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Film Studies Resources

This guide aims to connect researchers studying film to relevant resources available at the E. J. Pratt Library and beyond.

About this Guide

This guide provides a general introduction to library and information resources available in the E.J. Pratt Library.

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What is a film?

A film is - or should be - more like music than like fiction. It should be a progression of moods and feelings. The theme, what's behind the emotion, the meaning, all that comes later.
Stanley Kubrick

A film is a petrified fountain of thought.
Jean Cocteau

The secret to film is that it's an illusion.
George Lucas

“The art of film can only really exist through a highly organized betrayal of reality.”
François Truffaut

Cinema is a matter of what’s in the frame and what’s out.
Martin Scorsese