“Film* (film, films, filmings)
Cinema* (cinema, cinematograph, cinematographe)
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Materials created or published when a film was made or shown can provide a revealing perspective of the attitudes, assumptions and values of the time.
Old newspapers, journals, magazines and trade publications can have articles on new technologies, societal viewpoints and reactions, and film screenings and events. Display advertisements in these publications can provide indications of how films were released and marketed.
The following databases and electronic resources are good places to find information that looks back on early cinema. These resources can include film cast and credits, historical overviews, biographical information, critical analysis, and film reviews.
The Colby Library also has numerous books relating to the period. They can be found using the Colby Library online catalog.