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Finding Books - Russian Cinema

Search with Subject Headings in the Library Catalogue

  1. Go to UTL LibrarySearch Advanced Search
  2. Enter any of the Subject Heading found below exactly as it appears in the Search Box 
  3. Choose Subject from the Search Filters drop-down menu on the left
  4. Press Enter or click on the Magnifying Glass icon

For additional information on subject headings in LibrarySearch, visit How can I use subject headings to improve my searching?

NOTE: Not case-sensitive; punctuation not necessary; leave a space between each word.

 

Subject Headings

  • motion picture industry russia
  • motion picture industry soviet union
  • motion pictures russia
  • motion pictures soviet union
  • motion pictures russia political aspects
  • motion pictures russia social aspects
  • motion pictures soviet union political aspects
  • motion pictures soviet union social aspects
  • motion pictures russia history
  • motion pictures soviet union history
  • documentary films soviet union history and criticism

 Individuals (search procedure same as above). Format last name, first name

  • Eisenstein, Sergei
  • Pudovkin Vsevolod Illarionovich
  • Kuleshov, L. V.
  • Dovzhenko, Oleksandr Petrovych
  • Vertov, Dziga
  • motion picture producers and directors soviet union
  • women motion picture producers and directors russia
  • Motion picture actors and actresses Soviet Union

Finding Journal Articles - Russian Cinema

Interdisciplinary databases

Film-specific databases

  • The American Film Institute (AFI) Catalog covers the history of American cinema comprehensively from 1893 to 1975, with full or short records for films from 1976 to present. Use the AFI Catalog to find detailed production information about specific films (incl. release dates and other production-related information), as well as citations to contemporaneous reviews from newspapers (e.g., New York Times); trade & industry publications (Variety); popular magazines (Motion Picture Herald, Photoplay); and review publications (Monthly Film Bulletin), among others.
    Note: There are no direct links to online content from the AFI Catlog. See How to Find Journal Articles below, for instructions on how to use a citation to find a journal article.
  • Film Index International (British Film Institute). Coverage: 1900 - current. The directors selected for inclusion are a) those who have made a fiction film shown theatrically that is over 50 minutes in duration, released between 1928 and 1965, and b) those who have made a fiction film over 60 minutes in duration, post-1965.
    Note: There are no direct links to online content from Film Index International. See How to Find Journal Articles below, for instructions on how to use a citation to find a journal article.
  • International Index to Film Periodicals (1972+) Search by keyword, separating each word or phrase by AND
  • Film & Television Literature Index (1913-current)
  • Film Literature Index (1976-2001).

Journals

Studies in Russian and Soviet Cinema

KinoKultura includes articles, film reviews, festival reports, interviews with directors, as well as Special Issues on:

  • Central Asia (2004)
  • Poland (2005)
  • Slovakia (2005)
  • Czech Rep. (2006)
  • Bulgaria (2006)
  • Romania (2007)
  • Hungary (2008)
  • Serbia (2009)
  • Ukraine (2009)
  • Estonia (2010)
  • Croatia (2011)
  • Georgia (2011)
  • Latvia (2012)
  • Bosnia (2012)
  • Albania (2016)
  • Armenia (2016)
  • Azerbaijan(2018)  
  • forthcoming: Sakha

Newspapers

Bibliographies - Russian Cinema

Bibliographies are curated lists of resources on particular topics. You will need to look up the resources in UTL Catalogue, the Internet, or contact the Cinema Studies Librarian for help. 

Other Resources - Russian Cinema

Books

Dissertations

Reference

Soviet Animation