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CMTH 220: Introduction to Film: "Chick Flicks"

This guide will help you find film criticism, biographies of directors, definitions of film genres, and information about the Library's DVD collection.

Classic "Chick Flicks" on DVD

What characteristics define a so-called “Chick Flick”? Visit the “Film Genres” page on the American Movie Classics (AMC) web site to find out!


Now Streaming: Films on Demand

Cold MountainHow does a popular novel get turned into a movie? Watch this documentary, Climbing "Cold Mountain": Turning a Best-Seller into a Box Office Hit, to find out. This program tracks the evolution of director Anthony Minghella’s Hollywood adaptation from initial scripting to world premiere screening. Behind-the-scenes footage of the pre-production, production, and post-production processes sheds light on location scouting, casting, research, set-building, music recording, location shooting, working with actors, film editing, and more. Interviews with Minghella, as well as with Jude Law, Renée Zellwegger, Nicole Kidman, and other members of the star-studded cast are featured.

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