Film Studies

Film Studies

Databases (Find Articles and Reports)

Gale Biography in Context For current UWest patrons only.

Find biographical information about specific artists, actors, and directors. Includes the latest full text newspaper, journal articles, pictures, and multimedia files.

Reference (Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, and Bibliographies)

Columbia Film Language Glossary

"The Columbia Film Language Glossary is a teaching tool designed to enhance the study of film. The Glossary features key terms in film studies selected by Columbia faculty and illustrated with detailed explanations, film clips, and visual annotations."

Related Books

Cinema of Attractions Reloaded

"Twenty years ago, noted film scholars Tom Gunning and Andre; Gaudreault introduced the phrase "cinema of attractions" to describe the essential qualities of films made in the medium's earliest days, those produced between 1895 and 1906. Now, The Cinema of Attractions Reloaded critically examines the term and its subsequent wide-ranging use in film studies."

Exploring movie construction and production : what's so exciting about movies?

"Exploring Movie Construction & Production contains eight chapters of the major areas of film construction and production. The discussion covers theme, genre, narrative structure, character portrayal, story, plot, directing style, cinematography, and editing. Important terminology is defined and types of analysis are discussed and demonstrated. An extended example of how a movie description reflects the setting, narrative structure..."

Keyframes: Popular Cinema and Cultural Studies For current UWest patrons only. Physical item available at the library.

"Through case studies from Wong Kar Wai's Happy Together to Judy Garland fandom on the Internet, this work examines the encounter between film studies and cultural studies, offering new ways of reading popular film."

Transfigurations: Violence, Death and Masculinity in American Cinema

"Transfigurations: Violence, Death and Masculinity in American Cinema suggests a fundamental rethinking of the notion of violence in Hollywood cinema, and discloses the methodological and theoretical inadequacies of a series of common approaches to screen violence."

Related Periodicals (Journals, Magazines, and Newspapers)

Cinema Journal For current UWest patrons only. Mixed abstract and full-text.

"Cinema Journal is published quarterly by the University of Texas Press, in cooperation with the Society for Cinema and Media Studies... Cinema Journal is open to all areas of humanities-oriented scholarship in media studies. " -Society for Cinema and Media Studies

Cinéaste For current UWest patrons only. Mixed abstract and full-text.

"America's leading magazine on the art and politics of the cinema."

Film History For current UWest patrons only. Mixed abstract and full-text.

"Film History publishes original research on the international history of cinema, broadly and inclusively understood." - Indiana University Press.

Film Quarterly For current UWest patrons only. Mixed abstract and full-text.

"Film Quarterly has been publishing substantial, peer-reviewed writing on motion pictures since 1958, earning a reputation as the most authoritative academic film journal in the United States." - University of California Press.

Jewish Film & New Media For current UWest patrons only.

"Jewish Film & New Media provides an outlet for research into any aspect of Jewish film, television, and new media and is unique in its interdisciplinary nature, exploring the rich and diverse cultural heritage across the globe." - Wayne University Press.

Journal of Film and Video For current UWest patrons only. Mixed abstract and full-text.

"The Journal of Film and Video, an internationally respected forum, focuses on scholarship in the fields of film and video production, history, theory, criticism, and aesthetics." -University of Illinois Press.

PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art For current UWest patrons only. Mixed abstract and full-text.

"PAJ explores innovative work in theatre, performance art, dance, video, writing, technology, sound, and music, bringing together all live arts in thoughtful cultural dialogue."-MIT Press Journals.