The Moving Image Source Research Guide is a gateway to the best online resources related to film, television, and digital media.
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- Korean Film Council
The Korean Film Council is a "government-supported, self-administered body with its primary goal in stimulating the growth and development of Korean films through funding, research, policy development, education and professional training." Users can find information on Korean production and box office statistics, download publications on the history of Korean cinema, and search the Korean Film Database.
- Lexis-Nexis Academic
Search the full text of selected newspapers, wire services, and business sources for historical film reviews, business information, or other primary sources.
- LUMIERE (Box Office Statistics for Europe)
A list summarizing the total box office intake (in Euros) for any film shown in Europe. This includes both new releases and re-releases. Each film lists both total EU profits and profits by individual country.
- Magic Lanterns, Magic Mirrors: A Centennial Salute
A selection of early equipment, posters, and photographs documenting the advent and very early years of motion pictures.
- Mandel Sprachman: Movie Theaters in Canada
An online exhibit about the building and restoration of notable movie theaters in Toronto.
- Margaret Herrick Library
Huge collection of film-related material, including fan magazines, photographs, clippings, screenplays, and more.
- Media History Digital Library
Providing online access to the histories of cinema, broadcasting, and recorded sound, the Media History Digital Library digitizes collections of classic media periodicals that belong in the public domain for full public access.
- Midnight Ramble
A tribute page by film fan Michael Mills about African American cinema in the silent era and the golden age of Hollywood. The site features a filmography. For each film, the author includes a high-quality still and poster image.
- Motion Picture Case Files in New York State Archives
New York State collected case files on motion pictures between 1927 and 1965. The files contain a wealth of information, including, in many cases, film scripts.
- Moving Image Collection Catalog
The Museum of the Moving Image's collection contains artifacts from every stage of producing, promoting, and exhibiting motion pictures, television, and digital media -- currently more than 130,000 objects. Holdings include licensed merchandise, technical apparatus, still photographs, production design materials, costumes, fan magazines, publicity materials, and video and computer games. The online catalog currently contains over 4,000 silent-era and licensed merchandise entries.
- MPAA Market Statistics
This site lists MPAA ratings for all rated films, and also publishes useful year-by-year box office reports analyzing "office trends, admissions trends, and consumer attitudes." Users can also see domestic and international box office rankings, demographic studies, and statistics about piracy.
- National Association of Theater Owners Statistics
A set of lists summarizing yearly American grosses, film attendance, and active film screens. The group also rates the popularity of various theater chains.
- National Film and Sound Archive Collection Spotlights
These themed online exhibitions help users explore the collection of the Australian Film and Sound Archive. There are many moving image-focused materials, including stills of famous Australian movie theaters, information about notable film and TV personalities, and information about the archive's own restoration of two Australian films, Jedda and The Story of the Kelly Gang.
- Nielsen Media Ratings
The latest TV ratings.
- Old Corral: B Westerns
An extensive fan-created database of B westerns made during the heyday of the Hollywood studio system, between 1930 and 1960. Users can find information and photos on individual productions and on the stars of B westerns. Also included is historical information on the rise and fall of B picture/western production during this period.
- One in Ten: Adrian Scott and the Hollywood Ten
An online exhibit examining the blacklisting of screenwriter and producer Adrian Scott under McCarthyism during the 1950s.
- PBS 30-Second Candidate
An interactive online exhibit about the history and production of presidential campaign commercials, featuring a historical timeline and clips of interviews with campaign-ad experts. The site also is host to a short video emphasizing the craft of creating commercials (and its similarity to the craft of cinema) and a dissection of how the famous "Eisenhower Answers America" ads were created.
- Political Advertising Resource Center
PARC's website compiles campaign advertising from recent elections and analyzes voter reactions to the ads. Also, their "Campaign 2008" section includes a running archive of ads, including transcripts.
- Ray Carney
The official website of Ray Carney, a leading critic and scholar on American independent film and art film. The website has three sections with selections from Carney's lectures, interviews, and writing: the John Cassavetes Pages, the Independent Film Pages, and Film and Other Arts Pages.
- Rentrak International Box Office Essentials
With the acquisition of Nielsen EDI in 2010, Rentrak established Rentrak International Box Office Essentials to provide instant data on a film's box office performance.