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  1. 1. Film Studies - Useful Websites 1 FILM STUDIES - USEFUL WEBSITES DATABASES –FACTS, FIGURES, STATISTICS Worldwide Box OfficeFilmsite.org -the great movies of the last century. Detailed plot synopses, • http://www.worldwideboxoffice.com/review commentary and film reference material are just some of the • http://www.worldwideboxoffice.com/source.htmlfeatures available on the site. • http://www.filmsite.org/ DVD / VHS sales Charts • http://www.leesmovieinfo.net/Video-Sales.php?y=2003&type=3Watchmovies – History of world cinema • http://welcome.to/watchmovies Guide to Researching the Film IndustryFilm Four • http://www.alacrawiki.com/index.php?title=Entertainment • http://www.channel4.com/film/index.html The UK Film CouncilWikipedia • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page • http://www.ukfilmcouncil.org.uk/homeInternet Movie Database UK Film Council Statistics • http://www.us.imdb.com/a2z Research • http://uk.imdb.com/ • http://www.ukfilmcouncil.org.uk/researchThe Numbers Statistical Yearbooks • http://www.the-numbers.com/index.php • http://rsu.ukfilmcouncil.org.uk/?pf=&low=&c=p_contents&y=2007&s= Audiences • http://rsu.ukfilmcouncil.org.uk/?pf=&low=&y=2007&s=&c=14&skip=0
  2. 2. Film Studies - Useful Websites 2UK DVD Sales and Rentals • http://www.the-numbers.com/ US DVD Sales Chart for this week • http://rsu.ukfilmcouncil.org.uk/?pf=&low=&c=10&y=2007&s= • http://www.the-numbers.com/dvd/charts/weekly/thisweek.phpDistribution • http://rsu.ukfilmcouncil.org.uk/?pf=&low=&c=8&y=2007&s= US DVD Releases - 1998Exhibition • http://www.the-numbers.com/dvd/schedule1998.php • http://rsu.ukfilmcouncil.org.uk/?y=2007&c=9 The UK film market as a whole US DVD Releases - 2008 • http://rsu.ukfilmcouncil.org.uk/?y=2007&c=13 • http://www.the-numbers.com/dvd/schedule2008.php Top-Selling DVDs of 2007 & 2008 Film production • http://www.the-numbers.com/dvd/charts/annual/2007.php • http://rsu.ukfilmcouncil.org.uk/?y=2007&c=15 • http://www.the-numbers.com/dvd/charts/annual/2008.php $100 Million+ Movie Stars Top films in 2007 • http://www.the-numbers.com/people/records/highstart.php • http://rsu.ukfilmcouncil.org.uk/?y=2007&c=2Weekend Box Office figures Alphabetical Star Index-shows the biggest grossing star whose last name • http://www.ukfilmcouncil.org.uk/weekendboxoffice begins with each letter of the alphabet. • http://www.the-numbers.com/people/Film made by UK film production companies or using UK locations • http://www.ukfilmcouncil.org.uk/ukfilms Director Index- Shows number of movies and total Box office grossUK Film Council Short Film Council catalogue –View online • http://www.the-numbers.com/people/directors/ • http://www.bbc.co.uk/broadband/mediawrapper/consoles/shorts/bb_wm _console.shtml? Movie Franchises- Number of films in series and worldwide/US gross at Box redirect=console.shtml&lang=en&nbram=1&nbwm=1&bbwm=1&bbram=1&ms 3=6&ms_javascript=true&bbcws=2 Office • http://www.the-numbers.com/movies/series/franchises.phpThe Numbers – US box Office and other industry data and statistics
  3. 3. Film Studies - Useful Websites 3 Movie Budget Records- Biggest Budgets / Movies With Lowest Budgets toMovie Records: All Time US Top 20 / All Time US - Inflation Adjusted / Earn $1 Million at US Box Office / Most Profitable Movies, Based onAll Time Worldwide / Biggest Weekends for a Single Movie / Biggest Absolute Profit on Worldwide Gross / Most Profitable Movies, Based onCombined Gross for All Movies in a Single Weekend / Smallest Combined Return on Investment / Biggest Money Losers, Based on Absolute Loss onGross for All Movies in a Single Weekend / Biggest Opening, 2nd, 3rd etc. Worldwide Gross /Weekends / Biggest Weekend by Month / Biggest Days / Biggest Day by • http://www.the-numbers.com/movies/records/budgets.phpMonth / Widest Opening Weekend / Fastest to $100m, $200m etc. /Highest grossing movies never to reach number 1 / Highest grossing movies US Movie Market Summary 1995 to 2008- Annual Ticket Salesnever to play in more than 1,000 theatres / Top Movie of Each Year / Top-Grossing Distributors 1995 to 2008 • http://www.the-numbers.com/movies/records/ / Top-Grossing Distributors 1995 to 2008 / Top-Grossing MPAA RatingsAnimation/Live Action: Top Grossing Movies 1977 - 2008 / Year by Year 1995 to 2008 / Top-Grossing Sources 1995 to 2008 / Top-GrossingMarket Share Production Methods 1995 to 2008 / Top-Grossing Creative Types 1995 to • http://www.the- 2008 numbers.com/market/ProductionMethods/AnimationLiveAction.php • http://www.the-numbers.com/market/Digital Animation: Top Grossing Movies 1977 – 2008 / Year by Year Market US Movie Market Summary 2008Share • http://www.the-numbers.com/market/1998.php • http://www.the- numbers.com/market/ProductionMethods/DigitalAnimation.php Movie Index by Year – top grossing at Box Office • http://www.the-numbers.com/movies/MPAA Rating – R: Top Grossing Movies 1977 – 2008 / Year by Year MarketShare Top-Grossing Distributors 1995 to 2008 • http://www.the-numbers.com/market/MPAARatings/Rated-R.php • http://www.the-numbers.com/market/Distributors/
  4. 4. Film Studies - Useful Websites 4 Berkeley University - Ethnic and racial representations in the moviesTop-Grossing Movie Sources 1995 to 2008 • http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC/EthnicImagesVid.html • http://www.the-numbers.com/market/Sources/ University of Iowa - Film Studies ResourcesTop-Grossing MPAA Ratings 1995 to 2008 • http://www.uiowa.edu/~commstud/resources/film_resources.html • http://www.the-numbers.com/market/MPAARatings/ The Film Studies EXAM BOARD • http://www.wjec.co.uk/film.html LINKS PAGES Cinemaniac GLOSSARIES OF TERMS • http://frank.mtsu.edu/%7Ejpurcell/Cinema/commentary.html • http://htmlgear.tripod.com/text/control.text? u=antoh&i=17&a=render&style=list The Black film Center & Archive • http://www.filmsite.org/filmterms1.html • http://www.indiana.edu/~bfca/ • http://highered.mcgraw- hill.com/sites/0072484551/student_view0/glossary.htmlThe Flying InkpotsIncredible Movie Links Page HOLLYWOOD –Past and Present • http://inkpot.com/movielinks/academic.html • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MGM • http://www.cobbles.com/simpp_archive/1film_antitrust.htmThe McGraw-Hill Screening Room, an electronic guide to film resources on • http://www.comms.dcu.ie/flynnr/the_new_hollywood_1946_-_1977.htmthe web • http://moderntimes.com/palace/introduction.html • http://www.mhhe.com/socscience/art-film/index.htm
  5. 5. Film Studies - Useful Websites 5 BRITISH CINEMA • http://www.wheredidtheyfilmthat.co.uk/Screenrush.co.uk • http://www.screenrush.co.uk/ • http://www.bfi.org.uk/filmtvinfo/gateway/categories/directories/filmlo c/BBC2 – Summer of British Film (2007) – Genres, films, directors, stars BFI –Lists of British successes in the Oscars • http://www.bbc.co.uk/britishfilm/ • http://www.bfi.org.uk/features/oscars/ BFI – Research sources and links for film (and TV)Britmovie • http://www.britmovie.co.uk/ • http://www.bfi.org.uk/filmtvinfo/ Hammer Film ProductionsThe UK Film Council • http://www.hammerfilms.com/ • http://www.ukfilmcouncil.org.uk/ Toonhound - Guide to British animated/cartoon featuresThe BFI – British Film Institute • http://www.toonhound.com/movietoons3.htmhttp://www.bfi.org.uk/index.htmlScreenonline – History of British film industry, including clips of films FILM PRODUCTION - STAGE BY STAGE • http://www.screenonline.org.uk/index.html • http://www.learner.org/exhibits/cinema/Britfilm.com • http://www.britfilms.com/ PRE-PRODUCTION STAGEDefinitions of British Film Screenwriting websites • http://www.opsi.gov.uk/si/si2006/20060643.htm • http://www.ukfilmcouncil.org.uk/culturaltest • http://www.scriptmag.com/earticles/articles.php • http://www.wordplayer.com/welcome.htmlUK Film Locations • http://www.locations-uk.com/test.html Drew’s Scriptorama – Transcripts of actual film scripts
  6. 6. Film Studies - Useful Websites 6 • http://www.script-o-rama.com/ The BAFTAs (Britsh Academy Award for Film and Television Arts) http://www.bafta.org/ Production Design • http://www.hatii.arts.gla.ac.uk/MultimediaStudentProjects/98-99/9500 Advertising and Marketing 131l/project/html/frame.htm Film Posters • http://www.nostalgia.com/nf_search.html?cart=113213333669296648 POST- PRODUCTION • http://www.posteritati.com/Filmsound - Sound effects, music and sound recording • http://www.allposters.co.uk/gallery.asp?aid=153210&item=96441 • http://www.filmsound.org/ • http://www.filmsound.org/marshall/index.htm Trailers • http://www.hatii.arts.gla.ac.uk/MultimediaStudentProjects/99-00/9606Editing 389f/mmcourse/project/html/default.htmFilmsite’s ‘Best Film Editing Sequences of All-Time: From the Silents to the • http://www.filmsound.org/marshall/index.htmPresent’ EXHIBITION • http://www.filmsite.org/bestfilmediting.html Find Any Film available in the UK - in any format • http://www.findanyfilm.com/searchDISTRIBUTION BBFC (British Board of Film Classification)The UK Film Distributor’s Association • http://www.bbfc.co.uk/ • http://www.launchingfilms.com Local Art house / Independent FACT / Picturehouse LiverpoolPUBLICITY • http://www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema_home_date.aspx?venueId=factThe Oscars website Cornerhouse Manchester • http://www.oscar.com/ • http://www.cornerhouse.org/
  7. 7. Film Studies - Useful Websites 7Local Multiplex / Mainstream • http://www.mjyoung.net/time/Odeon • http://www.odeon.co.uk/ NARRATIVECineworld • http://www.mediaknowall.com/Propp.html • http://www.cineworld.co.uk/ • http://faculty.gvsu.edu/websterm/Hero.htmNational Museum of Film and Television Broadford STARS • http://www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk/ Channel 4 100 Greatest Stars • http://www.channel4.com/film/newsfeatures/microsites/M/moviestars/i ndex.jsp GENRES The Oscars • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Popular_fiction • http://www.crimeculture.com/Contents/CrimeFilms-5.html • http://www.oscar.com/ • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horror_film Stars in The Studio System era • http://www.umich.edu/~umfandsf/film/ • http://www.latrobe.edu.au/screeningthepast/classics/cl0902/lgc • http://www.imagesjournal.com/issue02/infocus.htm l14c.htm • http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC/Scififilm.html#sf http://www.sciflicks.com/ AUDIENCES- Fan reviews, critics, audience responsesFilm Four’s Greatest War Films poll BFI • http://www.channel4.com/film/newsfeatures/microsites/W/greatest_w The top 100 most popular British films ever at Box Office arfilms/results/5-1.html • http://www.bfi.org.uk/features/ultimatefilm/intro.html Journalists’ views of the BFI top 100 films pollErrors in Science Fiction films • http://www.bfi.org.uk/sightandsound/topten/coverage/index.html
  8. 8. Film Studies - Useful Websites 8 Scope - Institute of Film & Television Studies, University of NottinghamThe BFI / Sight and Sound poll of top 10 and 100 favourite films – Articles and essays • http://www.bfi.org.uk/features/bfi100/ • http://www.scope.nottingham.ac.uk/ • http://www.bfi.org.uk/sightandsound/topten/ Online supplements for Bordwell and Thompson’s’ Film Art –An Nitpicker.com – Movie mistakes and errors Introduction • http://www.nitpickers.com/ • http://highered.mcgraw- hill.com/sites/0072484551/student_view0/index.html SOVIET CINEMA FREE SOUND EFFECTS • http://www.hatii.arts.gla.ac.uk/MultimediaStudentProjects/00-01/0002 • http://www.stonewashed.net/sfx.html 591o/mmcourse/project/DEFAULT%20PAGE.htm • http://amazingsounds.iespana.es/en/ • http://www.hatii.arts.gla.ac.uk/MultimediaStudentProjects/98-99/9505 060m/html/title.htm GENERAL WEBSITES • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page FREE RESOURCES • Film Viewers Guides – Viewing and writing about film • http://highered.mcgraw- hill.com/sites/0072484551/student_view0/film_viewers_guide.html Film Education resources • http://www.filmeducation.org/resources.html This online resource will be updated on a regular basis. If you find any links that you feel are too good to keep to yourself, please let me know and we will add them to the list.
  9. 9. Film Studies - Useful Websites 9This list was last updated 08:53 Tuesday, 19 June 2012

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