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Film and History - Johnstown Campus: Film Reviews and Resources

A guide to resources for Dr. Robert Matson's HIST1505: Film and History course.

Magill's Survey of Cinema series

The following are part of the Magill's Survey of Cinema series, which provides essay-reviews on individual films from 1927 - 1981. Circulating copies of these volumes, along with a Title Index for the entire series, can also be requested via Get It! from ULS Storage.


Online Film Reviews

The following Web resources are especially useful for finding reviews of newer films:

Film Resources @ Owen Library

The following reference and circulating materials provide definitions of critical film terms and/or entries of varying lengths on particular films, filmmakers, actors, writers, producers, cinematographers, national cinemas, film genres, film techniques, and film theory. Entries are often followed by useful filmographies and selective bibliographies for further reading.