Film Studies: Primary sources

Subject guide to library resources for Film Studies

Which primary sources are useful for Film Studies?

Films are the main primary source you will use in Film Studies. However there are other sources such as adverts, reviews of films, interviews with directors and articles from magazines and newspapers that can provide context giving you an insight into attitudes or cultural issues at the time a film was released.

Picture of Lyric Theatre

Lyric Theatre, Third Avenue between 12th and 13th street, Manhattan.. Abbott, Berenice -- Photographer. April 24, 1936

You may need to know the historical or cultural context of films

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