Both the AFI cat and the FII have their quirks.
The AFI is a work in progress. It covers films made (or released) in the
US from 1893 to 1910 and the decades 1920, 1930 1940's and 1960. Not sure
when the 1950's and post 60's data is due.
The FII, on the other hand, is fairly current, but only covers the sound
era (and does not include animation, I believe).
I'm afraid that, in a sense, the Internet Movie Database has spoiled us all
(it's FREEEEEEEE!), but, when push comes to shove, we all have to remember
that IMDB gets a lot of its info from end-users. There is absolutely no
comparison between this freebie and either the FII or AFI in terms of
At 10:54 AM 06/01/2000 -0700, you wrote:
>Is anyone subscribing to the American Film Institute Catalog Online? We
have a trial here at the library and it is nice but I am not sure how
comprehensive it is and it doesn't provide any criticism bibliographies.
>Electronic Services & Media Librarian
>Manhattanville College Library
>Purchase, New York 10577
Media Resources Center
UC Berkeley 94720-6000
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