Film and Media Arts: Film Synopses

A Selection of Cinematic Themes and Synopses Books

Find Film Synopses


A synopsis will often summarize the production dates, artistic & production staff, lead performers, principle characters, settings/locations, and plot of a film.

In the Usearch catalog, do a keyword search for the terms: (films OR "motion pictures") AND (catalogs OR "plots, themes") to get a list of 600+ books.

You can further refine the results by clicking on options under the "Subjects" heading in the right-hand column (click "Show More" to see all the Subject options).

You can also narrow the search by adding the name of a studio (e.g. Vitaphone) or a genre of film (e.g. horror) to the search box and searching again.


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