Film and Video Studies

History of the American Cinema, Volume 3 (1915-1928)

Alternative Titles
History of the American Cinema, Volume 3 (GVRL)
"An Evening's Entertainment: the Age of the Silent Feature Picture, 1915–1928" by Richard Koszarski (1990)
Description
This 10-volume series considers the film industry from its early roots in the 19th century through the 1980s. It examines the development of film and the film industry, analyzing both the genres, themes and technology that defined each decade and the political and economic background that gave rise to them. Included as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Type
E-Book(s)
Coverage
1915 - 1928
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9707
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

History of the American Cinema, Volume 2 (1907-1915)

Alternative Titles
History of the American Cinema, Volume 2 (GVRL)
"The Transformation of Cinema, 1907-1915" by Eileen Bowser (1990)
Description
This 10-volume series considers the film industry from its early roots in the 19th century through the 1980s. It examines the development of film and the film industry, analyzing both the genres, themes and technology that defined each decade and the political and economic background that gave rise to them. Included as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Type
E-Book(s)
Coverage
1907 - 1915
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9705
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

History of the American Cinema, Volume 4 (1926-1931)

Alternative Titles
History of the American Cinema, Volume 4 (GVRL)
"The Talkies : American Cinema's Transition to Sound, 1926-1931" by Donald Crafton (1997)
Description
This 10-volume series considers the film industry from its early roots in the 19th century through the 1980s. It examines the development of film and the film industry, analyzing both the genres, themes and technology that defined each decade and the political and economic background that gave rise to them. Included in the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Type
E-Book(s)
Coverage
1926 - 1931
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9685
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

16+ Source Guides

Alternative Titles
16+ Source Guides [British Film Institute]
Sixteen Plus Source Guides
BFI Guides
Description

Guides on various topics in media studies, listing key writings in books, periodicals and newspapers, together with brief annotations.  Title list includes:

Type
Subject Gateway
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9679
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers

Alternative Titles
International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers (GVRL)
Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)
Description
Detailed profiles with critical and evaluative essays on major or representative films and film personalities of all periods from Asia, South America, and Australia, as well as North America and Europe. Included as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
Fourth edition of 2001.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9633
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Academic OneFile

Description

Provides indexing for over 8,000 scholarly journals, industry periodicals, general interest magazines and newspapers, with full text articles included for over 4,200 of them. Also includes podcasts and transcripts from NPR, CNN, and the CBC.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
1980 -
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9631
Access
Authorized for UM users + guests provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL)Authorized for UM users + guests provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL)
Subjects

American Film Scripts Online

Description

American Film Scripts Online (AFSO) includes more than 1,000 scripts and over 100,000 scenes of life as portrayed in the movies from studios such as Warner Bros., Sony, RKO and MGM.In addition, the database includes over 430 original images of previously unpublished screenplays. Also included are detailed, fielded information on the scenes, characters and people related to the scripts.

AFSO presents scripts in the conventional screenplay format wherever it exists in the original. Users also will now see longer sections of each script for viewing and printing, links from search results directly to a specific scene, and other enhancements, including hundreds of screenplays availble in .pdf format.

Type
Text Collection
Coverage
1903-
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9627
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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American Film Institute Catalog (DLPS version)

Alternative Titles
AFI Catalog
Description

This collection provides a detailed view of American feature films produced during the last century, compiled by specialist researchers at the AFI. Includes full production and cast information as well as extensive plot summaries, notes, and citations to reviews and articles in industry periodicals. Documents 45,000 American films from 1893-1950 and 1961-1970. More than 17,500 entries cover the early years of American film from 1893 to 1910.

Type
Catalog
Coverage
1893 - 1950, 1961 - 1970
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9583
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Film Indexes Online

Alternative Titles
American Film Institute Catalog, Film Index International, FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals
FIO, AFI, FII
Description

Combined access to the American Film Institute (AFI) Catalog, Film Index International (FII), and the FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals databases. Permits cross-searching of all three databases simultaneously, with results grouped under the name of the database they came from. The first few results from each database are displayed, with links that lead to the full set of results inside that database.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
Varies by database. 1893 -
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9559
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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