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American Film Institute Catalog

          

American Film Institute Catalog

 

This excellent online resource for American feature films (1893-1973) gives production information, date of release and date of copyright, length in reels and minutes, director and production staff, source (if based on short story, novel, play), a full cast list (including many uncredited roles)and a plot summary. Contains more detailed and accurate information than commercial websites such as imdb.com and allmovie.com.

Entries often include notes and review sources from cinema and trade journals not indexed anywhere else, making this a useful starting point for more advanced research. Also in print as: Reference PN1998 .A57

History of the American Cinema

This decade-by-decade survey is a useful start for understanding historical trends in the U.S. film industry. Each volume is written by a leading scholar in the field.

Musser, Charles. The Emergence of Cinema: the American Screen to 1907. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1990.
Print call number: PN1993.5 .U6 H55 1990 V.1
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Bowser, Eileen. The Transformation of Cinema, 1907-1915. Charles Scribner's Sons, 1990.
Print call number: PN1993.5 .U6 H55 1990 V.2
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Koszarski, Richard. An Evening's Entertainment: The Age of the Silent Feature Picture, 1915-1928. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1990.
Print call number: PN1993.5 .U6 H55 1990 V.3
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Crafton, Donald. The Talkies: American Cinema's Transition to Sound, 1926-1931. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1990.
Print call number: PN1993.5 .U6 H55 1990 V.4
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Balio, Tino. Grand Design: Hollywood as a Modern Business Enterprise, 1930-1939. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1993
Print call number: PN1993.5 .U6 H55 1990 V.5
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Schatz, Thomas. Boom and Bust: The American Cinema in the 1940s. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1997.
Print call number: PN1993.5 .U6 H55 1990 V.6
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Lev, Peter. Transforming the Screen, 1950-1959. Charles Scribner's Sons, 2003.
Print call number: PN1993.5 .U6 H55 1990 V.7
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Monaco, Paul. The Sixties, 1960-1969. Charles Scribner's Sons, 2001.
Print call number: PN1993.5 .U6 H55 1990 V.8
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Cook, David. Lost Illusions: American Cinema in the Shadow of Watergate and Vietnam, 1970-1979. Charles Scribner's Sons, 2000.
Print call number: PN1993.5 .U6 H55 1990 V.9
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Prince, Stephen. A New Pot of Gold: Hollywood Under the Electronic Rainbow, 1980-1989. Charles Scribner's Sons, 2000.
Print call number: PN1993.5 .U6 H55 1990 V.10
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