This guide is meant to serve as a starting point for doing research on Italian cinema at the QC Rosenthal Library. Due to the wealth of information on film in general, this is only intended to highlight some of the main resources for finding information.
Dictionaries and encyclopedias are useful for getting started on a research topic and for uncovering basic information. Reference books can be found on LEVEL 3, browsing call numbers:
Ref PN1993-PN1999 (the call number area for Motion Pictures).
Ex.: Dizionario del cinema italiano : dagli inizi del secolo a oggi i film che hanno segnato la storia del nostro cinema by Fernando Di Giammatteo. Rome, 1995. Ref. Level 3 PN1993.5 I88 D5 1995
Lists our library holdings of books, e-books, journals and media (dvds, vhs).
Useful headings to search under that pertain to cinema and Italian cinema include
This is just a start. Other subject headings will appear below these in record results that might be more useful.
A SAMPLE OF BOOKS ON ITALIAN CINEMA
Bondanella, Peter E., 1943- A History of Italian Cinema / Peter Bondanella. New York: Continuum
International Pub. Group, 2009. PN1993.5 .I88.B5655 2009
Brunetta, Gian Piero. The History of Italian Cinema: a Guide to Italian Film from its Origins to
the Twenty-First Century / Gian Piero Brunetta ; translated by Jeremy Parzen. Princeton: Princeton
University Press, c2009. Queens Reserve Circ. Level 3 PN1993.5 .I88 B69313 2009 Reserve Loan
Celli, Carlo, 1963- A New Guide to Italian Cinema [electronic resource] / Carlo Celli and Marga
Cottino-Jones. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007. EBook
Sorlin, Pierre, Italian National Cinema, 1896-1996. Florence, KY: Routledge, 1996. EBook
For additional eBooks on cinema, see the database, ebrary
Then do a search for Italian cinema or name of individual director, actor, etc.
FILM & TELEVISION LITERATURE INDEX Citations and links to scholarly journal articles, magazine articles, trade publication articles
COMMUNICATIONS & MASS MEDIA COMPLETE (Ebsco) comprehensive coverage on communications and mass media from 600 journals
These databases and others can be found on the Queens College Databases page. You can use the drop-down menu to sort for only film related databases.
Searchable, digital library of nearly one million images, including film images.