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TCM230 Motion Picture Directing

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Type specific keywords or short phrases into the database search box rather than full sentences or questions.  Use AND to connect 2 or more different key concepts. Use quotations around exact phrases.

  • Search example: cinematography AND "Seven Samurai"
  • Search example: Kurosawa AND technique

Brainstorm a few different keywords that relate to the topic you are researching.  Use OR to connect 2 or more synonyms or related terms.  Try a few searches with different keywords to get different results.

  • Brainstorm synonyms: movie, film, cinema, documentary
  • Search example: (film OR movie) AND Casablanca AND cinematography 

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