Bibliographic Details

The film anthologies index / by Stephen E. Bowles.

Author / Creator Bowles, Stephen E., 1943-
Imprint Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press, 1994.
Description xiii, 468 p. ; 29 cm.
Language English
Subject Motion pictures -- Bibliography.
Anthologies -- Indexes.
Motion pictures.
Format Print, Book
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ISBN 0810828960 (alk. paper)
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Review by Choice Review

By indexing the contents of 716 English-language (and translated-into-English) books containing critical essays about film written between the late 1960s and the early 1990s, Bowles provides a source to access this ever-expanding field of literature. Volumes of film reviews or single-author books on specific filmmakers are not included, and Bowles does not attempt to interpret or judge the caliber of the writing. The main index is an author index, where the individual essays and the book in which they appear are cited. A second index allows the reader to find essays on particular films, people, and subjects (using keywords or phrases) by referring the reader back to the main index by use of the chronological number that was assigned to each author citation. This method of indexing is easy to follow. This book would be a worthwhile companion to Jack Ellis, Charles Derry, and Sharon Kern's The Film Book Bibliography, 1940-1975 (CH, Sep'79) or the author's own Index to Critical Film Reviews in British and American Film Periodicals (CH, Dec'75). Valuable to academic and professional libraries that support film programs or have extensive film holdings. J. A. Badics; Eastern Michigan University

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