Library catalogs use specific subject headings to group related books together. Film and adaptation are too large topics and can be defined in multiple ways.
Think of ways to narrow it down either by title, director, genre, etc. Ask for assistance from your teacher or the librarian.
Here are some examples to consider:
To locate books which review or critique movies, perform an Any Word Anywhere Keyword search in Our Library Catalog using any of these phrases:
To find materials about a specific movie, perform an Any Word Anywhere Keyword search by title; however, in most cases there will not be an entry for the title of a specific movie.
There are many sources in the circulating stacks applicable to specific genres. A large portion of the materials will be located in the call number range of PN 1993-1998, located on the first floor of the Library.
Some noted works include:
The American Film Industy: A Historical Dictionary. PN 1993.5 S539 1986
Black Images in American films, 1896-1954 : The Interplay Between Civil Rights and Film Culture. PN1995.9.N4 N4
Cinema: A Critical Dictionary. PN 1993.45C51986
International Film Guide/Variety International Film Guide. (1965-1981) PN1993.3 .I544
Interpreting Films : Studies in the Historical Reception of American Cinema. PN1995 .S67351992
Film and television after 9/11. PN1993.5.U6 F477 2004
Film Genre 2000: New Critical Essays. RESERVE DESK PN 1995 .F45787 2000
Film Genre: Theory and Criticism. RESERVE DESK PN 1995 F458
Film Genre Reader. RESERVE DESK PN1995 .F4579198
Halliwell's Film Guide. PN 1993.45.H27
Horror in the Cinema. RESERVE DESK PN 1995.9.H6 B811979
Kemp’s International Film & Television Year book. PN1998.A1 K39
Magill’s Survey of Cinema--English Language Films, First Series. PN1993.45 .M3
Movie Monsters. RESERVE DESK PN 1995.9 H6G5
Refiguring American Film Genres: History and Theory. PN1993.5.U6 R443 1998
Showdown, Confronting Modern America in the Western Film. RESERVE DESK PN 1995.9.W4 L381980
They Went ThatAway: Redefining Film Genres: A National Society of Film Critics Video Guide. RESERVE DESK PN 1995.T425 1994
War Film. RESERVE DESK PN 1995.9.W3B8