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PHTO 377: The Film Image - Repurposed

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These are good starting places for finding online film scholarship, criticism, and reviews. 
Tip:  You can search the first three databases simultaneously by using the Ebsco Host "Choose Databases" feature at the top of the search screen.  If you are researching the topic Feminism, you could also add the database Women's Studies International.


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The following terms may help with your topic:

(film* OR cinema OR movie* OR "motion picture*)

  • experimental OR avant garde fiilm, video art, animation
  • documentary, archival or home movie footage
  • found footage OR found-footage OR found object, compilation, recycled, mashup*, mash-up, compilation film, collage, remix, repurposed
  • Structural film movement

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