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Film Studies Research Guide: Social & Other Aspects

A guide to conducting research in Film Studies at Yale University, including key resources and crucial search strategies.

Social & Other Aspects of Filmmaking

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This page addresses research into the relationships between filmmaking and the world beyond filmmaking (or of which filmmaking is only one instance), such as the relationship with specific social groups, ideas, and technologies.

On this page you'll find:


Examples of Subject Headings for Searching Orbis


Aspects of Films and Filmmaking

Relationship Between Filmmaking and Other Topics

What's the deal with "Homosexuality and motion pictures" (and similar subjects)? It's one of the most complex examples of how interrelated (and sometimes seemingly arbitrary) subject headings can be.

Director, Film Study Center