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Film Studies: Books

This guide supports student research for Introduction to Film (Liberal Arts Transfer), as well as students researching film topics for general education classes.

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Film Studies Keywords

Here is a sample list of film studies keywords to begin your search in WorldCat Discovery. Also try searching on individual film titles, actors or actresses, directors, etc.

Academy Awards Motion picture distribution
African Americans in motion pictures Motion picture industry
Animated films Motion picture music
Arabs in motion pictures Motion picture producers and directors
Auteur Motion picture studios
Cinema verite Motion picture theaters
Cinematography Motion pictures
Comedy films Motion pictures aesthetics
Computer generated imagery Motion pictures and literature
Detective and mystery films Motion pictures and the war
Documentary films Motion pictures editing
Experimental films Motion pictures history
Fantasy films Motion pictures philosophy
Film adaptations Motion pictures plots themes
Film criticism Motion pictures political aspects
Film festivals Motion pictures ratings
Film genres Motion pictures social aspects
Film noir Motion pictures sound effects
Foreign films Musical films or Musicals
Gangster films New wave films
Hispanic Americans in motion pictures Science fiction films
Historical films Screenwriters
Homosexuality in motion pictures Sex in motion pictures
Horror films Short films
Independent films Silent films
Men in motion pictures Special effects
Mise en scene Violence in motion pictures
Motion picture actors and actresses Western films
Motion picture audiences Women in motion pictures
Motion picture authorship Women in the motion picture industry


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Credo Online Reference Books

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Included in Credo's online reference books are several film encyclopedias. Access Credo off-campus with your Madison College login and password.

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