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Use this space to reflect and broaden the discussion as you create excellent learning environments, whether in a school building, at a kitchen table, or in a garden.
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Web Sites

Internet Movie Database
A large database of movie information, including plot summaries, cast and crew lists, awards, and more.

"The Internet's largest film and media directory" offers 20,000 links to film, television, and radio industry resources.

Oscar.com: The Official Academy Awards Site
Read about the history of the Oscars and keep up with news about this annual awards event.

Motion Picture Association of America
Movie ratings, legislation, and facts and figures on movie economics and box office returns.

MovieMaker Magazine
This bimonthly magazine features interviews with industry pundits and advice on everything from acting to distributing a film.

American Society of Cinematographers
Advice, articles, forums, listings of film schools, and other resources.

Cinematography Mailing List
A mailing list devoted to discussing cinematography, with topics and messages archived on the Web site.

NOVA Online: Special Effects: Attack of the 50-foot Chicken
Imagine you're a special effects supervisor for a movie and design a 50-foot chicken in this Shockwave game. Non-Shockwave version available.

AFI's 100 Years, 100 Movies
Read about the American Film Institute's picks for the 100 top Hollywood movies of all time, or play a "name that movie" game (requires Shockwave).

News and notes about independent filmmaking, with discussion forums on film topics.

Inventing Entertainment: The Motion Pictures and Sound Recordings of the Edison Companies
Early movie clips—many from before 1900—and historical information about Thomas Edison's early camera and filmmaking experiments. From the Library of Congress.

Film 100
The 100 most influential people in the history of American film, from Eadweard Muybridge to Martin Scorsese, with biographical information on each figure.

Resources on film editing, focusing on "the art, technology, and business" of editing for movies.

Motion Picture Editors Guild
Career information on film editing, including wages, news, advice, and more.

So, You Wanna Be an Actor?
Check the FAQS on the Screen Actors Guild—the professional U.S. organization for actors— Web site for frequently asked questions about getting into acting.

P.O.V. Interactive
The Web site for the PBS independent film series P.O.V. Features forums, articles, news, and other "indie" resources.

Writer's Guild of America
Interviews with Hollywood screenwriters, tutorials and advice on writing, resources, and much more.

Having trouble writing your screenplay? Wordplay features articles and tutorials as well as industry advice from Hollywood producers, writers, and executives.

Classic Movies
Collected links and resources relating to the classic era of Hollywood filmmaking.

Women in Film
An organization founded in order to "recognize, develop, and actively promote the unique visions of women in the global communications industry." WIF's Web site offers articles, a job bank, and information about the organization.


70 Years of the Oscar: The Official History of the Academy Awards, Robert Osborne. Abbeville Press, 1999.

Acting for the Camera, Tony Barr, et al. HarperCollins, 1997.

Adventures in the Screen Trade: A Personal View of Hollywood and Screenwriting, William Goldman. Warner Books, 1989.

The Beginning Filmmaker's Guide to Directing, Renee Harmon. Walker and Company, 1992.

Cinematography: A Guide for Film Makers and Film Teachers, Kris Malkiewicz and Jim Fletcher. Simon & Schuster, 1992.

The Craft of the Screenwriter, John Brady. Touchstone, 1981.

Flashback: A Brief History of Film, Louis Giannetti and Scott Eyman. Prentice Hall, 1995.

In the Blink of an Eye: A Perspective on Film Editing, Walter Murch. Silman-James Press, 1995.

Independent Feature Film Production: A Complete Guide from Concept Through Distribution, Gregory Goodell. St. Martin's Press, 1998.

Movies and Meaning: An Introduction to Film, Stephen Prince. Allyn & Bacon, 1997.

Understanding the Film: An Introduction to Film Appreciation, Jan Bone and Ron Johnson. NTC Publishing Group, 1996.

What a Producer Does: The Art of Moviemaking (Not the Business), Buck Houghton. Silman-James Press, 1992.

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