Film and Television

Film and Television

A Guide to the Reference Literature

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ABC-CLIO
1,244 substantially annotated entries, organized by topic and international in scope. Offers a much needed entry point into the world of movies and television shows for media librarians, faculty, students, neophyte filmmakers, and fans everywhere.
The popularity and pervasiveness of film and television in 21st-century life is inescapable. Whether viewed as entertainment, educational, or cultural forms, the effect of these media on our lifestyles and attitudes is unmistakable. No wonder an increasing number of academics, students, and laypeople are drawn to study their particular appeal. Mark Emmons's magnum opus is a true labor of love. International in scope, it offers 1,244 substantially annotated entries, organized by topic. Its focus is movies and television shows: how they are produced; the people who make and appear in them; their content, their distribution and exhibition; and their reception by audiences, reviewers, critics, and scholars. Beginning with general guides, dictionaries and encyclopedias, the book then turns to filmographies, filmmakers, and filmmaking respectively. "Filmographies" lists films and television shows in the categories of national cinema and genre, made by studios or filmmakers, or featuring various groups of people. "Filmmakers" includes biographies and credits for filmmakers and actors. "Filmmaking" includes reference sources on making film and television shows. An indispensable guide for librarians, faculty, students, neophyte filmmakers, and fans everywhere.

Greenwood Pub Group
1,244 substantially annotated entries, organized by topic and international in scope. Offers a much needed entry point into the world of movies and television shows: how they are produced; the people who make and appear in them; their content, their distribution and exhibition; and their reception by audiences, reviewers, critics, and scholars. Beginning with general guides, dictionaries and encyclopedias, it turns to filmographies, filmmakers, and filmmaking respectively. Filmographies lists films and television shows in the categories of national cinema and genre, made by studios or filmmakers, or featuring various groups of people. Filmmakers includes biographies and credits for filmmakers and actors. Filmmaking includes reference sources on making film and television shows. A truly indispensable guide for librarians, faculty, students, neophyte filmmakers, and fans everywhere.

Book News
Emmons, a librarian at the U. of New Mexico, provides an annotated research guide to film and television reference sources, with approximately 1200 entries of books in English up to 2004, websites available in 2005, and some CD-ROMs. Organized by topic, sections cover general guides, dictionaries, and encyclopedias; filmographies; sources on national cinema; genres; formats; studios; portrayals; filmmakers; screenplays; filmmaking and television production; the film and television industry; and fans and the audience. Only reference sources are included, and individual works and people are excluded. Indexes are separated by author/title and subject. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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& Taylor

Provides annotated entries, organized by topic and international in scope, offering media librarians, faculty, students, neophyte filmmakers, and fans everywhere an entry point into the world of movies and television shows.

Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Libraries Unlimited, 2006
ISBN: 9781563089145
1563089149
Characteristics: xvi, 366 p. ; 24 cm

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