BFI presents screenonline
December 1, 2003 9:41 AM   Subscribe

BFI presents screenonline | The British Film Institute announces the launch of screenonline: "This new site features an unrivalled collection of archive film and television footage from the bfi National Film and Television Archive.... [It] is the first time the bfi has given the public access online to its comprehensive collection of film and television material, giving teachers, students and film enthusiasts an exceptional opportunity to investigate British history, culture and society through cinema. "
posted by jacknose (6 comments total)
this seems like a good analog to the all movie guide that's specifically aimed at the british film industry. i just wish the font was a little bigger, and that you could watch the video clips from across the pond...
posted by pxe2000 at 10:21 AM on December 1, 2003

Wow. Ten to fifteen minutes of footage a piece for many of Powell and Pressburger's films. But they're really torturing film geeks by having links to the hard-to-find Every Day Before Christmas and The Pleasure Garden, sans film clips. Even so, where else can you find "The Tempest" online?

Great link.
posted by ed at 10:32 AM on December 1, 2003

Great site. I just wish I could access the video clips. Eleven minutes of Dangermouse, taunting me!
posted by synecdoche at 11:22 AM on December 1, 2003

Yeah, I too wish it were viewable outside of the UK.
posted by dejah420 at 2:55 PM on December 1, 2003

I'm in the UK and I can't get at it either. From the front page:

"Access to video and audio material is limited to users in registered UK schools, colleges and libraries (find out about registration here). All other material is available to all."

I'm sure it makes sense from a bandwidth point of view, but it just feels like they are teasing me, dammit.
posted by Gamecat at 6:24 PM on December 1, 2003

Precisely. At the moment it's not much use to "film enthusiasts" per se.
posted by raygirvan at 6:31 PM on December 1, 2003

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