RCL: Subjects
FILM STUDIES The Film Studies section is intended as a core collection for college students majoring in film, cinema, media, communications, or any discipline that makes use of film to teach. The main focus of the collection is on critical and theoretical writings, reference materials, and practical filmmaking guides. Film Studies covers subjects of interest to film students, including analysis and criticism, theory, history, national cinema, society and politics, genre, the motion picture industry, filmmaking, and filmmakers. Filmmakers are limited to collective works with only the giants of cinema receiving individual attention. Reference materials include research guides, bibliographies and filmographies, indexes and abstracts, and dictionaries and encyclopedias. Individual films and DVDs are not listed. Film Studies is international in scope, covering nearly 1,000 English-language books, databases, and relevant and current web sites. The vast majority of the books listed are in-print, but a handful of seminal publications now out-of-print are included. Return to Subject List