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Subject Headings for Genre and National Cinemas

These are examples of Genre/Form Subject Headings that are useful for creating lists of films from the Vassar Library collection.  Genre/Form Subject Headings are not always consistently applied, so for example, some of the videos in our collection with "noirish" elements do not have the subject heading "film noir," but the core titles do have this subject heading.

Importance and Purpose of Filmographies

Films are notoriously difficult to categorize and index, and it isn't always possible to retrieve the groupings that you want using the subject headings in the catalog.  

AFI/BFI Filmographies

The American Film Institute and the British Film Institute frequently issue lists that are great starting points.  Check for the titles in our catalogue, and you'll probably find them.  If you find that we don't have a title, or if we have the VHS and you'd like us to replace it with the DVD or streaming access, request the purchase using an acquisition form.

AFI's 100 Years, 100 Movies - 10th Anniversary Edition

Sight & Sound 2012 Critics' Top 250 Films