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Sight & Sound magazine

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The British Film Institute's monthly magazine Sight and Sound is an indespensable resource for movie news, reviews and critical commentary. Intelligent, accessible writing on international cinema.

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Mediating Cultural Encounters through European Screens (MeCETES) project

Interesting research project on transnational film and TV culture in Europe
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Cinematologists podcasts

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An eclectic and interesting podcast series, featuring fantastic guests (Peter Bogdanovich etc) and plenty of interesting film scholars talking about lesser-known movies

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Academic Phrasebank

Academic Phrasebank | Cinema Studies: online research toolkit | Scoop.it
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Contains hundreds of academic phrases, syntax and sentence constructions, filed under categories like  'Prepositional phrases indicating causality' and 'Signalling transition'. Surprisingly useful!

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Contains hundreds of academic phrases, syntax and sentence constructions, filed under categories like  'Prepositional phrases indicating causality' and 'Signalling transition'. Surprisingly useful!

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AUDIOVISUALCY: Videographic Film and Moving Image Studies

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A great collection of Vimeo-hosted essay-films (aka videographic film studies) about different topics, including film style, mise en scene, particular stars, directors, motifs, etc.

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DAFilms: online documentary cinema portal

DAFilms: online documentary cinema portal | Cinema Studies: online research toolkit | Scoop.it

Interesting European video-on-demand site, featuring new and archival titles on a range of fascinating topics. Based in Prague; films are sourced through a network of documentary festivals throughout Europe

 

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Yale Film Analysis website

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A detailed film-analysis glossary and toolkit, from Yale University

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Film Festival Research Network

Film Festival Research Network | Cinema Studies: online research toolkit | Scoop.it

A Europe-based network of scholars interested in film festivals and how they shape film culture. Includes a fantastic bibliography/reading list.

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Just TV: Jason Mittell's blog

Great critical blog from a prominent US TV scholar. Covers everything form Homeland to David Lynch

 

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Celebrity Gossip, Academic Style

Celebrity Gossip, Academic Style | Cinema Studies: online research toolkit | Scoop.it

Anne Petersen's website on gossip, with a big Hollywood section. Delightful fusion of heartfelt fandom and critical theory

 

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Alternate Takes

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Excellent, thoughtful film reviews and commentary. Self-described as "the dual-review film criticism site: for both before and after you watch the movie"

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HALF/FILMS

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Eclectic film theory blog, full of interesting observations and snippets of experimental films, from the earliest days of cinema to the present

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The Internet Archive: Movies

The Internet Archive: Movies | Cinema Studies: online research toolkit | Scoop.it

Thousands upon thousands of free movies, shorts, animations and ads. This massive collection of out-of-copyright and Creative Commons material is great for history buffs

 

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Screen Australia research hub

Some major Screen Australia research reports from recent years include: diversity in TV drama, women on screen, new distribution models, Beyond the Box Office, digital viewing metrics, etc etc...
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Cinema Across Borders reading list

Cinema Across Borders reading list | Cinema Studies: online research toolkit | Scoop.it
A useful bibliography on transnational cinema and remakes from the Media Across Borders research project
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Nick Redfern's Research Into Film blog

Nick Redfern's Research Into Film blog | Cinema Studies: online research toolkit | Scoop.it

Redfern's site has a lot of great info for film researchers interested in using empirical and statistical methods of analysis

 

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selfiecity

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Investigating the style of self-portraits (selfies) in five cities across the world.
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A fascinating international project about the aesthetics of selfies around the world, led new media theorist Lev Manovich

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Screening Socialism project

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Research project about the development of TV in the former Soviet states. Some interesting historical material here about what TV was like in Yugoslavia and Russia during the Cold War

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US Media Industries Research

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Terrific compilation of research resources about media industries in the US, compiled by Jennifer Holt of UC Santa Barbara

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Audiovisualcy: videographic film studies clips

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"An online forum for video essays about films and moving image texts, film and moving image studies, and film theory." Wonderful videos illustrating things like the Kuleshov effect, key auteurist hallmarks (Hitchock, Anderson, etc), common visual motifs. Can easily spend hours here...

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Ludic Despair: Jeffrey Sconce

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Jeffrey Sconce is a well-known academic from the UK and an expert in cult cinemas. This is his wildly eclectic and eccentric site, which is full of bizarre tidbits from exploitation movies, hygiene films, obscure comics and other ephemera, all blended up with philosophy and theory

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Flow journal

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Outstanding and very current journal on TV, film and media, with an emphasis on convergence and digital culture. Busy comments section -- join the conversation

 

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Media Fields Journal - Issue 5: Memory, Space and Media

Media Fields Journal - Issue 5: Memory, Space and Media | Cinema Studies: online research toolkit | Scoop.it

Consistently interesting media studies journal working at the boundary of film, media and cultural studies. Recent special issues have addressed memory, access, and video cultures.

 

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Amateur Cinema Studies Network

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"The Amateur Cinema Studies Network (ACSN) is the first international initiative that brings together scholars and visual artists concerned with the study and production of amateur cinema."


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Network internazionale sui film amatoriali!

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Critical Commons: free lectures

Critical Commons: free lectures | Cinema Studies: online research toolkit | Scoop.it

This marvellous site has an extensive collection of copyright-free material: lectures, clips, movies, etc. This link is to their lecture collection. See a range of great US film academics talk about everything from the panopticon to the unconscious

 

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The Chutry Experiment

The Chutry Experiment | Cinema Studies: online research toolkit | Scoop.it

Interesting blog from US film academic Chuck Tryon. Good coverage of digital cinema and distribution issues.

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