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British Isles Free Web Sites: Media

Selective guide to free web sites about the British Isles organized by broad topics: general and history; images and museums; libraries; literature/language; news; politics, government, and contemporary society.


Box Office Mojo

Box Office Mojo is the leading online box-office reporting service. Box Office Mojo is owned and operated by IMDb Internet Movie Database.

Directory of World Cinema

This is a database of peer-reviewed critical articles written by scholars and students of international films. 

European Film Gateway

The EFG Portal gives you quick access to hundreds of thousands of film historical documents as preserved in European film archives and cinémathèques: photos, posters, programmes, periodicals, censorship documents, rare feature and documentary films, newsreels and other materials. Targeted at scientific researchers and the interested public alike, the EFG offers a look at and behind the scenes of filmmaking in Europe from the early days until today. Does not contain links to the films themselves, but, in the sense that visuals about the films are primary sources, this resource does offer visual primary sources.

IMDb Internet Movie Database

Directory type information, summary of the film content, user contributed reviews.

Moving Image Archive

This is a subsection of the broader Internet Archive hosting materials freely available in the public domain.  All subjects.  2.5 million plus items.  Includes a library of short, silent, and feature films; the Democracy Now! independent news programs; and the Prelinger Archives, a vast assortment of ephemeral recordings assembled and deposited by filmmaker-archivist Rick Prelinger.  Browsing is the most effective means of exploring this site.  Simple keyword searching is possible.  Metadata quality varies.


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