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Journals and Newspapers

These journals and newspapers contain film reviews as well as discussions of film theory.

eBook titles

A Pocket Guide to Analyzing Films
A concise guide to the formal analysis of film. This book moves systematically through the elements that make up most films, focusing on aspects of the art of cinema that are common across history and national cinemas.

International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers
Provides thorough coverage of films and filmmakers, including actors and actresses, directors, writers and other production artists. Entries include a detailed essays, biographies, filmographies, comprehensive credits, major awards, and updated bibliographies, as well as photographs. 

Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film
This reference provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to film and film studies, covering such aspects as production, national traditions, studios, genres, critical theory and film history.

A Companion to the Historical Film
Broad in scope, this interdisciplinary collection of original scholarship on historical film features essays that explore the many facets of this expanding field and provide a platform for promising avenues of research.

  • Offers a unique collection of cutting edge research that questions the intention behind and influence of historical film

  • Essays range in scope from inclusive broad-ranging subjects such as political contexts, to focused assessments of individual films and auteurs

  • Prefaced with an introductory survey of the field by its two distinguished editors

  • Features interdisciplinary contributions from scholars in the fields of History, Film Studies, Anthropology, and Cultural and Literary Studies

Film Manifestos and Global Cinema Cultures : A Critical Anthology

Film Manifestoes and Global Cinema Cultures features manifestoes from the global history of cinema, providing historical and theoretical account of the role played by film manifestos in filmmaking and film culture. Focusing equally on political and aesthetic manifestoes, Scott MacKenzie uncovers a unique history of the cinema, exploring a series of documents that postulate ways in which to re-imagine the cinema.

Encyclopedia of Chinese Film
Single volume encyclopedia of Chinese film.  Part 1 - Historical essays.  Part 2 - Bibliography, Select websites, glossary and indexes.

International Encyclopedia of Media Studies
This collection brings together over 200 critical essays in this rapidly evolving field of study.
Global in scope, wide-ranging in its inclusion of topics, and edited by an international team of the world's best scholars, this is an essential resource for the analysis of contemporary media studies.

The Film Handbook
The Film Handbook examines the current state of filmmaking - how film language, technique and aesthetics are being utilized for today’s ‘digital film’ productions. It reflects on how critical analysis of film underpins practice and story, and how developing an autonomous ‘vision’ will best aid student creativity.

'I' of the Camera : Essays in Film Criticism, History, and Aesthetics
Originally published in 1988, The "I" of the Camera has become a classic in the literature of film. In a series of essays examining the "Americanness" of American film, William Rothman argues compellingly that movies have inherited the philosophical perspective of American transcendentalism.

Complete History of American Film Criticism
From the first movie review in 
The New York Times in 1896 through the Silent Era, the pre- and postwar years, the Film Generation of the 1960s, the Golden Age of the 1970s, and into the 21st century, critics have educated generations of discriminating moviegoers on the differences between good films and bad. They call attention to great directors, cinematographers, production designers, screenwriters, and actors, and shed light on their artistic visions and storytelling sensibilities. The Complete History of American Film Criticism honors those who helped establish the notion that film was the 20th century’s most significant art form.

Cambridge Companion to Literature on Screen
This Companion offers a multi-disciplinary approach to literature on film and television. Writers are drawn from different backgrounds to consider broad topics, such as the issue of adaptation from novels and plays to the screen, canonical and popular literature, fantasy, genre and adaptations for children.

Print Reference Works

The American Film Institute Catalog of Motion Pictures produced in the United States
Reference - PN1995.9.C34 A64 1988
14 volumes divided by decade. Entries include studio, director, cast, brief summary, suggested subject headings, and abbreviated bibliographic information for reviews. Indexes are separate volumes and thoroughly reference names, subjects, and places.

Bowkers Complete Video Guide 2009 
IMC - PN1992.95 .V29  v.2009 
Comprehensive listings of over 250,000 video titles, divided by title, subject, series and names.

Essential art house : 50 years of Janus Films 
Oversize - PN1997.A1 .E87 2007
A collection of the quintessential international releases by distributor Janus films. Book indexes a collection of 50 DVDs (located in the IMC). Each film is detailed including credits, cast list, and a description of the film.

Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film
Reference - PN1993.45.G65 2007

4 volume set. General overview of film history with an American emphasis. Includes recommended viewing, further reading, and an index.

International Encyclopedia of Film
Oversize - PN1993.45.I5 1972

Single volume encyclopedia of international film. Brief entries on film as art, technology, biography, and nationality up to 1972. 14 page bibliography by subject name. Indexes include films, title changes, and names.

Encyclopedia of Chinese Film
Stacks - PN1995.3.C4 Z53 1998

Single volume encyclopedia of Chinese film.  Part 1 - Historical essays.  Part 2 - Bibliography, Select websites, glossary and indexes.

Encyclopedia of the Documentary Film
Reference - PN1995.9.D6 E53 2006

2 volume set.  Over 220 contributors. Entries consist mainly of films by title, filmakers, and commentary on documentary filmmaking by nationality. Comprehensive 110 page index.

Criterion Designs
NC999.4.C75 A4 2014 
This book features a selection of DVD and Blu-ray disc covers, supplemental art, and never-before-seen sketches and concept art commissioned for Criterion releases, plus a gallery of every Criterion DVD and Blu-ray disc cover since the collection's first laserdisc thirty years ago. 

Selected Film Criticism by Anthony Slide
Request through Summit
Valuable resource for finding film reviews contemporary with the film's release for understanding popular and critical reaction to the work.