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  • BFI Features: Boulting Brothers Gallery  
    The British Film Institute's exhibit on the work of directors John and Roy Boulting. The site features still images, including some conceptual drawings for the production design, as well as quotes from cast and crew members who worked with the Boultings.
  • 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: Ken Loach Gallery  
    Information about the work of director Ken Loach from the British Film Institute. Each of his major films is represented by a brief description (including quotes from Loach's collaborators) and several film stills.
  • BFI Features: Luchino Visconti Gallery  
    The British Film Institute's gallery on Luchino Visconti. For each of his major films, the BFI provides a brief synopsis and several beautiful film stills.
  • BFI Features: Olga Lehman Gallery  
    Information about production designer Olga Lehman from the British Film Institute, with photos of her work and conceptual sketches for costumes and sets.
  • BFI Features: Richard Attenborough Gallery  
    The British Film Institute's exhibit on the work of director Richard Attenborough. Features still images and historical information for each of his major films, including quotes from the director.
  • BFI Features: Roman Polanski Gallery  
    Information and short synopses of the major works of Roman Polanski. Includes images from the British Film Institute's still collection, including some posters.
  • 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.
  • BFI Sight and Sound: Directors' Top 10 Lists  
    Directors list their 10 favorite films of all-time for Sight and Sound.
  • 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).
  • Bill Viola (official site)  
    The official site of the artist. Features information on ordering videos, as well as an excellent set of articles and interviews with the artist.
  • Bioscope  
    Bioscope features well-researched and indexed posts on a range of early and silent cinema topics as well as a calendar of current and upcoming festivals and conferences on silent cinema. The Bioscope Library compiles links to full-text downloads of books and journals, most published before 1920.
  • Black Film Research Online  
    A database of online resources pertaining to the study of black cinema. Users can search for collections contained in archives, public libraries, and university libraries, as well as for more specific online content on black cinema festivals and retrospectives and online scholarly resources.
  • Blaxploitation Database  
    This database, created by fans, lists hundreds of blaxploitation films and soundtracks. This exhaustive list includes short synopses and information about DVD availability.
  • Boxoffice Magazine  
    A trade magazine for film-industry professionals, this magazine offers box office numbers and other information about the business side of production and exhibition.
  • is the official page of the Film Department of the British Council, which aims to promote British films and filmmaking both at home and abroad. On this website, users can find information on England's national film output since 1998, general information on the British Council, and links to other British film organizations.