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The easiest way to find the exact book you're looking for is through searching the online catalog and getting in touch with the librarian.
Here are some hints on how to search it:
- Keyword: most flexible, most results
- Subject: more restrictive, categories, works as an index, idea farm.
- Title: more restrictive, have precise titles, works as an index.
- If searching for criticism on an author, search in the keyword category and include the words criticism and interpretation. Ex: Lang criticism interpretation
Alas, there is not a subject heading for "film theory," but familiarize yourself with subject heading vocabulary that is used instead:
- film criticism
- motion pictures
- motion pictures--reviews
- motion pictures--philosophy
- sex role in motion pictures
- television broadcasting--social aspects
- television criticism
For books about specific directors or films, search using the director's name or specific film as a subject heading.
Selected Film Theory Books
Thinking in the Dark by
Publication Date: 2015-10-30
Today's film scholars draw from a dizzying range of theoretical perspectives—they're just as likely to cite philosopher Gilles Deleuze as they are to quote classic film theorist André Bazin.
The Arts of Cinema by
Publication Date: 2018-07-15
In The Arts of Cinema, Martin Seel explores film's connections to the other arts and the qualities that distinguish it from them.
Reservation Reelism by
Publication Date: 2011-01-01
In this deeply engaging account Michelle H. Raheja offers the first book-length study of the Indigenous actors, directors, and spectators who helped shape Hollywood’s representation of Indigenous peoples. Since the era of silent films, Hollywood movies and visual culture generally have provided the primary representational field on which Indigenous images have been displayed to non-Native audiences.
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