American Cinema of the 1970s

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FST 379
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Berliner, Todd

Websites and Online Resources

Senses of Cinema

"An online journal devoted to the serious and eclectic discussion of cinema." It is indexed in MLA International Bibliography.

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An online journal devoted to the serious and eclectic discussion of cinema.
Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS)

The primary professional organization for cinema and film scholars; Cinema Journal is their organ. Consult the site for calls for papers, conferences, and online forums.

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A professional organization for cinema and film scholars; Cinema Journal is a SCMS publication. Consult the site for calls for papers, conferences, and online forums.
CineFiles

Free-to-access documents including film reviews, interviews, popular and scholarly articles, publicity materials, program notes, book excerpts, pamphlets, filmmakers’ texts and correspondence, and many other rare archival documents dating from the early 1900s to the present. The collection includes about 60,000 scanned documents.

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Contains scanned images of reviews, press kits, festival and showcase program notes, newspaper articles, and other documents from the Pacific Film Archive Library's extensive collection covering world cinema.
Film Studies for Free

Film blog that provides readers with links to digital scholarly film material.

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An Open Access database of digital scholarly material.
Moving Image Source

Resource for the history and study of film, television, and digital media.

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Website devoted to the history of film, television, and digital media. It features original articles by leading critics, authors, and scholars; a calendar that highlights major retrospectives, festivals, and gallery exhibitions at venues around the world.
IMDb (Internet Movie Database)

Resource for information on film and television production and distribution, casting, reviews, trivia, images, and more.

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Offers reliable information (production details, release dates, distribution information) on films, directors, actors.
Box Office Mojo

Box-office reporting service provided through IMDb.

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The leading online box-office reporting service. It is owned and operated by IMDb.
WorldCat [FirstSearch Interface]

Books and other materials in libraries worldwide.

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The world's largest network of library content and services, WorldCat.org lets you search the collections of libraries in your community and thousands more around the world.

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Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text

Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text is a comprehensive bibliographic and full text database covering the entire spectrum of television and film studies. Subject coverage includes film & television theory, preservation & restoration, writing, production, cinematography, technical aspects, screenwriting and reviews.

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Articles on film and television subjects, both full text and citations.
Communication & Mass Media Complete (EBSCO)

Provides content in areas related to communication and mass media. CMMC incorporates the content of CommSearch (formerly produced by the National Communication Association) and Mass Media Articles Index (formerly produced by Penn State) along with numerous other journals in communication, mass media, and other closely-related fields of study to create a research and reference resource encompassing the breadth of the communication discipline.

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Provides content in areas related to communication and mass media.
JSTOR

Archive of selected scholarly journals in anthropology, art, art history, communication studies, criminology, ecology, economics, education, English, film studies, foreign languages and literatures, geography, geology, history, mathematics, music, philosophy, political science, public and international affairs, religion, social work, sociology, statistics, theatre, and other humanities and social sciences.

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Articles in film studies that are predominately scholarly and full text. Use the Advanced Search page and choose "Film Studies" journals and other related disciplines.
Project MUSE

Project MUSE is a unique collaboration between libraries and publishers providing 100% full-text, to high quality humanities, arts, art history, creative writing, education, English, film studies, foreign languages and literatures, history, religion, theatre, and social sciences journals from scholarly publishers.

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Full text articles in film studies topics. Choose "Film Theater and Performing Arts" under Research Areas for searching.
Los Angeles Times (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)

Digital archive for the Los Angeles Times from 1881 - 1994. This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.

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New York Times (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)

Digital archive for the New York Times dating back to 1851. An excellent database for history, including full-text and full-image articles. For most dates, the collection includes digital reproductions of every page from every issue--cover to cover--in downloadable PDF files. For access to recent issues, go to the New York Times online or search US Newsstream.

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Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive

An archival research resource containing the essential primary sources for studying the history of the film and entertainment industries, from the era of vaudeville and silent movies through to 2000.

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An archival research resource containing primary sources for studying the history of the film and entertainment industries from the era of vaudeville and silent movies through to 2000.
Film Literature Index

Database contains approximately 700,000 citations to articles, film reviews, and book reviews published between 1976-2001.

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Indexes articles from 150 film and television periodicals from 30 countries cover-to-cover, and 200 other periodicals selectively.
American Film Institute Catalog

AFI Catalog is a national filmography documenting the history of American cinema. An essential film studies database, 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. Cataloging currently covers the years 1893-1974 comprehensively, with additional records covering selected major films from 1975 onwards.

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A national filmography documenting the history of American cinema. Detailed information on cast, crew, plot summaries, subjects, genres and historical notes are included for each film. Covers the years 1893-1974 comprehensively, with additional records covering selected major films from 1975 onward.
Film Scripts Online

The Film Scripts Online Series contains over 1,100 scripts and makes available accurate and authorized versions of copyrighted screenplays. Film scholars can compare the writer’s vision with the producer’s and director’s interpretations from page to screen.

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Fine Arts and Music (Gale OneFile)

Gale OneFile: Fine Arts places millions of articles at the fingertips of serious students of drama, music, art history, and filmmaking.

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Finding Film Reviews

Many databases have filters or ways to limit your searching by date, document type, etc.  If you need film reviews from a certain time period, look for the date settings in the database and limit it to "reviews". 

InfoTrac Newsstand

InfoTrac Newsstand provides access to more than 2,300 major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers, as well as leading titles from around the world. It also includes thousands of images, radio and TV broadcasts and transcripts. Local newspapers from North Carolina are included in this resource.

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provides access to more than 2,300 major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers thousands of newspapers from across the world
Historical Newspapers

This collection of historical newspapers provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time. Includes:

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has full-text articles from a variety of U.S. newspapers including the New York Times from 1851-2011.
Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive

An archival research resource containing the essential primary sources for studying the history of the film and entertainment industries, from the era of vaudeville and silent movies through to 2000.

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covers primary sources from the 1880 to 2000.
Film Literature Index

Database contains approximately 700,000 citations to articles, film reviews, and book reviews published between 1976-2001.

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covers 1976-2001, and while it does not have full-text articles, this will help with finding citations for historic articles. Randall Library may carry them in print, or using Interlibrary Loan will be available for those resources not in the collection.
Newspaper Databases

is a complete list of Randall Library newspaper databases.

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a full list of newspaper databases available.
CineFiles

Free-to-access documents including film reviews, interviews, popular and scholarly articles, publicity materials, program notes, book excerpts, pamphlets, filmmakers’ texts and correspondence, and many other rare archival documents dating from the early 1900s to the present. The collection includes about 60,000 scanned documents.

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has reviews and other useful resources.

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Books and print materials such as government documents can be found using the Library Catalog.

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Videos and DVDs in Catalog

DVDs are on the first floor of the library and VHS tapes are on the second floor. Both are shelved according to Library of Congress call number. To locate the call number of a film, search the catalog.

  • Know the title of the work? Try a TITLE search. Example: Cape Fear [title]
  • Know the subject area? Try a SUBJECT search, and then LIMIT/SORT by the material type [videorecording]. Example: Korean War [subject]. You can also limit the search by video.
  • Know the performer or director? Try an AUTHOR search. Example: Scorsese, Martin [author/artist]
  • Want a listing of all of our DVDs? Try a SUBJECT search using DVD.
Randall Library Videos & DVDs

Search for videos (includes both streaming & DVDs), view a list of Randall Library's streaming video databases, and more.

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Interlibrary Loan

If we do not have the full-text of the articles, or a book you need, fill out the Interlibrary Loan (ILL) form and request it. This is a free service for students and faculty. 

ILL page: http://library.uncw.edu/ill

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Citation and Bibliography Help

Vetted & reliable tools collected by Randall Library.

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Writing Services

The Writing Center in the University Learning Center is located on the first floor of DePaolo Hall (DE 1003).

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Read&Write

Free to UNCW faculty, staff, and students, Read&Write is "a flexible literacy software solution that can help readers and writers...access support tools needed to reach their potential, build confidence and independence and succeed."

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