Table of Contents
Film genres--United States
Adventure Films -- History and criticism
Animated Films--History and criticism
Childrens Films--History and criticism
Comedy Films--History and criticism
Documentary Films--History and criticism
Experimental Films--History and criticism
Fantasy Films--History and criticism
Feature Films--History and criticism
Film Noir--History and criticism
Gangster Films--History and criticism
Horror Films--History and criticism
Musical Films--History and criticism
Romantic Comedy Films--History and criticism
Science Fiction Films--History and criticism
Short Films--History and criticism
Silent Films--History and criticism
Suspense Films--History and criticism
Teenagers in motion pictures
Teen films--United States--History and criticism
Motion pictures and youth--United States
Thrillers (Motion pictures)--History and criticism
Film noir--United States--History and criticism
War films--United States--History and criticism
Western films--History and criticism.
Finding Articles about Style:
Academic Search Premier
Multi-disciplinary database which includes a large collection of peer-reviewed journals in many areas of academic study including: archaeology, area studies, astronomy, biology, chemistry, ethnic & multicultural studies, law, mathematics, music, physics, psychology, religion & theology, women's studies, and other fields. Coverage varies, but begins in the 1990s for most journals.
Communication and Mass Media Complete (CMMC)
Use terms like MOTION PICTURES or FILM CRITICISM as subjects along with your keywords.
Good for finding criticism of motion pictures. Here are a few popular topics:
MOTION pictures -- History
MOTION PICTURE INDUSTRY
MLA International Bibliography
MLA is an extremely useful database for the topic of film. Try a keyword search for Auteur or use subject terms such as: Cinematographer, Cinematography, Film, Film editing, Film noir, Film theory and criticism, Filmmakers, Filmmaking, in the subject field
Type a few words like FILM or MOTION PICTURES, and browse their autofill list. Hint: If you want to limit to full text only, select the ACCESS box for "Only content I have full access to" on the left hand side.
ProQuest Research Library
Proquest allows you to limit your search results to film reviews. To do this, use an advanced search, select MORE OPTIONS, then DOCUMENT TYPE, and then limit results to FILM REVIEWS. Results can be sorted by type of publication: Scholarly, Popular or Trade
Finding Books about Style
Here are a few recommended subject headings to help you get started:
Auteur theory (Motion pictures)
Motion picture authorship
Motion picture authorship--California--Los Angeles--History.
Screenwriters -- United States -- Interviews.
Sound motion pictures--History.
Wide-screen processes (Cinematography)--History.
Finding Info about People
Finding Articles about People
MLA International Bibliography
Search by a director's name in the author field (last name, first): ie: Ford, John
Type in a director's name (ie. Lars von Trier). Or use their subject browse link for the "Film, Theater and Performing Arts" section (on the left).
When searching for biographical information, or for criticism & interpretation of someone's work, use their name as a subject search. A few samples follow below. Make sure you browse through any related links for interviews, criticism and interpretation
Coppola, Francis Ford, 1939-
Ford, John, 1895-1973.
Griffith, D. W. (David Wark), 1875-1948.
Hawks, Howard, 1896-1977
Hitchcock, Alfred, 1899-1980
Malick, Terrence, 1945
Ray, Nicholas, 1911-
Spielberg, Steven, 1946-
Wilder, Billy, 1906-2002.
Wyler, William, 1902-
Marketing / Industry
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