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  • Electronic Arts Intermix  
    The catalog of the Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) includes a synopsis and still for each film or video available in the physical archive in New York City, as well as bibliographies and links for each artist. The site also contains the EAI Archives Online, a work-in-progress that charts the history of the EAI from the late 1960s, and an extensive resource guide for exhibiting, collecting, and preserving media art.
  • Ernie Gehr on the Web   Peer Reviewed
    Film critic Fred Camper's list of links to articles about experimental filmmaker Ernie Gehr, including Camper's own writing. Many of these articles are from peer-reviewed journals, but there are a few links to blogs and personal sites.
  • Ernst Lubitsch Bibliography  
    A bibliography on the filmmaker. The main site is maintained by a fan and has some general information, most of which is transcribed directly from non-academic sources.
  • European Foundation of Joris Ivens  
    An authoritative site run by an independent foundation dedicated to spreading the work of Danish filmmaker Joris Ivens. Features a filmography and bibliography, and users can also search for items in the collection (located in the foundation's physical archive in Denmark).
  • Experimental Cinema  
    This resource devoted to experimental and underground film offers news, articles, photos, online videos, a bibliography-filmography, a calendar, and an open space for discussion that allows members to add content to the site.
  • Fassbinder Foundation  
    This resource on the director features a searchable filmography, an annotated bibliography of Fassbinder's writings, and a print bibliography that links to Amazon.
  • Fifty Years of Coca-Cola Television Advertisements  
    This online exhibit features a 50-year retrospective of Coca-Cola television advertising. Users can view the advertisements and read about the history of television advertising in general and the marketing of Coca-Cola in particular. The site also offers a bibliography and a guide to the collection at the Library of Congress.
  • Film Indexes Online   Paid Subscription Required
    Find cast and crew information, synopses, and bibliographies about film.
  • Film Noir Pathfinder  
    An extensive bibliography of scholarly monographs and anthologies on film noir. The site links up with the University of North Carolina library, and the bibliography includes Library of Congress call numbers for each book.
  • Film Topics Bibliography   Peer Reviewed
    Bibliographies about the intersections between cinema and many seemingly unrelated topics, like food, science, and Shakespeare. The resources listed are available in the UC-Berkeley library, but many of the books can be found elsewhere.
  • FilmSound.org  
    A website with analysis, feature stories, interviews, and historical articles about sound design, with a bibliography, FAQ, a glossary, sound effect libraries, and sections on animation sound, film music, foley artistry, home theater sound, sound clich├ęs, sci-fi films and Star Wars.
  • Fondazione Fellini  
    This site devoted to the Italian director features a filmography and bibliography. Each entry in the filmography includes a summary, still image, cast and crew list, and a list of selected quotations from critics. In Italian.
  • Fred Astaire  
    A fan site about the life and work of Fred Astaire, featuring a filmography, a biography, and a comprehensive book reviews section.
  • French Cinema: A Bibliography   Peer Reviewed
    The resources listed are available in the UC Berkeley library, but many of the books can be found elsewhere.
  • German/Austrian Cinema: A Bibliography   Peer Reviewed
    The resources listed are available in the UC Berkeley library, but many of the books can be found elsewhere.
  • Guide to the Orson Welles Collection in the Lilly Library, Indiana University  
    Guide to the materials available in the Indiana University Library system pertaining to Orson Welles, including the huge "Welles Mss," which contains correspondence, tapes, films, radio recordings, and photographs. All of the materials are only available in the physical collection in Bloomington, IN, but this online guide provides the title of each item.
  • Ingmar Bergman Face to Face  
    A comprehensive source for information about Bergman's films, theatrical work, and writings, published by the Ingmar Bergman Foundation in Sweden. The site contains a detailed filmography, which features a synopsis, still images, interviews, and writings about each film, as well as a bibliography of Bergman's own writing. In English and Swedish.
  • Jacques-Rivette.com  
    Interviews and essays about Jacques Rivette. Includes a transcription of the whole of Jonathan Rosenbaum's out-of-print book about Rivette.
  • Jean Cocteau  
    A filmography written by fans. Features a complete list of Cocteau's writings.
  • Kinema Club  
    Kinema Club is an association of scholars devoted to the study of Japanese cinema. This website collects a number of resources, ranging from a searchable bibliography of English-language writings on Japanese cinema to online syllabi and film reviews.