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  • Stan Brakhage on the Web  
    Film critic Fred Camper's list of links to articles about the experimental filmmaker Stan Brakhage. Many articles are from peer-reviewed journals. Also features Camper's short introduction to Brakhage's work and a biography.
  • Tativille  
    This Jacques Tati site contains photos, film clips, and music. In French and English.
  • Television Collection in the National Media Museum  
    Images of televisions, TV cameras, and other technological devices important to the history of television broadcasting.
  • Television History: The First 75 Years  
    This website provides a wealth of primary documentation on the history of television in the form of advertisements and newspaper clippings. Also features a photographic guide to television sets through the decades.
  • Terms Used in Narratology and Film Studies  
    Basic definitions of narratology and film studies terms.
  • Thanhouser Company Film Preservation Inc.  
    This nonprofit organization is engaged in "the research, acquisition, preservation and publication of educational materials related to the early silent motion picture era," specifically by making available films by the Thanhouser Film Company, an early silent-cinema studio. The website also offers a general history of Thanhouser as well as information on its players and filmmakers.
  • The Alliance of Women Film Journalists  
    The Alliance of Women Film Journalists, Inc. (AWFJ) is an association of professional female movie critics, reporters, and feature writers working in print, broadcast, and online media. The AWFJ website keeps an active record of fiction feature and documentary films that are by and/or about women or focus on women’s issues. The online magazine features interviews, profiles, reviews, and essays.
  • The Cine-Files   Peer Reviewed
    The Cine-Files is the online journal of the Department of Cinema Studies at Savannah College of Art and Design. Produced biannually, it is edited by faculty and graduate students.
  • The Criterion Collection  
    Since 1984, the Criterion Collection has been dedicated to gathering important classic and contemporary films from around the world and publishing them in editions that offer the highest technical quality and award-winning, original supplements. The website offers an “online cinematheque” with the possibility to buy or watch films online, film essays, interviews, reviews, top-ten lists, and festivals online.
  • Theo Angelopoulos Internet Library  
    Links to articles about the filmmaker, divided by topic or film. Features a short bibliography.
  • Third (World) Cinema: Then and Now  
    Website created as the final project for Third World Cinema course at UC San Diego taught by Professor Zeinabu Davis. Provides general introduction to concepts and frameworks of Third Cinema, including Cinema Novo; as well as sections on major films and key texts.
  • Thomas Edison Historical Site  
    Basic biographical information on Edison, plus a bibliography and links to his sound and film recordings. Users can also find out how to visit the site's archive and artifact collection and view a full list of Edison's 1,093 patents.
  • Thomas Edison Information from the Library of Congress  
    Includes biographical information about Thomas Edison and historical information about his breakthroughs in moving image and sound recording technology. Users can also view Edison's films.
  • Transformative Works and Cultures   Peer Reviewed
    Published by the Organization for Transformative Works, Transformative Works and Cultures (TWC) is an international journal featuring articles about “transformative works,” broadly conceived; articles about media studies; and articles about the fan community.
  • Turkish Cinema  
    A general introduction to the history of Turkish cinema and its future possibilities, provided by the Turkish government.
  • TV Heroes  
    A site edited by Richard G. Elen that features profiles and interviews of pioneering TV engineers, directors, tycoons, announcers, technicians, and more. Focused primarily on the UK.
  • UbuWeb  
    Resource for film clips of experimental film, surrealist film, artists' films, and more. The papers section of the main site features some articles on experimental film.
  • UCSD Chinese Cinema Web-based Learning Center   Peer Reviewed
    An introductory site on the history of Chinese cinema by scholar Yingjin Zhang. The site provides a wide variety of information concerning Chinese cinema, as well as statistics, capsule descriptions of important films, and short biographies of Chinese filmmakers.
    A general information site on Indian cinema, founded by a group of cinephiles and filmmakers from India. Exhaustive reviews, synopses, and director biographies. In English.
  • Vasulka Archive of the Daniel Langlois Foundation  
    Articles, essays, interviews, reviews, schematics, diagrams, illustrations, posters, concert programs, photographs, and correspondence related to the history of video and electronic art. Much of the material is on the work of Steina and Woody Vasulka.