Uniform Titles for Motion Pictures
Uniform Titles for Motion Pictures: Local Policy
When cataloging a motion picture, you do not need to add a uniform title (130) to every bibliographic record.However, sometimes you do need to include one: situations and examples follow.
Reminder: check LCAUTH to see if they already have a uniform title for the motion picture. Import it and use LC's form.
Add a uniform title to a record for the motion picture itself:
1. When there is more than one motion picture with the same title (check OCLC, not just MIDCAT or LCMARC). When necessary, add date and possibly production company to distinguish different versions.
Same title, totally different plots, etc.
130 0#Traffic (Motion picture : 2000) [American film directed by Steven Soderbergh]
130 0#Traffic (Motion picture : 1991) [French film directed by Jacques Tati]
Same title, same plot, etc.
130 0#King Kong (Motion picture : 1933)
130 0#King Kong (Motion picture : 1976)
Same title, same year, different plots, different production companies
130 0#San Francisco (Motion picture : 1986 : Kaw Valley Films)
130 0#San Francisco (Motion picture : 1986 : Cycle Vision Tours, Inc.)
2.When MIDCAT already has a bib record for a motion picture screenplay, soundtrack, or critical work and the record has a 630 or 730 for a motion picture.
100 1 $a Ritchie, Donald.
'245 10 $a Focus on Rashomon
'630 '0 $a Rashomon (Motion picture)
DVD of Motion picture
130 0$a Rashomon (Motion picture)
245 10 $a Rashomon $h [videorecording]
3. When MIDCAT contains an identical title in any other format (even with author main entry).
100 1 $a Adams, Richard, $d 1920-
245 10 $a Watership down.
Motion picture based on book
130 0 $a Watership down (Motion picture)
245 10 $a Watership down $h [videorecording]
700 1 $a Adams, Richard, $d 1920- $t Watership down.
100 1 $a Miles, Eileen.
245 10 $a Chelsea girls.
Motion picture w/ same title, but NOT based on book
130 0 $a Chelsea girls (Motion picture)
245 10 $a Chelsea girls $h [videorecording]
4. When a motion picture has been dubbed (translated) or has several soundtracks that the viewer can choose.
- Consider only soundtracks (dubbing), not subtitles
DVD for French motion picture with English title on title screen; English soundtrack only
130 0# $a Nuit americaine (Motion picture). $l English
245 10 $a Day for night $h [videorecording]
DVD for Italian motion picture with English title on title screen; optional soundtrack in English
130 0# $a Battaglia di Algeri (Motion picture). $l English & Italian
245 14 $a The battle of Algiers $h [videorecording]
DVD for English motion picture with original English title (no foreign title on title screen); optional soundtrack in German
130 00# $a English patient (Motion picture).$l German and English
245 10 $a English patient $h [videorecording]