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In addition to contemporary film reviews published in newspapers and journals, there are a number of surveys providing detailed retrospective critical examinations.
Magill's Survey of Cinema: English Language Films, first series
Publication Date: Call Number: PN 1993.45 M3 H/SS
The first series reviews English language films from 1927 through 1980; the second series covers 1929-1985. Together the first and second series provide an overview of more than twelve hundred films.
Magill's Survey of Cinema: English Language Films, second series
Call Number: PN 1993.45 M32 H/SS
Magill's Survey of Cinema: Foreign Language Films
Call Number: PN 1993.45 M34 1985 H/SS
This series reviews foreign language films from 1929 through 1985.
Magill's Survey of Cinema: Silent films
Call Number: PN 1995.75 M33 1982 H/SS
This series constitutes a comprehensive study of silent films from a 1902 film produced by the Lumiere brothers through Charles Chaplin's Modern Times (1936).
The Motion Picture Guide 1927-1983
Call Number: PN 1995 N346 1985 H/SS
This resource features more than 50,000 entries on English language and some foreign language films. It features entries on more than 3,000 silent films.