AllMovie.com (and IMDB) are hobbyist databases, with most of the
information submitted from the great unwashed, popcorn-fuelled ranks of
FII is produced by the British Film Institute, and, one must assume, veddy
veddy authoritative. FII also provides links to article citations and
other references about the films.
The FII and AFI catalog (along with the FIAF Index) would be my three
desert island reference sources for film.
At 01:37 PM 10/2/2003 -0400, you wrote:
>Has anyone done a systematic comparison of allmovie.com's coverage vs. Film
>Index International's? We have the latter on CD-ROM, are considering
>subscribing to the electronic version, and allmovie.com got mentioned in
>Thanks for your input.
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