The Filmic Context page deals with the "reel" part of your project, in contrast to the Historical Context page that deals with the "real."
Thus, the Filmic Context page is the complement to the Historical Context one. The purpose of the Historical Context page is to give users the "facts" and a way to do their own study of the history element. The purpose of the Filmic Context page is to focus on resources about the "fiction" that has been made with those facts in your film and in other representations.
The distinction between the two is not always firm and clear and, indeed, there can be overlap between them, so it's alright to repeat some reference material on both pages.
The Historical Context page has two parts: an essay and a list of resources. However, since you will do a scene analysis and an issue essay as separate pages, the Filmic Context will only have the list of resources.
Material appropriate for the Filmic Context section include scholarship on the film, on a book that is a source for the film, on the appropriate film genre, on other films or novels about the historical event, studies of the director, interviews with the director, and so forth.
Once again, it will not be unusual if some material is listed under both Historical Context and Filmic Context.
- Purpose (the author's thesis, main point or points, etc.)
- Plan (what content is covered; how the argument proceeds)
- Value/use (what the piece is good for, why a user would want it)
Research Resources at Lehigh
- Lehigh University ASA catalog (esp subject headings for your historical topic)
- Lehigh University databases http://library.lehigh.edu/content/database_finder/
- Film Literature Index (covers 1976-2001)
- The selected and general bibliography here on the RAH site
- Wikipedia: we still must treat the content of Wikipedia entries with caution, but they can be useful for their references and bibliographies
- Use Google or some similarly broad search engine for online material
- Film Reference has essays and filmographies on many directors