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ENGL 087: American Narrative Cinema (SC)

English 087: American Narrative Cinema (White) Fall 2012

Finding Books

Use TRIPOD to find books and other material owned by the Tri-College libraries.

Use WorldCat to find books not held by the Tri-College libraries.

In order to find books in either catalog, conduct either a relevant:

Keyword Search:

E.g., William Wyler AND Gender

Film Noir AND California

Or Subject Search:

E.g.,  Homosexuality in motion pictures

Birth of a nation (Motion picture)

Motion pictures > Social aspects > United States

           (Use the Browse Books & More link to find additional subject headings.)

Selected Books

BFI Film Classics is a series of finely written, illustrated books that introduce, interpret and celebrate landmark films of world cinema. Each volume offers an argument for the film’s ‘classic’ status, together with a discussion of its production and reception history, its place within a genre or national cinema, an account of it’s technical and aesthetic importance, and in many cases, the author’s personal response to the film.

Find BFI Classics in Tripod. 

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Selected Books

Wallflower Press, an imprint of Columbia University, specializes in books in cinema and the moving image. 

Find Wallflower Press books in Tripod

Other Useful Series & Authors

Tripod has tons of books on film. In particular, Jon Lewis, Stephen Prince, David Bordwell, Henry Jenkins are authors known for their work on American cinema. Also, Routledge and University of Illnois Press publish good books on directors, and Scribner has a series on American film history.