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Film Study Reference Guide: Film Topics

Film Topics

Here you will find a wide range of genres and social issues dealt with in film. You will also find sources on star studies.

Genre Studies

Western

Film Noir

For more information on Film Noir, please consult the Film Culture: Interpretation and Theories: Film Noir LibGuide.

Horror Films

Musicals

 

Comedies

Melodramas

Social Issues in Film

LGBTQ Cinema

African American Cinema

Feminist Cinema

Independent Cinema

Pornographic Cinema

Star Studies

Selected Star Decades Series

Other