Web Resources

This section contains the following subdivisions:

Databases

Filmographies

Thematic Sites

Other

 

Databases

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
http://www.oscars.org/research-preservation/resources-databases/

Academy Award winners and nominees, Academy Award acceptance speeches, and the contents of the Academy's library (including books, photographs, manuscripts, and digital collections.


Documentary Guide
http://documentaryguide.com

Thousands of documentary titles, tagged and searchable by keyword, with one-line descriptions of their contents, accessible through an exceptionally clean, intuitive interface.


Edison Motion Pictures at the Library of Congress
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/edhtml/edmvhm.html

Scores of early Edison shorts -- fictional, dramatized, and documentary -- keyword searchable, with summaries and production data; most films are downloadable in Quicktime, MPEG, and RealMedia formats.

Return to Top

Filmographies

Fordham University History Sourcebooks
http://www.fordham.edu/Halsall/index.asp

Extensive, but far from exhaustive, listings of dramatic films set in the ancient, medieval, and modern periods, with each title linked to the film's IMDB page. Most films are annotated with, at most, a one-sentence description; a handful have a short analytical paragraph. Last updated in 2002.

 

Reel History
http://digital.lib.lehigh.edu/trial/reels/

In-depth coverage of more than 50 films depicting historical events, mostly from the 1980s and 1990s, written by university students. Entries include scene breakdowns, analysis, quotations, comparisons with similar films, and suggestions for further reading.

 

Center for Teaching History through Film
http://mediapede.org/filmhistory/

A project of the Center for the Study of Public History and Public Culture at George Washington University; both content experts and a teacher advisory board shape the information. Currently lists five feature films on American history.

Return to Top

Thematic Sites

Films From the Home Front
http://www.movinghistory.ac.uk/homefront/

From the site: "a collection of unique moving images illustrating what life was like for ordinary people in Britain during the Second World War, as seen through amateur documentaries, newsreels, government films, and home movies."


The Image of the Journalist in Popular Culture
http://www.ijpc.org

A project of Annenberg School of Journalism at the University of Southern California, the site features an 82,000-item database including listings for 30,000 television programs and nearly 20,000 films depicting journalists, as well as a peer-reviewd online journal.


Who's Who of Victorian Cinema
http://www.victorian-cinema.net/index.htm

A searchable collection of over 300 biographies of directors, actors, technicians, and other key figures in 19C film, drawn from the British Film Institute's book of the same title.


FilmSound
http://www.filmsound.org

A site dedicated to the theory, practice, history, and virtually everything else related to sound in films.

Return to Top


Other

Peter C. Rollins, “Interview with Peter Rollins on Talk of the Nation,” May 2004. http://tinyurl.com/2dojxe

Return to Top


Movie Posters