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Film & Video

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Try interlibrary request (ILR). Staff in the Interlibrary Request department will strive to get the materials that you need from libraries throughout the United States and around the world. If you find a book or journal/magazine article that we don't have in our collection, go ahead and submit an ILL request right away.  Depending on where the staff locate your request, it could take anywhere from 3 days to 3 weeks.

How do I submit a request?  First, you need to create an account.  To do that, go to the Interlibrary Request page and click on the "Interlibrary Loan Request Form" link. Once you create an account, you can simply use your netID and password to submit requests.

Subject Guide

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Danette Pachtner
My location:
Lilly Library
Room 108
East Campus
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My areas:
Film, Video & Digital Media; Women's Studies; Southgate Residence Hall

Film Analysis

Film Analysis Website 2.0 by Mariano Prunes, Yale University's Film Center provides a great introduction. 

College Film & Media Studies - a Reference Guide (written by college students, for college students):
examples of Close Analyses

Print Resources

Print resources

Call numbers specifically dedicated to Film & Video-related books and serials include:

  • Library of Congress call numbers PN1993-PN1999

Film studies relates to a variety of disciplines, so be sure to search our catalog to see the variety of related works available on any topic.

The collection is international in scope, with strengths in theory, criticism, and biographies. Other areas covered are film history, genres, film production, film scripts, film as an art form, and film as a cultural phenomenon. An international selection of film journals are collected and housed in Lilly Library. Other periodical titles are accessible through online databases.

The Film & Video book collection supports the curricular and research needs of courses taught in the Program in the Arts of the Moving Image as well as the many related film courses taught across other departments at Duke. Lilly Library houses the primary collection of general works on motion pictures and video, but additional materials, especially reference works, may also be found in Perkins Library, Music Library, Divinity Library, Goodson Law Library, Ford Library, Medical Center Library.  Many items are also housed off-site, and can be requested from the Library Service Center.

Film Reference Books