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Searching for Books about Film/Cinema

Note: the following linked searches automatically limit to books/ebooks, book chapters, and some reference works. To expand your search for other types of resources you can change the active filters on the search results page.

Here are some popular subject headings for finding materials on film, cinema, and related criticism.

For commentary and criticism on a specific director or actor use the format [lastname, firstname]"

For books and similar resources on film genres, try quotation marks for a phrase search"


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