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Resources for cinema class
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MCA Film Factory
Photo by John Dominis, Life Magazine, 1963
Film reviews, critiques of directors
Broad-brush articles with excellent links for further reader. Search name of a favorite director for hits of their work and context
Masterplots (Salem Press)
Get summary of a film plot and its context, i.e. your movie within film noir, indie, or other film milieu
Scholarly or Non-Scholarly?
Search the Catalog for articles and reviews
Search the Catalog
Encore is a keyword search engine for the Library's collections of books, movies, CD's, and more. See also Advanced Search.
- Find a film name such as "Fast Food Nation". NOTE: Finds both the film and criticism about the film
- Inverted name -- for an actor or director search, i.e. Bunuel, Luis
- Natural name -- use quotes to locate all occurrences of person both as main subject and content (widest search across ~5 databases), for example "Fritz Lang"
Streaming Films as a source
Films on Demand
Load up on info about how movies are made, some talking heads, but most not
Swank Digital Campus
Delivers a small collection of select films, search by title or genre
View critical, intelligent viewpoints from our 3 streaming media sources (not all equal in content). Get creative with keywords such as "Dallas Buyers Club AND casting"
Charlie Chaplin in a still from The Kid, 1921
What directors do and what film critics discuss
SEARCH and discover your artist or director, and remark what reviewers consistently discuss. Suggested facets to use in connection with the name:
- location scouting
- script breakdowns
- set procedures
- shot planning
Film crew moving a camera on a backlot
Photo by Ralph Crane, Life Magazine, March 1960