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Useful Websites

Performing Arts, Music and Film

  • AllMovie Guide — lists of new releases on DVD/Blu-ray and in the theater. Browse or search by genre/sub-genre, release year, runtime, movie theme, movie moods, MPAA rating and more
  • AllMusic Guide — lists of top-selling albums, chart ratings for songs and albums, and music reviews. Browse and search for music by artist, song or album. Explore music based on genres, moods or themes
  • American Film Institute (AFI) — official site of AFI featuring many “top X” lists
  • Big Cartoon Database — info on over 70,000 film & TV cartoons and nearly 5,000 cartoon series. Access by studio, Academy Award-winning classic, or keyword search. Includes over 4,000 reviews
  • Box Office Mojo — features movies´ earnings, production cost, awards, news articles, discussion forums & more
  • Dramatists Play Service — search plays by title, author, keyword or ISBN. Browse by type of play, genre, and cast size
  • Film Literature Index — indexing 150 film and television periodicals from 30 countries cover-to-cover and 200 other periodicals selectively for articles on film and television
  • IMDB: Internet Movie Database
  • International Music Score Library Project (IMSLP)
  • Internet Broadway Database — info on all areas of Broadway: shows, people, theatres, characters, awards and more
  • Moving Image Archive — from Internet Archive. Access thousands of free movies, films & videos. Most are available for free download. Excellent site for primary source and historical videos
  • MRQE — the Movie Review Query Engine
  • National Jukebox — by the Library of Congress. Featuring 10,000+ songs from the Victor Talking Machine Co. released between 1901 and 1925
  • — official website of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. Access the Academy Film Archive, Academy Awards Database, AA Acceptance Speech Database and more. Covers the beginning of the AAs – 1927/28 – to present
  • Performing Arts Encyclopedia — by the Library of Congress
  • Rotten Tomatoes — new movie and DVD reviews rated using the unique “tomato meter,” which averages all available movie reviews from popular media
  • Samuel French – House of Plays and Musical Plays — search plays by keyword, author, or title. Browse plays by category or no. of characters
  • Sibley Music Library — public domain musical scores and book, many unique to the Eastman School of Music, U. Rochester