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The Film Analysis Guide was developed to meet the needs of faculty and students at Yale who are interested in becoming familiar with the vocabulary of film studies and the techniques of cinema. The user can either read the complete document or search out a particular topic of interest. — Related links within the Guide are provided as appropriate, as are links to film clips illustrating the topic or term in question.
This website provides a guide to conducting research in Film & Media Studies at Yale University, highlighting key resources and crucial search strategies. There are many special aspects to doing Film & Media Studies research, including:
important search terms
techniques for finding videos, reviews, and screenplays
cast and crew information
Most of the pages give examples that you can use as a model for your searches, descriptions of the main resources, and tips on how to use certain databases.