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Film Studies   Tags: cinema, film, film_making, film_studies, media_studies, movies  

Resources for film history, theory & criticism.
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dir. Fritz Lang
Poster by:
E. McKnight Kauffer / 1926

Film Dictionaries

  • Complete Film Dictionary
    PN1993.45 .K66 1997 | Library North 2 [Reference]
  • Critical Dictionary of Film & Television Theory
    PN1993.45 .C75 2001 | Library North 2 [Reference]

What are Reference Materials?

Condense information into a general overview.
May be written by scholars in the field.
Contain suggestions for further reading.

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Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film
Contains entries on countries, genres, people, and more. All entries have lists of further reading.

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International Dictionary of Films & Filmmakers
Provides detailed essays and commentary by experts; entries include biographies, filmographies, comprehensive credits, production information, major awards, and bibliographies.

Brief biographical info & bibliographies, taken from Gale's Contemporary Theater, Film & Television encyclopedia.

Film Analysis Web Site 2.0 | Yale University
Demystifies the vocabulary of film studies and the techniques of cinema.

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The Cinema Book
Call Number: PN1994 .C489 2007
Location: Library North 2 | Reference

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Women Filmmakers & Their Films
Call Number: PN1998.2 .W66 1998
Location: Library North 2 | Reference

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New Historical Dictionary of the American Film Industry
Call Number: PN1993.5 .U6 S539 1998
Location: Library North 2 | Reference

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Encyclopedia of Early Cinema
Call Number: PN1993.45 .E53 2005
Location: Library North 2 | Reference

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Encyclopedia of the Documentary Film
Call Number: PN1995.9.D6 E53 2006
Location: Library North 2 | Reference

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Encyclopedia of Ethnic Groups in Hollywood
Call Number: PN1995.9 .M56 M85 2003
Location: Library North 2 | Reference

International Encyclopedia of Communication
Off-campus access available with your Campus ID.

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