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Last Updated: 30-Aug-2012

Feature Films


Stanford Research Quick Start Guide: Film


American Memory Film Collections
Library of Congress collections of early American films, many downloadable.

Classic Movies
Rich site from with reviews and much more.

Pre-cinema History
An illustrated chronological history of the events leading up to invention of cinematography.

Silent Era
"Collection of news and information pertaining to silent era films."

Silent Film Bookshelf
Reprints original documents from the silent film era.

Silent Film Sources
Lists silent films available in the United States for purchase or rental.

Silent Movies
Resources and information.

Internet Archive: Feature Films
Downloadable classic films in public domain, including Rashamon, His Girl Friday, The General, Night of the Living Dead, and many more.

Movie Guides, Credits, and Plot Summaries

All-Movie Guide
Database of movies, actors/actressess, producers, directors and cast members. Includes a detailed plot synopsis.

Annual index to motion picture credits
Full credits, specific date of release, duration, and MPAA rating; includes ten indexes: actors, art directors, cinematographers, costume designers, directors, film editors, composers, producers, sound engineers, and writers.

Green Library PN1993 .A55 Information Center: Non-circulating

The Internet Movie Database
Extensive database searchable by title, actor's name, director's name, etc. Very detailed, nearly comprehensive.

Filmmaking & Production

American Cinematographer

Archive Film
Getty Images stock footage.

Premier film scoring software.

Premier film editing software.

Birns & Sawyer
Equipment rental.

California Film Commision

Can Stock Photo
Stock footage library.

Cinema: How are Hollywood Films Made?

Cyber Film School/Film Underground
"Repository of information designed to help the aspiring independent filmmaker."

Digital Video
Technical information for digital filmmaking.

Stock footage library.

"Film and Television production services handbook online, the search engine for international production services.
Internation Film and TV Production resources.

Mole-Richardson Company
Lighting equipment.

The Art of Film and Television Music.

Stock footage library.

Resource for Independent filmmakers.

Extensive script advice from two successful Hollywood screenwriters.


Bright Lights Film Journal
"Popular-academic hybrid of movie analysis, history, and commentary."

Ebert & Roeper

Film Comment
From the Film Society of the Lincoln Center.

Film Literature Index 1973 to present.
A quarterly publication for articles on film, film history and criticism in over 300 international film journals.It includes coverage of television periodical literature.It is indexed by subject, film title, and name.

Green Library Z5784 .M9 F53 Information Center: Non-circulating

Gerald Peary
Critic for The Boston Phoenix, author of Cult Films series.

Images: a Journal of Film and Popular Culture

International Index to Film Periodicals 1972 to present.
Annotated guide to articles, interviews and reviews in international periodicals.

Green Library Z5784 .M9 149 Information Center: Non-circulating

Film Review Index
This index covers reviews from 1882 through 1985 (in two volumes).An extensive film bibliography is included.

Green Library Z5784 .M9 F513 1986 Information Center: Non-circulating

Magazine and Journal Articles Database
Database indexes over 1500 periodicals from the California Digital Library. It is helpful in finding film reviews and any articles relating to film in current magazines.

Movie Review Query Engine

Retrospective Index to Film Periodicals 1930-1971

Green Library Z5784 .M9.B39 Information Center: Non-circulating

Rotten Tomatoes

"Peer-reviewed online journal edited by staff and students in the Institute of Film & Television Studies at the University of Nottingham."

Senses of Cinema
"An online journal devoted to the serious and eclectic discussion of cinema"

Slant Magazine
"Dedicated to offering a slightly different perspective on the state of entertainment with an intelligent and open-minded slant.

Weekly magazine for the entertainment industry.

Variety Film Reviews 1907-1980

Green Library PN1995 .V34 1983 F V.1 Information Center: Non-Circulating

Film Festivals and Awards

Berlin International Film Festival

Cannes Film Festival

Cine Vegas Film Festival

Fantastisk Film Festival

Humanitas Prize
Writers award honoring human values in TV and film.

Hollywood Film Festival

London Film Festival

New York Underground Film Festival

San Francisco Film Society

San Francisco International Asian-American Film Festival

Seattle International Film Festival

Slamdance Film Festival

Sundance Film Festival

Telluride Film Festival


Chinese Cinema
Links to internet resources.

German Film
"National information and advisory center for the promotion of German films worldwide."

Germanic Collections Film Resources
Stanford University Library resources on German film. Includes partial listing of the German film holdings in Green Library.

Japanese Cinema
Links to internet resources.

Hong Kong Cinema
Links to interent resources.

Kinema Club
"Devoted to the study of Japanese moving image media, and is produced through the collaboration of many scholars around the world."

Midnight Eye
Non-profit cooperative for Japanese film lovers.

Large collection of links to Russian film sites.

Links to info on Italian film.

Reviews of Indian films and articles on classic era.

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