A room full of framed movie posters

Best Movie Posters

Movie Posters: Promotional tools that aim to capture the aesthetic, plot, and tone of the movie they are advertising. You might think that a movie poster just has to look cool and appealing; however, there is so much more to it. A picture can tell a thousand words. Cars (2006) Cars is a classic. For […]

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Brown, reclined movie theater seats are set with luxurious plates of scrumptious food and drink

Introducing the Food Films Media Collection!

If you’re interested in finding a new favorite, mouthwatering film, then you’ve come to the right place! One of the many offerings AU Library Media Services has to provide is our extensive group of curated media collections. From recent acquisitions to African American cinema to war films, our collections showcase a wide scope of interesting […]

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The Evolution of Horror Films: A Look a Horror Movies from the 19th to 21st Century

By Emily Walsh When you think of horror movies, what comes to mind? Horror films try to evoke the viewer’s worst nightmares as a form of entertainment. The ghosts, demons, murderers, and supernatural beings combined with some gore, torture, and jump-scares manipulate the audience into experiencing psychological thrills and fun. For a film to be […]

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Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson gets James Cameron to fix a scientific inaccuracy for the 3D version of Titanic

SlashFilm recently posted a great article about how Neil deGrasse Tyson noticed that the sky in the scene were Rose (Kate Winslet) is floating on a plank and gazing at the sky. According to Neil deGrasse Tyson, the sky is completely inaccurate for the time of night on that particular date (April 15, 1912 at […]

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The Real Georges Méliès: Friday, November 18 from 4:30pm – 5:30pm Lower Level of the Library

The Real Georges Méliès Friday, November 18, at 4:30 pm American University Library Media Classroom Lower Level Discover the films of George Méliès, whose life and work structure the story of Martin Scorsese’s HUGO. Professor Despina Kakoudaki will present an overview of early cinema, show and discuss some of Méliès most beloved films, and screen […]

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75th Anniversary of Gone with the Wind

Today marks the 75th Anniversary of the novel by Margaret Mitchell. Gone With the Wind was published in June 1936. Mitchell was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for her sweeping novel the following May. It was made into an equally famous motion picture starring Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable. The movie had its world premiere at […]

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