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Film, Contemporary Actors & Literature Research

Potential topics

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

  • "motion pictures"
  • "film adaptations" OR "movie adaptations"
    • The Revenant; The Martian; Carol; The Big Short; The Danish Girl; Steve Jobs; 45 Years - from David Constantine's In Another Country: Selected Stories
    • See also James Donovan's memoir Strangers on a Bridge which has been made into Bridge of Spies.

 

  • "movie industry" OR "motion picture industry"
  • "motion pictures - history"
  • “film history”
  • "historical films" OR "historical movies"

 

  • "film criticism" OR "movie criticism"
  • reviews
  • "motion picture criticism"

 

  • "science in motion pictures"

 

  • "animated films'" OR animation

 

  • "motion pictures" AND setting
  • "motion pictures" AND scenery
  • "setting and scenery"

 

  • "art in motion pictures"
  • "black and white films"

 

  • 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"

 

  • "Leonardo DiCaprio"
  • "Martin Scorsese"  [etc.]

 

Critics/moviegoers questioned the facts as presented in the following nominated movies:

  • American Sniper (2015)
  • Argo (2013)
  • Blackkklansman (2019)
  • Bohemian Rhapsody (2019)
  • Bridge of Spies (based on James Donovan's memoir Strangers on a Bridge) (2016)
  • Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2019)
  • Captain Phillips (2014)
  • Hacksaw Ridge (2017 nomination)
  • Hidden Figures (2017)
  • Imitation Game (2015)
  • The King's Speech (2011)
  • Lincoln (2013)
  • Loving (released 2016)
  • Selma (2015)
  • Southside With You (2016 release. Available on Netflix)
  • Zero Dark Thirty (2013)

Search terms:

  • "historical accuracy"
  • "historical accuracy" AND (movies OR films OR "motion pictures")
  • "fact checking"

Masculinity AND stereotypes AND (movies or "motion pictures")

"father daughter relationships" AND (movies OR "motion pictures")

challenging stereotypes

Potential movies:

  • Ford v Ferrari
  • Gran Torino
  • Irishman
  • Manchester by the Sear
  • Moonlight
  • Call Me By Your Name
  • Brokeback Mountain