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Film, Contemporary Actors & Literature Research

Conspiracy theories

Subject headings & keywords

When searching the library catalog and databases, try using a combination of the terms listed below:

 

"motion pictures"

"film adaptations" OR "movie adaptations"

"movie industry" OR "motion picture industry"

 

 

"motion pictures - history"

"historical films"

 


"film criticism" OR "movie criticism"

reviews


"love in motion pictures"

 

"motion pictures" AND "political aspects"

"race relations"

slavery

 

"animals in motions pictures"
"motion pictures" AND literature

"silent films"

"film noir"

parodies

"film genres"

 

cinematography

"motion pictures" AND music

"film history"

 

"Daniel Day Lewis" [etc.]

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Armour

Use a combination of the following terms to create your search string:

  • "motion pictures" AND music
  • "Love in motion pictures"
  • cinematography
  • dementia OR "old age" OR aged

Argo

Use a combination of the following terms to refine your search:

"Iran hostage crisis"

Beasts of the Southern Wild

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  • Bathtub
  • "New Orleans"
  • "Hurricane Katrina"
  • "natural disasters" OR flood* OR hurricane*
  • poverty
  • "race relations"

Django Unchained

Use a combination of the following terms for your search string:

  • "race relations"
  • "race relations" AND (Django OR "Southern Wild")
  • slavery

Les Miserables

Life of Pi

Use a combination of the following terms for your search string:

  • cinematography
  • postmodernism
  • "belief & doubt in literature" [in Humanities Abstracts]
  • interfaith
  • God
  • anthropomorphism
  • animals AND "motion pictures"
  • "survival in literature"
  • Ang Lee [author of the book]

Lincoln

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  • cinematography
  • "race relations"
  • slavery
  • "Emancipation Proclamation"

Searching for Sugar Man

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"Sixto Rodriguez" [Detroit native]

Silver Linings Playbook

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   "bipolar disorder"

Zero Dark Thirty

Use a combination of the following terms for your search string:

  • torture
  • torture AND ethic*
  • waterboarding OR "water boarding"
  • Guantanamo