2006 Independent Spirit Awards this weekend

Best Documentary nominees with Media Services call numbers. Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005) – DVD 1700 Grizzly Man (2005) – DVD 1682Romántico (2005) – Not yet released on video La Sierra (2005) – DVD 1585Sir! No Sir! (2005) – Not yet released on videolink

Best Documentary nominees with Media Services call numbers.

Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005) – DVD 1700
Grizzly Man (2005) – DVD 1682
Romántico (2005) – Not yet released on video
La Sierra (2005) – DVD 1585
Sir! No Sir! (2005) – Not yet released on video
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PBS Frontline Online

PBS currently has fifty-four complete Frontline programs freely-available for streaming on their website. The 2006 releases available include: The Insurgency, The Meth Epidemic, and Country Boys. Frontline World is considered a separate series and that too has many programs freely-available online – about seventy currently. 2006 releases include Columbia: The Coca-Cola Controversy, Brazil: Jewel of … Continue reading “PBS Frontline Online”

PBS currently has fifty-four complete Frontline programs freely-available for streaming on their website. The 2006 releases available include: The Insurgency, The Meth Epidemic, and Country Boys.

Frontline World is considered a separate series and that too has many programs freely-available online – about seventy currently. 2006 releases include Columbia: The Coca-Cola Controversy, Brazil: Jewel of the Amazon, Iraq: Saddam’s Road to Hell, Pakistan: Cold Comfort, and India: Calcutta Calling.

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MidnightEye – Japanese Cinema

If you’re interested in keeping up on everything related to Japanese cinema, be sure and check out MidnightEye.com. This website contains a wealth of information from interviews with contemporary directors, to thoughtful book and movie reviews, to in-depth feature articles. For example, the latest Round-Up covers four of Akira Kurosawa’s early social drama films. Japanese … Continue reading “MidnightEye – Japanese Cinema”

If you’re interested in keeping up on everything related to Japanese cinema, be sure and check out MidnightEye.com. This website contains a wealth of information from interviews with contemporary directors, to thoughtful book and movie reviews, to in-depth feature articles. For example, the latest Round-Up covers four of Akira Kurosawa’s early social drama films. Japanese cinema is much more than samurai movies (chanbara) and anime.

Also: Media Services recently acquired a newly restored version of Ugetsu (DVD 1638 pt.1-3). The DVD box set includes a full length documentary about director Kenji Mizoguchi. Check out all of Media Services’ Japanese holdings on the National Cinema, Japan mediagraphy.

Media Services Forms Online

Did you know that you can submit a video purchase recommendation online? In fact, all media services paper forms now have electronic versions. They cover: Videotape Rental/Borrowing Requests, Media Purchase Recommendations, Media Reserves Materials Deposit Forms, Restrict media from outside use forms (for AU Faculty), Student Check Out Authorizations, and proxy authorizations.link

Did you know that you can submit a video purchase recommendation online? In fact, all media services paper forms now have electronic versions. They cover: Videotape Rental/Borrowing Requests, Media Purchase Recommendations, Media Reserves Materials Deposit Forms, Restrict media from outside use forms (for AU Faculty), Student Check Out Authorizations, and proxy authorizations.
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Obit: Dennis Weaver, 81

Most widely known for television roles on Gunsmoke, Gentle Ben, and McCloud, Weaver also delivered riveting performances in two extraordinary films. In Orson Welles’s Touch of Evil (1958, DVD 163), he is unforgettable as the quaking-in-his-boots night manager of the desert motel where Janet Leigh is being held captive by Mercedes McCambridge and her gang. … Continue reading “Obit: Dennis Weaver, 81”

Most widely known for television roles on Gunsmoke, Gentle Ben, and McCloud, Weaver also delivered riveting performances in two extraordinary films. In Orson Welles’s Touch of Evil (1958, DVD 163), he is unforgettable as the quaking-in-his-boots night manager of the desert motel where Janet Leigh is being held captive by Mercedes McCambridge and her gang. In Steven Spielberg’s Duel (1971,VHS 5256) he’s a mild-mannered business man who inadvertently provokes a psychotic truckdriver when he attempts to pass him on a stretch of highway. Duel is considered by some to be Spielberg’s true film debut. It was originally a made-for-tv movie in the US but it’s critical success earned a theatrical release overseas.
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