Media Services Recommends…Mike’s Must See Picks

Arrested development – HU DVD 4871 – 4878Brick – HU DVD 2253Century of self – DVD 4438The cook, the thief, his wife & her lover – VHS 4205Dig! – DVD 1862Europa – HU DVD 5149The fall – HU DVD 4716Gone baby gone – HU DVD 5140The great dictator – HU DVD 3796Into the wild – … Continue reading “Media Services Recommends…Mike’s Must See Picks”

Arrested development – HU DVD 4871 – 4878
Brick – HU DVD 2253
Century of self – DVD 4438
The cook, the thief, his wife & her lover – VHS 4205
Dig! – DVD 1862
Europa – HU DVD 5149
The fall – HU DVD 4716
Gone baby gone – HU DVD 5140
The great dictator – HU DVD 3796
Into the wild – HU DVD 4130
The nines – HU DVD 5108
Once – HU DVD 3745
Performance – HU DVD 3000
Power of nightmares – DVD 2347
Salo or the 120 days of Sodom – HU DVD 4684
Seconds – DVD 4576
Spaced – HU DVD 4681 – 4683
Standard operating procedure – DVD 4870
Underground – HU DVD 1342
Why we fight – DVD 4671
A Zed and two noughts – HU DVD 5224

Media Services Recommends…Sammantha’s Instant Classics

Nine to Five – HU DVD 5010 Becoming Jane – HU DVD 3953 Breakfast Club – DVD 2179 Evita – HU DVD 2164 Conversations with Other Women – HU DVD 3607 The Painted Veil – HU DVD 2729 The Prestige – HU DVD 3641 Titanic – HU DVD 2290 Waitress – HU DVD 3641 When … Continue reading “Media Services Recommends…Sammantha’s Instant Classics”

Nine to Five – HU DVD 5010

Becoming Jane – HU DVD 3953

Breakfast Club – DVD 2179

Evita – HU DVD 2164

Conversations with Other Women – HU DVD 3607

The Painted Veil – HU DVD 2729

The Prestige – HU DVD 3641

Titanic – HU DVD 2290

Waitress – HU DVD 3641

When Harry Met Sally – HU DVD 4936

Screen Actors Guild Awards 2009

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role – Sean Penn Check out some of his other starring roles:–21 Grams– HU DVD 792–Mystic River– HU DVD 840–The Game– HU DVD 2246 Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role – Meryl Streep Check out some of her other starring roles:–The Devil … Continue reading “Screen Actors Guild Awards 2009”

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role – Sean Penn

Check out some of his other starring roles:
21 Grams– HU DVD 792
Mystic River– HU
DVD 840
The Game– HU
DVD 2246

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role – Meryl Streep

Check out some of her other starring roles:
The Devil Wears Prada– HU DVD 4469
The Hours– HU DVD 665
Adaptation– HU DVD 699

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role – Heath Ledger

Check out some of his other starring roles:
Casanova– HU DVD 4075
Brothers Grimm – HU DVD 3131
10 Things I Hate About You– HU DVD 195

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role – Kate Winslet

Check out some of her other starring roles:
Little Children– HU DVD 2714
All the King’s Men– HU DVD 3662
Titanic– HU DVD 2290

For more complete information about the SAG awards, check out their website.

2009 Golden Globe Awards

For a complete list of Golden Globe nominations and winners, click here for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association website. Slumdog Millionaire won this year’s award for Best Motion Picture – Drama and 3 other awards. Check out some films in our collection by Director Danny Boyle: Trainspotting – HU DVD 100228 Days Later – HU … Continue reading “2009 Golden Globe Awards”

For a complete list of Golden Globe nominations and winners, click here for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association website.

Slumdog Millionaire won this year’s award for Best Motion Picture – Drama and 3 other awards. Check out some films in our collection by Director Danny Boyle:

TrainspottingHU DVD 1002
28 Days Later
HU DVD 952

Vicky Cristina Barcelona won this year’s award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. Check out some films in our collection by director Woody Allen:

Hannah and her sistersHU DVD 1065
Husbands and wivesHU DVD 1300
InteriorsHU DVD 127
Purple Rose of CairoHU
DVD 2155
SeptemberHU DVD 248
Everyone says I love youHU DVD 142
Annie HallHU DVD 126
Deconstructing HarryHU DVD 148

Wall-E (HU DVD 4950) won this year’s award for Best Animated Feature Film. Check out some films in our collection by director Andrew Stanton:

Finding NemoHU DVD 836
Toy StoryHU DVD 172
Toy Story 2HU DVD 173

Mad Men (HU DVD 4541 – 4544) won this year’s award for Best Television Series – Drama.

John Adams (HU DVD 4991 – 4993) won this year’s award for Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.

Must-See Video: Winter Soldier

This film, long unavailable, was restored and released on DVD a couple years ago by New Yorker Films. It’s a documentary about the Winter Soldier Investigation that occurred in Detroit 1971. It was comprised of the testimony of about thirty Vietnam Veterans against the War on atrocities that were being committed daily and systematically by … Continue reading “Must-See Video: Winter Soldier”

This film, long unavailable, was restored and released on DVD a couple years ago by New Yorker Films. It’s a documentary about the Winter Soldier Investigation that occurred in Detroit 1971. It was comprised of the testimony of about thirty Vietnam Veterans against the War on atrocities that were being committed daily and systematically by US military forces. If you think you’ve heard it all, you haven’t. Several related shorts are included on the DVD. Call number: DVD 2600

Nicholas Ray’s Bigger Than Life

Gorgeously presented by the British Film Institute, Nicholas Ray’s Bigger Than Life has just arrived on region 2 DVD and is now available in Media Services. HOME USE COLLECTION DVD 3074 Released in 1956, less than a year after Rebel Without a Cause, Bigger Than Life stands next to Douglas Sirk’s All That Heaven Allows … Continue reading “Nicholas Ray’s Bigger Than Life”

Gorgeously presented by the British Film Institute, Nicholas Ray’s Bigger Than Life has just arrived on region 2 DVD and is now available in Media Services.

HOME USE COLLECTION DVD 3074

Released in 1956, less than a year after Rebel Without a Cause, Bigger Than Life stands next to Douglas Sirk’s All That Heaven Allows (1955) as monumental Technicolor/CinemaScope American suburban melodrama with a subversive twist, including the most awkward PTA meeting ever projected on the screen!

http://www.bfi.org.uk/booksvideo/video/details/biggerthanlife/

Media Services travelogue – Stromboli, real and neoreal

Apparently the Italian volcanic island of Stromboli is active again, spewing lava and such.link Those interested in geology, Italy and the sea might want to check out Roberto Rossellini’s Stromboli: terra di dio (Stromboli : land of God). This Neorealism classic from 1950 improbably finds Ingrid Bergman on the island of fire. Media Services call … Continue reading “Media Services travelogue – Stromboli, real and neoreal”

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Apparently the Italian volcanic island of Stromboli is active again, spewing lava and such.
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Those interested in geology, Italy and the sea might want to check out Roberto Rossellini’s Stromboli: terra di dio (Stromboli : land of God). This Neorealism classic from 1950 improbably finds Ingrid Bergman on the island of fire.
Media Services call number:
Home Use Collection VHS 5072

Must-see video: Our Daily Bread

If you’ve been on the fence about whether you want to become a vegetarian, this documentary may help you decide. From vegetables to livestock filmmaker Nikolaus Geyrhalter’s vivid images of the mechanization of modern food harvesting on an epic scale are fascinating, disturbing, and often just surreal. This 80 minute film hasn’t a single line … Continue reading “Must-see video: Our Daily Bread”

If you’ve been on the fence about whether you want to become a vegetarian, this documentary may help you decide. From vegetables to livestock filmmaker Nikolaus Geyrhalter’s vivid images of the mechanization of modern food harvesting on an epic scale are fascinating, disturbing, and often just surreal. This 80 minute film hasn’t a single line of narration and isn’t an indictment of any particular company or industry. It’s not anti-anything it’s simply a look behind closed doors at where our food really comes from and it’s not your quaint roadside farm.

DVD 2359

New library addition: Our Brand is Crisis

For many years American political strategists have consulted on the campaigns of presidential hopefuls in other countries, discreetly molding the opnions of the voting puplic, spreading US-style politicking around the world. This riveting documentary follows James Carville and a team of consultants as they help Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada become president of Bolivia. The same … Continue reading “New library addition: Our Brand is Crisis”

For many years American political strategists have consulted on the campaigns of presidential hopefuls in other countries, discreetly molding the opnions of the voting puplic, spreading US-style politicking around the world.

This riveting documentary follows James Carville and a team of consultants as they help Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada become president of Bolivia. The same high-tech marketing strategies and images used to promote McDonald’s prove just as effective in altering the political future of another country.

DVD 2193

From the screen to the streets – life imitates art: A day without a Mexican (DVD 1008)

From the ALADIN record –“California awakens one day to discover that one third of its population has vanished. A peculiar pink fog surrounds the state and communication outside its boundaries has completely shut down. As the day progresses, it becomes apparent the sole characteristic linking the missing 14 million is their Hispanic heritage. Based on … Continue reading “From the screen to the streets – life imitates art: A day without a Mexican (DVD 1008)”


From the ALADIN record –
“California awakens one day to discover that one third of its population has vanished. A peculiar pink fog surrounds the state and communication outside its boundaries has completely shut down. As the day progresses, it becomes apparent the sole characteristic linking the missing 14 million is their Hispanic heritage.

Based on “A day without a Mexican, a mockumentary” by Yarelli Arizmendi and Sergio Arau.

Special features: the making-of ’A day without a Mexican’; filmmaker commentary; music video “Frijoleros” by Molatov; outtakes; music video “Sin decir adios” by Los Yoguis; the original short that inspired the film; original theatrical trailers & TV spots.”

DVD 1008 in Media Services