Academic libraries that use the Library of Congress Classification Outline (the majority of them) can easily be browsed for serendipitous discovery of wonderful books in your subject area. All you need to know is the call number range https://library.nyu.edu/about/collections/search-collections/call-numbers/ to get yourself situated.
Library of Congress Call Number Areas:
PN1992 Television (history, theory, individual shows, writing for television)
PN1993 Film journals
PN1993.5 Film history (general history first, then grouped alphabetically by country)
PN1994-1995 Film theory and appreciation
PN1995.9 Films by special topics (e.g., detective films, film noir, war films, etc.)
PN1996 Screenplay writing
PN1998 Directors (biographies and criticism)
PN2000-2900 Actors and actresses (biographies and studies)
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