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About Film & Television Literature Index

Why and how to use Film & Television Literature Index

Why use this resource? Index to journals, magazines and books covering all aspects of film and television writing: film criticism, reviews, film & television theory, preservation & restoration, writing, production, and cinematography.

What's in this resource? Citations with abstracts to articles, books, book chapters, and reviews (film, television, book). Some citations have links to full-text articles.


film studies, television
Dates of Coverage
majority of records 1970s-present; citations to film reviews in Variety Movie Reviews back to 1914.
Truncation or Wildcard * substitutes for one or more characters at the end of a word or root word
To search for a specific word without automatic stemming, enclose the word in quotation marks, e.g., "film"
Phrase Searching "film noir"
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