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Film Studies: Finding Books
A guide with resources pertaining to film studies.
Explores the values, temperament, character, and style that have made Roger Ebert the most trusted and influential film critic in America.
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The UK Libraries arranges books by Library of Congress (LC) call number. LC call numbers begin with letters of the alphabet. For example, most books on language and literature are in the range of P call numbers.
(1973-2004) A subject and author index to the international film and television/video literature appearing in periodicals. Reviews are listed under individual film titles. Broadly international in it’s coverage, but excludes purely fan-based and purely technical journals. Also available in an online version covering the years 1976-2001.
(1991-2002) Single reference volume covering important reviews of full-length films released in major markets in the United States during the course of the year. After the last review for each film there is a section called “Also Reviewed,” which lists other publications in which the film is reviewed. Includes several indexes and an appendix listing the major awards with winners and nominees.
(1882-1985) An attempt to supplement Film Literature Index and International Index to Film Periodicals by indexing additional publications ignored by those two. Not an attempt to include every film ever made, but those of lasting importance. Indexed by year, director, and country of origin. Includes a books-consulted list in the back. Organized by film title with a list of sources below.
Includes reviews that appeared in the New York Times. Other film-related articles are also included, such as top 10 lists for each year. Full-text facsimile of original articles as they appeared in the newspaper.
Index for the entire contents of 14 important film journals from their beginnings through December 1971, plus the film reviews and articles from the Village Voice. Organized into three sections: Individual Film (by title), Subjects, and Book Review Citations.
Seven volume work covering the years 1896-1960 (with one volume devoted to foreign film). Includes contemporary reviews of films reprinted in their entirety. One or two reviews are included for each film. Index to the whole set is included in volume 7.
Each volume alphabetically lists the feature films produced in the United States during the years covered. Each entry includes credits, a synopsis, and appropriate subject headings. The index volumes allow users to search for films by genre, geographic location, and personal names.
Listing of films with short synopsis, major credits, availability on DVD/Video, and a 0-to-4 star rating. Appendixes list Academy Award winners as well as 3 and 4 star movies. Earlier editions are available.
A 10 volume set covering films from the years 1927-1984, with vol. 10 devoted to the silent film era. Includes a description, cast and credit information, and a rating (1 to 4 stars) for each film. Features entries for most English speaking films, as well as many foreign language films.
Listing of terms and definitions for words and phrases used both in the academic study of film and in the specialist, often technical, language of the film industry. Contains no entries for individual people. Aimed at students of film and media who are likely to encounter a wide range of specialist language in a variety of places.
An inclusive bibliography covering the world of film that is a good source for period reviews and reflections of period values and ideals. Entries are divided into categories such as film history, techniques, and types of film. Covers a wide range of publications – including both books and periodicals.