SECTIONS ON THIS INDEX PAGE
- Media Resource Links
- Media Research Bibliography
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03 Transmedia Research Resources
Media Resource Links
All Movie. Details, analysis, and reviews for movies; plus box office data.
Blu-ray dot Com. Release details, technical analysis of audio and video quality, listing special features, and reviews for various kinds of Blu-rays — standard, 3D, and 4K.
BLU-RAYS. Primary Blu-ray edition, using links to Blu-ray dot com. This site gives abundant details and reviews on technical aspects of the Blu-ray production of specific editions and releases, along with screenshots, user reviews, and news. The site also offers information and insights into related technology and equipment, and user community features such as reviews and forums.
BoardGameGeek. Descriptions, game mechanics, images, and reviews for board games.
Box Office Mojo. Movie box office data and other statistics.
Cinema Review. General information about movie release, plus links to sections with details of storyline, movie type, content, opinions, reviews, cast and crew, and production notes.
Discogs. Details on music releases from 1900 to the present, including genres, styles, formats, and country of origin.
DVD Double Dip. Compares the movie type (full screen, widescreen) and special features for various DVD and Blu-ray editions of a movie — including any exclusive editions from a particular sales source.
Entertainment Software Association. Research and news related to the computer/video game industry. A source for research on video games and violence.
Internet Game Database (IGDB). “IGDB.com is a video game community website, intended for both game consumers and video game professionals alike.”
Internet Movie Database (IMDB). Comprehensive resource on film production data, cast, crews, and news.
IMDB. Internet Movie Data Base gives an immense amount of detail on films. It typically includes the year the movie was released, MPAA classification rating, ratings from critics and fans, plot synopsis, cast and crew lists, awards, trailers and video clips, photos, release details, trivia, parental advisory on content (sex and nudity, violence and gore, profanity, alcohol-drugs-smoking, frightening-intense scenes), box office statistics, company credits, and technical details on sound and cinematography.
Internet Movie Script Database (IMSDB). A super source for reading/downloading movie scripts for free. The version posted is not always the final edition, but it is usually close enough to what’s in the theatrical release to be of help in film studies.
IMSDB. Internet Movie Script Data Base makes available one or more scripts from many movies. Scripts may be intermediate draft versions, final version, and/or shooting script.
Jeff Allender’s House of Checklists. Set checklists for trading cards (TCs), Collectible Card Games (CCGs), and other collectibles. Complete list includes number and title for base and chase cards, plus details on promos, packets, and boxes.
Just Watch. Search engine for streaming video sources to rent or buy SD, HD, and/or 4K digital editions of movies.
RPGGeek. Descriptions, game mechanics, images, and reviews for role-playing games (RPGs).
Soundtrack.Net. Details on soundtracks in movies, TV, and trailers; release dates, composers, and news and reviews.
VideoGameGeek. Descriptions, game mechanics, images, and reviews for board games, role-playing games, and video games.
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Media Research Bibliography
The Futuristguy’s Field Guides site has a page with 0-3 THOUGHTS ON MEDIA, CONCRETE MEDIA, AND TRANSMEDIA. It includes some background information on transmedia and storytelling, plus visual bibliographies for the following forms of concrete and visual media:
- Introduction: Transmedia and Media Tools for Storytelling
- Action Figures
- Collectible Card Games and Trading Cards
- Comics, Graphic Novels, and Manga
- Exhibits and Installations
- Movies and Music
- Role Playing Games
- Video Games and Simulations
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