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Welcome to Film and Media Studies! This LibGuide is a great starting point for your research. You will find relevant databases, journals, and websites to help you on your way.
Related Article & Media Databases
American Film Institute Catalog
"The AFI Catalog is a unique filmographic resource providing an unmatched level of comprehensiveness and detail on every feature-length film produced in America or financed by American production companies. Detailed information on cast, crew, plot summaries, subjects, genres and historical notes are included for each film."
Based on the Book
Browse-able lists of 1,450 books, novels, short stories, and plays that have been made into motion pictures.
Complete Index to World Film
An online searchable index for basic information on a film (example: actors, directors, producers, film length, etc.)
Los Angeles Times (Online)
Search within Los Angeles Times for film reviews and news.
This is a fun website for screenwriters to get ideas and analyze the art of script writing.
"A database of hundreds of downloadable scripts, movie scripts, screenplays, and transcripts of current, classic and maybe a few soon-to-be-released movies, television, anime, unproduced and radio shows."
PEN America's Digital Archive
More than 1,500 hours of audio and video going back as far as 1966. These recordings of meetings, debates, and panel discussions offer a wealth of literary and cultural discourse.
Links to accessible Film subject area journals from VU Library. Browse or search for your topic within each online journal.
Radio & TV Broadcasting Journals
Links to accessible Radio & TV Broadcasting subject area journals from VU Library. Browse or search for your topic within each online journal.
Magill's Cinema Annual Films (2017) by
Call Number: ref PN 1995 M252 2017
Publication Date: 2017-06-02
Magill’s Cinema Annual offers an in-depth retrospective of significant domestic and foreign films released in the U.S. Distinguishing features include its extensive credits, awards and nominations, MPAA ratings, eight indexes, and most importantly its exhaustive critical reviews with author bylines.
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This guide was created by Michelle Schonken. It was maintained and updated by Christine Shin.