Friday, 19 February 2010

FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals Plus

FIAF covers over 350 titles and now comes with over 45 titles available with full-text.  Titles available in full-text include key publications such as Cineaste, Cinema Journal, Film Comment, Film Criticism and Film Quarterly.

A user guide, online demonstration, and complete list of titles available in full-text are available from the FIAF Information Resources page.

Access to the database is via InfoLinX.

Monday, 8 February 2010

Nanocrowd – the movie search engine

This is just a bit of fun, brought to my attention by Phil Bradley on his blog. As he points out, it is not a search engine, but a discovery tool.

Enter a film that you like, and it will attempt to suggest others that you will like. I tried Lars Vons Trier’s ‘The Idiots’ and it suggests ‘The Truman Show,’ ‘Fight Club’ and ‘American Beauty’ amongst others – well, I like one of them at least! It also presents ‘nano genres’ - three word summaries of the film that you entered. ‘The Idiots’ is summed up as ‘thought-provoking happiness’ and ‘morality moral shock.’



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