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Film Studies

Film/ cinema profiles

Magill's Surveys focus on plot summaries, but also provide background, reviews, & credits

  • Magill's Survey of Cinema: English Language Films, 1st Series
    PN 1993.45 .M3 v. 1-4
  • Magill's Survey of Cinema: English Language Films, 2nd Series
    PN 1993.45 .M32 v. 1-6
  • Magill's Survey of Cinema: Foreign Language Films
    PN 1993.45 .M34 1985 v. 1-8
  • Magill's Survey of Cinema: Silent Films     PN 1995.75 .M33 1982 v. 1-3
Magill's Cinema Annual    PN 1993.3 .M34 (1983-2010)
supplements the Magill's surveys.  In-depth retrospective of significant domestic & foreign films released in the U.S.
International Film Guide     PN 1993.3 .I544
world cinema news & reviews; annual survey of national cinemas, film festival information, & more

History/ theory

Cinema Year by Year: The Complete Illustrated History of Film
PN 1993.5 .A1 C5667 2006

Critical Dictionary of Film and Television Theory  
PN 1993.45 .C75 2001

The Film Encyclopedia: The Complete Guide to Film & the Film Industry 
PN 1993.45 .K34 2012

History of American Cinema     PN 1993.5 .U6 H55 1990 v. 1-10

International Dictionary of Films & Filmmakers
PN 1997.8 .I58 2000 v. 1-4 & online
brief essays on films & individuals involved with them; includes bibliographies

Routledge Companion to Film History  
PN 1994 .R5735 2011

Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film     PN 1993.45 .G65 2007 v. 1-4
overview of film history and theory; international in scope