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Director Don Curtis

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Director-producer Don Curtis perches on a crane during filming War and Remembrance .
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    Welcome to the Film Studies Research Guide, where you'll find resources for locating film history, criticism, reviews, and related materials.

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    • Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text
      Contains indexing and abstracts, as well as full-text articles and chapters from journals and books relating to the field of film and television.
    • Film Indexes Online
      Find authoritative information on over 120,000 films and 735,000 film personalities (1893 - the present). Indexes 360+ international periodicals, with full-text of 50+ periodicals. Includes FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals and the filmographies, Film Index International (from BFI) and the AFI Catalog. Also includes TV periodicals indexing for 1979-1998 and silent film and international film archive information. This is a great resource for research on international film; genre and theme; film music; literacy adaptation; alternative names for personalities and companies; and criticism and reviews for early films.
    • Art Full Text  
        
      Citations, abstracts, and selected full-text for articles from periodicals published throughout the world. Also indexes reproductions of works of art that appear in indexed periodicals. Includes selected full-text. Abstracts, 1994+; full-text, 1997+.
    • International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers
      Four volume set which covers prominent films, directors or filmmakers, actors, writers and production artists. Entries were written by film scholars and include a critical essay, biography, production credits, filmographies, and a bibliography of works about the film or artist. This a great resource for beginning your research. Cabell Library Reference PN1997.8.I58 1997
    • LexisNexis Academic  
        
      Full-text newspapers, journals, trade publications, reports, and media transcripts from the U.S. and around the world. This is a great source for industry news, interviews, and reviews for films released within the past decade.

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