Film and Video Studies

American Film Scripts Online

Alternative Titles
Film Scripts Online
Description

American Film Scripts Online (AFSO) includes more than 1,000 scripts and over 100,000 scenes of life as portrayed in the movies from studios such as Warner Bros., Sony, RKO and MGM.In addition, the database includes over 430 original images of previously unpublished screenplays. Also included are detailed, fielded information on the scenes, characters and people related to the scripts.

AFSO presents scripts in the conventional screenplay format wherever it exists in the original. Users also will now see longer sections of each script for viewing and printing, links from search results directly to a specific scene, and other enhancements, including hundreds of screenplays availble in .pdf format.

Type
Text Collection
Coverage
1903-
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9627
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers

Alternative Titles
International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers (GVRL)
Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)
Description
Detailed profiles with critical and evaluative essays on major or representative films and film personalities of all periods from Asia, South America, and Australia, as well as North America and Europe. Included as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
Fourth edition of 2001.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9633
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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Academic OneFile

Description

Provides indexing for over 8,000 scholarly journals, industry periodicals, general interest magazines and newspapers, with full text articles included for over 4,200 of them. Also includes podcasts and transcripts from NPR, CNN, and the CBC.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
1980 -
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9631
Access
Authorized for UM users + guests provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL)Authorized for UM users + guests provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL)
Subjects

Film Indexes Online

Alternative Titles
American Film Institute Catalog, Film Index International, FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals
FIO, AFI, FII
Description

Combined access to the American Film Institute (AFI) Catalog, Film Index International (FII), and the FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals databases. Permits cross-searching of all three databases simultaneously, with results grouped under the name of the database they came from. The first few results from each database are displayed, with links that lead to the full set of results inside that database.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
Varies by database. 1893 -
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9559
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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American Film Institute Catalog (Chadwyck-Healey version)

Alternative Titles
AFI Catalog
Description

Provides a detailed view of American feature films produced during the last century, compiled by specialist researchers at the AFI. Includes full production and cast information as well as extensive plot summaries, notes, and citations to reviews and articles in industry periodicals. Documents more than 48,000 American films from 1893-1972. More than 17,500 entries cover the early years of American film from 1893 to 1910. Also includes detailed information on AFI's Top 10 films (recipients of the AFI Top Ten Movies of the Year Awards) for each year from 2000 to the present.

Type
Catalog
Coverage
1893-1972, 2000-present. Covers all feature films produced in the U.S. from 1893-1972. Covers only AFI's Top Ten Movies of the Year from 2000 to the present. Updated with corrections and new records for additional films annually.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9557
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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Film Index International

Alternative Titles
FII
Description
filmography that gives fully international coverage of around 118,000 films and 685,000 film personalities from over 170 countries. Its rich content also includes coverage of international film awards and prizes as well as searchable plot summaries and full cast and crew lists. All eras of film-making are covered - from the early silent movies to recent box-office hits. Based on the bfi's Summary of Information on Film and Television (SIFT) database, Film Index International is both inclusive and authoritative.
Type
Article Index
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9555
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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International Index to the Performing Arts

Alternative Titles
International Index to the Performing Arts (IIPA)
IIPA
Description

This database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 260 scholarly and popular performing arts periodicals. The database currently includes half a million records, the majority from the most recent ten years of each journal. It also retrospectively indexes 63 periodical titles as far back as 1864. IIPA covers a broad spectrum of the arts and entertainment industry - including dance, drama, theater, stagecraft, musical theater, circus performance, opera, pantomime, puppetry, magic, performance art, film, television and more.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
1998 - (with retrospective coverage of selected titles)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9551
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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AP Images

Alternative Titles
AP Images, AP Multimedia Archive, AccuNet/Associated Press Photo Archive
Description
Online access to over 500,000 photos with detailed captions from the AP news wire. Includes all photos from US and abroad added in the previous 365 days (800 per day) plus many selected historical photos from 1844 to the present. Also includes printed graphics and news audio clips transmitted by AP, and selected publicity photos from PR Newswire, Prime Newswire, and other sources. Updated continuously.
Type
Images
Coverage
1844 - All AP photos, graphics, and audio clips from the current year, plus selected historical photos since 1844, and selected publicity photos.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9457
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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A-V Online

Alternative Titles
A-V Online (SilverPlatter)
Description

A database of distribution sources for educational media on videotape, film, audiocassette, and other formats. It contains over 350,000 descriptions of videotapes, 16mm films, audio-tapes, filmstrips, slide sets, transparencies and film cartridges of an educational, documentary or informational nature. Compiled by the National Information Center for Educational Media (NICEM), with records from the Library of Congress, publishers' catalogs, & library collections.

Type
Directory
Coverage
1900 -
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9395
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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