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American Film Institute Catalog (AFI)

Detailed reference source for American film back to 1893.

Publication Details

  • Time-span 1893 - 2011
  • Subscription Type SUBSCRIPTION
  • Publisher ProQuest
  • Help Guide Access help online
  • Languages English
  • Resource Types Article Database
  • Description The American Film Institute Catalog is a comprehensive resource for the study of American film. The searchable database contains citations to more than 60,000 films covering 1893 through 2011. Full catalog records are available until 1975; stub catalog records are available from 1976-2011. Full catalog entries give release and copyright dates; genre; information on technical processes; full credits for writing, directing, cast, production staff, production and distribution vehicles, literary and stage sources, lyricists and composers; plot summaries; production history; remakes; and censorship issues. Stub records contain release and copyright dates, genre, information on technical processes, production credits, cast, and notes. (Updated irregularly)