GPC Libraries -- Clarkston Library (JCLRC) -- Selected Sources for Researching Film

Selected Sources for Researching Film

General Works
1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die REF PN1998 .A16 2005
Chronicle of the Cinema REF PN1993.5.A1 C566 2000
The Film Encyclopedia, 4th ed. REF PN1993.45 .K34 2001
Film Facts REF PN1993.45 .S75
Halliwellís Film Guide REF PN1993.45 .H27
International Film Guide REF PN1993 .I6428
International Motion Picture Almanac REF PN1993.3 .I55
The Oxford Companion to Film REF PN1993.45 .O9
Encyclopedias, Dictionaries and Theory
The Complete Film Dictionary REF PN1993.45 .K66 1997
Critical Dictionary of Film and Television Theory REF PN1993.45 .C75 2001
Encyclopaedia of Indian Cinema REF PN1993.5 .I8 .R227 1999b
The Encyclopedia of Ethnic Groups in Hollywood REF PN1995.9 .M56 .M85 2003
Historical Dictionary of African American Cinema REF PN1995.9 .N4 .B433
Guide to British Cinema REF PN1993.5 .G7 .M327 2003
The International Encyclopedia of Film REF PN1993.45 .I5 1972
Screen World Presents the Encyclopedia of Hollywood Film Actors : From the Silent Era to 1965 REF PN1998.2 .M655 2003
Film Directors and Actors
Directors and Their Films, 1895-1990 REF PN1998 .B85 1993
Michael Singerís Film Directors: A Complete Guide REF PN1998 .A2 .D568 1992
New Biographical Dictionary of Film REF PN1998.2 .T49 2002
Wallflower Critical Guide to Contemporary North American Directors. REF PN1998.2 .C62 2002
Reviews and Criticism
Magillís Cinema Annual REF PN1993.3 .M34
Magillís Survey of Cinema, English Language Films, 1st series REF PN1993.45 .M3
Magillís Survey of Cinema, English Language Films, 2nd series REF PN1993.45 .M32
Databases: All are available through GALILEO
Academic Search Complete
Gale Literary Index
Literature Resource Center
MLA International Bibliography
Historical New York Times (Proquest)
Project Muse
Internet Film Resources

Internet Movie Database
This site bills itself as "the biggest, best, most award-winning movie site on the planet." It features: trailers, information on upcoming movies, some TV news, and reviews, as well as box office rankings.

Film Literature Index (citations only 1976-2001),
"The Film Literature Index (FLI) annually indexes 150 film and television periodicals from 30 countries cover-to-cover and 200 other periodicals selectively for articles on film and television. The periodicals range from the scholarly to the popular. More than 2,000 subject headings provide detailed analysis of the articles." This site does not include references from the last three to five years.

TV Guide -- Most Popular Movies
Click on a movie's title for a detailed review, information about the cast, related celebrity news, and more. There are user comments as well. Users must register before they can add comments.

This site features movie reviews both for those films in theaters and those available on DVD. It also has interviews with celebrities, and trailers.

Movie Review Query Engine
There is a searchable database of links to film reviews in popular newspapers and magazines as well as more specialized sources. The site also offers a forum where enthusiasts can discuss their favorite films. The forum not heavily in use.

Yahoo! Movies Coming Soon, .com/mv/upcoming/
This site offers information on movies that will appear in theaters soon. This site also offers links to see what films are playing locally and a way to order tickets online.
The web version of a popular and respected entertainment industry magazine. Variety's film production charts, and box office rankings, are available under the tab marked, Film, in the gray box half way down the left side of the page. Click the small blue link marked Film Reviews to see revies of current films in their entirety.