ERIC Number: ED163955
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
The Art and Literature of Motion Pictures. A Study in Bibliographic and Filmographic Control.
Anderson, Barbara E.
This survey of efforts in the bibliographic control of film literature includes a review of cataloging practices for motion pictures, an analysis of the handling and control of the major works about motion pictures, a comparison of the major film cataloging codes used in the United States, Great Britain, and Europe, and a survey of the major filmographies in existence. The section on the literature of films includes major bibliographies, periodical guides, biographical handbooks for the study of motion pictures, sources of archival collections, and a section on the classification of film literature. Major strengths are identified, i.e., the recent film catalogs of the American Film Institute and the British Film Institute and comprehensive and specialized bibliographies for published monographic literature. The weaknesses indicated lie in the coverage of periodical literature and biographical information on the lesser known personalities, with a major gap in the collecting and cataloging of filmscripts and screenplays. A bibliography is included. (Author/JEG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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