The intention of this filmbibliographical
information is to give scientific interest in film a helping hand. Especially
I try to include as many recent publications as possible (although there
will be some greater gaps while trying to catch up).
Another criterion is length: There will
be no pages, which have to be scrolled to reach the newest publications
at the end. This means that 1. I will work with smaller, very specific
terms, so a hierarchy will be developed, depending on the amount and
frequency of important and new publications, and that 2. older entries
may be thrown out I don´t claim to offer a complete
survey of all the classics related to a certain term. In this case I
refer to literary references which you can find in the recommended recent
publications as well as in relevant bibliographies (M.Hagener/ M.Töteberg
(Eds.): Film An International Bibliography. Stuttgart & Weimar
The content of this database is directed
by a lot of accidents; the constant inclusion of new publications
should work against these. I will include not only books, but also articles
from film/media magazines as well as anthologies. A list of the magazines
which have been taken into account extensively, can be found on the
Journals-Page; others will follow.
The most useful access to the various
terms will be in using the alphabetical
index. Additionally, there is a hierarchical access to the
information through a few main subjects, or the list of Persons.
I try to develop this database and their
terms in the sense they are used in the English- and German-speaking
research, possibly on a varied basis and without prefering a single
way of thought. Anyway, there will be a system, even without a classification-theory,
which emerges out of thinking about new entries. However, I am aware
that not everyone´s expectations will be satisfied. The Links
should help to yield contexts and ask new questions. I admit, that there
are (partly inevitable) contradictions. Definitely, the database´s
character will and should change in a yet unknown direction.
Unfortunately, not all of the entries
can be checked for their correctness. Responsible for all gaps and the
lack of updating: this filmbiographical information is a - temporally
limited - One-Man-Show! Thanks for using it anyway - you are
welcome to give advice, fair comments or praise.