Exploring the web is theoretically as gaping as a black hole or discovering a winning lottery ticket in a sand quarry but in practical terms somewhat less daunting. Two blog pages came to Madame Pickwick’s attention this past week when doing film and animated cartoon blogs. Both are recommended for quality of writing, degree of expertise and generosity in sharing their knowledge and insights. They steer a nice middle ground in terms of accessibility balanced with detailed ,pertinent information.
David Bordwell’s Website on Cinema is a complete cornucopia on virtually every aspect of the cinema. It embraces film art, film history, film theory, and the poetics of the cinema. There is also a cinema blog. Most of the site is co-credited from an equally knowledgeable Kristin Thompson.
Mike Barrier is the author ”The Animated Man-A Life of Walt Disney” and his website is ”Exploring the World of Animated Film & Comic Art”. Barrier is a very credible book reviewer, animated film critic and expert on everything pertaining to American animation past and present. He is a former business writer and the style is crisp and economic.
The following is a video by Kristin Thompson that is well presented: