Hollywood & America in the 21st Century

Reserve (for use in the Library ONLY)

  • The big screen : the story of the movies. Reserve PN1993.5.U6 T463 2012
  • Oxford history of world cinema Reserve PN1993.5.A1 O96 1995
  • Short history of film. Reserve PN1993.5.A1 D53 2008 (also online via ACLS Humanities Collection)
  • Understanding movies / Louis Giannetti. PN1994 .G47 2018 [on permanent reserve]

Encyclopedias and Reference Books / eBooks

  • The 2000s in America. Ref E 174 2000 .N56 2013 3 vols (also an online ebook)
  • America's film legacy : the authoritative guide to the landmark movies in the National Film Registry. Ref PN1993.5.U6 .E15 2010
  • Cinema studies : the key concepts. Ref PN1993.45 .H36 2013
  • Movies in American History: An Encyclopedia 2011 (an online ebook)
  • The new biographical dictionary of film. Ref PN1998.2 .T49 2002
  • Schirmer encyclopedia of film. Ref PN1993.45 .G65 2007 4 vols (also an online ebook)

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Updated 11/16