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Oscar.com

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in tandem with the ABC television network, launched a site devoted to the Academy awards. In addition to listing the nominees in every category, the site is highlighted by a searchable database of past winners and nominees in 34 categories (click on "Search the Database" under "Awards History" for full search capability), a timeline of award...

https://abc.com/shows/oscars
Silent Era: the silent films website

Created and edited by Carl Bennett as a labor of love, this site promises to become a terrific resource for silent film fans. Still very much under construction, it draws from Bennett's own offline database of 17,000 silent era films. At present, the majority of the available content, over 50 reviews of silent films, can be found in the Silent Era Films on VHS Videotape and DVD sections, both of...

http://www.silentera.com/
Freeze Frame: Eadweard Muybridge's Photography of Motion

This site from the National Museum of American History examines the famous sequences of photographs taken by the photographer Eadweard Muybridge to explore the dynamics of human and animal locomotion. (It was Muybridge's photographs, spaced only split seconds apart, that first proved that at one point in a horse's gallop all four legs are off the ground at once.) The site features a number of...

https://americanhistory.si.edu/muybridge/
Festival de Cannes

The Official site presents highlights include a searchable database of films and awards, juries, and summaries along with posters and stills from the winners. The Official Site is available in both French and English, but the database query results are in French.

http://www.festival-cannes.com/fr/
The Wizard of Oz: An American Fairy Tale

The Wizard of Oz is probably one of the most enduring American stories, having been translated into numerous movies, recordings, stage productions, and hundreds of written versions. This online exhibit from the Library of Congress showcases some of the many products and ephemera related to this integral piece of American culture. Many of the objects originated from the Library's voluminous...

https://www.loc.gov/exhibits/oz/
National Film Preservation Foundation

Created by the United States Congress, the National Film Preservation Foundation provides nationwide support to the preservation of American films of cultural and historical significance, along with improving film access for study, education, and exhibition. Located in San Francisco, the Foundation also awards grants to various film archives and preservations agencies who are also dedicated to...

https://www.filmpreservation.org/
Sundance Film Festival Announces Winners

Film festivals have become immensely popular during the last few decades, and it seems like almost every city or state now has some type of festival to showcase the work of local, national, and in some cases, international filmmakers, both young and old. Started by Robert Redford in 1981, the Sundance Film Festival (held annually in Park City, Utah) has quickly grown into one of the most...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2003/0131
George Eastman Museum

Since it was opened in 1949, the George Eastman House has helped tell "the story of photography and motion pictures -- media that have changed and continue to change our perception of the world." The museum's homepage offers a number of interesting resources about current exhibitions and longstanding collections. One of the more substantial sections of the Web site is titled Education & Research;...

https://www.eastman.org
Bright Lights Film Journal

Initially started as a print journal in 1974, online publication of Bright Lights Film Journal began in 1996, and continues to the present day. As noted on its site, the journal is "a popular-academic hybrid of movie analysis, history, and commentary, looking at classic and commercial, independent, exploitation, and international film from a wide range of vantage points from the aesthetic to the...

https://brightlightsfilm.com/
Masters of Cinema

While it is relatively easy to find information on the latest romantic comedy vehicle from 20th Century Fox or the latest apocalyptic disaster from Warner Brothers, finding substantial material online about quality foreign films and classics of various cinematic movements is a bit trickier. Fortunately for cineastes, there is the Masters of Cinema website, which provides links to information about...

https://eurekavideo.co.uk/masters-of-cinema/#page-1
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