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The Film Noir Foundation was created to serve as an "educational resource regarding the cultural, historical, and artistic significance of film noir as an original American cinematic movement." The materials on the site are divided into nine sections, including "Video Archives," "NoirCity," and "News."
Most likely the largest free database of its kind, IMDB catalogs millions of details for hundreds of thousands of movies. Reviews come from authoritative sources as well as site visitors.Information on directors, producers, actors, plot summaries, character names, running times, soundtracks, release dates, box office grosses, awards information, and more. Includes some reviews from various online periodicals. Television shows and movies are also included.
The Wisconsin Historical Society and the University of Wisconsin-Madison have joined together to create the Center's tremendous Film, Theater, & Radio and TV collections (including the Ed Sullivan Collection) which contain many prized treasures from the past. You can get an idea of their immense holdings via their archives catalog (ArCAT) - the link is found to the bottom left of the page. As an online viewer, while most of these resources will not be accessible to you, certain selections have been digitized for you via the "Featured Collections" link with its aim to " provide authoritative scholarly websites focused on WCFTR collections that combine well-researched information with digitized selections of primary-source materials from our archives." Some examples of these "Featured Collections" include "The Rzhevsky Collection of Soviet Films", "The Golden Age of Television", "The Hollywood Blacklist Collections", "The Early Career of Robert Altman" & "The Papers of Kirk Douglas".