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  • RILM Abstracts of Music Literature   Paid Subscription Required Peer Reviewed
    More than 400,000 records offering bibliographic information on music-related publications, including books, periodicals, dissertations, critical companions, and more.
  • Robert Bresson  
    This website devoted to the French director features a print bibliography, as well as articles and an extensive gallery of film posters. Edited by Doug Cummings and Trond S Trondsen for Masters of Cinema.
  • Satyajit Ray  
    Site about the director from Maanvi Media, a Bombay-based media company, which has been augmented by Ray fans for years. The "Books and Videos" section has a bibliography with information on how to find each book.
  • Satyajit Ray Collection at UC-Santa Cruz  
    A wealth of information about Ray, including a filmography, biography, and two extensive bibliographies. Founded by Dilip Basu, a Ray scholar who has organized many retrospectives, the site is also host to a number of articles by Basu and other scholars, as well as digitized images from Ray's own sketchbook. The collection section allows you to search the items in the physical archive, which is in Santa Cruz, California.
  • Screen Actors Guild   Paid Subscription Required
    Non-members can access current issues of the SAG publication Screen Actor Magazine. There is also an extensive SAG history section, which includes an interactive timeline and access to historical artifacts in the online museum.
  • Senses of Cinema Great Directors Index  
    The online journal's permanent collection of articles, each introducing and describing one famous filmmaker and his or her work. A wide range of directors are represented.
  • Silents Are Golden  
    This website contains a huge collection of vintage reviews of silent films. The site also includes photos of hundreds of silent-film actors, a calendar of theatrical and TV screenings of silent films, and an exhaustive list of available DVDs and videos. The articles and essays on the site are mostly written by fans.
  • Siunattu Teknologia: The Kaurismaki Web Site  
    An independently run English-language website about the film directors Aki and Mika Kaurismaki. The detailed filmography, which is organized by date, includes complete cast and crew lists, soundtrack information, and lengthy synopses. The "Books" section is a great bibliography mostly Finnish books on the filmmakers.
  • Slow Motion Angel: Derek Jarman  
    A fan's site dedicated to the films of Derek Jarman. The links section gives access to many external reviews and critical articles about Jarman's work. The site's filmography provides short summaries of the films, with a few still images for each.
  • Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers   Paid Subscription Required
    SMPTE is a professional organization "founded in 1916 to advance theory and development in the motion imaging field." The website includes information on the history of SMPTE as well as current information about the society's ongoing projects.
  • Stan Brakhage on the Web  
    Film critic Fred Camper's list of links to articles about the experimental filmmaker Stan Brakhage. Many articles are from peer-reviewed journals. Also features Camper's short introduction to Brakhage's work and a biography.
  • Tativille  
    This Jacques Tati site contains photos, film clips, and music. In French and English.
  • The New Carl Theodor Dreyer Website  
    This website devoted to the Danish director Carl Theodor Dreyer features a biography, a filmography, a selection of short films and clips, scripts in Danish, and a database for the collection held by the Danish Film Institute (DFI).
  • Theo Angelopoulos Internet Library  
    Links to articles about the filmmaker, divided by topic or film. Features a short bibliography.
  • Thomas Edison Historical Site  
    Basic biographical information on Edison, plus a bibliography and links to his sound and film recordings. Users can also find out how to visit the site's archive and artifact collection and view a full list of Edison's 1,093 patents.
  • Thomas Edison Information from the Library of Congress  
    Includes biographical information about Thomas Edison and historical information about his breakthroughs in moving image and sound recording technology. Users can also view Edison's films.
  • Warhol Stars  
    Biographies of Warhol superstars and information about Warhol as a filmmaker. The site is mostly a compilation of others' research; the sources page gives information on where to find the original texts.
  • Warren Sonbert on the Web   Peer Reviewed
    Film critic Fred Camper's list of links to articles about experimental filmmaker Warren Sonbert, including critical essays, reminiscences by his close friends, photographs, and information on where to find his films. Many of these articles are from peer-reviewed journals.
  • Wellesnet  
    Maintained by Jeff Wilson and Lawrence French, this regularly updated blog links to recent online articles about Welles. Also includes a bibliography.
  • Werner Herzog (official site)  
    The filmmaker's official site. Features a bibliography, biographical information, press releases for recent films, and links to recent interviews. The complete filmography features a wealth of film stills.