Film and Television Web Sites

FILM WEB SITES

Specialized Resources

Actors

The Internet Movie Database Search by Actor/Actress--most entries include a biography, filmography, links, etc.
The Motion Picture Database From "The Motion Picture Guide", Cinebooks' 23-volume reference and Ephraim Katz's comprehensive "Film Encyclopedia", contains filmographies and biographical information on actors, directors and other filmmakers.
CelebSite Biographies of celebrities from all areas of the entertainment industry--includes links to other recommended sites.
Driveways of the Rich and Famous An amusing website which (to quote the Wall Street Journal): ""Gleefully and literally takes the celebrity-lifestyle genre down to the asphalt."
What a Character!  An excellent guide (with photos, bios, filmographies, etc.) to character actors from film and television:  "The names you don't remember, the faces you can't forget."


Cultures & Groups

Yahoo's Movies and Film: Cultures and Groups Here you'll find links to film websites divided into categories like: African-American, Asian, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Women, etc.
The German/Hollywood Connection Information, photos, links related to the influence of Austria, Germany, and Switzerland on Hollywood and world cinema.

Directors

The Internet Movie Database Search by Director--most entries include a biography, filmography, links, etc.
The Motion Picture Database From "The Motion Picture Guide", Cinebooks' 23-volume reference and Ephraim Katz's comprehensive "Film Encyclopedia", contains filmographies and biographical information on directors and other filmmakers.
Cinemedia's Director List Select: Categories/Cinema/Directors for an extensive listing of director websites.
Yahoo's Directors List Alphabetical listing of "Official" websites (with director or studio affiliation) as well as personal webpages devoted to directors and filmmakers.

Finding Films . . .

. . . playing in movie theaters
Moviefinder.com Search what's playing in your area, read reviews, rent or purchase videos online.

. . . showing on television
TV Now Search a month's worth of TV listings by director, actor, actress, or keyword.
Ultimate TV Select "TV Listings" for schedule grids -- you can also search TV listings by keyword.

. . . available to purchase on videocassette, laserdisc, or DVD
Reel: The Movie Store Purchase or rent new and used videos and DVDs online.
Home Vision Cinema Classic and critically acclaimed U.S. and International films available for purchase online.
Videoflicks Search by title, director, etc. for videos to purchase online from this Toronto-based video store.
Video Online Express Purchase videos and laserdiscs online. Searchable database.
Ken Cranes Laserdisc Purchase laserdiscs and DVD titles online. Searchable database.
The Criterion Collection Collection of classic and critically acclaimed U.S. and International films available for purchase on laserdisc and DVD.


Genres

Yahoo's Movies and Film: Genres Note: If you want to find sites devoted to genre studies, click on a genre category and then look at the main entries for sites related to that genre -- or, you can click on a sub-category / for example: titles@ (which will display a list of links to specific films which fall under that genre).

Movies with Websites

Yahoo's Movies and Film: Titles Select a genre or category for a list of specific film websites. Or, you can click on "Search only in Titles" to do a search for a specific film. Note: Movie title links may come from a variety of sources -- they might be "Official" sites (issued by a studio to promote a film, for example); links to entries in The Internet Movie Database or other sources; or personal webpages created by individuals to pay tribute to a particular film.
Cinemedia's Film Titles List Select: Categories/Cinema/Films for an extensive listing of websites devoted to specific films. Like the Yahoo list, these links come from a variety of sources -- from studios to personal webpages.


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