General Film Publications & Resource Guides
For information specifically related to film preservation and restoration, go to Preservation and Restoration Resources and Projects.
Activists’ Guide to Archiving Video by WITNESS
Catalog of Silent Films
American Rhetoric.com Great
site containing famous speeches in the movies and other settings
Animation Consultants International
Animation World Network
Association of Moving Image Archivists Note: The following are all in pdf format
Audio-Visual Archivists: Online Tools
Audiovisual Citation Guidelines, published by the British Universities Film & Video Council.
Australian Network for Information
on Cellulose Acetate
Best Screenwriting Books
Big Cartoon Database
The Big Reel
The Bioscope: Reporting
on the World of Early and Silent Cinema
Black Classic Movies.com
BlackMovies: A Review and Summary of Essential Black Films
Black Talent News.com
Box Office at Hollywood.com
Box Office Guru
Box Office magazine
Box Office Mojo
Box Office Prophets
Box Office statistics
Bright Lights Film Journal
Louise Brooks Society
Resources on the Internet
of Film Studies
“Caring for Your Collections” (Library
Cartoon Research (Jerry
CineBooks database Use search feature to find reviews of a title
database of reviews, press kits, festival and showcase program notes,
newspaper articles, and other documents from the Pacific Film Archives
Cinema: How are
Hollywood Films Made?
COLLATE: Collaboratory for Annotation,
Indexing and Retrieval of Digitized Historical Archive Material
CoOL (Conservation OnLine)
Cost of Inaction Calculator, a tool developed by AVPreserve to determine the cost of digitizing collections, and the cost of not digitizing collections.
Council on Library and Information
Spin Doctor (Glenn Abel)
The Damfinos: The International
Buster Keaton Society
Deadline Hollywood Daily
The Digital Black Hole by Jonas Palm.
Copyright Course syllabus
Digital Curation Bibliography: Preservation and Stewardship of Scholarly Works, 2012 Supplement.
Digital Moving Image Archives (DMIA), serves as a guide for independent filmmakers to provide basic information about preserving digital data.
Prevention and Recovery for Moving Image Materials
Disaster Recovery Journal
Done Deal (Info on movie
script deals, etc.)
E! Entertainment News
European Film Gateway
William K. Everson Collection
Fashion Film FestivalFedFlix
Film & History
Film and Sound in Higher and Further Education: A progress report with ten strategic recommendations, published by the Joint Information Systems Committee, UK.
Film & Television Archives research guide.
Film Collecting Film Center
Film Preservation Manual for Home and Independent Filmmakers [FilmForever.org]
Film Reference Library (Canadian
Film Score Monthly
Films101: Sticking to the Best Movies
Films on Disc
Film-Handlers Forum discussion
group for film projectionists
for Professionals in the Entertainment Industries
For the Love of Film: The Film Preservation Blogathon
Godfather, “Restoring The Godfathar,” ASC magazine May 2008
The Greatest Films
Griffithiana, a journal devoted to silent cinema and classic animation.
with Bob Harris and “Tilting
Handling and Storage of Audio and Video Carriers, published by the International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA).
Hello, Harold Lloyd
Harold Lloyd official website
Hill’s Movie Title Screen Page
of sub-35mm Film Formats and Cameras” (essay by Jan-Eric Nystrom
The Hollywood Reporter
Hollywood Stock Exchange: The
Entertainment Stock Market Simulation
Ome and Amateur Film blog: Dwight Swanson
Home Theater magazine
Home Theater Forum
Home Theater Review
Hulu: Free Movies and TV online
a Journal of Film and Popular Culture
Film and Video Monthly
Institute for Museum and Library Services: Connecting to Collections Nationwide Initiative
International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property: Safeguarding Sound and Image Collections Bibliography
Cinematographers Guild magazine
Internet Movie Database (IMDB)
Journal of Film
An Introduction to Using the Command Line Interface (CLI) to Work with Files and Directories, published by AudioVisual Preservation Solutions, Inc.
Kemps Film and Television Production
Kinoeye, “a new fortnightly
journal of film in the new Europe"
Kodak: Motion Picture Resource Guides
Large Format Motion Picture Network
Database on admissions of films released in Europe
“Magnetic Tape Storage and
Handling” Document published by National Media Lab and
the Commission on Preservation and Access
Mandy’s International Film
and Television Production Directory
Masters of Cinema: Collating
and Disseminating Information for Discerning Cinephiles the World
Media History Digital Library (online copies of Photoplay, Moving Picture World). View Project Website here.
100 Years of Film Sizes” (Michael Rogge)
Motion Picture Date
Code Charts (Sabucat)
Picture Stock Time Line (Cinetech)
(Editor’s Guild magazine)
Moving Image Archive News
Movie Mail UK: Film Glossary
Movie Poster Data Base
Movielink (Video on demand distribution service)
Movieplayer.it, online database of Italian and other international cinema and TV.
Movies.answers.com, a community-driven question-and-answer forum combined with research culled from hundreds of reference sources.
Moving Image: Journal of AMIA
Moving Image Source
Music for Silent Films, 1894-1929: A Guide by Gillian B. Anderson.
Museums of the World, a "Best Education Site" resource primarily for undergraduates.
Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program: Reports
National Film Preservation Foundation (NFPF)
Screen and Sound Archive: Technical Glossary of Common Audiovisual
New Review of Film and Television Studies
New York Times Newsroom Navigator
“So Many Films, But Only
a Few Are Treasures; Library of Congress Separates Mere Movies
by Randy Kennedy, New York Times, February 5, 2004.
Nitrate Film Interest Group: Photostream of Nitrate Film Stills etc.
Movie Poster News Buletin
Orphans Film symposium
“Permanence and Care of Color Photographs: Traditional and Digital Color Prints, Color Negatives, Slides, and Motion Pictures”
Mary Pickford Foundation
of Primary Sources A listing of over 5500 websites describing
holdings of manuscripts, archives, rare books, historical photographs,
and other primary sources for the research scholar. (Univ. of Idaho)
Nation: Motion Picture Archives and American Film Preservation” (dissertation
by Caroline Frick). Note: This is a PDF file which
require the free version of the Acrobat
viewer to view.
Rotten Tomatoes Film Reviews
Schenectady Museum presents a selection of rare films from its General Electric film collection, including more than 1,500 advertising, training, and educational films from 1915 through 1983.
Schwartz Copyright Society of USA Journal article on 1988 National
Film Preservation Act(courtesy Eric Schwartz) [PDF file: 2.59MB] Note: This is a PDF file which
require the free version of the Acrobat
viewer to view.
Screen, international journal of academic film and television studies
Screen Daily/Screen International
Screening the Past
Second Run DVD
Senses of Cinema
Shooting Down Pictures
Silent Era Film Journals and Books Online
Resources on the Internet” (Glen Pringle)
Film Stills Archive
Silent Movies (Glen Pringle)
on Video (courtesy
Silents are Golden Web site)
Silents are Golden
Society of American
Archivists, Visual Materials Section Newsletter
of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) Journal (pre-1962) (courtesy
The Story of Movies: The
Film Foundation’s middle school curriculum for the study and appreciation
Sulphur Springs Collection of Pre-Nickelodeon Films (SMU)
of Digital Formats Planning for Library of Congress Collections
TV & Media Jobs and Opportunities (primarily in the UK).
TV Guide: Movie Reviews
Commission on the Arts: Videotape Identification and Assessment
Thanhouser Films: An Encyclopedia and History, an online resource by Q. David Bowers
Pictures, Don’t They
Tips on Archiving Family History, Part 1, New York Times, June 4, 2013.
Tips on Archiving Family History, Part 2, New York Times, June 5, 2013.
Trailers from Hell
of Copyright Entries and Renewals
of Formats--Aspect Ratios (efilm center)
Archives Portal and UNESCO
Audio-Visual Archives Portal
Archiving: Philosophy and Principles and other
Audio-Visual publications such as A- V: A Practical Reader
United States Conference
of Catholic Bishops: Movie Reviews
United States Copyright
Office, Records Database
United States Copyright Office, Catalog of Copyright Entries for
Variety home page
Video Format Identification
Film Preservation Manual: Low-cost & No-cost Suggestions to Care for Your Film
What a Character
Wilhelm Imaging Research
of America Research Links
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