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Resource Guide:
Film Studies

Sample Call Numbers

Topic Call Number
Motion Pictures PN 1993-PN 1999
Motion Pictures in General, by Country PN 1993
Film Theory PN 1994
Specific Themes, Topics or Genres PN 1995
Screenwriting PN 1996
Screenplays PN 1997
Directors, Producers, etc. PN 1998
Photography (including technical aspects of filmmaking) TR

Sample Subject Headings

Start by searching the catalog by keyword. Use whatever terms you think best describe your topic. When you find a record that matches what you are looking for, view the record and see what subject headings were used. Then search again using that term as a subject search.

  • Motion Pictures
  • Documentary Films
  • Film criticism
  • Motion Pictures – France
  • Motion Pictures – Moral and Ethical Aspects
  • Motion Pictures – Plots, themes, etc.
  • Motion Pictures – United States
  • Ambiguity in Motion Pictures
  • Motion Pictures and Literature
  • Politics in Motion Pictures
  • Motion Pictures – Dictionaries
  • Motion Pictures – Great Britain – Plots, themes, etc.
  • Motion Pictures – Iran – Criticism and interpretations
  • Motion Pictures – Psychological Aspects
  • Film Criticism
  • Auteur theory (Motion Pictures)
  • Motion Picture Industry
  • Motion Pictures and Women
  • Motion Pictures – Evaluation
  • Motion Pictures – Influence
  • Motion Pictures – Periodicals
  • Motion Pictures – Reviews
  • Film genres
  • Cliches in Motion Pictures

Sample Materials at Von Canon Library

Title Call Number
Studying contemporary American film a guide to movie analysis e-Book
From Antz to Titanic reinventing film analysis e-Book
Regarding film criticism and comment e-Book
The films of Ingmar Bergman e-Book
Stanley Kubrick a narrative and stylistic analysis e-Book
The encyclopedia of filmmakers / : volume One A – K PN 1998.2 .T53 v.1
Women and the new German cinema PN 1993.5 .G3 K58 1992
Master space : film images of Capra, Lubitsch, Sternberg, and Wyler PN 1995.9 .P7 B64 1992
The woman at the keyhole : feminism and women’s cinema PN 1995.9 .W6 M36 1990
Cahiers du cinéma, the 1950s : neo-realism, Hollywood, new wave PN 1995 .C29 1985
The cinema of cruelty : from Buñuel to HitchcockPN 1995.9 .C7 C313
The cinema of John Huston REMOTE PN 1998.A3 .H84 1977
Masterworks of the German cinema: the Golem, Nosferatu, M… REMOTE PN 1997 .A1 M27
Children’s films history, ideology, pedagogy, theory e-Book
European film theory and cinema a critical introduction e-Book
Three philosophical filmmakers Hitchcock, Welles, Renoir e-Book
Film language; a semiotics of the cinema REMOTE PN 1995 .M4513 1974
Signs and meaning in the cinema REMOTE PN 1995 .W64
American film criticism, from the beginnings to Citizen Kane REMOTE PN 1995 .K293 1972
Writing the romantic comedy : how to craft a screenplay that will sell PN 1996 .M49 2000
Film noir : an encyclopedic reference to the American style REF PN 1995.9 .F54 F55
The great Hollywood musical pictures REF PN 1995.9 .M86 P37
Genre, the musical : a reader REMOTE PN 1995.9 .M86 G4 1981

Research Databases

Relevant Journals and Magazines

  • Cineaste
  • Cinema Journal
  • Film & History
  • Film Comment
  • Film Criticism
  • Film Culture
  • Film History
  • Film Journal International
  • Film Quarterly
  • Films in Review
  • Jump Cut

These are just examples. To find more, or to look for a specific journal or periodical, search our Journals.

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