Stanley Kubrick Minimal Pictographic Movie Posters

HU DVD 3274 HU DVD 3273 HU DVD 2168 Check out these cool minimal pictographic movie posters for Stanley Kubrick films spotted on the Laughing Squid blog. These and several more were created by Swedish graphic designer Viktor Hertz. Check out some more here. Check out some of these films directed by Stanley Kubrick, which … Continue reading “Stanley Kubrick Minimal Pictographic Movie Posters”


HU DVD 3274


HU DVD 3273


HU DVD 2168
Check out these cool minimal pictographic movie posters for Stanley Kubrick films spotted on the Laughing Squid blog. These and several more were created by Swedish graphic designer Viktor Hertz. Check out some more here.

Check out some of these films directed by Stanley Kubrick, which are available for Home Use right here in Media Services.

Eyes Wide Shut – HU DVD 132

Barry Lyndon – HU DVD 1816

The Shining – HU DVD 2168

Paths of Glory – HU DVD 3271

Spartacus – HU DVD 3272

Lolita – HU DVD 3273

A Clockwork Orange – HU DVD 3274

Killer’s Kiss – HU DVD 3275

Albert Brooks is on twitter…

Follow his neurotic tweets. And check out some of his films: Broadcast News(HOME USE COLLECTION DVD 3504) Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World(HOME USE COLLECTION DVD 6737) Finding Nemo(HOME USE COLLECTION DVD 836) Defending Your Life(HOME USE COLLECTION DVD 6519) Lost in America(HOME USE COLLECTION DVD 4557) Real Life(HOME USE COLLECTION DVD 6108)

Follow his neurotic tweets. And check out some of his films:

  1. Broadcast News(HOME USE COLLECTION DVD 3504)
  2. Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World(HOME USE COLLECTION DVD 6737)
  3. Finding Nemo(HOME USE COLLECTION DVD 836)
  4. Defending Your Life(HOME USE COLLECTION DVD 6519)
  5. Lost in America(HOME USE COLLECTION DVD 4557)
  6. Real Life(HOME USE COLLECTION DVD 6108)

I AM Preview Screening and Q&A with Tom Shadyac – Thursday at 2:10pm in Wechsler Theatre!!

You are invited to a special preview screening of I AM and Q&A with director Tom Shadyac on Thursday, March 24th at 2:10pm in the Mark Wechsler Theatre (Mary Gradon Center #315) at American University. Tom Shadyac’s writing/directing career was launched in 1994 with the Jim Carrey smash hit Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. In the … Continue reading “I AM Preview Screening and Q&A with Tom Shadyac – Thursday at 2:10pm in Wechsler Theatre!!”

You are invited to a special preview screening of I AM and Q&A with director Tom Shadyac on Thursday, March 24th at 2:10pm in the Mark Wechsler Theatre (Mary Gradon Center #315) at American University.

Tom Shadyac’s writing/directing career was launched in 1994 with the Jim Carrey smash hit Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. In the years that followed, Shadyac would establish himself as one of the most prolific comedy directors in Hollywood while working with some of the biggest names in the business as writer/director of huge hits such as Liar Liar, The Nutty Professor, Bruce Almighty, Patch Adams,Accepted, and I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry. Most recently, Tom wrote and directed I AM, his first documentary feature, and an utterly engaging and entertaining non-fiction film that poses two practical and provocative questions: what’s wrong with our world, and what we can do to make it better? The film is just beginning its theatrical run, and opens at E Street Cinema the day after this special sneak preview screening and Q&A at AU.

More about the film including a trailer is at:

http://iamthedoc.com

A recent interview with Tom on MSNBC about I AM:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3036789/#42108308

Visiting Filmmaker: Tom Shadyac

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001723/

Read the Entertainment Weekly article here.

From the director of Bruce Almighty, The Nutty Professor, and Ace-Ventura: Pet Detective comes a surprisingly powerful and inspirational film.

The shift is about to hit the fan.

I AM is an utterly engaging and entertaining non-fiction film that poses two practical and provocative questions: what’s wrong with our world, and what can we do to make it better? The filmmaker behind the inquiry is Tom Shadyac, one of Hollywood’s leading comedy practitioners and the creative force behind such blockbusters as “Ace Ventura,” “Liar Liar,” “The Nutty Professor,” and “Bruce Almighty.” However, in I AM, Shadyac steps in front of the camera to recount what happened to him after a cycling accident left him incapacitated, possibly for good. Though he ultimately recovered, he emerged with a new sense of purpose, determined to share his own awakening to his prior life of excess and greed, and to investigate how he as an individual, and we as a race, could improve the way we live and walk in the world.”

Star Wars Economics

Via: Personal LoansIllustrator Adolfo Arranz of Guardo, Spain puts a humorous twist on serious issues with his new “Tower Graphics-Data Visualization” series. His Star Wars themed tower graphic (created for Personalloans.org) gives us a look at how George Lucas’ net worth is around $3 billion. (As seen on the Laughing Squid blog)

Star Wars Financing
Via: Personal Loans

Illustrator Adolfo Arranz of Guardo, Spain puts a humorous twist on serious issues with his new “Tower Graphics-Data Visualization” series. His Star Wars themed tower graphic (created for Personalloans.org) gives us a look at how George Lucas’ net worth is around $3 billion.

(As seen on the Laughing Squid blog)

3 Picks From Werner Herzog!

Werner Herzog was on WAMU 88.5FM last week talking about three films that he highly recommends you see: Treasure of the Sierra Madre – HU DVD 1022Viva Zapata – HU VHS 1657Swing Time – HU VHS 7048 Read about it here or… Listen to the WAMU/NPR segment here: Here is a list of some of … Continue reading “3 Picks From Werner Herzog!”

Werner Herzog was on WAMU 88.5FM last week talking about three films that he highly recommends you see:

Treasure of the Sierra Madre – HU DVD 1022
Viva Zapata – HU VHS 1657
Swing Time – HU VHS 7048

Read about it here or…

Listen to the WAMU/NPR segment here:

Here is a list of some of the Herzog films in our collection:
Death for Five Voices – HU DVD 460
Land of Silence and Darkness – HU DVD 1364
Signs of Life – HU DVD 1421
Wheel of Time – DVD 1563
White Diamond – DVD 1578
Grizzly Man – HU DVD 1682
Aguirre, The Wrath of God – DVD 1807
Rescue dawn – HU DVD 3419
Fitzcarraldo – HU DVD 3540
Enigma of Kaspar Hauser – HU DVD 3541
Even Dwarfs Started Small – HU DVD 3542
Lessons of Darkness/Fata Morgana – HU DVD 3543
Heart of Glass – HU DVD 3544
Little Dieter Needs to Fly – HU DVD 3545
Stroszek – HU DVD 3546
Nosferatu The Vampyre – DVD 3875
Encounters at the End of the World – DVD 5029
Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans – HU DVD 7042

Woyzeck – VHS 4248
My Best Fiend – VHS 6287
Herdsmen of the Sun – HU VHS 6458
Cobra Verde – HU VHS 7088


Werner Herzog’s Rogue Film School – get a head start at Media Services

Werner Herzog’s Rogue Film School is sort of a world roving version of Socrates’ Academy. Number 8 of the school’s manifesto gives you an idea –Related, but more practical subjects, will be the art of lockpicking. Traveling on foot. The exhilaration of being shot at unsuccessfully. The athletic side of filmmaking. The creation of your … Continue reading “Werner Herzog’s Rogue Film School – get a head start at Media Services”

Werner Herzog’s Rogue Film School is sort of a world roving version of Socrates’ Academy.

Number 8 of the school’s manifesto gives you an idea –
Related, but more practical subjects, will be the art of lockpicking. Traveling on foot. The exhilaration of being shot at unsuccessfully. The athletic side of filmmaking. The creation of your own shooting permits. The neutralization of bureaucracy. Guerrilla tactics. Self reliance.

Number 11 is more accessible because all these movies are available at Media Services –
Required film viewing list:
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948, dir. John Huston) [HU DVD 1022],
Viva Zapata (1952, dir. Elia Kazan) [HU VHS 1657],
The Battle of Algiers (1966, dir. Gillo Pontecorvo) [DVD 950],
the Apu trilogy (1955-1959, dir. Satyajit Ray) [DVD 3751 – 3753],
and, if available, “Where is the Friend’s Home?” (1987, dir. Abbas Kiarostami) [VHS 4856]
.

Maura recommends: Passion Fish

In this beautiful film, John Sayles is at his most compassionate and subtle. The premise is simple: a soap opera star on her way to getting her legs waxed, is side-swiped by a taxi and loses the use of the lower half of her body. While that is where the film begins, the story centers … Continue reading “Maura recommends: Passion Fish”

In this beautiful film, John Sayles is at his most compassionate and subtle. The premise is simple: a soap opera star on her way to getting her legs waxed, is side-swiped by a taxi and loses the use of the lower half of her body. While that is where the film begins, the story centers on the main characters’ new life in rural Louisiana and her relationship with her nurse, amidst heat and Zydeco music. Mary McDonnell (Dances with Wolves) plays the morose and obstinate May Alice, as she returns home and refuses to deal with the new challenges her life presents. Alfre Woodard plays Chantel, a recovering drug addict and former nurse who desperately needs to make this job work.

One of the remarkable things about Passion Fish is it is not a film about disability; it is a film about codependent relationships, personal demons, acceptance and compassion. In some ways this film reminds me of one of my favorite filmmakers, Mike Leigh, in its slow style and a reluctance to show anyone as a “bad guy”. But there is something quintessentially American about this story, as almost all Sayles films are. May Alice and Chantel’s struggles are with a failed life of excess and urbanity. What they face now is how to negotiate a new kind of life—a more authentic one.

David Strathairn (Good Night & Good Luck) also appears as Rennie, in a wonderful performance as a down-to-earth Cajun.

Check out the trailer:

For those of you about to graduate, a different perspective: Kicking & screaming HOME USE COLLECTION DVD 4842

Yes—graduation is a scary time. Many students just continue taking classes to avoid it, while other students hop right into graduate school. And still others remain soaked in ennui—letting life pass by because life sucks anyway. Kicking and Screaming is the directorial debut of film critics’ current indie darling, Noah Baumbach. This film really strikes … Continue reading “For those of you about to graduate, a different perspective: Kicking & screaming HOME USE COLLECTION DVD 4842”

Yes—graduation is a scary time. Many students just continue taking classes to avoid it, while other students hop right into graduate school. And still others remain soaked in ennui—letting life pass by because life sucks anyway.

Kicking and Screaming is the directorial debut of film critics’ current indie darling, Noah Baumbach. This film really strikes at the heart of Gen-X anxiety, which perhaps is why I like it so much, but really it’s about reluctance to grow up. It comes with my highest recommendation to graduating seniors, as long as you can stomach the somewhat bleak message.

Also, Chris Eigeman, a remarkably talented and often over-looked actor, is a riot, delivering witty and sarcastic lines as only he can. And the often over-perky and loud-mouthed Parker Posey won me over in her role as an annoyed and sarcastic co-ed.

Check out the trailer: