Film History Index : North America
United States of America - Canada
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United States of America
American Film Institue (AFI) - http://www.afi.com/" - The American Film Institute (AFI) is the nation's pre-eminent arts organization dedicated to advancing and preserving the art of the moving image. Since 1967, AFI has served as America's voice for film, television, video, and the digital arts, with innovative programs in education, training, exhibition, preservation, and new technology. AFI's commitment to visual storytelling is embodied by three main goals: to train, to preserve and to recognize the moving image as an art form. FI's National Center for Film and Video Preservation coordinates and supports American oving image preservation activities, including gathering, databasing, and making accessible omprehensive documentation on America's moving image heritage. From the National Moving Image Database (NAMID) to the AFI Catalog to national preservation efforts, AFI is a leader and an advocate for the safeguarding of these American treasures."
- American Museum of the Moving Image, New York - http://www.nyctourist.com/topten_ammi.htm - The museum tells the story of the innovation and artistry that make the moving image the most powerful artistic and cultural influence of the twentieth century. The Museum houses the nation's most important collection of motion picture and television artifacts. It presents retrospective film series, often accompanied by discussions with the filmmakers themselves, and digital media seminars with industry pioneers. Education programs for junior high school and high school students connect moving image media with the study of the humanities and sciences. Exhibitions elegantly illustrate how the art and the craft of moving image making are inseparable."
- Northeast History Film - http://www.oldfilm.org/- "Dedicated to preserving the moving image history of northern New England, Northeast Historic Film is an archives, a theater, and study center located in Bucksport, Maine. We are a leader in preserving and promoting the historical value of home movies, safeguarding and making available one of the largest collections amateur film in North America. We offer a free video lending library for members, plus a catalog of Videos of Life in New England."
- The Classik Performers SiteRing - http://www.bravenet.com/?csid=28
- A ring of sites dedicated to film and television performers of the Golden Age, true classics." This homepage directs you to a wide variety of sites about these stars.
- Greatest Films - http://www.filmsite.org/A site full of historical rank orders of Hollywood films: the best films, box offices successes and more.
- Classic Movies - http://classicfilm.about.com/?once=true&
- Commercial site, which contains a lot of information about classical Hollywood films, including links to several databases.
- The Daguerreian Society - http://www.daguerre.org/
- Website on the history of early photography: "We've prepared a brief history of the daguerreotype, an extensive daguerreian bibliography, an illustrated description of the process, a look into a daguerreian materials manufactory, many 19th and early 20th century texts, and much more. Our resources are extensive; be prepared to spend some time here!"
- Ellen Schrecker - On the Hollywood Blacklist in the 1950-
http://www.writing.upenn.edu/~afilreis/50s/schrecker-blacklist.html (web article)
- The Literature and The Culture of the American 1950s - http://www.writing.upenn.edu/~afilreis/50s/home.html
- History of Kodak - http://www.kodak.com/US/en/corp/kodakHistory/
- The 'official' history of the Eastman-Kodak company, as told on the corporate website of Kodak.
- Film 100 - http://www.film100.com/ - The one hundred most influential people in the history of the movies. "The Film 100 is a large collection of biographical information, film studies, interactive demos, and web links."
- MGM - http://www.mgmua.com/
- Paramount Pictures - http://www.paramount.com/
- Disney - http://search.disney.go.com/?land=1
- Columbia Tri Star France - http://www.columbiatristar.fr/
- Columbia Tri Star Italie - http://www.columbiatristar.it/
- Sony Pictures Movies - http://www.sonypictures.com/movies/
- Hollywood- http://www.hollywood.com/
- Universal Studio - http://www.universalstudios.com/index.php
- Hollywood Inc, Latin America - http://www.zonalatina.com/Zldata155.htm
- Site by Zona Latina on the popularity of Hollywood films in Latin America, and in addition a large variety of Latin American cinema links.
- Afro Americans on Film - http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC/africanambib2.html
- Sunny Hillsides - http://www.winternet.com/~akaske/Personal/lantern.html
- An antique dealer shares knowledge about magic lanterns.
- Grand Ilusions - http://www.grand-illusions.com/ - A site with many visual games, some of which illustrate principles of cinema/magic lantern.
- Motion Pictures Association of America- http://www.mpaa.org/
- This site contains some historical information and links.
- The American Magic Lantern of Theatre -http://www.magiclanternshows.com/magiclanternshows.htm - Information by one of the last remaining magic latern showmen: "America's only professional touring company re-creating Victorian magic-lantern shows."
- The Silent Film Bookshelf - http://www.cinemaweb.com/silentfilm/bookshelf/- Website dedicated to American silent cinema. Much detailed information, an historical overview, and links.
- Warner Bros Studio - http://wbsf.warnerbros.com/?frompage=sitemap
- New Line Cinema - http://www.newline.com/
- DreamWorks - http://www.dreamworks.com/
- 20th Century Fox France - http://www.foxfrance.com/
20th Century Fox Italie - http://www.20thfox.it/
20th Century Fox England - http://www.fox.co.uk/
- 20th Century Fox - http://www.foxmovies.com/
- Miramax Pictures - http://www.miramax.com/
- Museum of the Moving Image - http://www.movingimage.us/site/site.php
- The American Mutoscope and Biograph, Inc, USA - http://www.biographcompany.com/ - History of this firm which concurrenced the Edison company
- The Animation Journal - http ://www.animationjournal.com/
- Journal of the « Society for Animation Studies ». Indexes and abstracts
- American Memory Collections: Original Format: Motion Pictures
- Coca-Cola Advertising ~ Films ~ 1951-1999
- Title: Fifty Years of Coca-Cola Television Advertisements: Highlights from the Motion Picture Archives at the Library of Congress
- Coolidge Era ~ Multiformat ~ 1924-1929 - Title: Prosperity and Thrift: The Coolidge Era and the Consumer Economy, 1921-1929
- Edison Companies ~ Film and Sound Recordings - Title: Inventing Entertainment: the Early Motion Pictures and Sound Recordings of the Edison Companies
- Factories, Westinghouse ~ Films ~ 1904 - Title: Inside an American Factory: Films of the Westinghouse Works, 1904
- Film, Animated ~ 1900-1921 - Title: Origins of American Animation
- McKinley, William, and Pan-American Exposition ~ Films ~ 1901 - Title: The Last Days of a President: Films of McKinley and the Pan-American Exposition, 1901
- New York City ~ Films ~ 1898-1906 - Title: The Life of a City: Early Films of New York, 1898-1906
- Presidential Inaugurations ~ Multiformat ~ 1789-2001 - Title: "I Do Solemnly Swear...": Presidential Inaugurations
- Ranching Culture, Nevada ~ Multiformat ~ 1945-1982 - Title: Buckaroos in Paradise: Ranching Culture in Northern Nevada, 1945-1982
- Roosevelt, Theodore ~ Films ~ 1898-1919 - Title: Theodore Roosevelt: His Life and Times on Film
- San Francisco and 1906 Earthquake ~ Films ~ 1897-1916 - Title: Before and After the Great Earthquake and Fire: Early Films of San Francisco, 1897-1916
- Spanish-American War ~ Films ~ 1898-1901 - Title: The Spanish-American War in Motion Pictures
- Variety Stage ~ Multiformat ~ 1870-1920 - Title: The American Variety Stage: Vaudeville and Popular Entertainment, 1870-1920
- Work and Leisure ~ Films ~ 1894-1915 - Title: America at Work, America at Leisure: Motion Pictures from 1894-1915
- Origin of American Animation 1900-1921 - http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/oahtml/oahome.html - A collection of 21 animated films and 2 fragments from 1900 to 1921 presented by the Library of Congress. Caution: advanced technology and connectivity are needed; long download times may be experienced.
- The King of The Movies, Pionner Siegmund Lubin (1851-1923) - http://faculty.mc3.edu/jeckhard/lubin.htm Web site for Siegmund Lubin, 1851-1923.
- Harold Loyd Website - http://www.haroldlloyd.com/ - Harold Lloyd Estate and Film Trust, USA (Biography, films, video, etc.).
- The Silents Majarity - http://www.silentera.com/ - Mute cinema
- Thanhouser Film Co (1907-1910) - http://www.thanhouser.org/
- Kinema Club, USA -http://pears.lib.ohio-state.edu/Markus/ Japanese cinema
- Tex Avery - http://www.texavery.com/ - Biographie, filmographie MGM, images et sons à télécharger, liste des éditions vidéos, liens.
- George Eastman House -http://www.eastmanhouse.org/ Collection de films et de documents non-films de 1894 à nos jours, créée en 1947 ; c’est une des plus anciennes archives des USA
- Museum of Modern Art - http://www.moma.org/collection/depts/film_media/index.html
- Fondé en 1935, la collection comprend 14 000 films, c’est la plus importante collection de films étrangers aux Etats-Unis.
- National Film Préservation Fondation - http://www.filmpreservation.org/ - Organisation sans but lucratif créée par le Congrès en 1996 pour sauver l’héritage filmique américain
- BAM / PFA Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive - http://www.bampfa.berkeley.edu/
- Public Moving Image Archives - http://www.loc.gov/film/arch.html
- From the Library of Congress, les centres de conservation et cinémathèques du monde entier en connexion directe – en diverses langues.
- David O Selznick Collections - http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/collections/film/holdings/selznick/Recherche par mots-clés : auteur, titre, sujet, mixte, collections spéciales
- UCLA Film and Television Archive - http://www.cinema.ucla.edu/La plus grande cinémathèque universitaire du monde. Activités, accès aux enseignements et chercheurs, enseignement – en anglais.
- Society for Cinema and Médias Studies - http://www.cmstudies.org/ - Founded in 1959, SCMS is a professional organization of college and university educators, filmmakers, historians, critics, scholars, and others devoted to the study of the moving image. The college and university faculty and students who comprise this scholarly organization are involved in various fields of study, including (but not limited to): Film Studies, Cinema Studies, Television Studies, Media Studies, Visual Arts, Cultural Studies, Film and Media History, and Moving Image Studies.
The goals of SCMS are to promote all areas of media studies within universities and two-and four-year colleges; to encourage and reward excellence in scholarship and writing; to facilitate and improve the teaching of media studies as disciplines and to advance multi-cultural awareness and interaction. SCMS is dedicated to serving its members' professional needs and concerns; strengthening the ties between the academic community and those who interact with it, from the media industry to the government to the public at large; and to promoting the preservation of our film, television, video, and other media heritage.
Activities of the Society include an annual meeting and the publication of Cinema Journal. Anyone with an interest in film, television, video and/or new media teaching and/or publication is welcome to join.
- IMDB The Internet Movie Database - http://us.imdb.com/searchLa plus ancienne base de données du Web sur le cinéma – en français et anglais.
- Roland Collections of Films and Video on Art - http://www.roland-collection.com/ - The Roland Collection offers inexhaustible worlds of history, culture, philosophy, emotion, human document, celebration, protest, moral challenge and imaginative liberation - all embodied in the forms of art. This on-line resource guide is designed to give unprecedented access to those worlds. Anthony Roland, film maker and art expert has forged a unique amalgam of international talent - the work of 230 film directors from 25 countries in this remarkable collection of over 600 films on art from prehistoric times to the present day. Most programs are available world wide on an exclusive basis - all are in English with many having options of one or more of 16 other language versions.Programs cover many art disciplines including painting, drawing, graphics, sculpture, architecture, design, photography, video art and modern literature.
- Vintage Film Home Page -http://www.pathescope.freeserve.co.uk/ - Base de données consacrée au 9,5 mm
- Palace Classik Movies - http://www.moderntimes.com/palace/- See the site's collection of "articles" for about twenty-five essays on the film industry. In addition, the site has lots of downloadable images of stars (organized primarily by decade) and some sound clips.
- Adventures of Cybersound - http://www.acmi.net.au/AIC/phd8400.html - Scroll down to the section on "Cinema" for about thirty essays by different authors documenting the history of cinema, particularly its beginning.
- Silent Movies - http://www.welcometosilentmovies.com/ - Articles and facts about the silent movie era. There are also biographies of many of the starts (see "Silent Star of the Month") and a set of links to other Web resources.
- Movies Database - http://www.tvguide.com/movies/database/ - Search TV Guide's Movie Database by film name or person's name to obtain a film review that includes a lengthy description of the film and a list of its cast and credits.
- The academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science -http://www3.oscars.org/index.html - You can search this Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences database by keyword, year, or award category. Make sure to check Oscar.com, the official Website of the 74th Academy Awards.
- Edison Movies Pictures -http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/edhtml/edmvhm.html - A detailed description of the role that Thomas Edison and his laboratory played in the development of the motion picture industry. Included within the site are hundreds of downloadable clips of early movies (RealMedia, MPEG, or Quick Time formats).