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  • BFI Features: Luchino Visconti Gallery  
    The British Film Institute's gallery on Luchino Visconti. For each of his major films, the BFI provides a brief synopsis and several beautiful film stills.
  • BFI Features: Olga Lehman Gallery  
    Information about production designer Olga Lehman from the British Film Institute, with photos of her work and conceptual sketches for costumes and sets.
  • BFI Features: Richard Attenborough Gallery  
    The British Film Institute's exhibit on the work of director Richard Attenborough. Features still images and historical information for each of his major films, including quotes from the director.
  • BFI Features: Roman Polanski Gallery  
    Information and short synopses of the major works of Roman Polanski. Includes images from the British Film Institute's still collection, including some posters.
  • BFI Sight and Sound: Directors' Top 10 Lists  
    Directors list their 10 favorite films of all-time for Sight and Sound.
  • Bibliographies on Notable Directors   Peer Reviewed
    Comprehensive bibliographies from the UC-Berkeley library on more than 200 directors.
  • Big Cartoon Database  
    This database allows users to search for information on animated media by character, title, studio, and crew.
  • Bill Viola (official site)  
    The official site of the artist. Features information on ordering videos, as well as an excellent set of articles and interviews with the artist.
  • Brian Frye on the Web  
    Film critic Fred Camper's list of links to articles about experimental filmmaker Brian Frye, including an extensive list of Frye's own writings on cinema. Many of these articles are from peer-reviewed journals.
    Click "Films" for synopses and an up-to-date calendar of Keaton retrospectives. The list of articles includes some historical reviews reprinted with permission and articles by the fans of the International Buster Keaton Society.
  • Carl Theodor Dreyer  
    This website devoted to the Danish director features an extensive print bibliography, as well as scanned copies of original programs and other primary source material in Danish. The biographical information is well-written and cites reputable texts on the filmmaker. Curated by Nick Wrigley from Masters of Cinema.
  • Center for Visual Music  
    The Center for Visual Music is a nonprofit film archive dedicated to visual music, experimental animation, and avant-garde media. Its website offers an online library, an official research page for filmmaker/painter Oskar Fischinger, information about traveling curated film programs and membership, an online store, and galleries.
  • Chaplin: A Life  
    A website on the life of Charlie Chaplin by Stephen Weissman, a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst. The site features a collection of 40 photo essays about the actor with pictures and videos, as well as a news and blog page.
  • Charles Urban  
    A site about the British motion picture technology pioneer, who created the early colorization technique Kinemacolor. Urban was particularly interested in making educational films. This is a well-researched site, with timelines, technological and biographical data, as well as information about Urban's contemporaries. Created by Luke McKernan, a British film historian.
  • Chris Marker Text  
    Transcriptions of the narration in a few of Chris Marker's films, including La Jetée and Sans Soleil, along with some hard-to-find works.
  • Chuck Jones  
    Official site of the Chuck Jones Studio Galleries. Most of the information is about cells and sketches available for purchase.
  • Cinema=Godard=Cinema  
    A site with extensive links to Godard-related articles maintained by Glen W. Norton, a former Ph.D. candidate in cinema studies. A valuable resource for links and bibliographic information.
  • Classic TV History  
    This site features writing about the history of American television, with a focus on the period between 1948 through the early seventies. It includes an oral history project, behind-the-scenes articles, and a bibliography.
  • Claude Chabrol Project  
    Maintained by blogger Ray Young, this site features biographical information, a filmography, and the editor's transcriptions of historical interviews with Claude Chabrol. Includes a detailed bibliography.
  • Confessions of an Aca-Fan: The Official Weblog of Henry Jenkins  
    The official blog of Henry Jenkins features frequently updated writings on new media and fan participation.