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  • Bill Douglas Center for the History of Cinema and Popular Culture: EVE (Everyone's Virtual Exhibit)  
    An interactive, digitized collection catalog that allows users to curate their own exhibits. The collection is one of England's largest, strong in the material culture (books, prints, artifacts) that surrounds motion picture history. Based at the University of Exeter, the center also contains a public museum.
  • เครดิต ฟรี 500 ถอน ได้Bill Viola (official site)  
    The official site of the artist. Features information on ordering videos, as well as an excellent set of articles and interviews with the artist.
  • Bioscope  
    Bioscope features well-researched and indexed posts on a range of early and silent cinema topics as well as a calendar of current and upcoming festivals and conferences on silent cinema. The Bioscope Library compiles links to full-text downloads of books and journals, most published before 1920.
  • เครดิต ฟรี 500 ถอน ได้BIRTH TV archive   Paid Subscription Required
    A huge database featuring synopses and images of early television shows. Members can get film clips upon request.
  • Black Film Research Online  
    A database of online resources pertaining to the study of black cinema. Users can search for collections contained in archives, public libraries, and university libraries, as well as for more specific online content on black cinema festivals and retrospectives and online scholarly resources.
  • Blaxploitation Database  
    This database, created by fans, lists hundreds of blaxploitation films and soundtracks. This exhaustive list includes short synopses and information about DVD availability.
  • Blues, Black Vaudeville, and the Silver Screen  
    An online exhibit, rich in primary sources, exploring the amusements available to the African American population of Macon, Georgia, from 1912 to the 1930s.
  • Brian Frye on the Web  
    Film critic Fred Camper's list of links to articles about experimental filmmaker Brian Frye, including an extensive list of Frye's own writings on cinema. Many of these articles are from peer-reviewed journals.
  • Britfilms.com  
    Britfilms.com is the official page of the Film Department of the British Council, which aims to promote British films and filmmaking both at home and abroad. On this website, users can find information on England's national film output since 1998, general information on the British Council, and links to other British film organizations.
  • British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA)  
    BAFTA is the leading independent charity supporting, developing, and promoting the art forms of the moving image in the UK, from Film and Television to Video Games and Interactive Media. The website offers articles, photos, videos, podcasts, a guide to directing, a calendar of events, as well as a searchable database of BAFTA award winners.
  • British Artists' Moving Image Database  
    A research database on British artists' film and video, covering experimental and avant-garde film, video art, artists' television, gallery-based installations, and other works that use moving image and audiovisual multimedia technologies. The database provides information for several thousand works, including dates, formats, and some synopses. It also links to the holdings of public and academic collections, archives, distributors, and dealers, including information about locations and conditions of access.
  • British Film Institute Bibliographies  
    The British Film Institute library's series of topical bibliographies and reading lists (some of which are annotated). These bibliographies provide an introduction to the key critical texts for each topic. There is also a general "books about film" list and a list of directories for UK film, television, video, and media.
  • British Film Resource  
    The British Film Resource is an excellent starting point for those interested in British film history. Comprising a series of short essays, each section introduces a different time period, genre, or performer of particular importance to British film history.
  • British Pathe Limited  
    British Pathe Limited makes available 75 years of English newsreel footage. Users can join the site at no cost and download the films for private usage. The database's search function allows user to search by keyword, title, or theme. Very highly recommended.
  • British Universities Newsreel Database  
    Get information about the history of moving image journalism in the UK. Search a database of stories and interviews with British news reporters, dating back to 1910.
  • British Universities Newsreel Database: Newsfilm Online  
    Watch newsreels from the collection. Clips can also be browsed by subject.
  • Bulgarian National Film Archive  
    The official site of the Bulgarian National Film Archive, which features information on the archive's collection and a vast gallery of stills from notable Bulgarian films. In English and Bulgarian.
  • BusterKeaton.com  
    Click "Films" for synopses and an up-to-date calendar of Keaton retrospectives. The list of articles includes some historical reviews reprinted with permission and articles by the fans of the International Buster Keaton Society.
  • Cahiers du Cinema  
    The main page of the website for the influential French film magazine cofounded by Andr¨¦ Bazin is available in multiple languages. Back issues can be ordered and are indexed and searchable in the archive (only available in French) by issue number, date, title, author, interviewer, film, director, or production year.
  • California Newsreel  
    California Newsreel is the leading supplier of social justice documentaries with an emphasis on works that advance "racial justice and diversity, and the study of African American life and history as well as African culture and politics." In addition to the films that it sells and rents, this website also features a number of articles about the history of California Newsreel and the films it distributes.