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FILM 1 - Introduction to Film: From Script to Screen

This is a course guide for FILM 1.

Course description

This course examines all the processes which go into the creation of a film, from its inception as a treatment and screenplay to its distribution as a film. Experts (writers, directors, actors, cinematographers, and distributors) may talk on various areas of expertise. The course will offer an in-depth analysis of different kinds of films and the key technical and critical concepts used in understanding them.

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In the Library's collections

Most of the books on films are located in the call number range PN 1993 through PN 1999 on Baker Level 4. Books about specific actors are located in the sections PN 2285 through PN 2287 on the same level. Books by and about screen writers are located in the PA's through PT's depending on the home country of the writer. Do a subject or author search for the writer to see where their works are located.

You can use one of these subject heading(s) to start your research in the library's online catalog:

Quick information on a film

Getting your research started

From the Encyclopedia of International Media and Communications, see the following sections. These are just some of the chapters in this encyclopedia.

Dictionaries & encyclopedias on film

Introductory reading(s)

This is just a short list of books for Film Studies in Baker/Berry Library. To see more, go the PN 1993 section in Reference on the first level of Berry or Baker Library Stacks 4.

Other library resource(s)

Finding scholarly articles & journal title(s)

You can find scholarly literature for film and television studies in a variety of journals. However, if you want to do targeted searching, you can use a subject specific database such as Film & Television Literature Index. You can also use the search box at the top of the page.

Movie reviews

In addition to the links below, see the separate pages on Film Reviews and Film Criticism.

Film scripts

Between the collections in Rauner Special Collections and Baker-Berry Libraries, Dartmouth has a large collection of scripts. Do a title search for the movie you want and see what you find.

Internet resource(s)

Citing and Tracking Your Bibliographic References

Use this guide to help you learn how to correctly cite and keep track of the references you find for your research.

Keeping up with Film Studies journal literature

Want an easy way to keep up with the journal literature for all facets of Film Studies? And you use a mobile device? You can install the BrowZine app and create a custom Bookshelf of your favorite journal titles. Then you will get the Table of Contents (ToCs) of your favorite journals automatically delivered to you when they become available. Once you have the ToC's, you can download and read the articles you want from the journals for which we have subscriptions.

You can get the app from the App Store or Google Play.

Don't own or use a mobile device? You can still use BrowZine! It's also available in a web version. You can get to it here. The web version works the same way as the app version. Find the journals you like, create a custom Bookshelf, get ToCs and read the articles you want.