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FILM 101: Getting Started

Identify Your Search Terms

When doing film research, the best (but not the only) search terms to use are:

  • Director Name: Patrick Garland, Stanley Kubrick, Steven Spielberg, etc.
  • Title of Film: A Doll's House, A Clockwork Orange, The Color Purple, etc.
  • Other films by the director
  • Film Movements and Theories (depending on your topic and assignment)

Find Background Information on Films & Directors

Find biographical and critical information on directors and works of film in these databases:

Find Films

Find Film Reviews and Director Interviews

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