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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- 10 Shades of Noir
Brief synopses and background information on 10 important noir films, written by scholars and other contributors to Images (a film journal meant for a popular audience). A good source of basic and reliable information on the genre.
- Aaron Copland Collection, Library of Congress
The Aaron Copland Collection at the Library of Congress offers users electronic access to hundreds of photographs, correspondences, music, and writing.
- AFI Silent Film Database
A comprehensive database of silent film synopses, with extensive cast and crew information. Titles can be sorted by keyword (everything from "Romance" to "Vamps" to "Amusement Parks").
- African Cinema: A Biblio/Filmography
This site features a bibliography of materials held at Brown University.
- African Women in Cinema Project
This website provides research and resource guides for the study of African women filmmakers. It includes a filmography and bibliography, as well as a teaching and learning guide to the study of African women in cinema.
- Agrasanchez Film Archive
The Agrasanchez Film Archive is a privately owned film archive specializing in Mexican cinema following its conversion to sound. Although its holdings have not been completely cataloged and are at present not available to the public, the website features information on the archive's tentative future as well as several articles pertaining to the history of Mexican cinema.
- Alexander F. Victor Biography
A biography of the founder of RCA Victor, with an emphasis on his technological achievements. [SINGLE ARTICLE]
- Alfred Hitchcock: The Master of Suspense
An Alfred Hitchcock website maintained by Patricio Lopez-Guzmán.
- American Composers Orchestra - David Raksin Remembers His Colleagues
This website features David Raskin's reminiscences of other film composers from Hollywood's classical era.
- American Film Institute
The American Film Institute promotes screen education throughout the United States as well as various preservation initiatives. This website provides basic information about the AFI, as well as a catalogue of the Louis B. Mayer Library.
- American Masters Database
Read well-researched biographies of important film and television personalities.
- American Society of Cinematographers
The website for the American Society of Cinematographers features news updates, limited access to the Society's publication American Cinematographer, and tutorials for amateur and novice filmmakers.
- American Widescreen Museum
The American Widescreen Museum is a collection of online exhibitions on a variety of film exhibition and technology topics, including wide screen systems, color history, sound development, aspect ratios, preservation, and restoration. The websites feature a variety of resources such as technical publications, filmographies, poster galleries, journal publications, and other reference tools.
- Andrzej Wajda
An English-language official website, prepared in collaboration with the filmmaker, which includes quotations, biographical information, and a filmography. There is a long bibliography, but most of the articles are in Polish.
- Arcade History
A searchable database of classic arcade games, including general information on the games themselves as well as more technical information about the consoles.
- 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.
- Bernard Herrmann Estate
The Bernard Herrmann estate provides information on the famed composer as well as information on upcoming performances of his work. In addition, finding aids are provided to the Bernard Herrmann papers at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
- BFI Features: Audrey Hepburn Gallery
The British Film Institute's site on the career of Audrey Hepburn has information about the actress, including quotes from actors and directors she worked with, as well as dozens of high-quality photos.
- 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.