Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film

Reference Resource of the Week

Need some facts about film history? Are you curious about the theories and concepts behind filmmaking, or the trends in the scholarly interpretation of film? If so check out our Ref Resource this week – the Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film (2007) – in the Library Plaza.

This 4-volume encyclopedia approaches cinema as art, entertainment, and industry. It includes entries on important genres, studios, and national cinemas, as well as entries on relevant technological and industrial topics, cultural issues, and criticism. The articles are substantial in length – from approximately 1500-9000 words.  Even as these essays distill influential scholarship in different areas of film studies, they also offer fresh arguments and perspectives. Accompanying the main entries are 230 sidebars profiling important figures in film history. Anyone for popcorn…?

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