This guide helps patrons find particular French films in our collection on VHS, DVD, and on streaming media. It also helps patrons find dictionary information about French films, film makers, actors, and actresses. And, it helps patrons find articles and reviews of French films. We also have a general research guide about Film Criticism and Reviews here.
To find a particular film, look in the online catalog under the film title. Entries for streaming media films provide links to the movies in the catalog records. For the VHS and DVD versions take the call numbers and go to the Digital and Multimedia Center on 4th floor, West wing; ask at the service desk there for the one you want.
Here are some sample subject headings for finding French films and material about them in our online catalog. Use the advanced search. Change "any search" to Subject, by clicking on the down arrow and put in the L.C. subject heading.
Cinematography—France [technical aspects of making motion pictures and projection on screens]
[Ethnic group] in motion pictures [films about certain ethnicities]
Motion pictures—France [general works about French films shown in France or produced by French companies]
Motion pictures—France—history—20th century
Motion pictures, French [French produced films shown outside of France]
[Name of film production company]
National characteristics, French, in motion pictures
[Person’s last name, first name] in motion pictures [films about particular people]
[Place] in motion pictures [films about particular places]
[Topic] in motion pictures [films about particular topics]
Video recording [technical aspects of making digital recordings]