an example:
These are your best-bet databases to use to search for articles on film and media studies topics.
These databases provide results focused on the literature of a discipline, profession, or specialized area of study that my be related to or have interest in film and media arts. Many different academic disciplines are likely to have produced articles on your topic.
|Popular, Scholarly, Trade? What's in a Name?||Scholarly Journals||Popular Journals||Trade Journals|
|Purpose||Informs and reports on original research done by scholars and experts in the field.||Entertains and informs a general audience without providing in-depth analysis.||Reports on industry trends and new products or techniques useful to people in a trade or business.|
|Authors||Articles are written by subject specialists and experts in the field.||Articles are written by journalists, freelance writers, or an editorial staff.||Articles are written by specialists in a certain field or industry.|
|Audience||Intended for a limited audience - researchers, scholars, and experts.||Intended for a broad segment of the population, appealing to non-specialists.||Intended for practitioners in a particular profession, business, or industry.|