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ENG 154 - Interpretation of Film (Fall 2021): Film Criticism in Books

Selected resources for paper 3 in ENG 154.

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You will find links to materials in the Libraries' Classic Catalog related to film criticism.


Pay special attention to the subject headings, which will point you toward items you may not find with keyword searching.

Film Criticism in Books

Use these subject headings to help identify books containing criticism that might be useful in your research. Chapters in edited volumes might be of use to you, so just searching book titles will not always help you find everything-- these subject headings allow you to access books by topic without having to rely totally on keyword selection. You will notice that many of these volumes fall in the PN range of the call numbers-- but some books will be found elsewhere.

A list of subject headings containing "Motion Pictures"

Some Select Headings to Explore

Motion Pictures
Motion pictures Setting and scenery.
Motion pictures United States.
Film genres.
Motion pictures Social aspects United States.
Motion pictures United States History.
Sex role in motion pictures.
National characteristics, American, in motion pictures
Horror films--History and criticism.
Hitchcock, Alfred, 1899-1980--Criticism and interpretation.
Psycho (Motion picture : 1960)
Antonioni, Michelangelo--Criticism and interpretation.
Blow-up (Motion picture)
Curtiz, Michael, 1888-1962--Criticism and interpretation.
Kubrick, Stanley--Criticism and interpretation.
Spielberg, Steven, 1946---Criticism and interpretation.

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