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Film Studies: Home

Whether you are a film student looking for research materials or just want to sit back and enjoy a classic movie, this guide will help direct you to resources to make your search easier.

MISSION STATEMENT : The Films Collection at Duane G. Meyer Library supports campus needs in all areas taught by the university and affiliated programs, including interdisciplinary topics. Content types collected include documentary films, instructional films, performances, animation, silent films, television series, and feature films (including award-winning independent filmmakers and international studios).

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Anatomy of a Scene

In this series from the New York Times, directors discuss ideas and techniques behind scenes in their films. Highly Recommended

Film Analysis (via Yale Film Studies)

This links to a wonderful guide to basic film analysis. Includes film clips, definitions, drawings. Highly Recommended

Current. An Online Film Magazine (via The Criterion Collection)

An online daily "magazine" featuring interviews, essays, editor picks/lists, and more!

This unique website contains interpretive, descriptive review commentary and background history on many of the best Hollywood and American classic films.

Motion Picture & Television Reading Room at the Library of Congress

This division of the Library of Congress has the responsibility for the acquisition, cataloging and preservation of the motion picture and television collections. Its purpose is to provide access and information services to an international community of film and television professionals, archivists, scholars and researchers.