Literature, Media, and Reference Links

Literature, Media, and Reference Links

The 1920's and Its Excesses: A Web Quest

American Writing Gateway
The links on this site will direct you to the best online material about some widely taught American writers.  Their selections were based upon teacher and student resource value, unique features and overall impression.

ACcess three of the world's premier literature resources with a single search.  When you simultaneously search Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Literary Criticism Select (CLC Select) and Dictionary of Literary Biography (DLB), you'll find in-depth information on the lives and writings of nearly 100,000 authors along with critical reaction to their works.  This series includes integrated indexes to both the DLB and CLC print series.

Bartleby Library
This site contains the following:
1. An extensive reference section of dictionaries, encyclopedias, thesauruses, mythology, the text of all of Shakespeare's plays, as well as his sonnets and verse, and manuals on grammar, usage, and style.
2. An extensive section of verse (poets and their poetry & plays)
3. A fiction section devoted to American, European, and Russian writers
4. A non-fiction section containing essays from the world's most renowned writers

All Media Guide
The world's largest and most comprehensive entertainment database for music, videos, DVDs, and video games.  All Media Guide offers expert reviews, biographies, ratings, images, titles, credits, and thousands of descriptive categories.  All Media guide has collected, processed, and linked information for both in-print titles and historical out-of-print titles in a sophisticated relational database, licensed for commercial use, and available to the public through proprietary Web sites.  All content is original, written expressly for All Media Guide by a worldwide network of over 900 professional staff and freelance writers specializing in music, movies, and games.

Internet Movie Data Bank
The core of the site is its search capabilities.  It catalogs all sorts of information on over 200,000 movie and TV titles plus even more on over 400,000 actors and actresses, nearly 40,000 directors and hundreds of thousands of other people who help make magic on the big and small screens.  Then it takes all that information, organizes it into a cool structure, and makes it possible for you to easily search and browse through it.

The Greatest Films
The Greatest Films is a unique website containing interpretive, descriptive review commentary and historical background, a wealth of film reference material (including a complete Academy Awards History and Film History - by decade), and hundreds of colorful, vintage film poster reproductions for some of the best Hollywood and American classic films in the last century.  It is an outstanding, all-around resource with reviews of hundreds of classic Hollywood and other American films.  It also contains historic and genre information, and it includes 100 Greatest Films and 200 Greatest Films, Greatest Moments and Scenes, and a Great Lines of Movie Dialogue Quiz - and much more!

Roger Ebert Movie Reviews
His main page contains all of his movie reviews from 1985 to the present, links to his reviews of the Greatest Movies of all time, and his interviews and essays.

Reel Views
This main page contains classic and contemporary movies reviewed by James Beradinelli.  His reviews are as thorough and as insightful as Roger Ebert's.

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