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THTR 220: Film and Television Appreciation: Assignment #2

Songs, Studios, and Technicians...OH MY!

This is a four-part list-style project.

When is it due?

Due:  October 7, 2013 by 10pm.



Use the CRAAP test to evaluate your sources (like websites).

  • Currency
  • Relevance
  • Authority
  • Accuracy
  • Purpose



Find out which year your movie came out.  Using that year, list the top 10 songs. 



Were there any hit songs from your film?  If so, which?  Who wrote the music for your Hitchcock film?

Dig into your movie--there aren't outside resources for this one!


  • Which studio created this film?
  • Where does your film fit into the studio's cannon of work?
  • Where does your film fit into Hitchcock's cannon of work?
  • List 10 other films made by that studio.


List 10 technicians (no actors or Hitch, please) who worked on your film, and what they did.  Some may be easy (designers).  Some, not so much (Key Grip, Best Boy).  List one additional credit for each person.

Helpful McFarland Library Resources: Part One

American Decades                                             REF E 169.12 .A419 1994 v.1-10

American Popular Songs                                    REF ML128. N3 E9 1966

The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits                      REF ML156.4 .p6 W44 2010

Rolling Stone Magazine

Helpful Resources: Part Three

Here's where you'll have to evaluate some websites--but be careful--use the CRAAP test to see if the info you find is legit! 

Helpful McFarland Library Resources: Part Four

Current Biography                                                 REF CT100 .C8

The Film Encyclopedia                                          REF PN1993.45 .K38 2012

International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers REF PN1997.8 .I58 2000 v. 1-4

The Great Movie Stars: The Golden Years           REF PN1998 .A2 S57

Forty Years of Screen Credits                               REF PN1998 .A2 W4 v. 1-2