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FILM 101: Getting Started

What You Need To Do First

Identify Your Search Terms

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

  • Title of the work
  • Director's name
  • Other films by the director
  • Film movements and theories may also yield good search results depending on your topic and assignment.

Film Analysis Websites

Bess & Frank Gladhill Learning Commons Hours and Location

Beginning July 6, 2021, The Learning Commons will be open to currently enrolled FCC students for printing, computer use, and individual study for limited hours.


On-Campus Service Hours

July 6 – August 20:

  • Tuesdays – Thursdays, Open 10:00am – 2:00pm.
  • Mondays and Fridays, CLOSED with remote services available.
  • Please read our COVID-19 Guidelines before coming to campus.


All Library and Tutoring services are still available digitally.

Find Background and Overviews of Your Work

Find biographical and critical information on directors and authors, subjects, and works of film or literature in these databases:

Best Databases for Film Criticism

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