1000 Frames of Hitchcock - An attempt to reduce each of the 52 available major Hitchcock films down to just 1000 frames. The aim of the project is to create a library of images which can be used to illustrate blog posts, web articles and reviews. Note that the pages for the movies are large (containing, as they do, 1000 images), so each may take several seconds to fully load.
A Centennial Salute to Cinema - From an exhibition produced by
the Photographic History Collection at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American
A-Bittersweet-Life - A creative engine with the mission to spark artistic passion, focusing on film and filmmaking. The space is dedicated to all things that stir creativity and inspire artists and filmmakers while shedding light on cinema as art that engages the audience through an enriching experience.
ABC News: Entertainment - Entertainment portal with news and resources on movies, TV, games, music, and celebrities.
Academy Museum - The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is building the world's leading movie museum in the heart of Los Angeles. Located in the historic Wilshire May Company building next to the campus of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the six story Academy Museum was greenlighted by the Academy's Board of Governors in October 2012. The Academy Museum will contain state-of-the-art galleries, exhibition spaces, movie theaters, educational areas, and special event spaces. Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano, the Museum will curate and present the work of Oscar winners and nominees, as well as the legions of global artists who make movies
Margaret Herrick Library Digital Collections - Contains more than 3000 items,
including correspondence, photographs, early release fliers, full issues of rare periodicals, sheet music and movie star ephemera. The
database also includes complete copies of more than 250 Academy publications, dating back to the founding of the organization in 1927.
Active Voice - A team of communications experts who specialize in working with powerful films to advance movements for social change.
Ain't It Cool News - News coverage of the film industry: scripts,
casting, pre-production, production, post-production, test screenings, marketing, and the release of the films.
Alfred Hitchcock Interview with François Truffraut - In the fall of 1962, François Truffaut carried out extensive interviews with Alfred Hitchcock at his offices at Universal Studios. The interviews were recorded to audio tape and the content eventually edited down into the "Hitchcock/Truffaut" book. Internet Archive provides the full interview in 25 files around a half hour each.
Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) - The trade association responsible for
negotiating virtually all the industry-wide guild and union contracts, including the American Federation of Musicians (AFM); American
Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA); Directors Guild of America (DGA); International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees
(IATSE); International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW); Laborers Local 724; Screen Actors Guild (SAG); Teamsters Local 399, and Writers Guild of America (WGA).
American Film Institute (AFI) - Independent, non-profit organization dedicated to: preserving the
heritage of film and television, identifying and training new talent, and increasing recognition and understanding of the moving image as
an art form. A national institute providing leadership in screen education and the
recognition and celebration of excellence in the art of film, television and digital media. Also see the AFI Catalog of Feature Films. It includes entries on nearly 60,000 American feature-length films and 17,000 short films produced from 1893-2011. It also includes AFI AWARDS honorees from 2000 through the present.
Anamorphic DVD - Explanation of anamorphic 16:9 widescreen enhancement
Animation Industry Database (AIDB) - Resource for the professional animation, visual effects and
gaming-related communities. Use the database and free downloadable directories to find animation, visual effects and related companies
located throughout the world. Choose from almost 5,000 companies and schools in over 100 categories ranging from animation production to
distribution, from advertising agencies to trade commissions. Use the AIDB as a buyer's guide, a way to find clients, get work and
obtain the products and services you need.
AssistantDirectors - Information for production companies and independent contractors,
equipment vendors, industry news, and extensive links.
Audio-Visual Conservation at The Library of Congress - The Library is home to
more than 1.1 million film, television, and video items. With a collection ranging from motion pictures made in the 1890s to today's TV programs, the Library's holdings are an unparalled record of American and international creativity in moving images.
The Library of Congress also holds the nation's largest public collection of sound recordings containing music, spoken word and
radio broadcasts, nearly 3.5 million recordings in all. Over 110 years of sound recordings history is represented in nearly every audio
format, from cylinders to CDs, covering a wide range of subjects and genres in considerable depth and breadth. Located at the
foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Culpeper, Virginia, the Library's newly completed Packard Campus of the National Audio-Visual Conservation Center provides underground
storage for this entire collection on 90 miles of shelving, together with extensive modern facilities for the acquisition, cataloging and
preservation of all audio-visual formats.
Barbicon: Film - London's multi-arts and conference venue. Barbican Screen, with two cinemas in the Centre, offers the very best independent,
art-house and blockbuster film releases.
BBC: Film - Film reviews, DVDs, star interviews, articles by experts, and special features.
BigScreenBiz - Motion picture film industry business to business site for people who create,
run, and show movies with services, discussion forums, auctions, news and information for exhibition, filmmakers, distribution, movie
theaters, concession, and manufacturers.
Box Office Guru - Extensive box office information on domestic and international films, release
schedules, weekend grosses, monthly data, all-time blockbusters and more.
Box Office Mojo - Provides accurate, comprehensive and timely box office data and analysis. In
addition to reporting film grosses, the site's content includes stories, profiles, commentary, reviews, release schedules, reader forums,
polls and more.
Brian's Drive-in Theater - An extended tribute to many unsung B-movie actors
and actresses from the 1930s through the 1980s.
British Films Directory - Contains the listings for many new
British feature films and a selection of shorts either in production or on release. Each entry has a brief synopsis, a photo and
information on sales agent, production company, cast and crew. And each year, British Council Film chooses a selection of
films from the Films Directory to form
the Britfilms Catalogue. The
catalogue is compiled as a printable PDF and intended as a reference tool particularly to assist Festival
programmers and film buyers, as well as other filmmakers, students, statisticians and film historians.
British Film Institute (BFI) - UK's national body for film television and the moving image,
comprising collections and archives, cinema exhibition and education.
Britmovie - An archive of British film directors, actors, film reviews and links.
California Film Commission - Your one-stop
office for permitting, location assistance, and filming resources throughout California. The California Film Commission offers free on-line permitting for all state property including state parks and beaches,
freeways, roads, and government buildings.
Canadian Feature Film Database - Compiles the principal credits
of every Canadian feature film from 1913 to 2009. Establishes a list of Canadian feature films from published information up to 2009.
Features over 4,300 films. Addition of post-2009 films is planned for a future iteration of the database.
Canadian Film Encyclopedia (CFE) - CFE includes over 750 film title,
biographical and subject entries, covering some of Canada's foremost historical and modern films and filmmakers. The film title entries
include plot summaries, commentary and credits, and the biographical entries have a comprehensive list of film and video works indicating
the person's key creative roles.
CAV Distribution and Replication - Optical disc manufacturing. Offers all aspects of DVD and CD replication, duplication, and distribution. Retail partners include Walmart, Best Buy, Circuit City, Fry's
Electronics and Tower Records.
Celluloid Monkeys - Quality services and information for authors and screenwriters, including
professional screenplay coverage, screenplay and book analysis, spec scripts, database of 3,500 produced screenplays. Information on
contests, agents, producers, interviews, and search engine directory for entertainment-related sites and businesses around the world.
Centro sperimentale di cinematografia (Rome) - The most important Italian institution for training, research and experimentation in the field of cinema, intended in its widest sense, of films, documentaries, fiction and animation.
CineFiles - A database of reviews, press kits, festival and showcase program notes,
newspaper articles, and other documents from the Pacific Film Archive Library's
collection, University of California, Berkeley.
Cinima Minima - A news service for movie makers. Its daily news digest covers movie making, digital
tools, editing, intellectual property rights, story, sound, acting, and distribution, including film festivals.
Cinema Novo - A genre and movement of film noted for its emphasis on social equality
and intellectualism that rose to prominence in Latin America during the 1960s and 1970s. It means 'New Cinema' in Portuguese, which is the
official language of Brazil, the movement's "home". Cinema Novo formed in response to class and racial unrest both in Latin
America and the United States. Influenced by Italian neorealism and French New Wave, films produced under the ideology of Cinema
Novo opposed traditional Brazilian cinema, which consisted primarily of musicals, comedies and Hollywood-style epics. Glauber Rocha is widely regarded as Cinema Novo's most influential
Cinema Sites - Extensive film resources directory: reviews, previews, production studios, fan
pages, film and TV news and zines, media contact listings, guilds, associations, and organizations, festivals, scripts, trade shows, and
Cinema Treasures - Devoted to movie theater preservation and awareness. Utilizing the
community-building capabilities of the Internet, Cinema Treasures unites movie theater owners and enthusiasts in a common cause-to
save the last remaining movie palaces across the country.
Cinemacom - Dedicated to providing a lasting resource for the best in films and
movie poster art. They sell DVDs of good films not commercially available on DVD to help support the site. A great location for
doing film research - includes essays, displays 1,200+ movie posters and lists over 3,000 worthy films.
Cinephilia - Term used to refer to a passionate interest in cinema, film theory and
film criticism. The term is a portmanteau of the words cinema and philia, one of the four ancient Greek words for love.
Cineuropa - European portal dedicated to cinema and audiovisual in four languages. Provides daily news, interviews, databases, and in-depth investigations into the audiovisual industry. Cineuropa promotes the European film industry throughout the world.
Classic Film and Television - An educational site by Mike Gost containing reviews and
articles about films and television, and articles on their writers, directors and photographers.
Crime Films - Focuses on the most discussed forms of crime film -
gangster films, classic film noir, neo-noir - plus 'the best of the rest' (heist films, police procedurals, cop buddy films, etc.). The
site also takes in parodies, TV series, and video games.
Digital Cinema (Wikipedia) - Digital cinema refers to the use of digital
technology to capture, distribute, or project motion pictures. A movie can be distributed via hard drives, optical disks (such as DVDs
and Blu-ray Discs), or satellite and projected using a digital projector instead of a conventional film projector. Digital cinema is
distinct from high-definition television and is not dependent on using television or high-definition video standards, aspect ratios, or
frame rates. In digital cinema, resolutions are represented by the horizontal pixel count, usually 2K (2048 times 1080 or 2.2 megapixels) or
4K (4096 times 2160 or 8.8 megapixels).
Digital Cinema Initiatives (DCI) - Created in March, 2002, DCI is a joint venture of Disney, Fox, Paramount, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Universal and Warner Bros. Studios. DCI's primary
purpose is to establish and document voluntary specifications for an open architecture for digital cinema that ensures a uniform and
high level of technical performance, reliability and quality control.
Digital Cinema Report - Provides an in-depth and informed global perspective on
business and technology changes in every phase of the moviemaking and exhibition process.
Digital Cinema Society - A nonprofit educational cooperative dedicated to the
industry's informed integration of new technology. Formed in 2003, as an outgrowth of a pro bono documentary on the subject of digital
cinema, it now has an international membership over 5,000 and counts some of the top filmmaking, technology, and business leaders in
the entertainment industry among its membership.
Digital Hollywood - Trade conferences and events for artists, professionals and top
Digital Intermediate Guide - Digital Intermediate, often abbreviated or referred to as DI, is a process consisting of three separate processes of films 'scene to screen'. Part 1 is considered to be the digitisation of the motion picture plates, known as scanning. Although as we have already discussed this could also be recorded in HD or another digital format, which does not require a lengthy scanning period. Part 2 is understood to be the 'intermediate' section of the process. It is where manipulating the colour and other characteristics to change the look are creatively effected, it is usually the final creative adjustment to a movie before distribution in theatres. Part 3 is the final stage where the manipulated, cleaned and compiled data is put back to film as the master negative from which the distribution prints are struck.
Directory of World Cinema - Each volume of the Directory takes the form of a collection of reviews, longer essays and research resources, accompanied by film stills highlighting significant films and players.
DocuSeek - A searchable database for documentary, social issue, and educational videos which allows
users to search for videos by grade level, length, filmmaker, and other specific characteristics. Search results include complete title
information, a detailed description, reviews and awards, plus links to the distributors.
Dr. Macro's High Quality Movie Scans - High quality images of famous screen stars, mostly from
the 1940's and earlier: 8 x 10 glossy movie stills and publicity photos presented for your viewing and downloading pleasure - all free.
Drive-ins - Definitive resource for drive-in movie information, providing research, survey data,
press archives and related resources to drive-in enthusiasts, owners and entrepreneurs around the world.
Eddie Muller: Noir City - Eddie Muller's recent works, both fiction and
non-fiction, have earned him a couple of catchy nicknames: "The Mayor of Dark City" and "The Czar of Noir" - as well as two Edgar Award
nominations from the Mystery Writers of America. He is also the programmer and host of the popular Festival of Film Noir at Hollywood's
legendary Egyptian Theater, as well as the recently inaugurated San Francisco Film Noir
eveo - Personal, engaging, short videos from independent filmmakers all over the world.
Experimental Television Center - An on-going research initiative which documents video
art and community television, as it evolved in rural and urban New York State, and across the US. Begun in 1994, the Project has several initiatives including research, conferences and the website.
Film - Film news, reviews, and interviews,
trialers or search for online audio and video.
Film Archive, The - Collections of predominantly New Zealand film, video and television dating
from 1895 to the present day. Every genre of filmmaking - feature films, documentaries, short films, home movies, newsreels, television
programmes and film and television advertisements - is represented. There is also a significant documentation collection which includes
publicity materials, stills, posters, production records, props, costumes and equipment.
Film Genre - From Wikipedia: In film theory, genre refers to the primary method of film categorization. A "genre" generally refers to films that share similarities in the narrative elements from which they are constructed. Three main types are often used to categorize film genres; setting, mood, and format:
Crime - Places its character within realm of criminal
activity, or within organizations attempting to prevent said activity (or sometimes both).
Thriller - Intended to provoke
excitement and/or nervous tension into audience.
Animation - The rapid display of a sequence of 2-D artwork or
model positions in order to create an illusion of movement.
Biography - Also known as biopic, a
format that tells the story of an historic figure or an inspirational story about real people. This genre is arguably the most
controversial, because the majority of biopics show fictionalized events.
Musical - Songs are sung by the characters and interwoven
into the narrative.
Short Subject - May strive to contain many of the elements of a "full-length"
feature, in a shorter time-frame.
Film Industry Links - Unions and professional organizations, film festivals,
institutes and archives, studios and networks, film departments, theatre departments, writers, and related links.
Film Journal International - A trade publication covering the motion picture industry,
including theatrical exhibition, production, distribution, and allied activities. Though not specifically geared to the consumer (with an
emphasis on the business of showing films - projectors, sound systems and popcorn machines, for example) the publication nonetheless offers
much value for film lovers: articles on major and independent films and companies, advance reviews of virtually every movie that will hit
the big screen, film business news and analysis, and charts of upcoming films. The site includes Blog, Features, Film Makers, Film Co. News, Reel News, Reviews, and the following film guides:
Blue Sheets - A listing of forthcoming features, covering
new projects announced in the past several months, plus films that have undergone major personnel or title changes. Data includes
distributor or production company (listed in parentheses), cast, production credits and synopsis. Release dates, when known, are listed
after the RD. Projects still in development are signified by ID.
Distribution Guide - Ready reference information on the who,
what, where and how of theatrical sales. It lists in comprehensive detail the names, addresses, personnel, telephone numbers and
product of domestic and international distributors, both major and independent, along with similar information on regional exchanges
and exchanges and subdistributors, together with national companies they handle.
Equipment Guide - Provides ready reference information on
the theatrical equipment and concessions industry. It lists in comprehensive detail the company names, addresses, telephone numbers,
personnel, affiliations and product of equipment and concession manufacturers and service companies, along with similar information on
U.S. and foreign dealers and suppliers, arranged in alphabetical order according to state or country.
Exhibition Guide - An alphabetical listing designed to
provide ready reference information on the leading theatrical motion picture circuits. It lists in comprehensive detail such data as
company names, addresses and phone numbers, total screens and new screens projected, division office locations, top personnel, recent
circuit acquisitions, and a state-by-state breakdown of screens.
Film London - London screen industries agency, connecting ideas, talent and finance to develop a creative culture in the city that delivers success in film, television, animation, games and beyond.
Film Reference - Actors, directors, film criticism, writers, production artists, movie reviews.
Film Reference Library (FRL) - Maintains the world's largest resource of
English-language Canadian film and film-related materials as well as a wide range of local, national and international film resources.
Film Society of Lincoln Center - Founded in 1969 to celebrate American and international cinema, to
recognize and support new filmmakers, and to enhance awareness, accessibility and understanding of the art among a broad and diverse film
going audience. Presents a 363-day season that includes premieres of new films from an international roster of established and emerging
directors; major retrospectives; in-depth symposia and high profile events.
Filmsite.org (aka "Greatest Films) - An award-winning, unique resource since 1996
for classic film buffs and all who are interested in films. Includes interpretive and detailed plot synopses, review commentary, an
unparalleled wealth of film reference material, and historical background and descriptions for hundreds of classic Hollywood/American and
other English-language films in the last century.
FilmSound - Dedicated to the art and analyses of film sound design and film sound theory. Also see Film Sound History page, a bibliography of film sound history refernces
and online articles.
FilmStew - Business-to-business portal consolidating products, services, and talent resources
required by the international film and television production industry. Also, news, reviews, photos, feature articles, box office returns
Focus - The specialty films unit of Universal Pictures, a division of Vivendi
Footage - Stock footage resource for news, creative, archival, and RF.
FRED (Film Radio Entertainment & Dialogue) - A multi-channel internet radio station targeted at all those who love independent cinema and gravitate around the world of film festivals: filmmakers, film critics, journalists specializing in cinema, film students, festival organizers and film industry workers (producers, distributors, sales agents, etc), and simply film buffs who want to know more about independent cinema.
George Eastmann House - An independent
nonprofit museum and educational institution that tells the story of photography and motion pictures. Collects and preserves objects that
are of significance to photography, motion pictures, and the life of George Eastman.
Go For Locations - Provides services to location managers and to the greater film industry.
Greatest Films - Interpretive, descriptive review commentary and historical background, a wealth of
film reference material (including a complete Academy Awards History and Film History by Decade), and hundreds of colorful, vintage film poster
reproductions for some of the best Hollywood and American classic films in the last century.
Guerrilla Filmmaking 101 - A series of how-to articles for the filmmaker
without studio backing from filmmakers that have done it.
Harold Lloyd - From the Harold
Lloyd Trust and Harold Lloyd Entertainment, Inc.
Harvard Film Archive- Provides the faculty and students of Harvard University and the
greater scholarly community with academic research services and a public film program that offers audiences the opportunity to view international and
independent films and to interact with filmmakers and artists.
Hollywood - A leading movie-related site on the Internet, featuring over one million pages of
in-depth movie information, including movie descriptions and reviews, showtime listings, entertainment news, and an extensive multimedia
Hollywood Network - Extensive network of industry information, resources, and services,
including registration of actors, writers, screenwriters, musicians and composers, and producers.
IFP - Dedicated to providing resources, information and avenues of communication
for its members: independent filmmakers, industry professionals and independent film enthusiasts.
IMAX - One of the world's leading entertainment technology companies, with particular emphasis on film
and digital imaging technologies including 3D, post-production and digital projection. The IMAX Theatre Network consists of more
than 220 IMAX affiliated theatres in 30 countries.
Independent Lens: Community Cinema - A free monthly screening series, Community Cinema features films from the Emmy Award-winning PBS series Independent Lens. In over 50 cities nationwide, screenings are followed by lively panel
discussions that bring together citizens, organizations and public television stations to encourage dialogue and action around important
and timely social issues. Last season, over 30,000 people attended 400 events nationwide.
Independent Television Service (ITVS) - Funds, presents, and promotes award-winning documentaries and
dramas on public television and cable, innovative new media projects on the Web, and the Emmy Award-winning weekly series Independent
Lens Thursday nights at 10:00 PM on PBS.
IndieClub - Networking site for those interested in the acting, directing, producing, writing,
lighting or other skills associated with making film or video.
IndieFlix - Provides a forum for filmmakers and their audience to interact.
IndieNetwork - Independent film making news, chat, and information.
Internet Movie Database (IMDb) - Exceptional catalog of information on 200,000+ movie and TV titles, 400,000+ actors and actresses, nearly 40,000 directors and hundreds of thousands of other people who help make magic on the big and
IMDb: Photo Galleries - IMDb has over 20,000 photos of your
favorite stars, singers, and directors - shots from premieres, award ceremonies, movie stills. Plus there are headshots to the main
listings of over 1000 celebrities with thousands more to be added.
Inside the Actors Studio - James Lipton has interviewed more than 80
of contemporary film and theater's most noteworthy contributors.
John Cohen Works - Although he is best known as a musician, Cohen's photographs and
films have been recognized by museums, galleries and at film festivals worldwide. From the late 1950s on, he was involved with the emerging
Art world in New York City, and photographed Robert Frank's production of the film Pull My Daisy about the beat
generation- including Jack Kerouac and Alan Ginsberg. He also documented the emergence of Pop Art, and the Cedar Bar,
homeplace of the Abstract Expressionist painters. He was part of the music scene from which Bob Dylan emerged in Greenwich Village during
the 1960's. After 1960, the major focuses of his work include Old Time Music (from the Appalachians) and Peruvian projects. He has filmed,
photographed and recorded Andean music in Peru, and made an early study and collection of contemporary Andean textiles.
John Sayles - Articles, interviews, reviews, and other information about flm director John
Sayles and his work.
Kinema Club - Devoted to
the study of Japanese moving image media.
LA 411 - Provides the entertainment industry with
trustworthy production resources for film, TV, commercials, video and music video production.
LAFCO - A collective of multi-talented individuals producing cutting edge work in film and music. The LAFCO Bus is a fully self sufficient, solar powered, hi-tech video and music production studio on wheels.
Laurel & Hardy - Official website. Feature Laurel & Hardy films and related Laurel & Hardy topics, news, video clips, downloads, photos.
Lee Strasberg - Official site of the legendary actor and director.
Letterbox/Widescreen Advocacy Page - A comprehensive guide to the widescreen experience with
evaluations of the widescreen release patterns of the studios, widescreen/letterbox links, widescreen-supporting video stores, and, of
course, a directory of widescreen releases.
Los Angeles Film School - An entertainment media school located in the heart of Hollywood offering
degrees in film, computer animation and game production, with hands-on training taught by industry professionals.
Angeles Plays Itself - A video essay by Thom
Andersen, finished in 2003, exploring the way Los Angeles has been presented in movies. Consisting entirely of clips from other
films, it was never released due to rights issues, though can been seen at film festivals and in special presentations by the director.
Also see this page for movies mentioned in Los Angeles Plays Itself.
Louise Brooks Society - Dedicated to the life & times of the silent film star Louise
Brooks (1906 - 1985). These pages contain an on-line archive of articles, interviews and ephemera (including vintage material), a
portrait gallery, filmography, commentary, bibliographies, links, and contributions from fans around the world.
LUMIERE - Database on admissions of films released in European cinemas since
Margaret Herrick Library - A world-renowned, non-circulating reference and research
collection devoted to the history and development of the motion picture as an art form and as an industry. Established in 1928, a year
after the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was founded, the library
moved to its current Beverly Hills location in 1991.
Media Resources Center (MRC) (University of California, Berkeley) - The MRC permanent collection comprises materials in a wide range of subject fields, with emphasis on titles which have broad interdisciplinary
interest. The collection includes dramatic performances; literary adaptations; speeches; lectures and events; primary source recordings,
such as historic TV commercials and newsreels; and documentaries, including one of the strongest collections of works by independent film
and video makers in the U.S. MRC is in the process of developing a digital library of audiorecordings of UCB lectures and
events, as well as an archive of significant historical recordings. MRC is also experimenting with adding digital video clips to
its catalog of holdings. Both audio and video recordings are available to UCB and other users who have the appropriate players and
plug-ins on their computers.
Media Resources Center (MRC) - The UC Berkeley Library's
primary collection of materials in electronic non-print (audio and visual) formats. These formats include: videocassettes, DVDs
(Digital Versatile Discs), and laser discs; compact audio discs; audiocassettes; slides; and interactive multimedia materials.
Metacafe - As a leading independent online video site, Metacafe makes it easy to find
videos from your favorite content creators - and we help you discover new ones.
Met Film School - Practical filmmaking experience taught by industry professionals in an
active film studio. Locations in London and Berlin.
Midnight Eye - Japanese cinema: interviews, features, film reviews and book reviews.
Motion Graphics - Students in Parsons' Design and Technology bachelor's degree program use computer
vision, pattern recognition, and computational algorithms to produce innovative and contemporary end results. Much of their work is
dynamic, controlled by sensors and triggers, and driven by data. Students employ software packages like After Effects, Maya, Vizrt,
OpenFrameworks, Kinect, and Processing, along with new forms of interface, large-scale multi-touch screens, and physical motion and body
sensing. All of these tools and technologies are relevant to the industry that college students are entering after graduation.
Movie Cliches List - A listing of the most annoying and common logic flaws and stereotypes found
Movie-Mistakes - Continuity mistakes, goofs, and other errors in films, together with the
occasional bit of trivia.
MovieFlix - A leading broadband movie provider on
the Web that develops and maintains a library of full-length movies, short films, independent films, and television shows available over
the Internet via streaming video technology.
Moviefone - Interactive movie listing guide and
ticketing service. Showtimes and tickets, reviews, stars and news.
MovieLens - A research site run by the GroupLens Research group at the University of Minnesota. MovieLens uses "collaborative filtering" technology to make recommendations of movies/videos
that you might enjoy. The predictions you get are personalized to your tastes, which are learned by asking you to rate movies that you have
Moviepooper - Spoilers. Provides the endings to classic, near-classic, recent and new movies.
Movies - Major movie portal with extensive information on what's currently in the theaters, showtimes
and schedules, trailers, reviews, DVD and video, news, calendar, and box office.
Movies, Race and Ethnicity - Videotapes in the Media Resources
Center, University of California, Berkeley. The videographies provide a broad sampling of ethnic and racial representations in
the movies over the last century.
MovieWeb - Internet technology, commerce and content company. Site contains excellent film, DVD, video, and home theater information and resources.
Moving Image Gateway - A service collecting together websites relating to moving images and sound
and their use in higher and further education. The sites are classified by academic discipline, some forty subjects within the four main
categories of Arts & Humanities, Bio-Medical, Social Sciences and Science & Technology. Each site is evaluated
and described by the British University Film and Video Council (BUFVC) Information Service.
Sites with video or audio streaming are highlighted.
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Film Library - Founded in 1935, this department's collection includes more than 22,000 films and four million film
stills; the strongest international film collection in the United States, it incorporates all periods and genres. Among the holdings are
original negatives of the Biograph and Edison companies, and the world's largest collection of D. W. Griffith films. The film collection is
stored in the Museum's Celeste Bartos Film
Preservation Center, a state-of-the-art facility that opened in June 1996.
National Film Preservation Board (U.S.) - Established by the National Film Preservation Act of 1988, the National Film Preservation Board works to ensure the survival, conservation and increased public availability of America's film heritage, including: advising the Library of Congress on its recommendations for annual selections to the National Film Registry, apprising the Library of Congress of changing trends and policies in the field of film preservation, and counseling the Library of Congress on ongoing implementation of the National Film Preservation Plan.
Neal Peters Collection - A major pop culture image archive specializing in film photos from the 1920's to the present day. The archive also contains images from television, music, fashion, history and all aspects of entertainment.
New Line Cinema - The oldest and most successful fully integrated independent film company in the
world. In addition to the production and distribution of theatrical motion pictures, it has divisions devoted to home entertainment,
television, music, theater, licensing, merchandising and international marketing and distribution. New Line has been a pioneer in
franchise filmmaking and its Lord of the Rings trilogy is the most successful film franchise in history.
Newmarket Films - Newmarket Films has released an eclectic slate of films that have
ranged from box office successes and critical darlings. Among these films are: Patricia Cardoso's Real Women Have Curves; Susanne
Bier's Open Hearts; Lukas Moodysson's Lilya 4-Ever and Jonas Akerlund's Spun.
New York Film Academy (NYFA) - Located at Universal Studios, the NYFA offers MFA and AFA degree programs as well as certificate programs for college credit. At NYFA students make a series of short films
that take them through the entire filmmaking process. Each student writes, produces, directs, and edits each film, then screens it and
engages in constructive discussion and critique. Programs run from four to eight weeks.
Nikkatsu Corporation - A Japanese entertainment company well known for its film and
television productions. It is Japan's oldest major movie studio. The name Nikkatsu is an abbreviation of Nippon Katsudo Shashin,
literally "Japan Cinematograph Company". The company has made, and continues to make films in numerous genres. However, for most of the
1970s and 1980s, they strictly produced what they termed roman porn (short for romance) films in order to make ends meet (see History
section). Unlike pinku eiga, Nikkatsu's films were produced with relatively high budgets and production values, as well
as featuring mainstream actresses, many of whom also starred in network television and nationally released film dramas. Also visit the Nikkatsu Action Lounge.
Nostalghia - Dedicated to researching, preserving, and disseminating
information related to the film-making career of Andrei Tarkovsky.
Open Law DVD - An open
public forum developing arguments to challenge publishers' assertions of absolute control over digital media. The forum was established to
help the defense of the web publishers who posted DeCSS code, a step
toward enabling the viewing of DVDs on all platforms. We have since broadened focus to general discussion of challenges to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act's imposition of "access controls" and
enforcement of "copy controls" that may too easily become limitations on the use of copyrighted material.
Pacifica Library and Film
Center - One of the major film reference services in the country. Each year thousands of researchers-students, scholars, journalists,
filmmakers, and others-use its services. In addition to providing access to the more than 14,000 films and videos in the PFA collection,
the library also makes a wide range of film-related materials available to the public for research purposes. Its collections include more
than 8,000 books, 150 journal titles, 7,500 posters, 35,000 stills, and 1,500 audiotapes of filmmakers who have appeared at the Pacific
Film Archive, as well as screenplays, international film festival programs, and distributors' catalogs. The library's largest and most
heavily used collection comprises some 95,000 documentation files containing film reviews, press kits, and articles on filmmakers,
performers, national cinemas, genres, and other topics. Some materials from the documentation files are available online through CineFiles, PFA's film document image database.
Pinewood Shepperton - One of Europe's leading film and television studios. Provides 36
stages and backlots, along with digital television studio facilities, audio post production and full production support services set in 200
acres of magnificent grounds for location shooting.
ProductionHUB - Vertical portal and interactive on-line community devoted solely to film, video
and digital media production professionals.
Real Independent Movement, The - The material on this site is
provided by Ray Carney, an authority on American independent film, and a frequent speaker on indie film at festivals and special
events around the world.
Sacred Lands Film Project -
Documentary filmmakers tell the stories of Native American and other native peoples struggles to protect landscapes of spiritual
Satyajit Ray Film and Study Collection - Humanities and Arts Divisions of the University of
California, Santa Cruz. Educational organization dedicated to the preservation and dissemination of Satyajit Ray's cinematic, literary
and artistic oeuvre.
School of Sound - A unique symposium exploring the art of sound with the moving image.
Scottish Screen - Promotes every aspect of film, television and new media in Scotland.
Screen Africa - Film and TV news from Johannesburg, South Africa.
screenonline - Brings to life Britain's big and small screen histories from the 1890s to the
present. Popular classics, little-known gems and many hard-to-find films and television programmes are represented by thousands of video
extracts, thousands of still images, publicity materials and specially-written analyses by expert writers, supported by comprehensive
filmographic information. screenonline is a vital resource for anyone with either an academic or casual interest in British film or
television. Access to video and audio material is limited to users in registered UK schools, colleges and libraries.
ScreenOnline - Guide to British film and TV history, with analysis,
information and multimedia.
ScreenSite - Designed for educators and students, this site emphasizes the teaching and research of
film and television.
SightSound - SightSound is comprised of five divisions that implement a complete system for the
delivery of movies and music, including encoding and compression, encryption and digital rights management, network operations, interactive
design and distribution solutions, which all contribute to company's capacity to download 380,000 encrypted movies a day.
Institute: Silent Film - Its collection of more than 20,000 silent films is the largest collection of early British film in the
world and also includes a large number of films from Europe and the US made in cinema's formative years.
Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) - A professional organization composed of college and
university educators, filmmakers, historians, critics, scholars, and others concerned with the study of the moving image. Activities of the Society include the publication of Cinema Journal.
Spongi - The Spongi collection of independant film studies include: humor films, short films,
performance films, video snapshots, independant art films, independant animation films, newsworthy film, current event video studies,
sports films, political films, religous satire video, flash movies.
Steven Spielberg Jewish Film Archive - The largest collection of Jewish documentary
film footage in the world. The vaults contain material shot in Israel before and after the establishment of the State in 1948, motion
picture records of many Jewish communities in the Diaspora and two special collections relating to the Holocaust.
Sundance Institute - Founded by Robert Redford and dedicated to the development of artists
of independent vision and the exhibition of their new work.
Swedish Film Database - Search for information about all Swedish feature films since 1897, all international films that have had Swedish theatrical premieres, a large number of Swedish short, documentary and television films, and films that are held at the Film Archive in Grangesberg.
Teaching Intermedia Literacy Tools (TILT) - Works within school programs and community
organizations to teach the fundamentals of moviemaking, giving people a hands-on understanding of the tools and the language of media.
Toronto International Film Festival - Launching pad for the best of
international, Hollywood and Canadian cinema, and recognized as the most important film festival after Cannes.
Tribeca Film Institute - Supports media artists & advocates on their behalf,
connects audiences with independent films and contributes to the media arts field, via innovative programs and direct cash support.
Tugg - A web-platform that lets you bring the movies you want to your local theater and promote same.
UCLA Film and Television Archive - Internationally renowned for its pioneering efforts to
preserve and showcase not only classic but current and innovative film and television. A unique resource for media study, the Archive
constitutes one of the largest collections of media materials in the United States - second only to the Library of Congress in Washington,
D.C. - and the largest of any university in the world. Its vaults hold more than 220,000 motion picture and television titles and 27
million feet of newsreel footage.
WAXWEB - The first interactive feature film on the world wide web, implements a
dynamic version of VRML, the new graphics industry standard for virtual reality on the internet.
whoRepresents - Search for an actor's representative, agent, manager, publicist, or attorney.
William K. Everson Collection - Everson (8 April 1929 - 14 April 1996) was
an English-American archivist, author, critic, educator, collector and film historian. He often discovered lost films. This New York
University site provides bibliography, selected photos, publicity material, program notes, and links to additional resources. Also see Wikipedia article.
WireBreak - A digital studio that creates, produces and distributes interactive online content.
Worldwide Guide to Movie Locations - Travel guide to film locations around the world. With
movie tourism now a global phenomenon, here you'll find original location photographs, trivia, links and travel details.
WPA Film Library - One of the largest and most diverse libraries in the industry. Offers a
comprehensive online experience that allows clients to search, preview, and license footage directly from its website.
KWSnet is an Internet subject directory providing special attention to U.S. national and international news, the arts, computing, culture, environment, law, literature, media,
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