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A Guide to Film Studies: Books

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Books are shelved in general subject categories using the Library of Congress classification system. You may want to supplement your use of the catalog by browsing shelf areas for your topic. Below is a brief listing of some of the subject locations in the field of film studies.

    • M 176 : Instrumental Music for Motion Pictures

    • PN : Performing Arts, Show Business

           o   1600-1692 Dramatic theory, playwriting, composition

           o   1865-1999 Types of drama

           o   1991 Radio

           o   1992 Television

           o   1993 Film journals

           o   1993.5 Film history

           o   1994-1995 Film theory

           o   1995.9 Films by genre

           o   1996 Screenplay writing

           o   1997 Screenplays

           o   1998 Directors

           o   2000-2900 Actors

           o   3000-3299 Dramatic representation and theatrical management

    • TR 845-89 : Cinematography

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