Bloomsbury and Faber Screenplays and Criticism

The Bloomsbury and Faber Screenplays and Criticism module is available to purchase via yearly subscription (includes all future content updates), or perpetual access – with annual content updates to the collection made available to purchase.

This module brings together a wide range of content from Bloomsbury and Faber & Faber to support studies of the moving image. It offers searchable access to screenplays presented in industry-standard studio format; introductory overview articles with expert analysis of selected themes; and critical and contextual books on cinema, including coverage of practical techniques for filmmaking and screenwriting.


Discover an expanding selection of classic, contemporary, adapted, and blockbusting screenplays, featuring these highlights:

Dunkirk cover image
The Grand Budapest Hotel cover image
The Big Lebowski cover image
Moonrise Kingdom cover image
Never Let Me Go cover image
Brief Encounter cover image

New screenplays in the 2019 content update include:

Vanilla Sky cover image
Taxi Driver cover image
Victoria and Abdul cover image
Rabid cover image
21 Grams cover image


Explore an extensive library of eBooks covering major genres, regions, themes, filmmaking techniques, screenwriting, and film history, designed to provoke further thought and support research:

Feminist Film Theory and Cléo from 5 to 7 cover image
The Faber Book of French Cinema cover image
Projections Edition 1 cover image
Exploiting East Asian Cinemas: Genre, Circulation, Reception cover image
A New History of Documentary Film cover image
How to Write: A Screenplay cover image

New books in the 2019 content update include:

Mike Leigh on Mike Leigh cover image
Spike Lee That’s My Story and I’m Sticking to It cover image
The Animation Studies Reader cover image
Directing Screen Performances cover image

Overview articles

A growing range of exclusively commissioned overview articles, written by expert authors which are designed to introduce users to key points of scholarship on specific themes such as:


An interactive timeline of cinema history, from the late nineteenth century to the present day, to enhance contextual understanding of film production, society and culture, and technologies. It provides links to related content throughout the resource.