Film and Video Studies

Chinese Film and Newsreel Scripts from the Cultural Revolution Online

Description

Documentary films and newsreels were two of the major mass media and communication channels in China from the 1950’s through the 1970’s. They covered all aspects of social activities, though the emphasis was on developments in the building of a socialist country. The bulk of the items in the collection are transcripts for the documentary films and newsreels from the Cultural Revolution, 1966-1976. 

 

Note: Collection of film advertisements and transcripts of Chinese documentary films and newsreels that spans the years 1946 to 1985. All documents are in Chinese.


Size: 1750 items (3.0 linear feet) 8 microfilm reels (35 mm) digital images available in the IDC Digital Library (www.idc-digilib.nl)
Provenance: The Chinese Filmscript and Advertisement Collection was received by the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library as a transfer in 2005. The material in this collection was found in a cinema company office in Henan province, China.
 

Type
Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/41038
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Swank Digital Campus

Description

offers streaming of feature films and documentaries produced by major Hollywood and independent studios. Will not work on Google Chrome because it lacks a plugin that enforces Digital Rights Management. Please use another browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox).

Type
Video
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/40361
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Docuseek2

Alternative Titles
Docuseek
Description

Docuseek2 provides streaming access to over 750 documentary and social issue films covering a wide variety of subjects. Content providers include Bullfrog Films, Collective Eye Films (including The Fanlight Collection and dGenerate Films), Kartemquin Films, National Film Board of Canada, Scorpion TV, Sincerely Films, Terra Nova Films and Villon Films.

Type
Video
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/40130
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Theatre in Video: Volume II

Alternative Titles
Theatre in Video 2
Theatre in Video Volume 2
Theater in Video Volume II
Theater in Video Volume 2
Theater in Video 2
Description

Theatre in Video: Volume II complements Theatre in Video with about 400 additional hours of plays and documentaries.  Volume II has a greater focus on contemporary and international productions.  Includes performances from Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, the BBC, Theatre Arts Films and TMW Media Group. 

Type
Video
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/40092
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Film Industry Data

Description

Nielsen data is the core data set at present. UK data from the Official Chart Company will be added next, with further data sets following thereafter. The database provides rankings, box office sales, and unit sales in all formats (VHS, DVD, Blu Ray). Searching is by keyword (contributor list including director, stars, producer, composer, camera, and lighting is available for each film) or date.

Type
Database
Numeric Data
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/39466
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Alexander Street Press

Alternative Titles
Academic Video Online
Alexander Street Video
Description

Search across all video and audio collections provided by Alexander Street Press.  

By making their own account, users can save  and share clips and playlists.  Audio and video recordings can be downloaded to an Apple OS or Android phone, available for 48 hours.

Includes:
American History in Video

Art and Architecture in Video

Audio Drama: The L.A. Theatre Works Collection

Black Studies in Video

Counseling and Therapy in Video, volumes I, II and III

Dance in Video

Dental Education in Video

Engineering Case Studies Online

Ethnographic Video Online, volumes I and II

Filmakers Library Online

Meet the Press

Music Online: American Song

Music Online: Classical Music Library

Music Online: Classical Music in Video

Music Online: Jazz Music Library

Music Online: Opera in Video

Music Online: Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries

New World Cinema: Independent Features and Shorts, 1990-present

Silent Film Online

The March of Time

Theatre in Video

World History in Video

World Newsreels Online, 1929-1966

 

Type
Audio
Video
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31657
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Victorian Popular Culture: Moving Pictures, Optical Entertainments and the Advent of Cinema

Description

Moving Pictures, Optical Entertainments and the Advent of Cinema explores the pivotal era in entertainment history when previously static images came to life and moved for the first time. The database features printed ephemera, programmes, sheet music, cigarette cards, postcards, games, toys and other merchandise from the pre- and early-cinematic years. The printed books in this collection range from technical magic lantern manuals to children's shadow play whilst the periodicals range from the scientific to early celebrity gossip. Moving Pictures has been digitized in colour and is entirely full-text searchable.

Subjects include: 

  • Early visual entertainment such as shadow play, optical illusions, metamorphic pictures and protean views.
  • Panoramas and dioramas
  • Optical or philosophical toys
  • Peepshows
  • Magic lanterns and image projection
  • Pioneers of cinema: Thomas Alva Edison, the Lumière Brothers, Eadweard Muybridge
  • Early inventions such as the cinematograph, phonograph, and zoopraxiscope
  • Emerging film industry
  • The first film stars
  • Original film footage from 1894-1926

The database also features a virtual exhibition entitled Optical Delights which showcases a selection of the most interesting optical entertainment artifacts and even some video clips of the devices in action!

This material is sourced from the Bill Douglas Centre; a unique treasure trove of pre- and early -cinematic memorabilia based at Exeter University, and the BFI National Archive.

 

 

Type
Subject Gateway
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11847
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Silent Film Online

Description

Classic and little-known films from the silent era, the 1890s to 1930s.  Feature films, shorts and serials are represented.  Includes classics such as "Birth of a Nation", "Intolerance", "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" and Battleship Potemkin".  Included are films distributed by British Film Institute National Archive, Cineteca Bologna and Lobster Films in Paris.

When complete, Silent Film Online will include films distributed by Flicker Alley, including several early films by Charlie Chaplin, Lumiere, Mendel, Cecil B. DeMille and Abel Gance.

Type
Video
Coverage
1890's - 1930's
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11747
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New World Cinema: Major Independent Features and Shorts, 1990 to present

Alternative Titles
ASP New World Cinema
Description

The collection includes approximately 200 full-length feature films from leading independent distributors such as Kino Lorber, First Run Features, Film Movement, MK2, and Global Lens. There are also some 50 award winning short films.  Includes documentaries, comedies and dramas.

All films were presented at major film festivals,  Collectively the films in the database have won more than 1,000 awards.

Film clips and playlists can be created, saved and shared with others.  Videos can be downloaded to an Apple OS or Android phone, available for 48 hours.

Type
Video
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11743
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The March of Time

Alternative Titles
March of Time
Description

The March of Time first aired in March 1931 as a CBS radio series, in which the news of the day was dramatized using professional actors. In 1935 it was adapted for motion picture production and through its final airing in 1951 was one of the most notable newsreel and television series of the early 20th Century. A cross between confrontational journalism and docudrama, The March of Time series was provocative, amusing and sometimes outrageous. The 1938 release of "Inside Nazi Germany" was one of the most controversial films ever shown in American theaters.

The most unusual feature of the films was the re-creation or staging of events that had taken place, but had not been photographed by newsreel cameras. The producers argued that they had the same right to clarify news events with staged scenes as a re-write man on a newspaper had with words to make sense out of a reporter's notes. They used professional and amateur actors to impersonate famous people on the screen and then blended the staged scenes with newsreel footage.

The films were digitally re-mastered by HBO Archives.

Type
Video
Coverage
Covers events from 1912-1966.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11619
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