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Streaming films at Hampshire

35 MM Camera

ARNOLD & RICHTER, 35 MM Film camera mounted on a dolly Arriflex IIC.  1962  ©Kathleen Cohen


Background resources - Books & eBooks

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International Directory of Films and Filmmakers - Tom Pendergast; Sara Pendergast
ISBN: 9781558625334
Publication Date: 2004-02-01
Provides thorough coverage of films and filmmakers, including legendary films, actors and actresses, directors, writers and other production artists.

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Women Filmmakers and Their Films - Amy L. Unterburger (Editor)
Call Number: Ref PN 1998.2 .W66 1998
ISBN: 1558623574
Publication Date: 1998-05-01

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History of the American Cinema - Charles Musser; Charles H. Harpole (Editor)
Call Number: PN1995.75 .M8 1990
ISBN: 0684184133
Publication Date: 1990-02-01
A 10 volume set, covering 1900 through the 1980s. Click on the Books tab on the top of this page for access to the complete set.

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Cinema Studies: the key concepts - Susan Hayward
Call Number: REF PN 1993.45 .H36 2013
ISBN: 0415227399
Another good resource for definitions of key genres, movements, theories and production terms. Includes a bibliography of essential writings in cinema studies. Also available as an e-book link from the library catalog.

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Dictionary of Film Terms - Frank Eugene Beaver
Call Number: REF PN 1993.45 .B33 2006
ISBN: 0820472980
Standard definitions of essential terms of film analysis and production, with a special focus on the aesthetics of film making. Covers techniques, genres, styles and theoretical concepts.


Web links for film studies - very general

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