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Film Studies: Screenplays & scores

A short guide to Bodleian Libraries' resources for Film Studies
Subjects: English, Film Studies

Screenplays online

Many screenplays can be found online but accuracy will vary depending on the source (and there may be several different versions of the same script).



Screenplays are catalogued on SOLO and can be searched for by title, author or subject. Use the following subject headings on SOLO as a guide to finding individual screenplays and books about screenplays:

• Film adaptations
• Motion picture authorship
• Motion picture plays
• Motion picture plays — Technique
• Storyboards
• Austen, Jane, 1775–1817 — Film and video adaptations
Sense and sensibility (Motion picture)

Film scores and music

The Bodleian Music Faculty Library has a collection of books on film music together with various scores and CDs. There are also some books on film music at the Taylor Institution Library. Use the following selected subject headings on SOLO to find music for particular films:

• Belle et la bête (Motion picture) — Songs and music
• Motion picture music
• Motion pictures and music
• Musical films
• Sound motion pictures