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  • FilmSound.org  
    A website with analysis, feature stories, interviews, and historical articles about sound design, with a bibliography, FAQ, a glossary, sound effect libraries, and sections on animation sound, film music, foley artistry, home theater sound, sound clich├ęs, sci-fi films and Star Wars.
  • Fleischer Popeye Tribute  
    This website is dedicated to the history of Popeye animated shorts produced by Fleischer Studios in the 1930s. Here users can find an overview of Popeye's history, as well as information on Fleischer's stereoptical animation, stills from the cartoons, and a collection of Fleischer-era posters.
  • Fondazione Fellini  
    This site devoted to the Italian director features a filmography and bibliography. Each entry in the filmography includes a summary, still image, cast and crew list, and a list of selected quotations from critics. In Italian.
  • Franz Waxman - Official Site  
    The official website of composer Franz Waxman features a biography, audio clips, a filmography and discography, and a finding aid to the Franz Waxman Papers at Syracuse University.
  • Fred Astaire  
    A fan site about the life and work of Fred Astaire, featuring a filmography, a biography, and a comprehensive book reviews section.
  • Freeze Frame: Eadweard Muybridge's Photography of Motion  
    An online exhibit examining the work of film pioneer Eadweard Muybridge.
  • Gamer Theory  
    Hosted and designed by the Institute for the Future of the Book, this website for media theorist McKenzie Wark's 2007 book explores the possibility of a critical theory of games.
  • Girish Shambu  
    This is the blog of film critic and educator Firish Shambu, who has contributed to Artforum, Senses of Cinema, and Cineaste.
  • Guide to the Orson Welles Collection in the Lilly Library, Indiana University  
    Guide to the materials available in the Indiana University Library system pertaining to Orson Welles, including the huge "Welles Mss," which contains correspondence, tapes, films, radio recordings, and photographs. All of the materials are only available in the physical collection in Bloomington, IN, but this online guide provides the title of each item.
  • Halcyon Days: Interviews with Classic Game Designers  
    A collection of interviews with videogame designers from the 1980s and 1990s. Published by James Hague.
  • Ingmar Bergman Face to Face  
    A comprehensive source for information about Bergman's films, theatrical work, and writings, published by the Ingmar Bergman Foundation in Sweden. The site contains a detailed filmography, which features a synopsis, still images, interviews, and writings about each film, as well as a bibliography of Bergman's own writing. In English and Swedish.
  • International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees   Paid Subscription Required
    IATSE represents craftspeople in the theatrical, motion picture, and television industries. The website provides basic information about the union and its history.
  • International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI)  
    The website includes articles from Undercurrent (the Federation's film magazine) and Cinemas of the South (texts on world cinema), as well as festival reports and transcriptions of conferences, readings, and discussions.
  • Internet Archive: German Cinema Collection  
    This section of the Internet Archive features 51 works of "other cinema" by the German filmmaker Lutz Mommartz.
  • Jacques-Rivette.com  
    Interviews and essays about Jacques Rivette. Includes a transcription of the whole of Jonathan Rosenbaum's out-of-print book about Rivette.
  • Jean Cocteau  
    A filmography written by fans. Features a complete list of Cocteau's writings.
  • Jonathan Rosenbaum  
    The website of critic Jonathan Rosenbaum contains an archive of reviews published in the Chicago Reader between 1987 and 2007 as well as reviews and articles for other journals and publications. There is one featured text per week as well as a regularly updated blog.
  • Katherine Dunham's Living Legacy  
    An online exhibit curated by the Missouri Historical Society examining the life of dancer, anthropologist, and filmmaker Katherine Dunham. The film section features a full filmography, a short essay, and stills from Dunham's movies.
  • Korean Film Archive: 100 Korean Films  
    Filmography of the 100 most important Korean movies by the National Archive, with detailed synopses, historical context, and director biographies in English. Use the database section to search the film collection of the physical archive in Seoul.
  • Kubrick Site  
    A huge list of transcribed articles about Stanley Kubrick, including essays on his work and excerpts of theoretical texts that reference Kubrick. The site also links to some external Kubrick resources.