New Reference Book: 100 Animated Feature Films

By - Research & Instruction Librarian September 25th, 2012

100 Animated Feature Films by Andrew Osmond, Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.

Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 791.43 Os5O

An alphabetical list of 100 animated feature films, each accompanied by a short essay, which typically includes: summary, impact and historical placement.

Examples of Topics:

  • The Adventures of Prince Achmed
  • The Fabulous World of Jules Verne
  • The Incredibles
  • The Lion King
  • Le Roi et l’oiseau

Helpful for: Film Studies, History, Humanities, Gender Studies, Fine Arts

New Reference Book: Arab Filmmakers of the Middle East

By - Research & Instruction Librarian January 10th, 2012

Arab Filmmakers of the Middle East: A Dictionary by Roy Armes, Indiana U. Press, 2010.

Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 791.43 Ar5R

A helpful introduction on filmmaking in the Middle East is then followed by an alphabetical list of filmmakers in and from the Middle East.  Each name is followed by a brief biography and filmography.


  • Al-Rais, Maria Mohammad
  • Badr, Liana
  • Khill, Ibrahim
  • Tabari, Ula
  • Zureikat, Sima

Helpful for: Film Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Humanities, History, Global Studies, Gender Studies

New Reference Book: The New Biographical Dictionary of Film

By - Research & Instruction Librarian February 1st, 2011

The New Biographical Dictionary of Film, 4th edition by David Thomson,  Knopf, 2009.

Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 791.43 T38N

A biographical catalog of international (yet mostly Western) actors.

Examples include: Ingrid Bergman, Yul Brynner, Jeff Daniels, Heinosuke Gosho, Vivien Leigh

Helpful for: Humanities, Film Studies, Theater