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1 REDISCOVERING FILM STUDIES: SOME FRESH STARTING POINTS

www.film-philosophy.com
A ‘salon-journal’ dedicated to the philosophical review of film studies, philosophical aesthetics, and world cinema. Founded in 1966.

www.sensesofcinema.com
An online journal devoted to serious discussion of cinema.

2 THE INDUSTRIAL CONTEXTS OF FILM PRODUCTION

www.hollywoodreporter.com
News on Hollywood movies, stars, festivals, awards.

www.upcomingmovies.com
Previews of upcoming movies.

http://www.imdb.com
World cinema database.

www.ukfilmcouncil.org.uk
Government-backed strategic agency for film in the UK, which includes information on film-making, cinema-going, film news and publications.

www.dvddemystified.com
Support website answering most questions on DVD technology.

3 FILM FORM AND NARRATIVE

www.filmeducation.org
Online resource centre for UK film education, offering educational online resources, study guides, film-specific CD Roms plus organises training courses, seminars, workshops, events related to film.

www.bfi.org.uk
Established in 1933, the British Film Institute runs the National Film Theatre, the BFI Imax Cinema, a publishing company, the BFI annual autumn film festival in London, a national archive of film, a national library devoted to film and television, an educational production unit providing training and resources for teachers and hosting conferences, seminars and workshops, and publishes the monthly film magazine Sight and Sound.

www.screensite.org
This website facilitates the teaching and research of film/TV/new media and is designed for educators and students.

ww.ukfilmcouncil.org.uk
Government-backed strategic agency for film in the UK, which includes information on film-making, cinema-going, film news and publications.

4. APPROACHES TO CINEMATIC AUTHORSHIP

http://www.film-philosophy.com
Film-Philosophy , vol. 10, no 1 (2006), ‘Reanimating the Auteur’ – two online special issues dedicated to re-thinking aspects of cinematic authorship.

http://www.latrobe.edu.au/screeningthepast/current/cc0301.html
Screening The Past , issue 12 (2001)

5 GENRE THEORY AND HOLLYWOOD CINEMA

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6 APPROACHES TO STUDYING FILM TEXTS

http://www.bfi.org.uk/sightandsound/feature/46
‘Ghostin the machine’, Manohla Dargis (2000)
An essay which examines aspects of Tom Cruises’s star and screen persona.

http://www.nottinghamac.uk/film/scopearchive/articles/stardom-and-distinction.htm
‘Stardom and distinction: Sharon Stone and the problem of legitimacy’, Rebecca Feasey (2004). An essay in the online film studies journal Scope, which discusses Sharon Stone.

http://www.latrobe.edu.au/screeningthepast/classics/c10902/lgcl14c.htm
‘Stars and audiences in early American cinema’, Lee Grieveson (2002) in Screening thePast, issue 14.

7 SPECTATOR, AUDIENCE AND RESPONSE

http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/7606/pulp.html
A site with most things a fan could wish for.

8 THE DOCUMENTARY FORM

http://www.screenonline.org.uk/film/id/1084507/index.html
Screenonline/BFI page listing details of Mitchell and Kenyon films, including playable versions of some.

http://www.dfglondon.com
The Documentary Filmmakers Group, based in London but including details of training courses, history of documentary and other material.

http://www.nd.edu/~igodmilo/reality.html
Documentary filmmaker Jill Godmilow in conversation with Ann-Louise Shapiro, a useful and provocative discussion of some important aspects of documentary.

9 THE LANGUAGE OF ANIMATION

http://www.aardman.com
Aardman Animations

http://www.annecy-animation-festival.tm.fr
Annecy Festival

http://www.awn.com
Animation World Network. The database section is pretty minimal and often incorrect; the best thing is the magazine’s breadth of articles, mainly written by animators, critics or festival programmers. The What’s New section in AWN is convenient for updates. The Animation Village has several listings and links to animators, organizations, festivals and so on, in the animation world. Artists such as Caroline Leaf and Alison Snowden/David Fine have their own home pages on AWN. The same has Nicole Salomon’s AAA in Annecy, Folioscope, ASIFA Hollywood and ASIFA San Francisco, as well as the Society for Animation Studies, Motion Picture Screen Cartoonists Union Local 839 and the Writers’ Guild of America. There are also links to other similar home pages not hosted by AWN, such as ASIFA International.

http://www.awn.com/asifa_hollywood
ASIFA Hollywood

http://www.awn.com/asifa-sf
ASIFA San Francisco

ASIFA East and ASIFA San Francisco produce quite informative articles and provide information on current (US-based) projects, both commercial and independent, as as opinion pieces.

http://www.awn.com/heaven_and_hell
Animation Heaven and Hell. The site has nicely designed pages on model and stop-frame animation, including [0160] vankmajer and George Pal.

http://www.awn.com/safo99
Ottawa Festival

http://www.chapman.edu/animation
Animation Journal

http://www.medios/fi/animafest
Zagreb Festival

http://www.memory.loc.gov/ammem/oahtml/oahome.html
Origins of American Animation website

http://www.nfb.ca/E/1/1
National Film Board of Canada. A really impressive site. You can go through its whole catalogue of films with descriptions; many of the most important filmmakers have their own biography; and the history of NFBC is extensively described. The main problem with the NFBC home page is that the entry page is too big. It takes minutes to download; skip it and go directly to the index.

http://Samson.hivolda.no:800/asifa
ASIFA International

http://www.swcp.com/animate
ASIFA Central

http://www.yrd.com/asifa
ASIFA East

10 GENDER AND FILM

www.bfi.org.uk
A European feminist promotor of films by women. Well worth a look.

www.feminist.org
A useful site with lots of links to feminist subject matter.

www.Sallypotter.com
Online diary of film director, Sally Potter

www.sistersincinema.com
An African-American women filmmaker’s website with a resource list.

www.wmm.com
Women make movies website that aims to encourage the production of films by women. Has a good links section.

http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC/FilmBibMenu.html
Collections on documentaries, feature films, film studies resources, bibliographies and film and video distributors and producers. Also full text articles on film genres, filmmakers, national cinemas, individual films

11 QUEER CINEMA

The following sites offer helpful, up-to-the-minute information on currently available material.

www.amazon.co.uk
www.hmv.co.uk
www.play.com

On the three sites above, search under key words ‘lesbian’ and/or ‘gay’ for a range of books, videos and DVDs for purchase. Other Amazon sites can be useful (you will need to enter titles/keywords in the native language), and subtitles in English are often available. Various formats are available. Amazon has an excellent rental service. The play website requires specific titles.

www.bfi.org.uk
The British Film Institute website is especially useful for ordering their very comprehensive catalogues ( UK region 2 formats for DVDs), of which there is one devoted to lesbian/gay/transgender/queer material

www.llgf.org.uk
This London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival website gives details of their presentations at the National Film Theatre in March/April. For a few months after that, the same programme of films and videos then tours various regional film theatres. All venues are indicated on the website.

www.millivresmultimedia.com
A commercial site from the publishers of Diva and Gay Times. Offers a selection from ‘gentle romantic comedies, hard-hitting coming-out stories, arthouse experimental films to documentaries’. A variety of titles with helpful reviews available for sale ( UK formats). You can also receive their newsletter by mail. Mainly UK DVD formats.

www.planetout.com
Go to the ‘PopcornQ Movies’ section for helpful information and reviews of festivals and individual films. North American (Region 1) formats only for DVDs.

www.qcinema.com
Excellent, clear, helpful databases on lesbian, gay, transgender and queer film, video, TV, actors, writers, producers. You can search for individual films and reviews, magazine articles and other material. North American (Region 1) formats only for DVDs.

12 ETHNICITY, RACE AND CINEMA – AFRICAN AMERICAN FILM

http://www.Indian.edu/~bfca/index/html
Black Film Center/Archive, Indiana University

http://blackfilm.uchicago.edu
Black Film Research Online, University of Chicago

13 BRITISH CINEMA

www.bfi.org.uk
Scholars of British cinema are remarkably lucky to have at their disposal an extensive website created by the British Film Institute to encourage study in British films – this includes detailed accounts of many individual films, filmmaker’s biographies, interviews, company histories, as well as general thematic articles, and articles dealing with industrial and commercial matters such as censorship and distribution. There are links to the BFI special collections unit and to the BFI stills unit, many of whose materials are also available online. For those working within licensed educational institutions it is also possible to download clips for a wide range of key films, many of which are otherwise unavailable. The site also contains considerable amounts of material on British television history. Go to www.screenonline.org.uk

www.ukfilmcouncil.org.uk
For current productions, and material about the contemporary British filmmaking scene, this webpage of the UK Film Council is a good place to start.

14 INDIAN CINEMA

www.Rediff.com
This is a good online source for film reviews and interviews with filmmakers and stars.

www.cscsban.org
The website for the Centre for the Study of Culture and Society has a comprehensive listing of film reviews and other related materials that your institutions can subscribe to.

http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC
This media resource centre at Berkeley University’s site has videos from South Asia and the South Asian diaspora.

www.filmindia.com
This is an extensive source of Indian film information, including a directory, bibliography, newsclips, events and links

www.hollywoodmasala.com
This is a web resource for South Asian film and filmmakers.

http://www.indolink.com
This website has Hindi and Tamil movie reviews

http://www.mith2.umd.edu/WomensStudies/FilmReviews/
A database of film reviews of feminist films from the University of Maryland, mainly written by Linda Lopez McAllister. Some interesting and unusual perspectives on American and British films. Includes non-mainstream films.

http://www.virtualref.com/abs/882.htm
Women in Cinema: a reference guide. A discussion of the role and impact of women on Western cinema. Areas of discussion include: bibliographies and guides, biographical sources, reviews and filmographies, electronic sources and subject collections of film.

http://haze.customer.netspace.net.au
RML’s movie page. A nicely organised collection of information on directors, films and actors. Described as ‘international’, meaning American and European films.

http://imdb.com
The international movie database is comprehensive and allows you to search for movies, including Indian cinema, on title.

http://www.indiaplaza.com
Lists Hindi DVDs with English subtitles

http://www.anytamil.com/php/home.php
Lists Tamil DVDs

15 SOVIET MONTAGE CINEMA

http://us.imdb.com/Sections/Countries/SovietUnion
This is the internet Movie Database (US) with a listing of 6175 Russian/Soviet films including details of producers, distributors, directors, casts, writers, composers of music, and other titles by which the film is known.

http://www.ssees.ac.uk/russcin.htm#films
A directory of internet sources on Russian cinema

16 THE FRENCH NEW WAVE

http://www.bfi.fr
BiFi, Bibliothèque du film, 51 rue de Bercy, 75012 Paris. In the same building as the recently opened Cinémathèque Francaise, the BiFi is an excellent resource for French-language, film-related materials; it includes a stock of DVDs and VHS tapes in its vidéothèque as well as a library of books and magazines and a resource for stills and posters.

http://www.ncl.ac.uk/crif/sfc/home.htm
Association for Studies in French Cinema publishes the journal Studies in French Cinema three times a year and organises an annual conference.

www.cahiersducinema.com
The monthly French film magazine Cahiers du cinéma has an excellent website with a selection of articles published in English and Spanish.

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August 10, 2010 at 12:41

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