Online Film Databases and Resources

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Stefan Andersson
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Online Film Databases and Resources

#1 Post by Stefan Andersson » Wed Jan 06, 2016 2:52 pm

Seemed like a good idea to start a thread about searchable online film databases, film sites etc.

This one isn´t often mentioned in forums:
https://cinefiles.bampfa.berkeley.edu/c ... elcome.jsp" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Tens of thousands of scanned documents, down to typewritten screening handouts, from the University of California, Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive. Some are freely available, others require registration.

Also:
http://filmint.nu/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

http://www.filmsite.org/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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#2 Post by MichaelB » Wed Jan 06, 2016 3:30 pm

DVD-Basen is still my go-to site for looking up DVD/BD reviews.

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#3 Post by knives » Tue Apr 12, 2016 3:06 pm

I figure a few people will appreciate this website which is dedicated to highlighting all sorts of short films (obviously). It seems to be focused exclusively on relatively new films, but for such an ignored part of the art that's more then forgivable.

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#4 Post by Feego » Fri Aug 12, 2016 10:01 am

Several years ago, someone posted a link on this forum (not this thread, obviously) to a website that contained tons of archived scans of printed reviews and articles for classic films. I do not remember who posted it, what topic it was under, or most importantly what the website was. I've tried searching, but I didn't get very far searching for general terms like "classic film database." Can anyone help out with this?

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#5 Post by domino harvey » Fri Aug 12, 2016 10:38 am

It was me, so yes

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#6 Post by Feego » Fri Aug 12, 2016 10:47 am

Aha! I remembered you commenting on it, but I didn't remember if you were the one who posted it. Thanks Dom!

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#7 Post by Stefan Andersson » Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:15 pm

Reviving this thread with some new finds:

http://jamesnaremore.net/
James Naremore publishes some of his own writing. Includes a pdf of his Psycho book (1973).

http://www.jonathanrosenbaum.net/
Ditto for Jonathan Rosenbaum.

http://www.cineoutsider.com/
UK-based site featuring well-written, jargon-free reviews of new DVD/Blu releases.

http://www.artofthetitle.com/
Showcases movie main titles, sometimes with essays.

https://gointothestory.blcklst.com/90-a ... c2db802548
Film story analysis, screenplay writing, more.

https://www.shmoop.com/movies/
Analyses of classic films.

http://www.tavernier.blog.sacd.fr/
Bertrand Tavernier, film director/cinéphile, reviews DVDs, films, books in French.

http://cinematyler.com/
Essays on Kubrick, Lean, others. Good writing, collating quotes and info from various sources.

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#8 Post by MichaelB » Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:44 pm

Filmpolski.pl is a colossal, insanely comprehensive database of Polish film and television that's my first-choice portal for pretty much any filmographic info in connection with that particular country. (Quite aside from anything else, names are invariably written with the correct diacritics, which is by no means a given with more English-friendly sites.)

The Czecho-Slovak Film Database isn't up to the same level, but it still knocks spots off the IMDB and also spells names correctly.

There is, unsurprisingly, a linguistic drawback with both.

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#9 Post by Stefan Andersson » Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:38 pm

https://www.loc.gov/collections/nationa ... ictures%29

Library of Congress online films. Several Griffith titles, lots of docus and Lumière-style actualités.

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#10 Post by Stefan Andersson » Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:19 pm

Extensive overview of film color systems, with examples:
http://zauberklang.ch/filmcolors/timeli ... st-id-1301

Also, in-depth reviews here, everything from Satyajit Ray to The Incredibles:
https://deepfocusreview.com/definitives/

http://www.satyajitray.org/films/filmo_directed.htm

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#11 Post by Skrmng Skll Th Thd » Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:07 pm

http://cinephiliabeyond.tumblr.com/

Hasn't been updated in a while, but what's there is a pretty thorough and sometimes remarkable collection of (or links to) interviews, texts, screenplays, etc.

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