Film & Media Academic Sites
Film, Media and Cultural Studies
Media & Communication Studies Site
Maintained by Daniel Chandler at the University of Aberystwyth,
this site is vast and authoritative. It hosts a tremendous amount amount
of articles and materials on a very broad range of media topics whilst
also offering one of the most useful, well-organised and voluminous
set of sound media studies links available anywhere on the Web.
A frequently updated
website about the relationship between the mass media and people's identities,
genders and everyday lives by David Gauntlett from the Institute of
Communication Studies at Leeds University.
Formerly Sarah Zupko's Cultural Studies Center, this
site is very much an American equivalent of The Media and Communication
Studies site. It is a well-organised wealth of links to articles, journals,
bibliographies, organisations academic courses and much more. Additionally,
the site hosts a range of book and website reviews and a discussion
Maintained by Sean Cubitt at Liverpool John Moore's
University for the Screen Studies course there, this site offers access
to a range of interesting course materials on film, television and digital
cultures, some inventive student work and a very useful collection of
film and media links.
Written and maintained by Mick Underwood, this site
is written for students beginning to study communication, cultural and
media studies and contains a wealth of clear summaries of a good range
of media issues and debates. Also includes very useful links pages.
Much more than a film and media site, this is a vast,
collection of arts and humanities papers, of varying quality, although
often provocative, published on the server in the English Department
at Carnegie Mellon University. The site hosts a range of journals, papers
and discussion lists of interest to researchers in literary, media and
In its infancy as regards content, Cinema Space, from
the Film Studies Program at UC Berkeley is a site devoted to collecting
articles and multimedia materials for the study of film and film theory.
Sound Design & Theory
A great starting point on the Web for material dedicated to the art
and the analysis of film sound. Good sections on the terminology used
to analyse sound in film. Lots of articles and excellent annotated links
to Web resources about film sound.
Film and Media Links Sites
Theatre Studies Resources
Originally produced by an independent, international
organisation, and now part of the Amazon.com group, the Internet Movie
Database holds entries for over 200,000 movies with over 2,000,000 filmography
entries, and is constantly updated.The database is intended to encompass
all films produced and being produced, since the earliest cinema.
Search for key film details and follow and establish
links between groups of films with this vast database, constantly updated,
which contains details of over 130,000 films and over 200,000 filmography
Motion Picture Database
Built from Cinebook's annual film reference volumes
and Ephraim Katz's extensive Film Encyclopedia, this database also sits
within a commercial entertainment site, and provides reviews, credits
and details of over 35,000 films plus filmographies for over 500,000
actors, directors, writers and others.
A search engine for locating online film reviews.
European Cinema Online Database
A basic database, contained within the European Union-funded
Media Salles site, containing details of recent European films
and their respective production, distribution and export companies,
with technical and artistic credits and commercial performance figures.
World Wide Web Virtual Library - Theatre and Drama
This site, maintained by Barry Russell at Oxford Brookes
University, is a tremendously authoritative gateway to a vast range
of quality theatre and drama resources on the web.
A 176 page Web textbook produced by the playwright Richard
Toscan (Portland State University) which discusses a number of primary
areas in the art of playwriting (including screenwriting). Covers content,
format, structure, and related practical issues.