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"Emmons provides 1,244 descriptions of titles divided into chapters on indexes and bibliographies, dictionaries and encyclopedias, filmographies, national cinema, genres, formats, studios, portrayals, filmmakers, screenplays, production, the industry, and fans. Given the vast number of published items in this area, Emmons's comments will help in making wise acquisitions choices."
"Movies and television are fascinating subjects, but it is difficult to find information about them in one place. That need is met by this guide which is an annotated and comprehensive list of print and electronic sources….[t]he volume is valuable to film and television enthusiasts and an excellent collection development guide. It is recommended for academic and public library collections with film and television holdings."
"Emmons's passion for the large and small screen is evident in this annotated bibliography of reference sources, for which he personally examined and described over 1,200 resources. Recognizing that movies and television are now legitimate areas of growing scholarly analysis, his work identifies print titles (exhaustively) and free and subscription Web sites (selectively). Beyond the standard bibliographies, encyclopedias, and even filmographies, works are organized by topic….Emmons reluctantly limits himself to English-language publications (but spends 46 pages on worldwide cinema) and excludes journalism, individuals and individual works, memorabilia, and trivia. Brief explanatory topic introductions precede carefully done, insightful source annotations that speak to quality, currency, and uniqueness. Appendixes provide bonuses: recommended LC subject headings; LC Moving Image Genre/Form List; a breakdown of LC classification PN1900 by subject, then by classification number, followed by similar information for Dewey. An excellent guide for researchers. Highly recommended. Lower-level undergraduates and above."
"[O]ffers a useful introduction to the maze of literature already produced in this field for both the serious student and the researcher."
"Film and Television: A Guide to the Reference Literature is an essential volume for any college or university library supporting programs in film and television studies. Intended as a starting point for research, it fills a decade-long gap in the reference literature by providing an updated and comprehensive bibliography for film and television studies' resources. Listings include print and electronic resource titles and Internet Web sites--a welcome addition….[t]his is a welcome and timely addition to the reference literature. Highly recommended."
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