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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- 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.
- Sloan Science and Film
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Science and Film website hosted by the Museum of the Moving Image "supports the creation of realistic and entertaining stories about science and technology, many of which challenge existing stereotypes about scientists and engineers". The website features full-length digital films, dialogues between scholars and filmmakers, and a selection of articles written by film critics.
- 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.
- Small Screen: Vintage Broadcasting
This website features a wealth of vintage television clips, along with explanatory articles.
- South Asian Film Archives (Canada)
Browse a list of films in the collection by director, film title, or keyword. This list indicates what is available at the physical archive.
- Soviet Estonia: Film Clips
Clips from the 1950s Soviet newsreel archive. The main website gives more information about Estonian film and information on their national archive.
- 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.
- Stories from Ontario's Movie Theatres
This online exhibit draws from the Archives of Ontario's theatre regulatory files to explore the history of film exhibition in Ontario.
- Studies in French Cinema
Published three times a year, Studies in French Cinema is the journal of the Association for Studies in French Cinema. Although the journal is not Web-based, users can search the tables of contents from previous issues and read abstracts of articles.
Online gallery and archive showcases innovative work in video and film by artists worldwide. Founded by Tank magazine.
This Jacques Tati site contains photos, film clips, and music. In French and English.
- Television Collection in the National Media Museum
Images of televisions, TV cameras, and other technological devices important to the history of television broadcasting.
- Television History: The First 75 Years
This website provides a wealth of primary documentation on the history of television in the form of advertisements and newspaper clippings. Also features a photographic guide to television sets through the decades.
- Thanhouser Company Film Preservation Inc.
This nonprofit organization is engaged in "the research, acquisition, preservation and publication of educational materials related to the early silent motion picture era," specifically by making available films by the Thanhouser Film Company, an early silent-cinema studio. The website also offers a general history of Thanhouser as well as information on its players and filmmakers.
- The Criterion Collection
Since 1984, the Criterion Collection has been dedicated to gathering important classic and contemporary films from around the world and publishing them in editions that offer the highest technical quality and award-winning, original supplements. The website offers an “online cinematheque” with the possibility to buy or watch films online, film essays, interviews, reviews, top-ten lists, and festivals online.
- 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.
- Third (World) Cinema: Then and Now
Website created as the final project for Third World Cinema course at UC San Diego taught by Professor Zeinabu Davis. Provides general introduction to concepts and frameworks of Third Cinema, including Cinema Novo; as well as sections on major films and key texts.
- 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.