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Film Studies: Reference Sources

Film Encyclopedias

Doe Refe = 2nd floor Doe Library      floorplan

     items listed as  "Reference Hall" are in the same room as the Doe Reference desk

Dictionaries (Print)

Biography (Online)

Biography (Print)

Links are to library locations and call numbers

Doyle, Billy H. The Ultimate Directory of Film Technicians: a Necrology of Dates and Places of Births and Deaths of More Than 9,000 Producers, screenwriters, Composers, Cinematographers, Art Directors, Costume Designers, Choreographers, Executives, and Publicists. Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press, 1999.

Halliwell's Who's Who in the Movies. Leslie Halliwell; edited by John Walker. 14th ed. New York: Harper Resource, c2001. Brief entries cover personal names of actors, directors, writers, and cinematographers, plus a few screen characters. Entries include film themes, styles, technique, and subjects. Use this for short-fact reference and biographical material.

Thomson, David. The New Biographical Dictionary of Film. 4th ed. New York: Knopf, 2002.

Tibbetts, John C. The Encyclopedia of Filmmakers. New York : Facts on File, c2002.

Statistics and Numeric Data

Includes daily, weekly, monthly, annual and all-time box office statistics, both domestic and International.

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