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Researching American Films

This guide presents information on film research, including genre, cinematography, actors, directors, context, audience, and film reviews.

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  1. Try a basic search and enter the movie title (e.g., casablanca).
  2. Also enter the terms cinema or film* or "motion picture" or movie* 
  3. Use the Boolean operators AND & OR, truncation and exact phrase searching in your search. See example below.

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