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  • British Film Institute Bibliographies  
    The British Film Institute library's series of topical bibliographies and reading lists (some of which are annotated). These bibliographies provide an introduction to the key critical texts for each topic. There is also a general "books about film" list and a list of directories for UK film, television, video, and media.
    Click "Films" for synopses and an up-to-date calendar of Keaton retrospectives. The list of articles includes some historical reviews reprinted with permission and articles by the fans of the International Buster Keaton Society.
  • Canadian Film Encyclopedia  
    An online reference project from the Film Reference Library, a leading educator and research and information resource for Canadian film. Currently, the Canadian Film Encyclopedia includes over 750 film title, biographical, and subject entries, covering some of Canada's foremost historical and modern films and filmmakers. The CFE also includes original writing from Canadian film critics, professionals, academics, and theorists as well as a bibliography section featuring key print and electronic resources on Canadian film.
  • Carl Theodor Dreyer  
    This website devoted to the Danish director features an extensive print bibliography, as well as scanned copies of original programs and other primary source material in Danish. The biographical information is well-written and cites reputable texts on the filmmaker. Curated by Nick Wrigley from Masters of Cinema.
  • Charles Urban  
    A site about the British motion picture technology pioneer, who created the early colorization technique Kinemacolor. Urban was particularly interested in making educational films. This is a well-researched site, with timelines, technological and biographical data, as well as information about Urban's contemporaries. Created by Luke McKernan, a British film historian.
  • Chicanos/Latinos in the Movies: A Bibliography   Peer Reviewed
    The resources listed are available in the UC Berkeley library, but many of the books can be found elsewhere.
  • Chinese Film, Media, and Print Cultures Bibliography   Peer Reviewed
    A comprehensive bibliography of books and articles on the cinemas and media of China by the Modern Chinese Literature and Culture Resources Center. Most of these resources are in English, although some are in Chinese.
  • Cine Club - Cine Mexico  
    This website features a detailed timeline of Mexican cinema history and a handful of bibliographic recommendations for each entry. In Spanish.
  • Cinema in Finland  
    A brief introduction to Finnish cinema, with a great bibliography.
  • Cinema=Godard=Cinema  
    A site with extensive links to Godard-related articles maintained by Glen W. Norton, a former Ph.D. candidate in cinema studies. A valuable resource for links and bibliographic information.
  • Cinetext  
    A bilingual (English and German) Internet forum for film and philosophy maintained by the University of Vienna. The "Cinelinks" section provides links to a number of interesting websites, organized by topics like cognitivism, psychoanalysis, and film noir.
  • Classic TV History  
    This site features writing about the history of American television, with a focus on the period between 1948 through the early seventies. It includes an oral history project, behind-the-scenes articles, and a bibliography.
  • Claude Chabrol Project  
    Maintained by blogger Ray Young, this site features biographical information, a filmography, and the editor's transcriptions of historical interviews with Claude Chabrol. Includes a detailed bibliography.
  • Communications Studies Resources: Political Ads  
    A list of online articles and resources about political advertisements.
  • Bibliography  
    An online bibliography about director David Lean, based on the book David Lean: A Guide to References and Resources, by Louis Castelli. The "Writings" section is a bibliography, which even includes a few resources available online; the "Archives" section lists Lean-related materials available in many archives.
  • De Palma a la Mod  
    An unofficial Brian De Palma website, maintained by fans. A comprehensive list links to news articles and reviews from reputable sources. Recent articles can be found on the blog.
  • Digital Snow  
    The 2002 DVD-Rom Digital Snow showcases Michael Snow's body of work and has garnered several prizes. The Daniel Langlois Foundation, with permission from Michael Snow and Anarchive, adapted the DVD-Rom for this site. It features texts, drawings, and notes by the artist; texts on the artist; 2-D and 3-D animations and simulations; audio recordings: sound works and improvised music by Michael Snow and the group CCMC; film excerpts; photo reproductions of his work; bibliographies and directories; and a searchable database.
  • Documentary Films .NET  
    A searchable database of documentary films that also provides an extensive list of online resources for documentary filmmaking and distribution.
  • Documentary is never neutral  
    This online resource for political documentary makers features essays, interviews, articles, a list of organizations and people involved in community and grassroots media, and lists of online and "real world" resources.
  • Eadweard Muybridge: Defining Modernities  
    This website, the result of a collaboration between Kingston University and Kingston Museum in the UK, aims to provide a definitive research resource on photographer Eadweard Muybridge. The website features information about all known physical collections of Muybridge's work housed in cultural organizations around the world; selected collections of rare books published by Muybridge during his lifetime; a portfolio; and a comparative timelines page.