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  • Archives USA   Paid Subscription Required
    Search for primary sources in more than 5,500 repositories and more than 161,000 collections across the United States.
  • Archivio Audiovisivo del Movimento Operaio e Democratico  
    Search the audiovisual collection. In Italian.
  • Arthurian Film and TV listing  
    List of films regarding the Arthurian myths, with a bibliography for each individual film, and a short bibliography on the general theme of Arthurian cinema.
  • ArtPort  
    The Whitney Museum of American Art's portal to Internet art features a host of commissioned online projects, including the group exhibition CODeDOC, which examined software code as art. Active through 2006.
  • Atari Museum  
    Archive of materials related to the video game company Atari, maintained by independent collector Curt Vendel with the cooperation of the company and its current and former employees.
  • Austrian Independent Film and Video Database  
    A vast database of independent and avant-garde Austrian films. Search or browse by title or filmmaker. For each film there is a synopsis, cast and crew lists, a still image, and information on exhibition and distribution. Also includes detailed director biographies and filmographies. In English and German.
  • Bad Lit: The Journal of Underground Film  
    Bad Lit: The Journal of Underground Film covers the world of creative independent filmmaking—avant-garde, experimental, underground and cult film—and features reviews, trailers, film festival lineups, filmmaker interviews, image galleries, short films, and news.
  • Baird: The Birth of Television  
    This site, edited by Richard G. Elen (former editor of Broadcast Sound and a writer on broadcasting history), features articles about inventor John Logie Baird and the early days of television.
  • Bangladesh Film Archive  
    A filmography of the most important Bangladeshi films. No synopses or other information available.
  • BECTU Oral History Project   Paid Subscription Required
    The Broadcasting Entertainment Cinematograph and Theatre Union (BECTU) represents personnel working within the British film industry and related fields. Since 1986, the BECTU History Project has compiled over 500 recorded interviews with veterans of the industry discussing their careers. Subjects range from well-known directors and producers to less famous crew and personnel.
  • BFI Features: Black Cinema  
    The British Film Institute's hub for all BFI projects related to black cinema. The site includes teaching and study guides, lists of BFI-published books and DVDs, and links to articles on black cinema. Also included are the results of the 2007 UK poll on "The 100 Black Screen Icons." The BFI also publishes "Nu-Visions," a resource site for young filmmakers, which is aimed at a multicultural UK audience.
  • BFI Features: Charlie Chaplin  
    A bibliography and filmography from the British Film Institute. Includes a guide to other resources.
  • BFI Features: Cinema Italia Gallery  
    A broad overview of Italian cinema from its inception to the present. Using short descriptions and still images from the British Film Institute's still collection, the site covers early Italian film, fascist propaganda and the "white telephone" pictures of the 1930s and 1940s, Neorealism, Spaghetti Westerns, the work of Fellini and Visconti, and contemporary filmmaking.
  • BFI Features: Fritz Lang  
    A resource full of Lang-related materials, including a complete filmography, a long interview with the director, and a list of resources published by the British Film Institute.
  • BFI Features: Top of the Pops Gallery  
    British Film Institute site devoted to the long-running television music program.
  • BFI Features: Westerns Gallery  
    The British Film Institute's gallery on the western genre.
  • BFI Screenonline   Paid Subscription Required
    Screenonline, run by the British Film Institute, "is an online encyclopaedia of British film and television featuring hundreds of hours of film and television clips from the vast collections of the BFI National Archive, and several hours of recorded interviews with film and TV personalities". Although films may only be viewed by users at British universities, the rest of the website provides vast amounts of information pertaining to everything from comprehensive actors' filmographies to UK box-office statistics.
  • Bibliothèque du Film (BiFi)  
    Search the collection catalog for filmmakers and films. Many catalog entries feature individual synopses and bibliographies. Particularly useful to researchers who speak French.
  • Big Cartoon Database  
    This database allows users to search for information on animated media by character, title, studio, and crew.
  • Big Dream, Small Screen   Paid Subscription Required
    The companion website to PBS's special on the history of television in America (part of their ongoing series The American Experience).