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Film, Contemporary Actors & Literature Research

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

 

"animated films'" OR animation

 

"motion pictures" AND setting

"motion pictures" AND scenery

"setting and scenery"

 

"art in motion pictures"

 

couples AND "motion pictures"

"man woman relationships"

"man woman relationships in motion pictures"

"sex role in motion pictures"


"love in motion pictures"

 

"motion pictures" AND "political aspects"

"race relations"

 

animals AND "motion pictures"

animals AND movies
"motion pictures" AND literature

"silent films"

"film noir"

parodies

"film genres"

 

cinematography

"motion pictures" AND music

"film history"

 

"Bruce Dern" [etc.]

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12 Years a Slave

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

  • slaves
  • slavery
  • "slavery in literature"
  • "Solomon Northrup"
  • "plantation life"
  • Freedmen
  • "women slaves"
  • "antislavery movements"
  • abolitionists

12 Years a Slave, the DVD, will soon be available at the St. Clair County Public Library.

Twelve Years a Slave is available at the SC4 library in print.  There are also two e book versions:

American Hustle

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

  • swindlers OR swindling
  • Abscam
  • "con artist" OR "con man"
  • entrapment

American Hustle, the DVD, is available at the St. Clair County Public Library.

 

Captain Phillips

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

  • Somalia
  • pirates OR piracy
  • Maersk OR "Maersk Alabama"
  • "hijacking of ships"
  • "Richard Phillips"

 

Based on the book titled A Captain's Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALs, and Dangerous Days at Sea, which is available at the St. Clair County Public Library.

Captain Phillips, the DVD, is also available at the St. Clair County Public Library.

 

Dallas Buyers Club

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

  • "Ron Woodroof"
  • "Dallas Buyers Club"
  • FDA AND "drug approval"
  • AIDS AND AZT
  • AIDS AND "compound Q"

 

Dallas Buyers Club, the DVD, is available at the St. Clair County Public Library.

 

Frozen

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

  • "animated films" OR animation
  • Disney
  • "3 D movies"
  • stereoscopy

 

Frozen,  the DVD available at the St. Clair County Public Library.

Frozen is loosely based on the Hans Christian Andersen story "The Snow Queen."

 

 

 

Gravity

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

  • "3 D movies"
  • stereoscopy
  • "psychological resilience"

Gravity, the DVD, will soon be available at the St. Clair County Public Library.

Her

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

  • loneliness
  • alienation
  • isolation
  • technology AND society
  • "online relationships"
  • "artificial intelligence"
  • "virtual humans"
  • "human computer interaction"
  • anthromorphism OR anthromorphous
  • personification
  • Her AND Jonze

Her, the DVD available at the St. Clair County Public Library.

 

 

Inside Llewyn Davis

Nominated for Achievement in Cinamatography.

Loosely based on the novel The Mayor of MacDougal Street: A Memoir by Dave Van Ronk.

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

  • animals AND "motion pictures"
  • animals AND movies
  • "Dave Van Ronk"

Nebraska

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

  • "black and white motion pictures"
  • cinematography

Nebraska, the DVD  available at the St. Clair County Public Library.

 

Philomena

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

  • Adoption Rights Alliance
  • "Philomena Project"

Philomena, the DVD, will soon be available at the St. Clair County Public Library.

Movie based on the book titled, The Lost Child of Philomena Lee by Martin Sixsmith.

Saving Mr. Banks

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

Saving Mr. Banks,  the DVD isavailable at the St. Clair County Public Library.

The Wolf of Wall Street

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

  • "securities fraud"
  • "Jordan Belfort"
  • "Stratton Oakmont"
  • "Ponzi scheme"
  • "Bernard Madoff" OR "Bernie Madoff" OR Enron
  • "white collar crimes"
  • "commercial crimes"

The book titled, The Wolf of Wall Street by Jordan Belfort,  is available at the St. Clair County Public Library.

The Wolf of Wall Street, the DVD, will soon be available at the St. Clair County Public Library.