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Frank Manchel Film Studies Collection

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Approximately 6,100 volumes of the Library’s holdings comprise the Frank Manchel Film Study Collection, including Manchel’s four-volume annotated bibliography, Film Study. Besides books, the Manchel collection includes more than 500 bound volumes of film journals, manuscripts, movie posters and advertising slicks. Faculty, students and members of the community use this collection to research the work of specific directors, types of films, or how films dealt with specific social issues or depicted minorities.


Dr. Manchel, professor emeritus at the University of Vermont has written 17 books on film including. Film Study : An Analytical Bibliography, 1990. "It offers the readers the equivalent of browsing in a film-book library . . . Not to mince words anybody active as a film scholar or serious student had better have these fat volumes accessible to use routinely as a basic resource in mastering the literature on any aspect of film whatsoever" (John Barnes, Film Quarterly, 1993) Dr. Manchel has had an extensive career teaching in the departments of both English and Communications at the University of Vermont, where he also served as Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences for more than a decade.

Use of the Manchel Collection

  • The Manchel Collection may be viewed within the library by any patron. No one can take materials from the Manchel Collection out of the Library.
  • Only a portion of the Manchel collection is cataloged so the stacks are open so that patrons may browse its contents.
  • Handle all books and manuscripts with care. Use a pencil, and notepaper or cards to take notes.
  • The staff will make photocopies for all researchers. Staff will determine if an item can be photocopied without damage to the original item.Do not reshelve any material return all materials to the library staff.

Books

  1. Every Step a Struggle: Interviews with Seven Who Shaped the African-american Image in Movies(Washington DC: New Academia Publishing, 2007)
  2. Film Study: An Analytical Bibliography. 4 Vols. (Cranbury, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1990)
  3. An Album Of Modern Horror Films (N.Y.: Franklin Watts, 1983)
  4. Great Science Fiction Films; Revised Edition (N.Y.: Franklin Watts, 1982)
  5. Great Sports Movies (N.Y.: Franklin Watts, 1980)
  6. The Box Office Clowns: From Bob Hope To Woody Allen (N.Y.: Franklin Watts, 1979)
  7. Gangsters On The Screen (N. Y.: Franklin Watts, 1978)
  8. Women On The Hollywood Screen (N. y.: Franklin Watts, 1977)
  9. An Album Of Great Science Fiction Films (N. y.: Franklin Watts, 1976)
  10. The Talking Clowns (N. y.: Franklin Watts, 1976)
  11. Yesterday's Clowns: The Rise Of Film Comedy (N. y.: Franklin Watts, 1973)
  12. Film Study: A Resource Guide (Cranbury, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1973)
  13. Cameras West (Englewood Cliffs: Prentice Hall, 1971)
  14. Terrors Of The Screen (Englewood Cliffs: Prentice Hall, 197o)
  15. When Movies Began To Speak (Englewood Cliffs: Prentice Hall, 1969)
  16. When Pictures Began To Move (Englewood Cliffs: Prentice Hall, 1968)
  17. Movies And How They Are Made (Englewood Cliffs: Prentice Hall, 1968)

Articles and Book Chapters

  • "What Does It Mean, Mr. Holmes? An Approach to Film Study," Literature Film Quarterly 31:1 (2003):69-76.
  • "Cultural Confusion: A Look Back At Delmar Daves' BROKEN ARROW." Hollywood’s Indian: The Portrayal of the Native American on Film. Eds. Peter Rollins and John E. O’Connor. Lexington: The University of Kentucky Press, 2003. Expanded Edition.
  • "What About Jack? Another Perspective on Family Relationships in Stanley Kubrick's THE SHINING," Discovering Stephen King’s ‘The Shining’. Ed. Tony Magistrale. San Bernardino, CA.: The Borgo Press, 1998.
  • "Cultural Confusion: A Look Back At Delmar Daves' BROKEN ARROW." Hollywood’s Indian: The Portrayal of the Native American on Film. Eds. Peter Rollins and John E. O’Connor. Lexington: The University of Kentucky Press, 1998.
  • "Losing and Finding SERGEANT RUTLEDGE," Historical Journal of Film, Radio, and Television 17:2 (March 1997):245-59.
  • Blackface, White Noise: Jewish Immigrants in the Hollywood Melting Pot,’" Historical Journal of Film, Radio, and Television 17:1 (March 1997):137-143.
  • "The Man who Made the Stars Shine Brighter: An Interview With Woody Strode," Black Scholar 25:2 (Spring 1995):37-46. "A Reel Witness: Steven Spielberg's Representation of the Holocaust in SCHINDLER'S LIST," Journal of Modern History 67 (March 1995):83-100.
  • "What About Jack?: Another Perspective on Family Relationships in Stanley Kubrick's THE SHINING," Literature Film Quarterly 23:1 (1995):68-78.
  • "Cultural Confusion: A Look Back At Delmar Daves' BROKEN ARROW," Film and History 23:1-4 (1995):57-69.
  • "How To Win A Peabody,' PEABODY (Athens: University of Georgia George F. Peabody Awards, 1990) 27 entries on film and television personalities for American Academic Encyclopedia (Princeton: Arete Publishing Company, 198O)
  • "Remaking a King's Image," Subject and Strategy, ed. by Paul Eschholz and Alfred Rosa (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1978), 18O-193.
  • "A War Over Justice: An Interview with Marcel Ophuls," Film Literature Quarterly 6:1 (Winter 1978)"Reading the Script," Easy Going: The Merrill Linguistic Reading Program (Columbus: Charles E. Merrill Publishing Company, 1975)
  • "Dickens and the Film," Exercise Exchange (Fall 1974)"The Afro-American in Hollywood Films, Part II," Bulletin of Black Theatre 5 (Spring 1974)
  • "The Afro-American in Hollywood Films, Part I." Bulletin of Black Theatre 5 (Fall 1973)"Film Literacy Bibliography," Journal of New England Reading Association (Fall 1973)
  • "For Us and By Us," Journal of New England Reading Association (Spring 1973)
  • "Movies and Man's Humanity," Readings in the Humanities, ed. by Sheila Schwartz (N. y.: Macmillan, 197O)
  • "Seeing and Perceiving," The Rhode Island English Journal (Fall 1969) "Reversing the Process," The English Leaflet (Fall 1969)
  • "The Tired Critics," The English Leaflet (February 1969) Republished in The Rhode Island English Journal (Spring 1969)
  • "Volunteers for La Mancha," The English Leaflet (September 1968) "Study Guide for The Hustler," Screen Education (March/April 1968)
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  • "The Archetypal American," Media and Methods (April 1968) "Teaching Dr. Strangelove," Media and Methods (December 1967)*
  • "Teaching Nothing But A Man," Media and Methods, (October 1967)
  • "Film Education in Our Time," Screen Education(July/August 1967)*
  • "Film Images of the Negro," Media and Methods (April 1967)
  • "Evaluating Motion Pictures: 1966," Greater Hartford Forum, 1966
  • "The Universal Classroom," Screen Education (January/February 1966)
  • "The Film and the Book," English Journal (March 1964)
  • * Reprinted by ERIC ** Reprinted in The Compleat Guide to Film Study, ed. by G. Howard Poteet, (Champlain, I11." The National Council of Teachers of English 1972)