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Welcome to the West Valley College Library information portal for Film Criticism I have found some credible websites, subscription databases, books and e-books to support your classroom experience. Use the tabs across the top of the guide to navigate and do not hesitate to ask a librarian for help.
PBS - Roger Ebert's Life Spent 'At the Movies' Ends at Age 70
Prolific film writer Roger Ebert famously decided a movie's fate with the turn of his thumb. After a long and physically debilitating battle with cancer, Ebert died at age 70. Hari Sreenivasan talks more about Ebert and his impact on the film industry with David Edelstein, film critic for New York Magazine and NPR's Fresh Air.
Tips for Success
When you find a good source (book, article, web page), record the title, author, and other bibliographic info (journal title, web address, etc.).
- Take notes from your sources.
- As you read, mark the parts you might like to quote in your paper.
- Keep organized. Keep a binder with copies of articles, your notes, and drafts of your outline.