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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- Millennium Film Journal
Published since 1978 by the Millenium Film Workshop, the Millenium Film Journal focuses on avant-garde cinema and practice, and covers a range of moving image technologies. The journal's website fully indexes past issues by both author and filmmaker. All issues are available for back order, and almost all articles after 1992 are available in full for free.
- Mississippi Matinee: An Exhibition of the State and the Silver Screen
An online exhibit exploring the history of filmmaking in Mississippi.
- Moby Games
A cross-referenced game database, with information on computer, console, and arcade games, with ratings and reviews submitted by users.
- Moon and Stars Project
The Moon and Stars Project is a New York-based cultural organization aiming at promoting the "changing face of Turkish arts and culture and establishing a two-way cultural interaction between the United States and Turkey." The organization frequently schedules retrospectives of current Turkish cinema in New York City.
- Motion Picture Reprint Series (Center for Japanese Studies, University of Michigan)
The Motion Picture Reprint Series run by the Center for Japanese Studies at the University of Michigan reprints now out-of-print books on the history of Japanese cinema. These are available for download, and feature new introductions either by the author or another academic. This site also features reproductions of archival documents concerning the Japanese Pure Film Movement, and the film documentation produced by the United States government on the effects of the atomic bomb.
- Movie Making Locations
A fascinating fan-created database of movie locations utilized in American western films and television programs since the early 1930s. Each listing features photos of the location as well as information on the films and programs that were shot there.
- MovieTone Archive
The complete archive of MovieTone newsreels and documentaries. All are free for individuals to view.
- Moving History: UK Film Archives
A guide to the holdings of 12 different film archives in England. Click "films" to search the large collection of digitized video, or click on one of the archives for more information about the archive and its holdings.
- Moving Image and Sound Archives of Singapore
Search by title or keyword for items in the physical archive. Many entries have full synopses (for films) or partial transcripts (for television news programs).
- 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.
- Museum of Broadcast Communications Encyclopedia of Television
An online encyclopedia with more than 1,000 entries. Users can also search the museum's collection catalog.
- Museum of Lone Pine Film History
Website of a museum devoted to the film history of Lone Pine, Death Valley, and the Eastern Sierra. Also features articles on the many westerns filmed at Lone Pine, as well as an inventory of the museum's collection of western film memorabilia, props, and oral histories.
- Museum of Television Online Exhibits
Click on "exhibits" to see a timeline of television history, an exhibit on TV pioneers, and other online exhibits.
- National Archives - Motion Picture Films and Sound and Video Recordings
The website for the National Archives Motion Picture Films and Sound and Recordings Division features extensive finding aids to the physical collections in Washington D.C., as well as for the presidential libraries.
- 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 Center for Jewish Film
Directory of Jewish films from the U.S., Israel, and abroad, including restorations of classic Yiddish-language films. The directory entries include a short summary and distribution information. Users can also search the collection catalog, which lists the holdings of the collection at Brandeis University.
- National Cinemas Bibliography
Browse bibliographies on international cinema, organized by region. Many of the sub-pages on regions have links to bibliographies on individual filmmakers. The resources listed are available in the UC-Berkeley library, but many of the books can be found elsewhere.
- National Film and Sound Archive Collection
Search the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia's catalog, which contains items that are in the physical archive in Canberra.
- 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.