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  • 3-D Film Archive  
    Founded in 1990 by Bob Furmanek, the 3-D Film Archive is dedicated to saving and preserving the heritage of stereoscopic film. The organization has located and restored original dual-strip 35mm Polaroid prints of more than thirty features and two dozen shorts from 1922-1955.
  • Aaron Copland Collection, Library of Congress  
    The Aaron Copland Collection at the Library of Congress offers users electronic access to hundreds of photographs, correspondences, music, and writing.
  • Alexander F. Victor Biography   Peer Reviewed
    A biography of the founder of RCA Victor, with an emphasis on his technological achievements. [SINGLE ARTICLE]
  • Alfred Hitchcock Scholars Meet Here!  
    The online component to the MacGuffin Journal, edited by Ken Mogg. Lists a number of articles, resources, and primary sources on Hitchcock, mostly posted by the members of the group, who are scholars and regular contributors to MacGuffin.
  • Alfred Hitchcock: The Master of Suspense  
    An Alfred Hitchcock website maintained by Patricio Lopez-Guzmán.
  • American Composers Orchestra - David Raksin Remembers His Colleagues  
    This website features David Raskin's reminiscences of other film composers from Hollywood's classical era.
  • American Film Scripts Online   Paid Subscription Required
    A thousand film scripts online, searchable by writer, director, and more.
  • American Masters Database  
    Read well-researched biographies of important film and television personalities.
  • American Society of Cinematographers  
    The website for the American Society of Cinematographers features news updates, limited access to the Society's publication American Cinematographer, and tutorials for amateur and novice filmmakers.
  • And the Oscar Went To ...   Paid Subscription Required
    View photos of Oscar winners from 1928 to 1952.
  • Andrzej Wajda  
    An English-language official website, prepared in collaboration with the filmmaker, which includes quotations, biographical information, and a filmography. There is a long bibliography, but most of the articles are in Polish.
  • Baird: The Birth of Television  
    This site, edited by Richard G. Elen (former editor of Broadcast Sound and a writer on broadcasting history), features articles about inventor John Logie Baird and the early days of television.
  • BBC Audio Interviews  
    Audio clips of interviews–many (but not all) with influential creators of film, television, or digital media. Dates and original broadcast stations listed.
  • BECTU Oral History Project   Paid Subscription Required
    The Broadcasting Entertainment Cinematograph and Theatre Union (BECTU) represents personnel working within the British film industry and related fields. Since 1986, the BECTU History Project has compiled over 500 recorded interviews with veterans of the industry discussing their careers. Subjects range from well-known directors and producers to less famous crew and personnel.
  • Bernard Herrmann Estate  
    The Bernard Herrmann estate provides information on the famed composer as well as information on upcoming performances of his work. In addition, finding aids are provided to the Bernard Herrmann papers at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
  • BFI Features: Audrey Hepburn Gallery  
    The British Film Institute's site on the career of Audrey Hepburn has information about the actress, including quotes from actors and directors she worked with, as well as dozens of high-quality photos.
  • BFI Features: Boulting Brothers Gallery  
    The British Film Institute's exhibit on the work of directors John and Roy Boulting. The site features still images, including some conceptual drawings for the production design, as well as quotes from cast and crew members who worked with the Boultings.
  • BFI Features: Charlie Chaplin  
    A bibliography and filmography from the British Film Institute. Includes a guide to other resources.
  • BFI Features: Fritz Lang  
    A resource full of Lang-related materials, including a complete filmography, a long interview with the director, and a list of resources published by the British Film Institute.
  • BFI Features: Ken Loach Gallery  
    Information about the work of director Ken Loach from the British Film Institute. Each of his major films is represented by a brief description (including quotes from Loach's collaborators) and several film stills.