Bibliographic Details

Film review index / edited by Patricia King Hanson and Stephen L. Hanson.

Imprint Phoenix, Ariz. : Oryx Press, 1986-1987.
Description 2 v. ; 29 cm.
Language English
Subject Motion pictures -- Reviews -- Indexes.
Motion pictures.
Reference works.
Format Print, Book
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Other authors / contributors Hanson, Patricia King
Hanson, Stephen L.
ISBN 0897741536 (v. 1)
Notes Includes bibliographies and indexes.
Review by Choice Review

Since it is intended for a broad audience interested in information on specific films, this retrospective index uses a film-centered approach to indexing rather than the journal-centered method employed in other indexes to film reviews. More than 8,000 feature films were selected for indexing that ``have established themselves as being of continuing importance to film researchers.'' Basic popular, scholarly, and trade journals were selectively indexed as well as 440 popular and scholarly books on film. Reviews were excluded if they showed ``redundancy, foreign language sources, lack of common accessibility, and lack of substance.'' Arrangement is by film title, followed by director, year of production, and country of production indexes. A list of books consulted concludes the book. Future volumes will extend coverage to 1986. Broad chronological coverage, combined with its film-centered indexing approach, make this book valuable for academic and public library reference collections at all levels. Lack of comprehensiveness and foreign language coverage, however, lessen its value to research collections.-E.J. Carpenter, Oberlin College

Copyright American Library Association, used with permission.
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