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CAMS 225: Film Noir: The Dark Side of the American Dream
A comprehensive introduction to film and film studies, covering such aspects as production, national traditions, studios, genres, critical theory, and film history. Includes more than 200 entries written by top scholars in the field of film studies. Also includes more than 230 career profiles, placing individual achievements in the context of specific topics (for example, a profile of Oscar Micheaux—a pioneering black filmmaker—appears in the article on "African American Cinema").
Written by experts in the field, this dictionary includes terms, concepts, debates, and movements in film theory and criticism, national, international and transnational cinemas, film history, film movements and genres, film industry organizations and practices, and key technical terms and concepts in 500 detailed entries.
Finding Books and Articles
The Gould Library has rich collections of books, journals, government documents, and other resources. You may access them via Catalyst, the online catalog. You may search Catalyst by title, author, subject heading, or keyword.
To see books that have the subject heading "Film Noir," click here.
Media History Digital Library
A growing collection of digitized periodicals for cinema and media research including extensive runs of The Film Daily; The Film Daily Year Book of Motion Pictures; International Photographer; Journal of the Society of Motion Picture Engineers and Journal of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers; Moving Picture World; Photoplay; Radio Age: Research, Manufacturing, Communications, Broadcasting, Television; and Radio Broadcast. Also includes shorter runs of several other publications.