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  • Irish Film Censor's Office  
    The Irish Film Censor's Office, first established in 1923, is "responsible for examining and certifying all cinema films and videos/DVDs distributed in Ireland." Users can learn more about the different film classifications, as well as the classifications of current and upcoming features. The website also features useful information on the history of the Censor's Office and the legislation regulating censorship in Ireland, as well as a short overview by historian Kevin Rockett.
    Interviews and essays about Jacques Rivette. Includes a transcription of the whole of Jonathan Rosenbaum's out-of-print book about Rivette.
  • Katherine Dunham's Living Legacy  
    An online exhibit curated by the Missouri Historical Society examining the life of dancer, anthropologist, and filmmaker Katherine Dunham. The film section features a full filmography, a short essay, and stills from Dunham's movies.
  • 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.
  • Korean Film Archive: 100 Korean Films  
    Filmography of the 100 most important Korean movies by the National Archive, with detailed synopses, historical context, and director biographies in English. Use the database section to search the film collection of the physical archive in Seoul.
  • Korean Film Council  
    The Korean Film Council is a "government-supported, self-administered body with its primary goal in stimulating the growth and development of Korean films through funding, research, policy development, education and professional training." Users can find information on Korean production and box office statistics, download publications on the history of Korean cinema, and search the Korean Film Database.
    A comprehensive site on Korean cinema for English-speaking audiences, featuring synopses, biographies, a bibliography, articles, and events. The articles are written largely by film critics and graduate students focused on Korean cinema, but many English-speaking expatriates living in Korea have also contributed.
  • Latin America Cinema Guide  
    An extensive guide to online sources for the study of Latin American cinema, including pages devoted to specific directors and performers and links to film archives and cinematheques in Latin American countries.
  • Library of Congress: Variety Stage  
    Explore the relationship between vaudeville and early film. This collection includes 61 short films of vaudeville acts.
  • Living Room Candidate  
    The site is an exhibition presented by Museum of the Moving Image, featuring more than 250 campaign commercials from every presidential election since 1952.
  • Lux Online  
    This site is devoted to British film and video artists. Includes video clips, new writings, other articles, and biographies.
  • Masters of Cinema  
    Masters of Cinema is an organic, international initiative founded in 2001 by four friends with a mutual interest in a particular type of filmmaker. The aim is to bring pertinent information together in one place for aficionados of World Cinema.
  • Matsuda Film Productions: The Japanese Silent Films Site  
    Matsuda Film Productions is an archival rental house for silent Japanese cinema. Provides information on Matsuda's rental services and includes information on the historical context and development of early cinema in Japan.
  • Media History Digital Library  
    Providing online access to the histories of cinema, broadcasting, and recorded sound, the Media History Digital Library digitizes collections of classic media periodicals that belong in the public domain for full public access.
  • Media Theory Keywords Glossary  
    Entries track the use of each word in the fields of art history, film studies, and media theory.
  • Mexican Film Resource Page  
    This website provides an introduction to Mexican cinema in its historical and social contexts. Provides links to Spanish-language periodicals focusing on the entertainment media, links to film archives specializing in Mexican film history, and downloadable copies of The Mexican Film Bulletin.
  • Midnight Ramble  
    A tribute page by film fan Michael Mills about African American cinema in the silent era and the golden age of Hollywood. The site features a filmography. For each film, the author includes a high-quality still and poster image.
  • Moby Games  
    A cross-referenced game database, with information on computer, console, and arcade games, with ratings and reviews submitted by users.
  • Motion Picture Reprint Series (Center for Japanese Studies, University of Michigan)  
    The Motion Picture Reprint Series run by the Center for Japanese Studies at the University of Michigan reprints now out-of-print books on the history of Japanese cinema. These are available for download, and feature new introductions either by the author or another academic. This site also features reproductions of archival documents concerning the Japanese Pure Film Movement, and the film documentation produced by the United States government on the effects of the atomic bomb.
  • Movie Making Locations  
    A fascinating fan-created database of movie locations utilized in American western films and television programs since the early 1930s. Each listing features photos of the location as well as information on the films and programs that were shot there.